Three Corners Ocean View Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Three Corners Ocean View Hotel El Gouna
Lovely hotel in beautiful setting
Just returned from a two week stay at the Ocean View and have no complaints.
The hotel is set in a wonderful location with a quiet and stylish marina on one side and the red sea on the other. The two circular pools are great and there is a sandy terrace with sunloungers overlooking the lagoon and sea. There is also a private beach opposite the hotel where there is a bar, sunloungers and hotel staff, this is reached by the hotel's own boat or a short stroll round the marina.
The rooms are spacious, well furnished and clean with TV, safe and fridge. We stayed on an all inclusive basis and found the food good and the service excellent. The animation team provide some entertainment and activities and there is a gym and spa. The staff are very friendly, respectful and efficient and well organised.
The resort and hotel are just the place for a relaxing holiday or base for diving and watersports but if you want lively nightlife and bustle this is not the place for you.
Hot, hot, hot!
El Gouna is not a fair representation of the real Eygpt. Rep described El Gouna as living in a bubble. Very true!
Staff at TCOV were friendly and very helpful particularly when we got the tummy bug everyone appeared to get at the hotel. Even the rep told us we would get it at the welcome meeting.
Sunbathing was fabulous apart from being constantly bugged by Egytians wanting us to take a camel ride, have a massage, go on a safari. Not the place to go if you are looking for peace and quiet.
Food was poor. Would suggest avoiding all inclusive and visiting nearby restaurants in the Marina for the evening meal. Cocktails very suspect and avoid the oj. Its made of powder with water. They throw in ice cubes to keep it cool but you can bet they are not made with bottled water!
Only AC available in hotel rooms and dining room. Nowhere else so there is no escape from intense heat. Even in the evening!
Hurghada airport is a nightmare!! Lots of luggage went missing on the return to the UK.
Stayed at TTC Ocean View for 2 weeks and am already wondering when we can return. The overwhelming thing about this hotel is it's stunning location. With views over the Abu Tig Marina to the left, the Red sea and lagoons ahead and to the right, you could never get tired of looking. As with many hotels, Ocean View does not look that impressive from the outside but as soon as you step inside you realise that it has a lot to offer.
We had a hassle-free check in with very friendly and efficient reception staff. The room was nice with a gorgeous view out over the lagoon and Red Sea. Facilities in the room were adequate; TV, safety deposit box (free), fridge, wardrobe, free hairdryer on request. Rooms were cleaned almost every day to a very high standard.
Bar service was good in main, lounge and pool bars. You did sometimes have to wait to be served your drinks at mealtimes though. The drinks did tend to be quite strong and I had to ask a couple of times for them to put a little more tonic with my gin!! The cocktails weren't great, in fact we thought they were awful.
Food in the buffet restaurant was not the best in our opinion. We have been to many AI hotels around the world and feel that this was the worst. One night, all my husband had on his plate was lamb and olives! We are not fussy eaters at all. However, we did find the food in the Dolce Vita and Chez Pascal a la Carte restaurants to be exceptional. Extremely tasty and good value with the 30LE per person discount. There was quite a long wait to be served but the food was obviously cooked from scratch and was worth the wait.
The pools were both well maintained. One with activities and one for chilling out. Not a huge number of sun beds but if you were down there by 9.30am there wasn't usually a problem. A pleasant little boat trip took you over to the beach. Literally takes 1 minute and you're there.
We spent most of our days diving with the hotels Blue Brothers Dive Centre. They are very professional but also intent on having a laugh every step of the way. Although the centre is used predominantly by Germans, we did not feel out of place. There are staff that speak German, English and Arabic and made sure that all the dive/boat briefings covered all languages. Our son completed his Open Water Certification and my husband and I did our Advanced, we all had a fantastic time.
The Marina festival on a Friday night is worth a look at, but beware, some of the singing is a little suspect! There are some lovely, reasonably priced restaurants around the marina and Downtown so a trip there by Tok Tok is a must (don't chicken out and take the bus/taxi).
All in all a really nice hotel ideal for a relaxing holiday. We will probably return as the location is stunning and the dive centre excellent. We will be prepared to eat out more though.
Fantastic hotel and hot hot hot.
Just back from two weeks at the Ocean View and was really impressed by the quality of the hotel services and their excellent staff.
It was a little daunting getting to El Gouna when we were confronted by the what seemed excessive security. Airport security staff all armed and confusion over the Egyptian entry visa, some were paying £8 each and others up to £13. Prior to our visit, I thought that the visa was only necessary if you went outwith the resort but try telling that to the security chappies. Several people tried to get throught the immigration without one but were promptly told to get one and start queing again!Checkpoints out of the airport every couple of miles in what seemed like barren desert manned by more security with kalashnikofs and AK47's WOW! On entry to El Gouna on one of the two entry points, another security with more gaurds and sniffer dog with more rifles than you could shake a stick at, yeah the gaurds that is. The Abu Tig marina where the hotel is situated was however, beautiful and had only one gaurd in a little sentry hut but it seems that if the people of Egypt are not working in the hotels they are security staff and we were confronted by another three security guys, two armed and a metal detector gate which we had to pass through before we got into the reception area. Alright, thats enough about the security suffice to say that they were there for the guests protection and when you chatted to them were really friendly and wanted to get to know you and learn a little of our language in return for a littleof theirs.
The hotel, wow, what can I say great, grub, great area, great facilities and the friendliest staff we've ever met. Put a couple of quid on your bed in the morning when you get out and you will be amazed by the towel sculptures done by the room service on your return. Crocodiles, babies, flowers and swans to name a few and the room was immaculate every day. Laundry service cheap, early wake up calls free, change of towels if required every day and free use of the pool towels. Pool, lounge and patio bars had quick service and always with a friendly smile. Alla in the lounge bar exceptional and spoke very good english as did most of the other restaurant and bar staff. Always very willing to take you anywhere after closing and we had a couple of guided tours of downtown in El Gouna with Alla and the jeweller from the hotel complex. I could go on for hours telling you about the place but suffice to say, if you have a friendly smile for the people who work, there then they will replay that tenfold, we even came away with a statue from one of the evening/night reception staff in thanks for taking the time to speak to him for five to ten minutes on our way upstairs at night. Thank you Mohamed!
One weird thing outwith the hotel however just outside the Captains Inn, ayoung boy maybe 6 or 7 yrs was driving his mini quad bike up and down the front of the marina past all the restaurants without any lights and pretty fast, got stopped by someone having a meal and was told to ---- somewhere else, quietness for ten or so minutes and the wee lad came back again on the quad several time getting quicker and quicker past the same guy who complained to him. On his last pass by, the guy came running down in from of the wee boy, grabbed him, ran to the marina and threw the boy into the water, the guy then went back up to the quad pulled the keys from the bike and then threw them into the marina as well. Profanities were being shouted, people were running to assist the wee lad and the guy went back to enjoy the rest of his evening in relative peace and quiet, until of course the wee lads family arrived...livid. The wee lad was pulled out crying his heart out, the place quietened down and relative calm was reached once again. Wow, can you imagine doing that at home to someones kid....I wish sometimes! The incident was not dealt with by the army, police or security gaurds, they must all have been sleeping at the time.
Windig, windig windig
Ein qualitativ hochwertiges Hotel in recht windiger Lage. Das Hotel steht unter belgischer Führung. Das El Gouna ist ein durchkonzepiertes Ressort, mitten im Nichts errichtet, erwarten Sie also nicht in Gehweite der Stadt zu wohnen. Es gibt nämlich keine Stadt, nur einen kleinen Yachthafen mit Läden und kleinen Restaurants. El Gouna ist noch nicht fertiggestellt, allerdings gibt es keinerlei Bauarbeiten in der Nähe des Hotels. Das Hotel war außerordentlich sauber und man hatte einen tollen Ausblick über das Rote Meer und auf den Abu Tig Yachthafen. Manchmal war es etwas schwierig während der Mahlzeiten ein Getränk zu bekommen, obwohl wir AI gebucht hatten.In einem Speisesaal, in dem ungefähr 100 Menschen passen, gab es nur 12 Nichtraucherplätze, die auch noch nah an der Küche lagen. Das Essen war sehr gut und es gab eine gute Auswahl - und zwar jede Nacht - also erkennt man nach einiger Zeit, dass die Auswahl dann doch nicht so groß ist. Nicht für Kinder geeignet, da Sie nicht am Strand schwimmen können und der Pool viel zu tief ist. Die Pools waren sehr sauber mit ordentlichen Sonnenliegen etc. ausgestattet. Sehr gemischtes Klientel wie z. B Belgier, Deutsche, Schweden, Holländer und Engländer. Man kann einen Ein oder Zweitagesausflug vom Hotel aus nach Kairo buchen. Die Fahrt mit dem Bus ist zwar sehr anstrengend , aber trotzdem empfehlenswert
Man hatte mir den Urlaub im Three Corners Ocean View als Überraschung zum Geburtstag geschenkt. Die Angestellten haben mir dann noch an meinem Geburtstag einen Kuchen gebacken, Blumen und eine Karte auf mein Zimmer gebracht und für mich getanzt und Happy Birthday gesungen (damals war das etwas peinlich, aber ist trotzdem eine schöne Erinnerung!). Die Putzfrau hatte die Handtücher immer zu einem Krokodil gefaltet - das müssen Sie gesehen haben. Das Essen war gut und ich bin mir sicher, dass jeder etwas gefunden hatte, was er mag. Die Angestellten waren so freundlich und hilfsbereit und konnten sich nie genug um einen bemühen. Sie haben meinen Geburtstag wirklich zu etwas Besonderem gemacht und ich würde nicht zögern, wieder dorthin zu fahren oder es weiter zu empfehlen. Gehen Sie in Moods Bar am Ende des Yachthafens, was für ein toller Ort (und der Gintonic ist wirklich gut).
Fantastic relaxing quiet holiday
got back on the 20th of may and can i say wot a fantastic hoilday. the thomas cook rep was brill. The hotel three corners was lovely the place was spotless and the staff worked really hard, the cleaners did a wonderfull job, the marine is a lovely place and there is some out of this world boats that you wouldnt see in england, i have read a review which didnt rate this holiday i strongly disagree! down town is a lovely place to go too, the bus ride is a bit bumpy but so are the speed bumps in england, the weather was hot but windy which was a blessing some days, we meet some lovely people, if you like snorkeling i advise you to go on a trip from the beach not the hotel its cheaper, if you are all inclusive you can eat out at two diffrent hotels for a small charge, if you go to the beach bar beware you have to pay for your beer alot of people complained about this, in the bar at the hotel you can only get halves, a bottle of beer on the marina it costs 2 english pounds, the beely dancing around the pool is funny they try to get up as many people to do as they can i didnt do it to busy sunbathing. If you want a quiet relaxing holiday this is the place for you.
Windy, Windy, Windy
High quality hotel in a very windy location. The hotel is owned and run by Belgians. El Gouna is a concept resort built in the middle of nowhere, so don't expect to walk into town - there is no town just a small marina with shops and decent resturants. El Gouna is unfinished but there are no building works near this hotel and nowhere to start any. The hotel was exceptionally clean. Lovely view out over the Red Sea and into the Abu Tig marina. It was sometimes difficult to get a drink at mealtimes despite being "all-inclusive". In a dining room that seats over 100 there are only 12 seats that are non-smoking and these are close to where food is served. Good quality food and lots of choice - every night - so you end up feeling as though the choice is more limted than it is. Not a good hotel for children as the beach is unsuitable and the pools are far too deep. Clean pools with well maintained sunbeds etc. Very mixed residents including Belgian, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, English (south and north!). You can take a one or two day trip to Cairo from this hotel which is a long overnight journey by coach, quite an adventure but very worthwhile.
I was taken to Three Corners Ocean View as a surprise birthday present and had a fantastic time. The staff there made my actual birthday really special by making me a birthday cake, putting flowers and a card in the room, singing happy birthday and dancing (embarassing at the time, but a great memory!) plus the 'maid' making an alligator out of towels - you had to see it. The hotel itself was basic but really clean and in a fantastic location. The food was good and I am sure everybody could find something they liked. The staff were something else, they were really helpful and friendly and could not do enough for us. They certainly helped to make my birthday really special and I would not hesitate to go back there or recommend it.
Try Moods Bar at the end of the marina, what a really great place (plus they do a really good gin and tonic).
Delightful Marina Hotel
I stayed at the Ocean View in August 2005 for a week. The hotel is located in the most beautiful spot in Gouna with both views out to the open sea, the man made lagoons and the Abu Tig Marina. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very neat and spacious and had all the basics plus a nice balcony. Although we had a half board arrangement we only took breakfast at the hotel and chose to have lunch and dinner at other restaurants around Gouna (there are some great ones on the Marina and in the downtown area). The breakfasts were nice and had a large selection but not much variety from day to day. The pool and spa in the new extension are very nice and I heard that the massages were really good. The location of this hotel and its views are what make it stand out- other than that it is a very bsaic 4 star hotel. I recommend it if you are not looking for luxury.