Just returned from another great stay in the Sofitel in the middle 2 weeks of February…we were there for 2 weeks in November/December and couldn’t wait to go back. The standards were just as high as during our last visit. As returners we were given a premium beachfront room and many staff instantly recognised us and made us feel particularly welcome. The hotel was quiet as there were only British guests, other nationalities being absent due to the unrest. The fact that British guests were still prepared to be there despite the political situation that existed at the start of our stay was clearly appreciated by the staff. They clearly do have a real affinity with British people.
The location is beautiful. The hotel is spotlessly clean, the standard of rooms high, the food varied and of good quality. The pools are excellent and the beach spacious with plenty of loungers and windbreaks. The weather was good overall, but better in the second week than the first. All staff are delightful and genuine in their desire to ensure that you have a good time.
A visit to St Catherine’s Monastery is a good way of seeing some of the Sinai desert scenery on your way there and back. The visit is excellent value for money at £39 with Thomson. If you pre-book be sure to remember to take your eticket .
It’s possible to eat in one of the other 3 hotels through the ‘dine around’ scheme, be aware that this does not include drinks which you have to pay for. We ate at the Hyatt Regency which reputedly has very good food but we found it no better that the Soifitel. Drinks were expensive - £E55 for a small glass of red wine, £E40 for a beer. Some guests from the Hyatt eating at the Sofitel commented that the Sofitel food was both more varied and generally better.
This was a difficult time for the hotel staff, many of whom live in Cairo and Alexandra and have family there. It was good to see and hear their positive reactions as the situation was resolved and it is to be hoped that they are able to gain the personal freedom they strongly desire and are also able to progress towards achieving their own personal aspirations and ambitions.
If you want to relax in the sun in a beautiful location, being looked after by friendly and attentive staff, at the same time getting very good value for money, then this is the place for you.
- 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