just come back fiom a week here, A check-in and pick up from the airport with First Choice was totally hassle free. First impressions of the room in Block 1 were what a great size room, huge bed, and nice bathroom with walk in shower. Only problem was the air-conditioning unit was VERY noisy and not very effective, we were really uncomfortably hot during the night. When opening curtains next morning we were very disappointed with the lack of sea view (which we'd paid for) it must have been one of the worst rooms - we couldn't even walk onto the front grassy area as we had a noisy generator below us in a 'plant room' it wouldn't have been so bad if we could have seen the sea but all we could see was part of it with one chair on the corner of the balcony. Avoid room 1216 if you are given it!!
We mentioned it to Kathleen our rep 2 days later as we are not ones to complain when we went to book a boat trip for the Sunday. There was absolutely no problem of us moving, We were re-located to Block 2 on the 4th floor with no hassle and the view was fantastic, and the air conditioning was quiet and effective.
The whole range of food from breakfasts lunches to dinners were secondf to none, can't see how any one could complain about the variety of food on offer and the hot food always seemed to be hot, not lukewarm as you sometimes find. The different 'themes' of Moroccan, Asian, International, French, Italian, and a BBQ each night added to the variety. The snack bar from 12 noon was good with a variety of burgers salad pizzas and fries, and ice cream and plenty choices of drinks, coffee and tea.
The animation team worked hard, a nice thing was the belly dancing every morning - even a little sarong with 'coins' attached was a good gesture to get you in the mood!!. There was swing ball on the beach, hammocks, and water coolers around the hotel to re-fill your water bottles that were put in the fridge in your room every day. Didn't use the gym or spa.
We used to have a drink in the Sultan Bar after the sun went down, even little bowls of 'nibbles' were provided there before going to room to change and relax before dinner.
The evening entertainment was I suppose the only thing I would like to see an improvement on, but Egypt entertainment is low key anyway and Taba Heights dosn't have night clubs, but we are too old for that anyway but would love to have danced to 60's 70's and 80's music occassionally not the 'boom boom' sound that always seemed to be on.
The hotel staff are a credit to the hotel management from the towel boys, waiters, cleaners reception staff, all could not do enough for you to make the holiday so good.
Hope to return for a fabulous winter sunshine week next year.
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- 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:
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