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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba Hotel Aqaba