I arrived back in the UK on the 18th August, after a week at the Movenpick Hotel, Taba.
In one week I went from being a complete Egypt 'virgin', to somebody who is already planning their second trip back there! This is totally down to this fabulous hotel.
We landed at Taba airport at night, after a decent, yet slightly lengthly flight from Manchester. After a speedy passport check and luggage claim we were guided to our waiting coaches, numbered 1-20. Once loaded up, the convoy of coaches left the airport for the various hotels. The journey to the hotel was an interesting one, as I have never been part of a police-escorted coach convoy, doing a good 60mph through a pitch black desert!
After 35mins we arrived at our hotel, and what a sight! The hotel looks stunning at night, like nothing you will ever see in Europe. Upon the entrance to the lobby every new arrival was greeted with a cool drink and a damp face cloth by smiling staff.
Check in went fine, and we were soon being led to our room on the 2nd floor by a very polite member of staff. However, when we arrived in our room we were greeted by another couple, who appeared to be in our room already! The staff member was mortified and clearly very embarrassed, as by accident the hotel had put two couples in the same room! He apologised profusely and took us back to reception where he said he would find us a new room and something 'special'. Luckily myself and my girlfriend are very laid back and patient people, but I can see how the whole situation could infuriate some people, thus creating a bad start to the holiday. He soon emerged from reception with a new room key, and off we went, this time to the 3rd floor. Unknown to us he had swapped our original 'delux' room for a 'junior suite' as a way of saying sorry for the hotel's mix up. You can imagine myself and my girlfriend's amazement at being shown our new room - as it was twice the size of the first, with a massive bathroom, sitting room area and stunning views of the hotel grounds, the Red Sea and Saudi Arabia!
This pretty much set the scene for the rest of the holiday, as we were continuously impressed with the hotel and what it had to offer.
(See next review for the second part)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnificent landscapes, breathtaking mountains and the alluring turquoise waters of the Gulf of Aqaba set the stage for the Mövenpick Resort Taba. This is the place where to enjoy wonderful seaside holidays all year round. Located directly on Taba Bay overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, the meeting point of 4 countries with views of Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The resort is 38 km from Taba International Airport, 8 km from Eilat Airport and 69.5 km from Ovda Airport in Israel. Mövenpick Resort Taba offering elegantly furnished 424 guestrooms, suites and family rooms with terrace or balconies overlooking the sea , river, pool area or mountains. All rooms feature air-conditioning, wireless connection, LCD TV, hairdryer and minibar. ... more less
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