We flew from Manchester to Taba. The passport control at the airport was poor but, this was completely negated by the excellent check-in service at the hotel. We were in our rooms very quickly and our luggage was delivered by friendly staff promptly. The room was excellent and we had a balcony overlooking the quiet pool. The view at night was very good: The pool; the sea and two different countries visible on the horizon. The location was superb and the choice for relaxing was excellent: The quiet pool; the beach (the quietest is on the left hand side looking out of the hotel); the sea pool or that for the children. The sun remained with us until it disappeared behind the mountains at about 1700hrs. We were somewhat worried about past reviews that mentioned upset tummies. I do not believe that this was down to the food but possibly too long in the sun!!!! Use the shade and drink water. A nice coral lays off the beach and the only downside is that one needs some sort of shoe to walk over the stones that lay between the sand and the sand in the sea leading to the coral. The food was good and there was ample to eat during all mealtimes. There is a separate restruant for those without children and this is a bonus. We were asked to provide feedback and to report if any individual member of staff deserved praise. The difficulty with this was that ALL of the staff were friendly, polite and very helpful. The gym/spa facilities were also very good and probably the best I have had in Egypt (now been 10 times), so there is no need to ruin your training schedule. There is even a running route by the beach! The question is: would we go again.....the answer is....most definitely YES.
It is a shame that Thomsons only run flights for people North of Watford during the winter months. If you wish to travel during the summer you have to fly from Gatwick. Is this a case of Thomsons creating the North South divide?
My thanks to all at the Sofitel for making my Wife and I together with our friends so welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A truly magnificent location, at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba between the southern Sinai mountains and the Red Sea, Sofitel Taba Heights is also a uniquely designed hotel, inspired by traditional Oriental architecture. This exceptional resort is an all-inclusive property with easy access to the private beach, 3 exquisite restaurants, 5 swimming pools, a fitness center and 3 meeting rooms. Just 20 km from downtown Taba and 40 km from the airport, it's convenient for business and pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Taba Heights Hotel Taba
- Taba Heights
- Accor Taba Heights
- Taba Sofitel