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Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba
Ranked #8 of 41 Hotels in Aqaba
Reviewed 18 November 2010

Aqaba is still a developing city with an exciting plans and future. There are two key locations for hotels: close to the city center and southern beach.

The Radisson Sas is in the latter, the southern beach. The location provides a tranquil setting, however, it is relatively far from Aqaba - the city, which is a 10 mins drive. So keep that in mind if you are looking to get outside the hotel for a walk and mingling with people. On the other hand, one can enjoy long walks within the Tala Bay project which has a number of hotels and buildings with things to do like water sports.

The hotel is vast with a number of buildings or sections. I enjoyed staying at a sea view room, as you can see from the photos. My room, a standard room was tidy and functional. Space-wise, it is relatively small; this is has been a usual experience of mine in resort type hotels around the Red Sea.

The greatest asset of the hotel in my mind is the beach. It is crisp clean with sandy beaches and numerous straw umbrellas and beds. Or, you can choose one of a number of pools with multiple levels and water falls.

I tried the main restaurant for breakfast, which offered a comprehensive selection of your usual 5* buffet-style breakfast to suit different tastes and cultures.

I also tried the beach restaurant which is a typical beach menu deal: burgers, sandwiches, and light dishes.

There was nothing to complain about the service. I got a descent level of service. I could also spot the management of the hotel (I have an eye for those sort of things) being present and maintaing a check on things.

In all, Radisson provided an excellent value for the money, and would frequent it again.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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NadineArnold, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2010

Dear Eshuaibi
Many thanks for posting your niceand good comments about your recent stay with us at the Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort Aqaba. Our team and I are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort.
With kind regards,
Nadine

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Reviewed 18 November 2010

I had an unforgettable family vacation, hotel service and facilities made it very pleasant stay. I highly recommend Tala Bay area...
Excellent resort, food, service quality and nice rooms!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Thank mshuaibi
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NadineArnold, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2010

Thank you very much for your positive words about Radisson BLU Resort Tala Bay Aqaba . We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and we are grateful for your kind comments.
We are looking forward welcoming you back.
Kind regards,
Nadine

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Reviewed 10 November 2010

it was a pleasant stay at all levels, a quiet place, a nice warmed swimming pool, another spacious room with panoramic view, excellent food, friendly staff, and a lot of activities.
again, the kids club was a great idea, kids didn't want to leave the place, enjoyed until the last moment, lessons learned for the second stay, one night is not enough at all, i stayed for two nights and yet i wanted more.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Thank adelaw
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NadineArnold, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2010

Dear Adelaw,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your short but significant feedback on our resort. Your kind words are much appreciated. We are looking forward to your third visit. kind regards, Nadine

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Reviewed 6 November 2010

I've never been so disapointed in a RADISSON as this one. Of course the buildings, rooms, pools are perfect BUT the lack of service is unebelievable. You wait for hours before getting a drink or box of matches. This hotel cannot be part of RADISSON. Last but not least you can forget to snorkle just behind the hotel (there is no more fish) and the beach and the sand are very dirty. Then the hotel hosts groups of young people whom are very noisy instead of families and couples. I'm really surprised about it.
Please don't send me your appologies through TRIP ADVISOR Nadine, as you did for previous post... IT'S JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE in your kind of hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Mondane
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NadineArnold, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2010

Dear Mondane,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay with Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort.
Best regards,
Nadine

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Reviewed 5 November 2010

We recently stayed at the Radisson Tala Bay resort to finish our active holiday with a few days of relaxation. This resort has exceeded all my expectations! We stayed in a junior suite which was a lovely designed, spacious suite. It’s balcony had views over the resort pools and the sea. We enjoyed the sunset from our balcony every night and felt so lucky to experience this beautiful happening. The room was also very clean and the bed very comfortable. Plenty of storage space and a nice relaxing living room.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating. Their breakfast buffet is incredible with lots of food to choose from but also the different restaurants for dinner are fab. They often have live music on the background in the restaurants which really added to the atmosphere. The beach bar serves great food for lunch, especially the seafood salad was my favourite. Staff is very friendly and really care about you and whether you are enjoying your stay. They have eye for detail and seem to read your mind. They even go around during the day at the pool cleaning your sunglasses, what a luxury!
There are different pools and we enjoyed relaxing at the adult infinity pool, nice and quiet and again a great spot to watch the sunset at the end of the day.
The hotel operates a shuttle service to Aqaba. We didn’t use this, we simply didn’t want to leave this place! If you stay at this hotel, make sure you stay for at least a week to enjoy all they have to offer.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank thereisonlyoneofme
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NadineArnold, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2010

Many thanks for posting your comments about your recent stay with us at the Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort Aqaba. Our team and I are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort.

kind regards,
Nadine

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Reviewed 4 November 2010

We stayed at this hotel towards the end of our vacation in Jordan. It is probably the most comfortable hotel in our entire stay there. Service staff was great especially the friendly Filipino and Indonesian staff.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank TeflonTony
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NadineArnold, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2010

Dear Teflon Tony,

Thank you very much for your detailed review and your kind words about our employees. Your comments are much highly appreciated and encourage our team to keep up their good work. We hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

With warm regards,
Nadine

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Reviewed 2 November 2010

We stayed five nights in this very pleasant hotel. The two rooms we were given were not huge but certainly not poky, the beds were extremely comfortable and the bedding was also top quality. Everything was very clean, both in our rooms and in the public areas but there were quite a few flies around near the pools and they were extremely annoying as you had to keep on brushing them off.

The hotel buffet served all sorts of food and catered for all tastes. There was another restaurant on the premises but if you were half board the hotel gave you no credit for eating there, you had to pay the full amount. There were also bars near the pools which served nice cocktails. On the hotel website there is no mention of a massage service so perhaps this is a recent addition. The Filipino masseuses were excellent and I would thoroughly recommend sampling one of their massages.

Although this hotel does not have a dive centre it is well located for the dive operators a few minutes away along the coast - we would recommend Seastar. There is a beach at the hotel and you can snorkel over a few bits of corral and see a number of tropical fish.

The wifi was free, very high speed and available in the bedrooms - an excellent service.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Thank jmfcambridge
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NadineArnold, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2010

Dear jmfcambridge,

Thank you very much for your positive words about Radisson BLU Resort Tala Bay Aqaba . We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and we are grateful for your kind comments. Also we are happy to hear the first good comments about our beach massage and the masseuse.We are looking forward welcoming you back.
Kind regards,
Nadine

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Additional Information about Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba

Address: South Beach Road, Aqaba 77110, Jordan (Formerly Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba)
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Region: Jordan > Al Aqabah Governorate > Aqaba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Aqaba
#5 Business Hotel in Aqaba
#6 Luxury Hotel in Aqaba
#7 Family Hotel in Aqaba
#7 Romantic Hotel in Aqaba
Price Range: £75 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba 5*
Number of rooms: 336
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the new and high luxury developed resort destination of Tala Bay, only 20 kilometres south of King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba) and 15 kilometres south of the city of Aqaba, stretching along the coast of Aqaba Gulf, Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba is the cornerstone of the most famous Bay. The hotel offers breathtaking views of the warm Red Sea and the golden mountains, with an impressive collection of alluring restaurants and bars, magnificent beachfront and modern stylish rooms as well as numerous leisure facilities. ... more   less 
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