The Grand Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
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The Grand Hotel Sharm El Sheikh Reviews
All inclusive with a twist Dec 08, 2010
This hotel is situated in Ras Um el Sid just a few kilometers away from the old centre of Sharm El Sheikh.
The hotel itself gives a rating of a 5 star hotel, but I think this is much overrated!
The hotel has a nice garden with several pools (6 or 7 and they are still building some pools)which makes it enjoyable to walk on the premisses between the many restaurants.
Keep in mind that there are alot of stairs! The hotel itself is a "natural gym" if you want to discover the whole premisses! :-)
The bungalows however need some refining. They not only look old, they are in fact old and need some renovating, especially in the bathroom. The room itself has a nice size with a comfortable bed. Every bungalow has its own terrace with a couple of chairs and a small table.
Like many hotels in Egypt, you can only book this one as an all inclusive hotel.
But All Inclusive is not all that inclusive.
In many of the restaurants you still have to pay a certain amount if you want to eat there and it is important to make a reservation one day in forehand to make sure you have a table.
Besides this, there are still some restaurants in buffet style which provide some delicious food.
Very popular between the guests is the restaurant which serves pancakes and waffles ... they are in fact delicious. Unfortunately it is a small pool restaurant so you will always see alot of people waiting here at this restaurant!
On the premisses you can enjoy the beautiful garden surrounded by the many swimming pools and a beach with its own reef.
Because of the many swimming pools and the beach there is no problem to find a place to relax. The hotel has its own massage programm (not included in the all inclusive price!) so if you like, you can go home totally feeling Zen! :-)
The staff of the hotel is very friendly and you can ask anything you want, they provide it with a smile.
Outside the hotel you can visit the old centre of Sharm el Sheikh or go to Naama Bay. Walking is out of the question because of the heat and the distance, it is better to take a taxi. Outside the hotel you will always find a few or just lift up your hand and you have got one in about a minute. But make sure you have a card of the hotel because otherwise you'll never come back to your hotel again.
For some reason all the taxi drivers have difficulty finding the hotel. In Sharm El Sheikh alone there are about 5 to 6 variations of Grand Hotels. We discovered that this hotel used to have a different name, so that brings alot of confusion amongst the drivers. But we always found our hotel! :-)
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The Grand Hotel Sharm El Sheikh Overview
The Grand Hotel Sharm El Sheikh is situated in the Ras um el Sid area, directly overlooking the private beach with beautiful coral reefs to snorkel
This white hotel welcomes guests to one of Creative Hotels and Resorts properties in Egypt. Guests are sure to enjoy clear summer and winter nights, warm days amongst the mountains and dreamy turquoise sea in the paradise that is Sharm el-Sheikh.
Facilities within the air-conditioned club resort include a foyer with a 24-hour reception desk where multilingual staff are on hand to assist with tour advice and transport bookings.
There is also a currency exchange desk, a restaurant, 24-hour room service and a laundry service to take advantage of. Younger guests may let off steam in the playground or participate in the kid's club activities.