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Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O.Box 10 Taba Heights | Taba Heights, Taba, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Taba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Good time had by all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We travelled to Taba on the 15th Jan and arrived at the hotel to be greeted with a drink and a free five minute "taster" massage. We were soon checked in , unfortunately our room was a rather long way from the reception etc. My sister has reduced mobility and we thought this could be a problem. We asked for a change of rooms but there was nothing suitable unless we upgraded, this we did for a reasonable charge and we had lovely room No 1301 which overlooked the pool with a sea view and near to a lift and reception . Large walk in shower, very clean, tea/coffee and water provided.

As for food , my sister and I had some doubts from previous reviews , but we were pleasantly suprised. We were only there for a week but even if you were there for two weeks you would always find something different. The range was for every taste possible from sushi to roast beef and yorkshire pud (which were better than mine). Brilliant egg man, who seemed to manage 6 pans on the go and remember what you wanted from day one. Danish pastries and croissants to die for , would have liked to have seen some of these for desserts. My one moan would be that the food wasnt always hot and I know from past reviews that this has been blamed on the burners , but I had lasagne one day fresh from the kitchen and this too was luke warm. So the food really does need to be piping hot when it leaves the kitchen.

What can I say about the staff ! Brilliant is the only word , from the waiters, restaurant staff, bar staff , pool staff who always sorted our sunbeds and towels and drinks, and no we did not tip on a daily basis to receive this treatment. Even the beauty and massage teams did not push and were always pleasant, Sorry I am hopeless on names but my thanks to you all. I am sure if the hotel was full it might not be the same, but I can only go by my experience at the time.

There is a large beach plus a salt water lagoon as well as the heated and unheated pools and also a small covered pool area for the toddlers as well as a play area on the beach.

The sea life is amazing here and it would be nice to have a jetty or a pontoon at the hotel , but a 10 min walk takes you to the other hotels that do have a jetty, or you can jump on the free taff taff which does a circuit of the hotels and uptown Taba.

Evenings are very low key which for us was fine, it gave us the opportunity to meet a new group of friends and the people staying there seemed to be generally very pleasant and chatty. Even the Russians seemed to be fairly amenable!!

All in all a good relaxing holiday, we are hopefully coming back next year for my sisters birthday so it will be her family and some of the friends we have made this year. Onesy's optional!!!

Room Tip: 1301 was close to reception and lifts
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear LeoLady,
thank you so much for the review and the time for putting so many details down. Naturally we loved to see that your vacation has been a pleasant one... Hoping to see you back next year... chef will make sure he puts the heat up!
Your InterContinental Taba Heights Resort team
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Best and luxurious hotel with fabulous natural views and overall so warm hospitality and perfect stuff ,,I went with my family and friends for 3nights with all inclusive package very nice place very good meals and drinkd I spent the three nights at intrcontinental taba heights ,,,,I will repeat this trip again isa '''ihab ibrahim

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Ihab,
thank you for your kind words! We are delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us. We would be delighted to see you back... please spread the positive word in Cairo... we are there for a great relaxing vacation!
With best wishes from the team of the InterContinental Taba Heights Resort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

What a wonderful hotel to stay in...like all the reviews I can't fault any of the hotel staff for there attention and willingness to please....10 out of 10..I had a few massages too ,wonderful . X . . If you just want to chill and relax ,visit the intercontinental, if your a shopper or a clubber,dont go cos there is nothing else there, just remoteness .The only bad thing ,which is nothing to do with the hotel in any way is the not so good airport experience ,which blighted the week..

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Andy,
great you can recommend us for our services and facilities! That is what we are here for! We have passed on your feedback on the Airport Arrival Experience. Fingers crossed...
Looking forward to your return,
your InterContinental Taba Heights team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Intercontinental for 1 week, from 15th Jan 2013. I had read many reviews on here I was not prepared for how good.

We were greeted when we arrived to cold flannels to refresh yourself and a nice cold drink while we waited to check in this didn't take long and our cases were in our rooms within 10 minutes.

Staff - amazing...all of them. Nothing was too much trouble. All were happy, smiley and always spoke to us as they passed us. Special mention to Mohammed who every morning put towels on the sunbeds we had chosen on the beach, The staff in the bay View were brilliant.

Hotel - stunning. Huge. I had emailed and chatted to the hotel on facebook to make sure we had a room by a lift this was done no problem.The room was massive, bed was huge, fresh linen every day and towels. Bath robe and slippers provided too they are on the top shelf in wardrobe Never noticed mine till the 3rd day..Bathroom was also very spacious, with hairdryer, shampoo and conditioner and shower gel and 2 flannels all provided.
Food was great for all inclusive a man every lunch and dinner was on hand to cook pasta as you wanted it, and every morning a man would cook eggs as you like them done fried, poached, scrambled omelettes all delicious. bread, pancakes, French toast.so much to eat,Dont know why people complained on trip advisor about the food. We even had roast beef The waiters where again brilliant and remembered your drinks and brought them to you when you arrived in restaurant and brought more before you had finished.
I had a massage in the spa and hubby had sauna and steam.The heated indoor pool on a cloudy day was great not a fan of the gym tho.
Previous all inclusive s I have been to involved queues at the bar and small plastic cups, not here, even on the beach the bar staff where coming round and asking if we wanted a drink and bringing them to us.

We found there was regular evening entertainment in the Court Yard. Again, always found a seat and the bar man had an amazing memory - you could give him the biggest and strangest order, and he always got it spot on! The type of entertainment ranged from the hotel animation to traditional dancing not on long and could be better.

Best of all we met some lovely people who we are going to stay in touch with. Hopefully we will all be back next year for Joyce's 80th birthday bash.
We would definitely return to this hotel, thanks to all the staff and the lovely crowd we met.
Lynn
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Lynn,
what a great detail on this positive review of yours. Surely helpful to others finding it difficult to decide. Glad you enjoyed and plan to come back. We have already discussed with our entertainment team and will continue interacting with our fans on facebook... you take the time to write, so will we!
Many happy returns... your crew at the InterContinental Taba Heights Resort.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have just got back from the InterContinental in Taba Heights. We have had a really lovely holiday. Our room (1326) had a huge balcony and a sea front view (we had paid extra for this) - both the room and the bathroom were spacious and the shower worked well, instant hot water.

I have problems eating garlic and onions and this can prove to be a challenge when we travel around the world. Mohammed (chef) went out of his way to cook a meal for me that I could eat. Special mention to Amar, Team Leader in the BayView - he was excellent, friendly, funny and helpful and kept his eyes on everything to see that tables were cleared and drink delivered. Also Mohammed (drinks waiter) - renamed Ronaldo (he looked like him!), who was really good. Plus, the 'Egg Man' , ie Mahmod, who remembered what you had the previous day and would have the eggs poaching for you. Again, funny, friendly and very fast with the eggs and omlettes.

The beach was excellent. Wide and very long and lots of sunbeds and windbreaks. We started off on the right hand side, but preferred the 'Relaxation Area', which was quieter. The Lifeguards who found sunbeds for us were both really nice and the one we talked to the most (sorry, didn't get his name) took us to the LHS and looked after us. Friendly and helpful.

The only negative were the staff at the Lagoon Bar and the Bar by the Towel area - not friendly and nowhere near as friendly as the restaurant staff.

We stayed at The Hilton, Taba 2 years ago around the same time of year and much preferred this hotel. The food at The Hilton was very repetitive and very basic and their restaurant was dark and dingy. The beach there is not as good, more crowded and smaller. Plus, there were so many Russians staying there, probably 95% and they were so rude. The InterContinental had a much better mix of nationalities: French, German, British, Eastern European. Not quite sure how the HIlton has a higher rating than the InterContinental - it definitely was not good when we went there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Jean,
here we go... got us smiling and speachless... very motivational to read your holiday review! Thank you very much and hope to see you back soon!
Your team at the InterContinental Taba Heights Resort (including Real Madrids Ronaldo)!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Loved this hotel, worried about the food as although we are not fussy eaters we cannot stand eating repetitive food or food that isn't cooked well. This place is amazing for quality and variety in the food and the egg man in the morning and the pasta man at lunch are both great! Room sizes are great and unless you are going to spend a lot of time in the room I wouldn't say you have to upgrade to the sea view as the garden view is still lovely and SO peaceful.

Overall for us the best part was the staff, they are so lovely without being imposing and will go out of their way to help without expecting a tip (although are very grateful when they get one) Doja from the animation team works so hard and always has a smile on his face and is always planning or holding a fun event of some kind!

Can't recommend it highly enough

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear LisR,
thank you for sharing a picture of the longest beach in Taba Heights... ours! :) We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and happily share this great feedback with the team in our next quality meeting!
Wishing you a great day from the InterContinental Taba Heights Resort
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I went with my partner for a break in the sun. We didn't have high expectations of the area (which was a good thing) and we were happy to stay in the resort. We were not happy with the long (over 2 hours) dusty transfer from Sharm el Sheik. The room was excellent and all the staff were friendly and helpful but there were not enough of them. Given that it was all-inclusive you have to work hard to get a drink with your meal, and if you manage to get two you should get some sort of award! Food was fine for this sort of buffet-style restaurant. Not sure that we would go to this particular hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Richard,
while we can not change the distance between us and Sharm El Sheik (there is UK flights to Taba Airport, even though limited and a lot of our regular guests prefer the increased flexibility of SSH Airport), we will certainly work on the drink delivery to match it with your food comment: "fine".
Have a great 2013! Your crew of the InterContinental Taba Heights Resort
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Address: P.O.Box 10 Taba Heights | Taba Heights, Taba, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Taba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Taba
#1 Casino Hotel in Taba
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Taba
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Taba
#5 Luxury Hotel in Taba
#5 Family Hotel in Taba
#5 Romantic Hotel in Taba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Strand Beach and Golf Resort Taba Heights 4*
Number of rooms: 503
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strand Golf Beach & Golf Resort Taba Heights is part of a premier resort community on the Red Sea coast. Surrounded by desert mountains, white sand beaches and turquoise waters, it offers a wealth of leisure options including golf, water sports, shopping and gaming. A short drive away are Pharaoh s Island, Colored Canyon and the Taba Protected Area. ... more   less 
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