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Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Taba
Reviewed 16 March 2013

This was my third visit to the IC at Taba Heights and it did not disappoint. The staff are fantastic and do such a great job of ensuring everyone has the best time possible while they unwind and enjoy their holidays. From the moment you walk through the doors of the hotel there is always a smile and sense of happiness with just being here.
The bedrooms are big, bright and airy with large well appointed bathrooms and the bar and restaurant have fantastic views of the swimming pool and sea across to the mountains of Saudi. The change in colours at the end of the day as the sun dips behind the mountains can be breathtaking and if you're really lucky, on a calm evening the sea will turn red and you can understand how it got its name.
Usually at all inclusive hotels the food becomes very boring very quickly as the same dishes are served up every day. Here at the IC, however, the food is excellent (apparently the best in the resort). Gilbert and his team have done a wonderful job of ensuring there is always something different and inspiring to choose and the extensive choice of salads with diverse flavours ensure you just want to go back for more. An evening at the lagoon bar means you can watch the moon creep up from behind the Jordanian/Saudi mountains and gaze at the bright reflection on the water - so romantic.
As the hotel is at the best end of the resort the beach is large and quiet with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas and has easy access to the sea. Its also the closest hotel to the watersports centre, so if you want to walk, its not too far (about 10mins). The hotel provides plenty to do to keep active; from stretch on the beach with the funny Mudy to aqua aerobics in the pool, the well equipped gym or the running track which takes you all along the resort's beach front.
Taba Heights is well positioned to do day trips to anywhere in the surrounding area, although Jerusalem and Petra make for very long days, they are well worth the effort and highly recommended. Star gazing in Sinai is a fabulous evening out, although beware the full moon as you don't see any stars!!!
There is as much or as little to do as you like at this resort and the welcoming Egyptian people never fail to impress me with their friendliness and warm nature making my visits to this hotel so rewarding. Thank you to everyone for being so great

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2013

Dear Catherine,
amazing review which makes us very happy! It was great to have you back and we certainly thrive to see you back many more times in the near future! The pictures you have shared are simply fantastic! Thank you for this! Taba Heights... natural beauty!
The InterContinental Taba Heights Resort awaits you now and in the future!

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

A group of 4 of us (2 couples) stayed at this hotel in February.On arrival both couples upgraded to a seaview room,something i would recommend.Rooms are nice but need to be updated.On the second day i had trapped nerve in my back and was in a great deal of pain.After inching my way down to the beach i was instantly aided by Ash from the Beauty Salon,who got me a back brace and some cream for my back.He and all the staff went out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.On the beach we had our drinks brought to us by Mohammed every day.I think i should give a special mention to our Thomson rep Michelle who was so helpful and always on hand to help with any problems that might occur.The food was good with something for everyone.Our room was cleaned every day by a cleaner who really took pride in his job.All in all i would recommend this hotel to people looking to have a nice relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: Book a sea view room,its worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2013

Dear Bonzo,
hope your back is better and you will only keep the fond memories about your vacation in Egypt. We are glad to have provided a great framework for it and will also pass on your positive comments to Michelle. Please keep spreading the positive word... we will be delighted to make many more guests happy now and in the future!
Your InterContinental Taba Heights Resort Team

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

stayed 26th feb to 12th march , can highly rec we had a lovely room with sea view and the delicious food in the Bay View Restaurant was very appetizing all laid out very decoratively , the egg man was amazing at breakfast , he would do eggs anyway you wanted them and all the staff were all very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: ask for a sea view you will not be disappointed
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2013

Dear Susan,
thank you for your recommendation! Not by coincidence Mohamed our egg chef has won Team Member of the Year last year! We will share your great comments with the entire team! Hope to see you back soon!
Best regards from the InterContinental Taba Heights Resort

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed at the InterContinental Taba Heights at the end of January/ February. We were looking for somewhere to chill out and get some sunshine. Our large room was in the Crescent area, and had a great view looking down onto the two large swimming pools and across to the Gulf of Aquaba.The balcony was large and we were able to sit and relax there, if we didn't want to go by the pool. Very comfortable beds and spotlessly clean The hotel grounds are very well kept and the area around the swimming pools are spotlessly clean. The restaurants had a good selection of dishes at all of the meal times, and again the staff were attentive and friendly. The bar staff by the pool were attentive and the pool boys always willing to sort out loungers etc. The weather was rather cool to begin with and we even had showers, unheard of apparently at this time of year, but when the sun shone it was really good. Anyone going Jan Feb I would suggest you take a wrap for the evenings, as when you walk back to the main block for meals the breeze was quite cooling. There is a walkway that goes along the beach past the other hotels, and you can go and eat there if you wish. we didn't, as we were quite content with the food at the InterContinental. We did dine one evening at the Mediterranean Restaurant in the grounds and again the food was very good. A nice touch that the Chef came out to speak to the diners afterwards. There is plenty of things to do if you wish, and also the Spa has plenty of treatments, however we just wanted to relax and that is certainly what we did. We would certainly consider going again.

Room Tip: The Crescent Rooms have a great view and are quite large.We were on the 3rd level.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2013

Dear mrfrc,
great recommendation and awaiting your return soon! The weather indeed has been a little strange during your stay... 6 days of rain a year... you had 2! Let me thank you on behalf of our current guests as they have an exceptional nice March... We are certain that next time, this will be better for you!
Your Crew of the InterContinental Taba Heights Resort

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Just returned from the Intercontinental Hotel in Taba Heights, spent 2 great weeks, being pampered by excelent staff, soaking up the sun, meeting new friends and a round of golf too! Nice big rooms, clean and well appointed. Restaurant was good if a bit samey, but hey we were allways full, and our waiter Mahamout was excelent. I allways find a small tip allways works wonders and the resultant service is excelent. Entertainment was usual holiday team, but it was ok. This was our second stay and it won't be our last, pity that Thomson are pulling out but there is First Choice to book with.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room and they delivered.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2013

Hi Harvey,
thank you for your positive feedback! We are glad that we convinced you to return not only for your second stay, but also to plant the seed for many more to come.
Your InterContinental Taba Heights Resort team

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

we enjoyed a relaxing week here it can be a little windy but it was a pleasant warm wind aaginst the temps of 28-30 c. Staff helpfull and attentive we were all inclusive and the food was good even though i am a fussey eater.

Room Tip: we had a garden view was in the shade untill the evening but was nice and quiet.
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2013

Hi Rob,
happy to read that you had an enjoyable time with us! Thank you for your review and for sharing this with others still having their well deserved vacation ahead of them... we are a great alternative :)
Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 14 March 2013

We've just come back from a week at the Intercontinental in Taba Heights. We had a fanatastic time, the hotel was clean and our room was bigger than I was expecting. The local rep Abdu was great. Most of the staff were fantastic, always smiling and happy to chat, especially Yasser at the Arches bar and the young chap that bought us the drinks on the beach (some of the staff in the lobby bar were not so friendly). The maintenance team were impressive, one of the lights in the bathroom wasn't working and they were at our door in 2 minutes. We enjoyed the entertainment, the animation team were brilliant, keeping us thoroughly entertained and gently encouraging us to move off our deckchairs and take part in the activites. My husband really got into Petanque and actually woke up early, well 8.45 (which is unheard of!) and we both enjoyed the aqua gym classes. I don't think I've ever seen so many people doing exercise on holiday! There were a couple of very catchy songs which the whole hotel seemed to know the steps - well done Mody, Dale and Osirius. Food wise, I am a vegetarian and I usually had a fair selection to choose from at the buffet. I loved the salads, but did find they got a bit samey after a couple of days. We enjoyed the lunchtime menu in the A La Mer restaurant (and the superspeedy service!)

Room Tip: we were in room 2143 - this is the ground floor, not a fantastic view but the room was nice enough a...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2013

Dear Kamini,
thank you very much for taking the time to share your most recent positive holiday experiences. It is with big joy that we share those comments with our team and the ones mention in particular!
Hope to see you back soonest!
Your team of the InterContinental Taba Heights Resort

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Additional Information about Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights

Address: P.O.Box 10 Taba Heights | Taba Heights, Taba 46621, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Taba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Taba
#2 Romantic Hotel in Taba
#2 Casino Hotel in Taba
#3 Spa Hotel in Taba
#3 Luxury Hotel in Taba
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Taba
#3 Family Hotel in Taba
Price Range: £28 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights 5*
Number of rooms: 503
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strand Golf Beach & Golf Resort Taba Heights is part of a premier resort community on the Red Sea coast. Surrounded by desert mountains, white sand beaches and turquoise waters, it offers a wealth of leisure options including golf, water sports, shopping and gaming. A short drive away are Pharaoh s Island, Colored Canyon and the Taba Protected Area. ... more   less 
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