We stayed here for a week from the 9th October 2013, my partner and i were celebrating our birthdays and had notified the hotel prior to our stay. The guest relations manager had arranged a nice room for us with a birthday cake on arrival. A very nice touch!
We arrived with lots of British guests, we were all checked in quickly and our bags taken to our rooms. A nice swift check in is just what you need after travelling!
There are 2 pools, one large for families and a quiet pool. We came on holiday for some R & R so stayed by the quiet pool along with most Brits! On the first day a child was by the pool making a LOT of noise. We along with some other guests did comment on this to the pool man and guest relations manager and for the remainder of the holiday the pool remained a nice relaxing place to be!
You can make your own coffee by the pool from 11am, and can order any drink from the pool bar which was great! The pool barman was always so cheerful!
The food here was nice enough, just what you get anywhere in Egypt. It was better the first 2 days before the huge influx of Java holiday makers. The puddings were really nice, i found my self eating less dinner and more sweet!
It was Ede which made the hotel full to capacity, with many large families, lots of unruly children who would pile 4 plates of food each and leave most of it. Since they arrived the restaurant food had become very carb based! Bread, rice, potatoes, pancakes, waffles, pasta but there was always something we liked, meat and veg and lots of salad.
Because of the celebrations the hotel went to an extra effort to ensure we all had a relaxing stay, the opened another restaurant for non children families which was a really nice touch! We had 2 waiters that looked after us really well. Always remembering which drinks we liked.
The bar was nice, two good bar tenders who went out of their way to make me cocktails that they thought i may like, always serving crisps and nuts alongside the drinks too.
The entertainment in the evenings was awful! We only went to one show and that was enough!
My partner loves to snorkel and said the fish were amazing, with lots of different coloured ones.
The only negative thing i have to say really is about Taba as a resort and not the hotel! There is a mountain there which means at 3.30 the sun has gone! The sun does not set until 6pm in October, yet the mountain stole it at 3.30. We just relaxed with a cocktail before getting ready for diner.
All in all a lovely holiday, not the best in Egypt. See my other reviews. A lovely relaxing break, but next time i think we will stick to Hurgarda to have more sun!
- 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
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