Hurghada, a once-sleepy fishing village, now boasts 20 kilometers of golden sandy beaches and lavish beachfront resorts, thanks to its perennial sunshine and breathtaking landscapes, both above and below the water. Among these, the Grand Palace stands out as a pristine 5-star adult-only hotel, offering guests a choice of three inviting pools and a picturesque expanse of sandy shoreline. For those seeking added luxury, select rooms even feature private swim-up pools, providing the ideal setting for a refreshing morning swim.
Guests at the Grand Palace can indulge in a variety of dining experiences, from the laid-back buffet offerings at the main restaurant to the exquisite Mediterranean, Asian, seafood, and steak options available a-la-carte. Beyond dining, the hotel offers a range of activities to keep guests engaged, including a fitness center and a spa. Furthermore, guests have access to the amenities at neighboring hotels, which include exciting opportunities for water sports and diving. Along the vibrant beachfront strip, you’ll find an abundance of shops, bars, and restaurants to explore.
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The Grand Palace offers a total of 319 rooms and suites, each thoughtfully designed for comfort and convenience. All rooms feature a king-size bed, a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, a walk-in shower, WC, bidet, hairdryer, safe, telephone, satellite TV, and a mini-bar. During my stay, I enjoyed the Junior Suite, which comprised a spacious bedroom, a cozy lounge area, and a terrace with direct access to a private pool. The room decor is tastefully understated, and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. Standard amenities include robes, slippers, beach towels, and a handy basket for your convenience.
The hotel boasts a range of excellent facilities to enhance your stay. There are three outdoor pools, as well as a private beach area complete with sun loungers and parasols. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the fully equipped gym in the fitness center, while those seeking relaxation can indulge in massages and beauty treatments at the wellness spa. For those interested in recreational activities, there are options like billiards, table tennis, and tennis, available for an additional fee. Nearby, you’ll find a PADI-approved dive facility and a water sports center for aquatic adventures.
Dining at the Grand Palace is a culinary delight. The main restaurant offers a comprehensive buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with the added option of dining on the outdoor terrace. Additionally, there are several a-la-carte restaurants, each specializing in a unique cuisine such as Asian, Mediterranean, seafood, and steak. For the adventurous palate, there’s even an opportunity to savor a taste of camel. If you’re in need of a quick bite or a light meal, a 24-hour snack bar is at your service.
Complimentary beverages are readily available throughout the hotel, although premium wines and spirits are offered for an extra charge. The hotel features four bars, including a Beach Bar, a Pool Bar, a Lobby Bar, and an inviting Cocktail Bar that comes to life in the evening, often accompanied by live music or a DJ.
Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is accessible in the lobby area. For in-room Wi-Fi access, you can rent a dongle for your convenience.
The hotel enjoys a prime location with its private beach nestled in the bustling heart of Hurghada’s primary tourist district. It’s conveniently positioned just 3 kilometers from the airport, making for a quick and hassle-free journey. Additionally, a mere 15-minute taxi ride will transport you to the vibrant city center, where you can explore various attractions.
For those seeking adventure, the hotel offers quad bike excursions that allow you to embark on thrilling desert tours, including visits to a Bedouin village and camel rides—an experience not to be missed.
If you’re up for an extended adventure, consider a day trip to the iconic Valley of the Kings in Luxor. While it’s a bit of a journey, approximately a four-hour drive, it’s an opportunity to explore one of Egypt’s most renowned historical sites.