We spent the last week in September and first week of October at the Three Corners Ocean View and were very pleased with the hotel.
Due to delays in Manchester, we arrived late in the evening but a meal had been put on for us. We then went to our room which was in the main building and was spacious with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space plus a large and spotlessly clean bathroom. Fridge, individually controlled air con and safe were included as part of the AI. We had requested a lagoon view with a balcony and were really pleased that this is what we got. It was our 20th wedding anniversary and there was a cake for us in the fridge and a bowl of fruit.
All meals were buffet. Breakfast included just about everything you could think of. Lunch and evening meals did get a bit samey but there was a large choice and the food was a good standard. Afternoon tea and cakes were served from 4pm to 5pm each afternoon and this was one of the many nice touches. The hotel run a dine-around scheme which we didn't take advantage of but those that did seemed pleased with the value.
The hotel had two pools – the one in the main building was the busy pool with activities throughout the day, there was also a small beach area just off this with sunbeds and umbrellas and a small area of deep sea for swimming. The pool at the Du Port was much quieter. The only thing that annoyed me was that people were reserving beds early in the morning and then not bothering to come to the pool/beach until much later – bit unfair! The beach was about three minutes in the hotel mini-bus which ran approx every 30 minutes during the day. The beach had a cafe serving soft drinks and buffet lunch. The sea was a little way out and you could walk right out and get no more than knee deep – no good for snorkelling but great for a cool off.
The hotel has a spa and gym. We didn't make use of this but could see that the gym was a fairly well equipped one with cross-trainer, treadmill, bike, rower and various weights benches including free weights.
The hotel is situated on a marina and there were some amazing yachts and nice shops. The best shop for souvenirs is the Marina Bookshop – there are two shops and both were air conditioned with everything reasonably priced and no haggling. Tuk-tuks are plentiful and took you anywhere in the resort for 5 LE (approx 50p) er person. You could go downtown but a lot of the shops expected haggling. Fine if this is what you want to do but I just couldn’t be bothered to haggle for two mugs with a starting price of 550 LE (approx £55)!!
Sunday night dinner is served in the Du Port and is a barbeque buffet including an Egyptian folklore show which was OK. The hotel offers various trips including a free lagoon boat trip which passed a pleasant 45 minutes. They also do an Oasis Dinner Party on a Monday night which was fantastic value for 15 euro each. We were taken into the desert to a Bedouin camp and the night included a camel ride, three course buffet and entertainment. A really good night. There was varying entertainment every night and there was generally something for everyone, which was good.
The TC rep, Nabil, was very good. His intro meeting wasn’t the usual hard sell of excursions but did include some really useful information including how to get around the resort and info about the currency. There was also an intro meeting by the hotel’s guest relations which was also worthwhile.
We did a couple of trips through the rep. The Luxor overnight was amazing value at £100 each and included Karnack and Luxor Temples, Karnack light and sound show, overnight on a Nile cruise boat, Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatchesput’s temple. We also did the Colona diving snorkelling trip which was well organised (although I personally didn’t enjoy it as the sea was rough, there was nothing wrong with the trip itself) and this cost £25 each.
All in all a great holiday in a very good hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Three Corners Ocean View Hotel**** Prestige acclaims a special location in El Gouna. Stretched along the Abu Tig Marina, the two swimming pools are unique: one overtops the Red Sea itself while the other pool is set in the middle of this superb Marina. The Three Corners Ocean View Hotel, as well in the Le Soleil building as in the Du Port building, offers waterfront lodging, dining, shopping or poolside fun and prides itself in indulging your desires. All guests can enjoy the facilities in our two building freely, no matter where they may have their room. Travelling alone, as a couple, or with a group of friends, Ocean View represents the best adults only quality holidays in an exclusive, stylish environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 3 Corners Ocean View Hotel
- Hotel Three Corners Ocean View
- Three Corners Ocean View El Gouna