I chose this hotel based on the excellent reviews and I would say in that, in general, it lived up to its reputation.
The hotel was perfect for relaxation. We enjoyed lazy days by the quiet pool occasionally venturing down to the beach for a spot of snorkelling.
We found the staff to be pleasant and helpful providing good service around all areas of the hotel.
The accommodation was of a good standard and levels of cleanliness were excellent. The 'look' of the hotel was rather dated with some of the furniture rather worn in places.
The food was ok with a decent selection of dishes. Some food was rather bland and conversely some was rather strangely flavoured - for example huge amounts of coriander in the tomato based pasta. The staff in the main restaurant worked hard clearing away plates but often struggled to manage drinks orders and we waited a long time for drinks orders to be taken and delivered on a few occasions. We booked the Mediterranean restaurant and enjoyed a nice meal. Again, service here could be improved, we saw one couple leave after having been ignored and a number of people left waiting at the door with no one to show them to a table. We had a great meal in the Asian restaurant and were glad we booked.
The hotel's close proximity to the Israeli border makes it ideal for day trips with a good selection on offer through different agents. It is also possible to travel independently if you prefer. We took the day trip to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea with Longwood and enjoyed an excellent but busy day.
I can see why this hotel has many repeat guests, I'm not sure if I'll be one but I'd have no hesitation recommending it to those in search of a quiet and relaxing break in nice surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A truly magnificent location, at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba between the southern Sinai mountains and the Red Sea, Sofitel Taba Heights is also a uniquely designed hotel, inspired by traditional Oriental architecture. This exceptional resort is an all-inclusive property with easy access to the private beach, 3 exquisite restaurants, 5 swimming pools, a fitness center and 3 meeting rooms. Just 20 km from downtown Taba and 40 km from the airport, it's convenient for business and pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Taba Heights Hotel Taba
- Taba Heights
- Accor Taba Heights
- Taba Sofitel