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Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
Ranked #3 of 40 Hotels in Aqaba
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“unforgetable experience ........”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I stayed for a week in Movenpick Tala Bay Resort.... As I have stayed in many 5 even 7 stars hotels in my life I must say that this resort is a perfect combination of price and quality. For me this place scores the highest rating in the staff and hospitality of the people working in this resort. Anything I ask was available. Nothing was to much for them and even got served my favourite Jordanian food. The resort is perfect for families with children, big pools, nice beach. The buffet has a perfect selection of different kind of food, and what was not there I ask for it. Got served with a smile. Shortly said.... I wanted to stay longer, guess that says enough....My compliments to receptionist Yousef Atiyat, I love his professional and extremely polite approach. Follow him, he will make it one day.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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MövenpickTala B, General Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
We do appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review about your recent experience at our resort. Thank you very much indeed for the positive comments on our property and in particular your kind words about our employees. We hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back.
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Pori, Finland
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We were In Mövenbick Tala Bay hotel for 3 days, and we will surely go back. Great, healthy food, awesome a la carte- lunch (all-inclusive), nice and friendly staff, beautiful and clean hotel and nice rooms. Lots of nice details, even a beautiful duet two hotelworkers sang during a dinner. Beach was good, and quite a lot to see when snorkeling: not so much coral, but quite a lot different fishes, and safe to go snorkeling with a child. And we found Nemo. :) It would be even nicer, if at least water and soft driks would be included in all-inclusive.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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MövenpickTala B, General Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
It was a pleasure reading your positive review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always rewarding to see that out attention to details is recognized and it gives us the confirmation that this is appreciated by our customers. We hope you will have an opportunity to stay with us again in the near future.
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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

I stayed over a weekend @the hotel, staff were hospitable and very friendly, service ws swift and fast,Food ws good, our room was overlookng pools which ws fine..Overall we enjoyed ourselves & will defintely be comng back.

  • Stayed February 2014
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MövenpickTala B, General Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
We do appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review about your recent experience at our resort. Thank you very much indeed for the positive comments on our property. We hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back.
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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel on Valentine's Day 2014; it was a Friday but the hotel wasn't too busy.

The hotel area and the rooms are spotlessly clean, and if you needed anything service was quick. Staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast staff in particular really helped make our morning meal lovely.

The beach and pool areas are well kept and the life guard very alert.

My only two complaints would be the high noise level at night: some, mostly groups of young men, tended to walk around loudly and speak in a very loud voice. Also the 'warm' pool and jacuzzi were in fact not warm at all, and thus we unfortunately had to give our planned evening swim a miss.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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MövenpickTala B, General Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
It is a pleasure reading such a positive review of our resort and thank you very much for your compliments. We have taken note of your constructive comments and we will address it with great care. We hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
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israel
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

It started in the reception, booked Deluxe room with king bed and a sea view and got a standard room with two twin beds together.
Of course I did not agree, then they gave me a room facing the sea without a king bed, arguing that there is no room available!!!
The rooms are good and nothing more ... even breakfast was reasonable and not fit to 5 stars.
Short, medium hotel, and a big disappointment

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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MövenpickTala B, General Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you for the feedback on our property. We noticed that you were not satisfied with the service you received and while this is of course regrettable, we appreciate you bringing it to our attention in order to further improve on this. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in our resort.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Very nice hotel, with good facilities and very nice food. Only let down by the fact that the swimming area in the sea outside the hotel is tiny. Which is a great shame as it is such a nice coral reef outside the swimming area, where I saw a turtle. If you swim outside this area, the jet ski rental mafia shout at you! They drive their speed boats extremely close to the swimming area at high speed, which no doubt ruins the reef and could injure/kill the turtles.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MövenpickTala B, General Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
It is a pleasure reading such a positive review of our resort and thank you very much for your compliments. We have taken note of your constructive comments and we will address it with great care. We hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
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Boras, Sweden
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

It's hard to describe how much we enjoyed our staying in Mövenpick Tala Bay, but I will try. On our way from the Aqaba's airport to the hotel there was a lot of sand and stones - not so nice view, like a desert. But when we got closer, we saw an oasis. Mövenpick Tala Bay has many, many plants, palm trees and flowers. It was such a difference between the world outside the hotel and inside. So green, beautiful, colourful. In Tala Bay are just three hotels - Radisson Blu, Marina Plazza and Mövenpick. the last one, ours, was the greenest one. One the prettiest one.
When we arrived to the reception we got welcome drink and some delicious sweets. We felt so special and welcomed.
The people in reception, at the restaurants, next to the pool, the people who cleaned our room, the guys from the room service, the people from Zara spa - everyone was so kind and nice. The service is more than perfect. Everyone is asking how are you and it feels like they actually care.
The man who too care of our room made very nice towel decorations - from heart with flowers to elephant with sunglasses(using my own he found at the room). It was amazing to came back from the pool or after breakfast and to find the new decoration, waiting for us on the bed.
The hair and skin care products the hotel use in the bathrooms are from Trinitae, a Jordanian brand with minerals from the Dead sea. I love the shampoo and the conditoner. You should try them, even if they smell different. There are even hand and body lotion and shower gel. Enjoy them, the products are amazing.
There is a mini-bar in the room, and is filled daily with complementary soft drinks. You are going to get bottles with mineral water every day too. You are going to need it.
The room was luxurious - I have rarely had such a wonderful sleep, and the bed was sooooo big. The air conditioner also worked perfectly. There are big wardrobes, and a special table to put your travel bag on.
The internet/wi -fi in the room was a kind of unstable and disappear sometimes.
There is a TV in the room with more than 100 different channels and in different languages.
We ordered room-service a couple of times. Good food, good value and very fast delivery. You should know that everything in the hotel and especially in Tala Bay costs much more than the food and drink in Aqaba. It's much more expensive in the hotel, but we were fine with it. Also, prepare for tax and service charge on everything, not just in Tala Bay, but even in Aqaba. Tips are also important. Our travel agency said that 1 JOD is a good tip. We always rounded up and it worked good.
We had breakfast and dinner included in our booking. Mövenpick's breakfast buffet is the largest, richest and most delicious one I have ever tried in my whole life. So much to choose between. The chefs are making omelettes after your own wishes. The dinner was also amazing. Every second day they had something special - oriental night, European night with food from different countries, station night where the chefs prepared and cooked your food in front of you. The dessert buffet is large, so much different sweets and everything smells, looks and tastes delicious. Every night you are going to find some Arabic sweets, like baklawa, just try it. The most amazing thing about the food in the restaurant was that there was food for every taste. If you are vegetarian, you can still find lots of food without meat. And if you love meat, there is lots of choice for you too. Observe that the drinks are not included in the dinner and they are a kind of expensive, cost much more than in Sweden. One of the evenings my boyfriend felt sick and one of the people in the restaurant, Jafar, made him special tea, for his stomach pain. We felt special, because he cared.
One of the days we were going to Wadi Rum and Petra, which meant very early morning. We talked with the people in the reception if it is possible to get some breakfast boxes with us, because the restaurant opened later. There was no problem, and we got two nice, filled with food breakfast boxes at 5.45 in the morning.
We were here last week, the weather was good, around 20-22 degrees. Only one pool and one jacuzzi are heated, so at this time of the year the pool area is limited. Although, there are lots of pools and there are many people who are taking care of them, every single pool is clean, clear and looks fantastic.
There is another Mövenpick hotel in Aqaba and there is a free bus going between the hotels, 6-7 times a day back and forth. Sometimes there is no one else in the bus, and sometimes the bus is already filled when you want to use it. So it's all about luck, I guess.
We visited Zara Spa and it was an amazing experience. There is lots of facilities you can use like sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, tranquility room, steam room and much more. We got there early in the morning and we was alone in two hours. So my advice is to visit the spa in the morning, they are opening at 9.00. We had couple treatment and we really enjoyed it. Everyone was kind, nice and professional. If you are getting some treatment you can use the facilities for free. if you are guest of the hotel, you are going to pay 15 JOD. If you are staying somewhere else, the price is 25 JOD. In the price are included soft drinks and fruits. It was very relaxing and nice experience. We highly recommend the spa.
Finally, we are so happy that we chose Mövenpick Tala Bay. It was a pleasure to be guest here. We are coming back, we promise.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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MövenpickTala B, General Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
It was a pleasure reading your positive review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always rewarding to see that out attention to details is recognized and it gives us the confirmation that this is appreciated by our customers. We hope you will have an opportunity to stay with us again in the near future.
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Property: Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
Address: South Beach Road | Tala Bay Area - Aqaba, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
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Region: Jordan > Al Aqabah Governorate > Aqaba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Aqaba
#2 Romantic Hotel in Aqaba
#3 Family Hotel in Aqaba
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Aqaba
#3 Business Hotel in Aqaba
#3 Spa Hotel in Aqaba
#3 Luxury Hotel in Aqaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba 5*
Number of rooms: 306
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The southern shores of the Red Sea are an idyllic destination blessed with year round sunshine. The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is a striking property nestled on the bay’s warm, palm-fringed shores and yet just 15 minutes from the city centre of Aqaba and only 25 minutes from King Hussein International Airport. ... more   less 
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