The Grand Hotel Sharm in the Red Sea region of Sharm el Sheikh is 5 star all inclusive holiday destination.  The hotel has become a popular choice for holiday makers looking to experience the areas famous beaches and reefs.  The Grand Hotel Sharm should be a luxury holiday experience, but instead it ends up as a nightmare for many. have dealt with many holiday makers who have experienced unacceptable and avoidable holiday illness. have dealt with 86 cases of reported food poisoning at the The Grand Hotel Sharm.

Poor food hygiene and the fact that sewage water is used to water the hotel gardens is thought to be blamed for holiday makers suffering from illness.  Cases of Shigella have been confirmed, with holiday makers suffering symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and high temperatures.  This has led to many all-inclusive holidays being ruined and many holidaymakers left out of pocket.

Whilst staying in the Grand Hotel Sharm it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
  • Avoid swimming in water or pools that appear dirty and untreated.

In the event that you do get ill Sickholiday advise that you seek medical attention whilst on holiday as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim upon your return.

It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.

If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday at the Grand Hotel Sharm, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.

We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.







When trying to eat she would suffer with severe stomach cramps, uncontrollable diarrhoea and nosebleeds. .”

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Mrs G visited ‘The Grand Hotel’ in Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary in September 2014. Within 48 hours of staying at the Hotel Mrs G started with stomach cramps, leading to diarrhoea which progressively got worse.

When trying to eat she would suffer with severe stomach cramps, uncontrollable diarrhoea and nosebleeds.

Mrs G seeked medical attention at the pharmacy in Egypt where she was given 2 injections, one an Anti-Inflammatory and the other an antibiotic. She was also given Antinal and cream for her mosquito bites.

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She also went to her local GP practice on return to the UK in which she provided a stool sample and was diagnosed with Gastro-enteritis where she was also provided with a 14 day course of anti-biotic. In total the client’s illness lasted around 60 days.

Mrs G stated that ‘The omelette on the first morning was undercooked. Our first evening meal had been left from earlier and sat there for around 3 hours before they arrived at the hotel at 9pm’. The sewage water was said to have been sprayed on the greenery of the hotel ran into the swimming pool, adding to this health hazard the pool water was not tested throughout the stay at ‘The Grand Hotel’





“Terrible hygiene & sanitation…contracted bacterial disease!”

Review of the The Grand Hotel Sharm

“My husband became violently ill and I followed with sickness. We suffered from severe stomach cramps, diarrhoea, fever and vomiting. On return to the UK, our local GP sent stool samples to the lab and discovered we had Shigella.”

Read the full review here.

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