My firend & I (two singletons of a certain age!!) visited the Siva Grand in Jan 2013. We did out usual thing of checking trip advisor, weighed up the good against the bad, and went ahead and booked anyway (to be fair the reviews were mostly good). We've been to Sharm a couple of times before and wondered if Hurghada would be any different. It was and in a pleasant way - although it shared the same sunshine, there was far less hassle! A big plus point as anyone who has been to Egypt before will know. Whether its the time of year that we went or whether its like that all year, a simple no or a shake of the head was enough not to be bothered by the sales people. There are even fixed price shops!
The hotel itself was great; nice sized room, spotlessly clean, fresh linen regularly and clean towels every day (if you wanted them). Simple system for getting towels for the pool or beach. Apart from the staff on the reception desk who were generally less than helpful (this seems to be the trend in Egypt, dont know why), everyone else whether tipped or not couldnt do enough to make the holiday a good one. You'd have to be seriously picky not to find something to eat, but the bread is seriously worth a mention - fantastic!! The waffles in the afternoon with ice cream are to die for (and seeing the number some were piling on their plate I think that was their aim!) as was a glass of wine on the pier in the early evening. If you do get bored, there are a range of restaurants nearby. For my friends birthday we ate at the Argentinian steak house - the service and the food were top notch.
The other plus point is the beach - sitting around the pool is great, but having a beach on tap, fabulous! You dont seem to get the variety of fish you do in Sharm, but having a swim here is great regardless, even in January! All in all a great holiday at a truly nice hotel which I'd be happy to go back to anytime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying one of the very best locations in Hurghada, the Siva Grand Beach delivers tradition with a twist. Choose from generously sized junior suites in the main building or rooms in the two storey bungalows in the grounds. There are few steps and with a wide gently sloping beach and excellent children's facilities, it is a firm favourite with families. And it's within easy walking distance of a wide range of shops, restaurants and other activities too. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Siva Grand Beach