Decided to get some sun after a demoralizing winter and spent two weeks at the Sonesta Beach Resort, it was a delight. The hotel was lovely, the views across the Gulf of Aqaba were seriously stunning, the beach (obviously imported from the nearby desert) a sun bathers delight.
The staff made the holiday though as they couldn't do enough to please, you were met with a smile and a greeting from everyone and made you seriously welcome. Serious praise has to be given to the young made who made up our room, as he must have gained the world record for the variety of ways you can style towels into lovely works of art; it was a race to return to our room between the two of us.
The food was seriously good realizing that there were usually less than 25 customers there at any one time, it was mainly international fare with some Egyptian dishes and we enjoyed it all. The baked beans were nothing to write home about, but someone would have liked them. Food is often a matter of personal or national taste, but if you're willing to give it a go its fine. The staff were conscious of the need to please and often asked if they could cook something we would prefer, so steak and chips was presented one day - serious service!
The entertainment staff were good also.
We basically enjoyed the rest, some sun bathing and swimming; with one trip out snorkeling to enjoy the coral reefs. If you want much more, such as towns with shopping, night life etc - it isn't there.
What we remember of many of our holidays, are the people that we meet and the staff at this hotel made this simple holiday memorable
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 440-room Sol Taba Red Sea overlooks the legendary beauty of the Red Sea on Egypt's famed "Riviera," the Gulf of Aqaba. The five-star Sol Taba Red Sea is known for its spectacular views of dramatic sunsets and colorful mountainscapes as well as the beautiful Red Sea corals. Taba is one of Sinai’s treasured highlights with panoramic views of beaches and mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sonesta Beach Resort Taba Hotel Taba
- Sonesta Beach Hotel Taba
- Sonesta Taba
- Taba Sonesta