Me and my husband have just returned from two weeks at the Sofitel and what a fantastic time we had from beginning to end.
The hotel was superb, very clean and that was because the staff were out day and night cleaning the communal areas. Our room was cleaned every day and was spotless.
The food was very good - for the amount of people the staff have to cater for they did an exceptional job - Soma was very welcoming and if there was anything you needed you just had to ask. All the staff just couldn't do enough for us - as soon as we entered the restaurant we had water, ice and one red wine and one white wine on our table! Now there's service for you. There was a huge variety of food that catered for all needs, however if there is anything you would like you just speak to the head chef and he will gladly cook whatever you want. On our last night he cooked me and my husband a lovely fillett steak - we hadn't requested, but had seen us in the restaurant during the week and informed my husband he was expecting some steak from Luxor and he would cook us some when it arrived - and true to his word, he did.
If you want a chillaxing time around the pool I suggest you use the quite pool which is situated between block 2 and 3. Ahmed looked after us the whole of our stay - he placed towels on our sunbeds every day for us (thanks Ahmed).
I had never been snorkelling before, so decided to have a go - my hubby had snorkelled several times before and had taken mask and snorkel out with him. It was fantastic, just like swimming in an aquarium - I now want my own mask and snorkel. (I suggest you take your own as they are quite expensive to buy out there).
If you do happen to be unlucky and suffer with a tummy bug (my hubby had a mild attack but I didn't suffer at all) - the pharmacy in El Wikala subscribes some very good tablets to treat it very quickly. It was nothing to do with the food, it is always fresh and I ate most things especially the fresh salads, drank plenty of bottled water - as did my husband. The bottled water is freely available - bottles are placed in your fridge in your room and there are plenty of water bottles around the pools to fill up. I think it is just how you re-act to the heat that causes the tummy upsets and nothing to do with the hotel.
Craig the Thompson rep was very helpful and always eager to help with anything - not that we needed anything as it was just perfect.
The only minor thing I would say is that wine is only available at meal times and if we went to the bar for a drink in the evening I ended up drinking soft drinks as I don't like beer or spirits - a cool glass of wine would have been nice. It would also have been nice to have had a quiet bar (without children running about) for the guests who were without children.
Apart from that an absolutely idealic holiday and would definatley go back there again.
- 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