Just got back from this hotel , what a relief ! We usually do Mexico, Cuba etc but fancied a change this year. A big mistake in our opinion. The only thing that's 5* about this hotel are the fantastic staff who simply couldn't do enough for you. The main hotel, grounds and pools are very good, well maintained and better than I'd expected, but thats where it all starts to go downhill. Rooms are very tired with numerous faults, functional but in desperate need of an overhaul , but the food, well, words don't describe the 'Sharm' main restaurant , or the 'cattle market' as we dubbed it. The worst food I've ever seen, and trust me, I've been all over the world. We refused to eat there and only used the other bookable restaurants which were much better, but many menus were at an additional charge. We were all ill. My wife collapsed from what we believe was undercooked food. She was so ill we needed the doctor and several injections, almost hospitalising her. He told us that this was 'normal' for the area !! We spent a fortune on medical bills and antibiotics etc for us all. To me, there was a worryingly number of people who fell ill with stomach related issues and in fact, one of the tour guides commented on the disproportionate levels of sickness at this hotel as compared to others. A German lady collapsed right in front of us with stomach issues too. Every English family we spoke to had at least someone that was ill at this hotel. I've never experienced anything like it. No wi-fi for the whole of our stay either. The great thing about this holiday, the weather. If you were our friends, I'd be advising you to stay well clear of this one. Go to Mexico.
- 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