Siva Grand Beach Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Siva Grand Beach Hotel Hurghada
We have just returned from Grand Siva Beach, well what can I say, it was absolutely fantastic, how anyone can say anything negative about this hotel is beyond us. The service was first class, the food brilliant, the beach to die for and the rooms, fit for a king. We would highly recommend the Siva. We did take the opportunity of having a look in the other hotels in the resort, none of them compared. The towels for the beach/pool were laundered daily, rooms were cleaned daily, you always knew someone had been in, anything left lying was neatly folded and put away. We took a couple of trips, Luxor Valley of the Kings being one of them, just amazing, you even got a packed breakfast to take with you. Having gone all over the Carribean and stayed all inclusive, we have never returned to the same place, we have been back a week and I have booked to return to the Siva in 2006. Book it now you wont regret it!!!!
we had a very restful two weeks and are looking to go again next year.tipping the staff little and oftenwill get you good service from them.we found all staff very helpful and polite.no problem with the germans or other nationalities.tip the towel man well the first time and he will put towels on a sun bed for you every day.(saves on getting up early)we agree about the singer but found having a few drinks before he started dulled the pain.we where in the bungalow rooms,the first room had no balcony,when asking to change rooms we were given a room with a balcony and a king size bed.the hotel and grounds were kept spotlessly clean but be beware when they spray insectercide,usually in the evening, keep the windows shut to avoid fumes.this was the only groan we have.the animation are very friendly but the evening show was run of the mill.
My husband and myself were looking to go somewhere different but not too far away, it was our 10 month olds sons first holiday. I'm so glad we decided on Hurghada & the Siva Grand Beach. We had no idea what to expect & like others had read a few bad reviews. There was construction work going on outside the hotel, roads & pavements, you didn't notice it at all from inside the hotel but it was slightly awkward with a buggy. I've no doubt it will be completed by now. The hotel itself is gorgeous, marble everywhere & a very welcoming atmosphere. It is absolutely spotless with an abundance of staff to keep it that way. We had a suite, it was a great size and again kept very clean. The room was cleaned in the morning & at night someone else came round to see if we required anything & to give us a bottle of water.The restaurants were lovely & the selection of food was great. Ww ere there for 2 weeks & there were no repeats of the previous weeks menu. There are numerous bars, we mainly sat upstairs at night and watched the entertainment. The animation team were lovely, all really friendly & great with kids. In fact all the staff were great with kids, as I mentioned we had a 10 month old son with us & the staff were daft on him. They really went out of their way to make us feel welcome & were really surprised at meeting Scottish people. Egypt as a whole is popular with Germans but remembering they have very high standards so it isn't a bad thing. All people we met British or otherwisw were lovely, very friendly and tried hard to make conversation (despite the language barrier). The hotel has a huge pool area with lots of beds & umbrellas. There is also a gorgeous beach area again with lots of beds & umbrellas. The wind blocks on the beach were great, it was quite windy when we were there but not a single cloud for a fortnight. There is a restaurant on the beach with a bar etc, also around the pool area is a snack area where you can get burgers etc. We went on the Luxor trip, it was a long day for the wee one but you are on and off a coach all day, he slept in between stops. The Valley of the Kings was an amazing experience, I'd highly recommend it.
After reading othes reviews i had mixed feelings on the Siva Grand. I have only been back four days and i have already looked into going out there again in September.
Well after reading some of the reviews about the Grand Siva and Hurghada itself was a bit nervoius prior to flight. But i have to say overall i was really impressed, ok there were alot of Germans - or possibly dutch, but they werent rude or arrogant as indicated by some reviewers.
Went to the Hotel Siva Grand Beach in May 2005 with my freind and our two children, a girl and a boy both age 12. We had a fabulous time. Hurghada is gorgeous, the weather, the Red Sea, the Hotel and the people. The food was very good and the Hotel was fabulously clean. The staff bent over backwards to please us. We definately intend to return in 2007. Other reviews point out the amount of construction in Hurghada and this is true although i only noticed because we could see it when we went on a boat trip other than that we would not have been aware of it. If you are looking for a lazy, indulgent holiday, basking in the sun - then this is it. Everything is extremely cheap, our stay, gifts, drinks and trips. And i mustnt forget to mention the mad italians who entertained us all day and everyday. We also visited Cairo which was very exciting. I would absolutely recommend a holiday at the Hotel Siva Grand Beach.
Visited this hotel at end of April 2005. Was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews.
Good points; Very very clean and always kept that way. One way to know how a resort prioritises its cleanliness is its conditions of the toilets in the public areas. they were always spotless. The staff are generally helpful although when this isn't the case a little tip makes this so. The rooms are again very clean and reasonably well appointed. Food was quite varied and not too spicy, and always plenty of sweets and fruit. Red wine was OK. Beer was OK (you helped yourself in the pub at night!) Lots to do there during the day at the resort but especially if you mix things up by going on a few trips (see below).
We booked our holiday last minute and really had no idea what to expect from Egypt or the hotel.
Siva Grand may be "grand" but it is certainly not impressive. Yes, when you pull up to the hotel you think "Wow, we're onto a winner!" but give it 2 days of dining in the hotel restaurants and you'll soon be wishing you were back in the comfort of your own home.