We have just arrived back from this hotel after spending a week here. Before we arrived we were looking at the previous reviews and we were worried about the negative feedback this hotel seemed to be receiving. However... we shouldn't have been!! We enjoyed our stay here - we found it very relaxing. The hotel is big there are a number of pools which are all lovely and clean, as well as two private beaches, which you can go out onto the jettys and snorkel seeing the coral reef and lots of amazing fish! Everything you need is within the hotel!
The restaurants - we tried the fajitas, Caribbean and fusion. Fusion is by far the best! the service in here is excellent & look out for the Scottish Egyptian - hilarious! The buffet is standard food, same as what you get in any other hotel!! Pizzas are good! Burger & chips not so good! the waffles are amazing!! You will not go hungry on this holiday! You do have to book in advance for the restaurants however there was no que and we got what we wanted and the time we wanted everytime!
We had no issues getting a sunbed! Each day we went to breakfast between 8.30-9.30 and we managed to find a sunbed to put our towels out! All the sunbeds are in good locations - they are ALL around a pool or on the beach so unless your really fussy about where you go (although it makes no difference really!) then you might not always get your first choice!
The service - if you are polite, say hello, thank you etc then you will receive good service! if you are rude / demanding then dont expect good service! Alot of the staff rely on tips to boost their wages, so if you tip then they will offer you a good service!
Water is available - we had not problem getting hold of water, we kept ourselves hydrated!
As the hotel complex is quite big there is walking involved - wouldn't recommend if you are lazy!!
One criticism - the beer is not nice & is warm! Also glasses very small :-(
We have stayed in five star hotels before and this is clearly more 4 star at its best! however we enjoyed our stay and glad we chose this hotel!
Overall - for what you pay you get a very good holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel enjoys an unrivalled location, with its buildings nestled in stunning gardens set into the hillside, affording guests outstanding views across the Red Sea to Tiran Island. From the lobby bar with its commanding view, to the clifftop restaurant, and the beach terrace, the Grand Hotel provides a perfect location to relax and savour the atmosphere. An excellent diversity of cuisines - with many a la carte options - and several bars, ensure guests are spoilt for choice after a relaxing day soaking up the sun by any of the hotel's eight freeform pools. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Sharm El Sheikh
- Grand Hotel Sharm El Sheikh