I have been here 7 times with my husband and daughters and wanted to introduce my sister to the delights of Taba Heights. Neither of us were disappointed!
We had a marvellous time although there are very few people travelling to the Taba region mainly due to many countries not allowing their nationals to go there.
During our week there were a hundred Brits there travelling with Peltours and some Jordanians arrived for a short weekend break.
It is heart breaking to see a skeleton staff on reduced wages hoping the situation in Cairo and other large cities will improve.
Taba is such a long way away and far removed from the troubles in large Egyptian cities as the British Foreign Office advises that South Sinai is still safe to travel to.
As for our week………we had the most relaxing time with staff treating us like royalty. The food is excellent in a buffet style in the Tuscany restaurant as the main dining room is closed.
Most of those travelling were returning guests like me who regard this location as a home from home. The room we had was overlooking the beach with temperatures in the high 80’s which allowed us almost the complete run of the beach & pool every day. The all inclusive service works really well, wherever you are on the resort with good quality drinks; I recommend the Rose and red wine. Spirits, beers, cocktail’s and unlimited bottled water at any time of day kept us well refreshed. The buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner was varied and as good a quality as I can remember on any of my previous trips dating back to 2004. Free WI-FI in public areas. What more could you want?
My sister is coeliac and was particularly well cared for with Chefs visiting us at literally every meal. Manager Brian and his senior staff made a point of being visible and chatty throughout every day.
Russell from Longwoods/Peltours was there every day providing us with information which he delivered with a smile and a joke. Ludmila was always about with a cheery smile in what must be difficult circumstances for them over occupancy rates.
We thoroughly enjoyed the spa and had massages, pedicures and manicures. We visited the flying carpet restaurant in the uptown village and enjoyed our meal. Obviously with fewer guests the atmosphere is different but the welcome we received there was genuine!
Other than the obvious lack of numbers, those that were there were incredibly sociable and we all bonded, compared notes and promised to remain loyal to the Marriott, Taba Heights.
It is our hope that we may be able to bring our families back in the Spring and urge others who are considering going there but are not sure of the security situation to read the reviews about the very good value and great service that the Marriott provides and I am sure the other hotels too at Taba Heights are still providing.
I would be only too happy to answer any questions that you might have as the arrival and departure through Taba Airport is a breeze although we heard that the Airport might be closed November to February if bookings do not pick up. But do not despair as transfers via Sharm el Sheik are an option for the next few months. It just adds a bit onto the transfer times.
Hope this helps you to decide whether the Marriott is, as my title describes, safe for you!
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- Also Known As:
- Taba Heights Marriott Beach Hotel Taba
- Marriott Taba Heights
- Taba Marriott
- Marriott Beach Resort Taba