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Historical Traveler Reviews Iberotel Grand Sharm Sharm El-Sheikh
My husband and I have just returned having spent a relaxing week at this hotel. We found a good deal on the interent and booked it straight away.
This was our second trip to Egypt having gone to Taba the last time. Our room was really nice and spacious in a great location over looking the pool. Our cleaner was excellent and each day left us a special surprise with the towel arrangements. The grounds of the hotel were excellent with the staff working very hard to keep them maintained.
There were a lot of sunlounges although at times we found that we had to get up and put our towels down. The only way to get into the sea was via a jetty. The reef was excellent and perfect for snokelling. The water was very clear and we saw loads of different fish. One day we were invaded by thousands of Jelly fish and after finding out they were harmless we were quick to jump in for a sureal expereince. There is also a diving center at the hotel. There are a number of arranged activites during the day such as beach volleyball, aerobics etc. There were some really nice personal touches by the hotel like a cheif who comes round and gives you chocolate strawberries were your sunbathing.
We were all inclusive and the food was very good, especially the desserts. It took us a while to work out was was going on as you don't wear bands, but once we did it was so convient. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all a buffet. The waiters were really freindly and couldn't do enough for you.
Make sure you have the special meal by the sea. This was excellent and a real special evening at great value.
Overall this was a great holiday. We didn't leave the hotel but there were plenty of opportunties to do so. We will definately go back.
ONE OF THE BEST
We have just returned from our first trip to egypt,having stayed at the grand sharm for one week.
We have travelled to most popular tourist resorts over the past 25 years staying in 4 & 5 star accommodation and this hotel is one of the best.
The hotel and grounds were spotless and very well mantained by excellent staff whose aim is to make your stay peaceful and enjoyable.
Food was excellent with a different theme each evening and we particularly enjoyed the opportunity to sample egptian dishes.we enjoyed eating in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere both indoors and outdoors with exceptional service by the restaurant staff.
Entertainment at night was a little disappointing but understandable due to the varied nationalities.however day time activities were good.
Snorkelling from the coral reef in front of the hotel was an unbelievable experience with crystal clear water and many varieties of fish and coral.
Ibertoel Grand Sharm
An excellent hotel all round. Rooms spacious and up to the four star standard. Most rooms would have a great sea view. Grounds atractive and very well maintained. Even the heated pool is winter is warm as promised.
Staff were amongst the most welcoming and courteous I have every found. Nothing is too much trouble and their pride in the hotel is very real.
The food is the best I have ever had in a hotel of this standard. Great food and atmosphere in the restaurants.
The enterntainment staff are much in evidence and their activities during the day such as keep fit, volley ball etc are run on time, they are fun and therefore well supported by guests.
For snorkellers this is a heaven. I have previously scuba dived in this area, but the coral immediately off the beach infront of the hotel, is as good as any I have seen anywhere. All the hotels on this stretch have a floating pontoons from the beach, over the top and out to beyond the coral. It is safe to swim along the coral for as far as you like. Water very very cold in Feb though. (air temps in the high eighties though)
The coral obviously survives here because the hotel is about five miles further along the coast from Naama Bay. To us this was a blessing to be out of the constant hassle from the shopkeepers of Naama Bay, but there is little immediately around the hotel other than other hotels and a few shops. The Old Town is only a couple of miles away though and its more intersting than Naama Bay.
I Want to Go Back!!!!!
Desperate for some winter sun and relaxation myself and a friend booked for a weeks holiday at the Grand Sharm - and we were not to be disappointed. Having travelled the world I can easily say that this was the most beautiful hotel by far. The cleanliness and ammenities were outstanding but it was the staff that made our holiday. We ventured out of the hotel on an evening to Naama Bay which was quite a mission! The locals are desperate to get you in their shops which at times could be quite annoying. 2 places I would recommend to eat is Hard Rock Cafe and Pomederos - great value for money and menu to match. We also eat one night in the Old Market..mmm Not overly impressed DO NOT eat at Red Sea as we both fell ill to the pharoh's revenge! All in all though Egypt is an amazing place. The coral situated off the jetty of the hotel is some of the best ive seen (including the barrier reef) and is a definite must - along with the fresh fish served for lunch at the pool cafe. Could go on forever about this place - I hope you find this helpful as some of the other comments mentioned on this website (including those of the geordy couple who we met...HIYAAA) helped us make our descision. Wonderful, wonderful wonderful! say hello to Shisha George and Max behind the bar - great people! Have a wonderful time and perhaps see some of you next year as we are booking to go again!
PS view at breakfast is breath taking!!
Great place to relax...
We returned on Monday 16th January from a weeks holiday at the Iberotel Grand Sharm, and felt that we had to write a quick review, mostly because we based our choice on what other people had written.
The hotel was just what we needed following a very hectic Christmas, and we were very surprised to see that the hotel was just as others has said, read all the reviews listed, they are all great.
Rooms were big, and clean but request one from the first floor up, we just got about got a sea view, if we looked carefully between the flowering bushes, with a pair of binoculars!
My daughter who is 14 was a little disappointed to have a camp bed (even when paying full price), but soon got over it.
This hotel, which should probably be a 4* certainly deserves all its 5* status, thanks to the staff, everyone of them very happy to see the English, and would go out of their way to make your stay fantastic.
Definately go into Naama Bay, Hard Rock Cafe a must.
Food in the hotel, not as good as it should be for variety, but you will be ok for breakfast if you like eggs!
Dont go half board, but do try the other restaurants either in the hotel, or nearby.
We played golf at the Jollie Ville, not bad, quite close, taxi's good but course very expensive at 125 American dollars each person per round. Stay at the Movenpick it you want golf, good discounts.
Have fun at the hotel, enjoy the strawberries dipped in chocolate, the rose water sprayed to cool you down, and especially make friends with the chef! (who is always happy to please)
I stayed at the Iberotel Grand Sharm during the first week of November. The hotel room (I think it was a superior double) was lovely and we had a nice view of the sea. I went B&B but tried the restaurant on the first night (pretty awful, reminded me of school dinners, but that's just my opinion). However the breakfast was really good - quite a lot of choice and I would recommend the omelettes. The service was attentive and not intrusive.
The swimming pools were nice, but I tended to stick to the middle pool which was nice and relaxed during the day. The beach was nice too.
The gym area is pretty standard for hotels but they were a couple of treadmills, a bike and two rowing machines, plus various weights. Also had a little aerobic studio which was fine for stretching etc..
There was a nice little restaurant that was about 5 min walk from the hotel on the main drag, I think it was called Columbus or something. The food was a mix of mexican and italian and the portions were huge!
I did not venture into Naama Bay too much, but there is a nice bar/restuarant there called the Camel bar, which if you go up to the roof terrace, has a nice view over Naama.
just got back from a 2 week stay at the grand sharm a great hotel very clean. Rooms lovely pool area very nice main pool was a bit cold but the small pool was heated but sea was very nice to swim in .Staff could not do enough for you going to book again for next year .
Fantastic Hotel, Great Staff, Wonderful Holiday
We had just returned from a week's holiday in sharm el sheik.
Stayed at the Iberotel Grand Sharm, what a wonderfull place, really five star, couldn't ask for better.
Rooms are of a decent size, very clean , but I will call you for a small point, when booking ask for a sea view room. otherways we may have one that only overlooks the pool and you may have no view at all because of the trees.
The HOtel is superb, staff is excellent nothing is to much.Food is superb no matter if it is a snack or a full Dinner all very well presented and tastefull.
Please try Romantic Dinner by the Sea, is was an amasing experience.
Regarding trips Dinner with Stars is fantastic, also quad-bikes is a very good experience.
If we are going in to Naama Bay, there is a restaurant call Fawnees were food and service was great.
Also in Old Town Sharm a very laid back relaxed by the beach restaurant called Terrazina, lovely Sea food.
Can't Wait to go back next year.
Absolutely Superb hotel, the Iberotel Grand Sharm!!!
Having first visited this hotel in peak season(Sept 2004) we just had to return... we went back in Jan 2005. Staff are exceptional and so friendly.This hotel benefits from being very big but with only 242 Rooms,it is so uncluttered and perfect to chill out and re-charge your batteries. The sea and the coral just off the hotel jetty is quite unbelievable and there are so many fish, the reef is renowned off the hotel and you can see as much snorkelling as you can diving, the water is that clear!!
The hotel food is very good but quite repetitive, after a while you do get a bit bored even though it is a different theme every night,however a meal in the a la carte restaurant is a must!!!! I'd recommend just going b+b as eating out is so cheap!!! The hard rock cafe a Burger and chips costs less than £5 english and it will fill you!! Mind thats if you survive the Taxi ride there, they are all Formula 1 Drivers!!
The Hotel is so clean they are always cleaning despite very hot temperatures.You really will struggle to fault this hotel!!!
I could go on all day about how good this hotel is, i have visited numerous countries and stayed 5* at most of them and this deserves to be rated that highly!! In fact my partner and i are booked again for 2/2/2006, hope you have as good a time as we do!!!!!
Beautiful beautiful hotel. Don't know where to begin! Location was perfect, courtesy bus (10 mins) into Naama Bay if you want something a bit more lively, although the hotel did have entertainment every night and a short walk is a fabulous place which has shows on every night and geat cheap food, everything from Pizza and chips to Lebanese and Egyptian fayre.
But back to the hotel. The breakfasts are a kings feast, so much food and such variety. They have themed evenings in the restaurant as well as a separate restaurant and a pool bar which closes at sunset.
Everyday the rooms were tidied and petals placed on the bed and a swan or love heart made from a towel.
The whole hotel is immaculately clean and the staff can't do enough for you.
Even sitting by the fabulous main pool, they come round with complimentary pieces of fruit on cocktil sticks or grape juice. They even pray your hot body with rose water!!!! I thought I'd won the lottery :-)
Views are stunning from the terrace and I recommend a trip to the desert as it's breathtaking.
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