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The Three Corners Equinox Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #17 of 65 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Buggenhout, Belgium
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice to know :
- WiFi is wonky, excruciatingly slow and sometimes just not working. Reception gives you a login when checking in. You can request a new login when you've reached the bandwidth limit, which in my case was more than daily. Apparently there is fast WiFi if you pay extra.
- TV channels with bad reception (snow, stripes, etc)
- Personnel is friendly and helpful, but hardly speaks more than 2 words English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Polish and Dutch
- Standard rooms have 2 separate beds - if you want your partner closer at night, ask to change to a room with double bed
- Ecology is but a printed word, since clean towels are provided every day, although we hung our towels on the rail so as to make clear that we'd use them again
- The airco on the older building makes quite a noise from 7AM till 10PM.
-The pool area at the sea side can be windy and even cold in winter. Behind the main building there is a small pool with a nice view on the desert. Less wind there and the pool boys cater here too. Popular with children, so it can get noisy
-The rocky beach in front of the hotel is not used, but the beach behind the panoramic restaurant is very nice, though windy too. Get there in time if you want a sunbed. These are not very well suited for reading though.
- The Neckerman guy is to be avoided
- Every day a sales crew scouts for the new arrivals to sell massage, manicure, diving, quad rides, trips on a camel, horseriding, etc. They can be persistent.
- The 2 female Egyptian masseuses, hidden away underneath the hotel, are highly recommended. If you like a strong massage, you are in for a treat.
- Try the facial treatment too. Hair is removed with a thread which is not a pleasant experience but the soothing masks of different substances makes you forget fast.
-If you fly into Hurghada, be aware that the transfer to Marsa Alam takes between 2,5 to 4 hours depending on the type of car. Double check your online booking, because this transfer time is not mentioned on the documents or by the Neckerman representative at Hurghada or by the taxi driver. We found out the hard way: a roadsign 'Marsa Alam 234km'. Our state of mind when we finally arrived at the hotel was not particularly 'eased' by hotel staff, though Fara did her best, and by Neckerman.

All in all : a mediocre hotel in the middle of nowhere.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lier, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we where there in januari for the first time and will go back. very good service good food and perfect location. in two dives we have seen everything that was promissed. going back in september and in the winter sometime....victoria helps you with everything you want just have to ask. the restaurant manager is the best guy in egypt he wil help you also with everything.
for now the best of the three corners in marsa alam and it will get better. also the best place to do your diving and snorkeling very relaxed the zodiac comes to the beach to pick you up.
dugong, turtles and sharkes all nearby. great people in the diving center very friendly and helpfull.
book your sorkeltrips there.....
coming back.......

Room Tip: pick a room near the swimmingpool with a view over the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a rather short stay (5 nights) at the Three Corners Equinox Beach Resort and we enjoyed it very much. We had "rest", "peace of mind" and "relaxing environment" in mind and we got exactly that - and more - from our stay here. The staff really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and make sure that everything is taken care of.
The rooms are clean (as clean as they get in the desert) and taken care of on a daily basis by the friendly staff. The food is okay (we were there in the low-season so that could be the reason for a rather small variety), with some highs and some lows. The hotel grounds are clearly still under construction although the hotel itself, the garden and the pools are well taken care of.
The environment is rather dull (lots of ehm... sand). For instance the next hotel is 2k down the road. Something that looks like a more touristy place is a 15 minute drive. In the hotel there are some shops (if that's your thing), an animation team that really try (Massimo and his team) to make the best out of it and some spa-facilities (a tad overpriced if you ask me but hey, it could be worth it).
All in all I must say that it's a nice place to stay and that it pleasantly surprised me a few times with their personal attention efforts. Well done and keep it up!

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We where end of Jan 2015 for one week in a familiy room in the old building with three adults.In the different holuidayadvisors you find very hogh ratings but in reality it is not so good and the staf has a lot of work to improve a lot of imprtend details.Global it is a renovate hotel from 2001 the old Hermes hotel.It is renoveted on the egyptian way.!. The beds a very hard, the bathroom very small, the cleaningservice can much better. The outside and swimmingpools are good and there enough beds and you must get up at 6 in de morning to find a free bed.The beach was ok with a nice rif to snorkel.The towel boys could do a better job and clean the beach and helps the barkeeper with the empy glasses. The panorama restaurant is very nice and the pannecake service was execellent.Ther is a lot of to say but globel if you find a good deal and you want a quiet hotel with good food go there. No russians at our stay.There is internet but very slow and not efficent. The reception team must take more responsibilities for the guest with complans.
I wil say when I go back and I have problem I go directly to Ms Victoria the manager who is very good.

Room Tip: The rooms in block two are quietter. But older and renovated.Very week wifi.But BVN television.
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Schilde, Belgium
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at the Equinox Beach Resort for 9 nights from 22 jan 2015 till 31 jan 2015.
As we had booked a "promotion room" we were allocated a "renewed room". The location of the room on the 1st floor gave us a spledid view on the sunrise over the sea. The room had all we needed. The bathroom was small but functional. The new rooms are situated around the main building but don't give the same open view to the sea. The swimming pool and the area around it was spatious and well equiped. At the same time there was the beach and the sea where we could see the dolphins. The pool-bar offered all kind of drinks. The beach with the parasols is less attractive. It seems that this part has been hit by a storm and the rubblle has been partly removed. It gives a feeling of "still under development". The restaurant served very good meals. Every day a great variety of dishes to choose from. The staff is very very friendly and they do the best they can. The organisation of the "drinks orders" can be improved, There is no specific "drinks"-waiter so one has to wait too long before getting the ordered drink.
The beach-house offers drinks, pancakes, icecream and a splendid view. The gardens still need time to grow the trees and the flowers.
We had a great time and felt we got quality for our money.

Room Tip: the older rooms have great sea-views and are away from the activities around the main building
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bruges, Belgium
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This resort gave us a perfect vacation, great service, food and drinks with top animation team.
Great quiet location with enormous snorkeling and diving possibilities.
Top on floor management and very kind staff !!!

Room Tip: Rooms near the reception building are not that quiet due to loud airconditioning unit on roof
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Viktoria N, Manager at The Three Corners Equinox Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Dear Nicole,
Thank you for taking time to share your experience.
We will be happy to see you soon again.
Best regards,
The Three Corners Equinox Beach Resort Team
rm-equinoxbeach@threecorners.com
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Uccle, Brabant, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The people are nice, food is quite ok, nothing extraordinary but fine.
About the guy who sells excursions for Neckerman, I wouldn't advice anyone to order the excursions to him. He is available and friendly untill he has sold his stuff. Then, you get not the necessary information, a snorkeling excursion with snorkeling material not included... and we were not informed about it ... If I had to go back to Egypt, I wouldn't go to Marsa Alam again ... but we got what we paid for ... in general it was a good experience because of the personnal of the hotel who where in general very helpfull and really trying hard except the team at the panorama restaurant!!! ... there is no cash machine inside the hotel... :-( The diving school was really good ... and the house reef also.

Room Tip: ask for sea view ...
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Viktoria N, Manager at The Three Corners Equinox Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 15, 2015
Dear Sabrina, thank you for taking time to share your experience. All the team of Equinox Beach as well as all the team of Neckerman is doing all possible to satisfy our guests. I’m sure what happened to you was total misunderstanding and if we had chance to discuss it in the hotel we would solve all the issues. Please help us to improve our services and send more details on the e-mail: rm-equinoxbeach@threecorners.com.
Hope to see you again. Thank you and best regards. Viktoria
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Address: Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 65 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Three Corners Equinox Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Three Corners Equinox Beach Resort is a highly comfortable family hotel in the totally unique eco system of El Nabaa Bay. This is a natural enclave where lush green gardens frame a spread out classic architecture, which combines the laid-back atmosphere with refined elegance. ... more   less 
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