Sharm Grand Plaza
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Sharm caters mostly to European tourists who visit all year round to enjoy incredible weather and world-class diving and snorkeling. The entire coastline of the Red Sea in this area is peppered with resorts. We chose to stay at one of the older and smaller resorts originally started and run by Bedouins: Shark's Bay Umbi Diving Village. We stayed in a white villa overlooking the Red Sea and enjoyed 4 days of sun and incredible marine life with lots of fresh fish for dinner. There is a ...
... of the Sinai Peninsula next to the Red Sea, and surrounded by desert Its population is approximately 35,000, and is made up of about 7000 km of land.
We stayed at the Marriot Hotel. Our Hotel was on the mountainside and the better half was on the beach side. Crossing to the beach meant a 5 minute walk over a busy highway with traffic police slowing down the traffic to allow tourists to cross.
We did a day trip to Tiran Island for snorkeling from Sharm El Sheikh. The boat ride is
approximately 2 hours from Sharm and actually doesn’t go that far from the shore. The boat follows are the resorts for about an hour before turning north for an hour to get to the snorkel spots on the island. You can see Saudi Arabia from here, but obviously you can’t ...
... goggles. We spotted Nemo and Dori who also go by the name of Clown Fish as ell as Regal Tang and a host of others which made it all worth it. It felt like I was in a massive tropical fish tank.
The guys hung up the two hammocks and we spent most of the day in them between swimming, eating and reading. It was idyllic. Our only source of drinking water was a tap at ...
... go of the line with one hand to clear it. Some guy further down the line loses his reg. After a break, plus a much more appetising lunch (not all of the Muslim staff are observing Ramadan that strictly...) it's time to go inside the wreck. Despite the tons of metal over your head it's fairly easy to move around the cargo holds due to the sheer size of the space. There are racks of motorcycles, the glass of their headlamps encrusted but still ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sharm Grand Plaza Nabq
Let me start by saying, The place is gorgeous, the hotel is clean and the Housekeeping staff are great! BUT I WARN ALL OF YOU WHO ARE GOING TO BE STAYING HERE, i woke up at 4 IN THE MORNING with the worst pain in my belly, I was being sick and sitting on the loo that continued throughout my holiday(7DAYS) the food is disgusting and cold. I couldnt eat breakfast ,lunch without being sick all i ate for dinner was RICE, HARD COLD RICE! I couldnt bring myself to eat the other food and be even more ill! im still ill 3 days after returning hometo the uk.! ive never been happier to come home! the weather and hotel are great, the food people and entertainment are [--]! dont go in the blue and white taxis, UNLESS YOU HAVE THE NEED FOR SPEED!
If you chose the Grand Plaza, you are better not picky about what you eat and who you dine with.
I would not reccomend this hotel to anyone. I have read the reviews and they are spot on. It is full of Italians and Russians, that is not a problem, its great to go somewhere with a mix of people from all over hte world, and we met some nice people from other countries, but the staff, especially those at reception and the bars ignored us and other british people over Italians. It took us 20 minutes to get a coffee when we were the first in line.
I have just returned from Grand Plaza Resort Sharm this morning and what can I say. This hotel was probably one of the worst all inclusive resorts I have ever stayed in. I travelled with my 12 year old daughter who was constantly stared at by the staff, who were all male - no females at all. As mentioned in previous reviews, the resort was full of Italians but there were also Russians. There was no entertainment for the English of which there were only a handful.
State alla larga dal Grand Plaza!
Struttura bella in posizione discreta. Camere pulite e confortevoli. Spiaggia bella ma piccola in rapporto al numero di ospiti.
La nota dolente riguarda i ristoranti e i bar, sporchi e sprovvisti di tutto, il personale incompetente e indolente e il servizio in generale.
Da evitare accuratamente
Una settimana al Grand Plaza
Le tre stelline di valutazione sono la media delle cose belle e di quelle meno belle riscontrate durante il soggiorno. Il villaggio è nuovo, molto grande (si contano circa 1200 persone) e alcune parti ancora da ultimare. La posizione rispetto al mare è molto buona, le piscine e la struttura in generale sono belle. Il mare è di rara bellezza, indispensabile fare snorkelling dal pontile. Purtroppo l'organizzazione lascia un po' a desiderare, la ristorazione è di qualità sufficiente. Buona l'animazione. Un consiglio: fate molta attenzione al vostro numero di camera, infatti se siete tra quelli fortunati avrete un numero compreso tra 1000 e 3000 , per quelli con numero compreso tra 4000 e 6000
vi aspettano delle lunghe scarpinate per raggiungere la spiaggia!
I will start with the positives on this hotel
As an all inclusive guest to the Grand Plaza (which all English guests are) you would expect free drinks and food around the clock. This wasn't the case. There were 4 bars in total, free drinks were only available at 2 of these bars and these two bars were situated next to the swimming pools; hence no seating. The best bar, the Lobby bar which was in reception was by far the nicest although no free drinks were served at this bar. The hotel itself is beautiful and the rooms were flawless. But the policies implemented by the hotel management were sometimes ridiculous. Something like charging £2 extra for a fresh glass of orange juice in the morning, what do they expect us to drink, soft drinks all day? The range of food in the restaurants wasn't that good. Most of the guests are Italian (over 90%) so the food was catered for them. Since almost all the guests are Italian (Us and 3 other families were the only English) all the entertainment and activities which frankly there weren't much of anyway were done in Italian, leaving almost nothing for an English family to do at night other than drink Egyptian beer at a swimming pool bar on a stool. I would continue to rant but I just arrived home so I'm fairly tired, all I can say is I wouldn't recommend this resort for an English family. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question.
We've just returned from the Grand Plaza in Sharm el Sheikh. This hotel is not in any brochure yet, but only Tomas Cook go there. We had a great time, but I was with my 21 year old daughter so we got very well treated by all the staff there which made a huge difference to our stay.