Three Corners Palmyra Resort
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The reason I love Sharm el-Sheikh so much is it's a holiday mecca! The place - a gorgeous sea view beach setting - has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Yes it's nice to see the locals and culture on holidays, but here you don't experience the down sides of this. From clubbing to quading in the desert, diving to fine food, this place has everything for an enjoyable ...
... shark. In other news, while chatting with a fellow diver who's a radiologist, I asked her what's the oddest thing she's seen inside the human body. In one case, a man stuffed a USB wire (just the wire, not the insulation) up his penis to his bladder. In another, a woman stuffed a CD into her vagina. The CD apparently broke (human body 1, CD 0). The radiology department in this hospital keeps a file documenting these interesting cases. I bet it would make an amazing coffee table ...
... between them. Shortly after this the Rwandan civil war between the Hutus and the Tutsis began and Professor Mann had to escape. At one stage he had to hide behind a bush for a week with only chewed vegetation for nutrition. Eventually he met two American journalists who took him by car to
the airport. On the way they survived a burst of fire, close range, from an AK47 which injured all three of them. All this was before lunch which we had in the Britannia Restaurant. Jo then ...
... is a good thing or not??
Anyway we decided to go for a few more drinks and a couple of games of pool after dinner which was quite cool. But unfortunately it wasn't Gary's night, he was off form and I didn't have enough fire power to carry the team. We came away with a few wins in the end so it was all good.
Time to pack our bags and hit the pillow as we want to get away earlyish tomorrow and head to Cairo.
... panel, inlaid and gilded with pictures of Christ, the Virgin Mary, St. Katherine and St. John the Baptist. These particular iconostasis were gifts to the monastery from the Russian Orthodox church. Behind these iconostasis are the high altar with its marble slab and the prized Mosaic of the Transfiguration, dating back to the 6th century. Two marble sarcophagi, gifts from Peter ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Three Corners Palmyra Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
"A lovely time we had"
Having read the reviews about this hotel we were a bit concerned but found them totally unfounded and had a lovely time.
We booked it on a last minute deal through teletext so was very cheap.
Rooms were very spacious and clean,
Staff extremely helpful.
Food was good, hot and plenty of it.
Location was a bit out of the way but didnt bother us.
Pool a bit cold but then it was february but we all still had a dip!!
we had a great time and have booked to go back to the same hotel in October!!
Never Going Back
If you're not fussy about having a variety of good food and are not interested in leaving the resort then this is the hotel for you.
If you are, then I would advise to change hotels. I had read some previous bad reviews, but as there weren't many we decided to give it a chance. Unluckily for us, going at Easter we were unable to move hotel once we were there due to everywhere being fully booked.
The main issue was the location of the hotel, basically stuck out on a limb surrounded by construction sites. The 'beach' isn't really a beach, a small strip of sand and then rock pools, not at all suitable for children. Getting in the sea is impossible without Scuba Shoes, but even with them it's very scary. Lots of people had bad injuries from the coral.
We ended up spending a lot of money going back and forth to Naama Bay for the food, beach and entertainment, day and evening.
The hotel was clean and the staff were reasonably friendly... but sleazy and slightly over bearing at times, which becomes increasingly annoying if you want to relax on holiday.
On the whole, no frills, no luxury, very basic - NOT 4 STAR. Well not like any other 4 star I've stayed in before.
Never in my life time
Certainly not a four it would push a three, the food was not to the standard of a four star and the choice for kids was terrible. The room we had was a good size, and the staff were very friendly especially if you tipped them. The pool was freezing. Over all we had a good stay if you are looking to be entertained this will not happen so take a deck of cards or o good book with you.
Not a 4 star hotel
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at The Three Corners Palmyra Hotel. This is definately not a 4 star hotel. It would be lucky to scrape a 3 star rating.
The food was awful, it was barely warm some nights, breakfast was bearable, we had omlettes every morning and toast. They served a hot dog dish every lunchtime with cold chips, there were also sandwiches. As the day went on the food got worse. In the end we went to Naama Bay to eat as we couldn't stand it any longer.
The rooms are shabby, the beds are so hard it was like sleeping on a block of concrete. We asked at reception for two more pillows and were told that they had none as the hotel was full. However after giving the cleaner £2 he brought us our extra pillows.
The staff are lovely though, Michael in the gift shop was great and so was Mohammed and Alex from the gym.
We will definately return to Sharm but never to this hotel.
As other reviews have said we also found the pool freezing cold. The childrens pool is heated.
Cheap and cheerful
After viewing some of the reports about this hotel I would like to correct some of the half truths that have been written.
We stayed at this hotel over Christmas and New year 2005/6.
Although the hotel is not 4 star we had a good time.
If you have booked or are about to book this hotel you will be looking for some reassurances.
The Hotel is on the take off flight path around 2/3 miles away from the airport, you will get noise between 3 and 5 daily its not a problem.
Water was free when we were there.
Food is average but wholesome,breakfasts were great,
you will not starve, we put on weight.
The twice weekly chargeable special meals are great, well worth the money,eaten in the oriental corner.This area is also great to go into at night.
You will be bothered by flies around the pool,take some strong repellent.
The pool is freezing,but once you are in its great.
The staff are fantastic, get to know them,we tipped the waiters and staff at the BEGINNING of the day around a pound a day,you dont have to, but watch them go for you.
The hygiene is very high but most people get the runs,its a problem all over Eygpt for us delicate westeners, it soon goes.
The location of the hotel is in an area under construction, it does not bother you, once inside the grounds you could be anywhere.
To sum up the Hotel is cheap and cheerful if the sun is shining it will be great. if you are looking for 5 star luxury try another Hotel, along with the price tag of course.
Just arrived home from this hotel today, we stayed for a week from 23rd January 2006 - Myself, my wife and our 3 year old son.
We have done many All Inclusive deals, including Sharm El Sheikh and this was by far the worst ever.
What kind of All Inclusive hotel asks you to PAY for bottled water? The FREE beer and wine is all well and good (I know - both me nd my wife a drinkers!) but you cannot be expected to use alcohol as a TOTAL substitute for drinking water.
This hotel advertises itself as a hotel ideal for the kids and yet the so called kids menu is very poor - our 3 year old wouldnt touch anything but the chips and bread all week - dinner and evening meal. Also, ice cream is only free between 4pm and 5pm for the 1 hour only - the rest of the day you have to PAY for it.
Breakfast ? Went for it once and stayed in bed for the remaining 6 days as not worth getting up for. Scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, salad - thats basically it.
Dinner and Evening meal - Acceptable but wouldnt go beyond that. The same every night and not great.
The kids club are not interested unless they are aged over 4 years. I suppose thats fair enough but they could have told us this when we booked as a family taking a 3 year old and they told us the kids club took kids on from 3.
When sun bathing watch out that the planes dont scrape the end of your nose as they pass over the top of you to land at the airport virtually across the road from the hotel!
Lastly, you will get fed up of being pestered by hotel staff asking you to pay for and attend "special dinners" such as "steak nights" at a cost of £20 GBP each. Surely this is what we paid for in advance and should get for free?
Could harp on forever - feel free to make your own mind up.
In a nutshell - We stayed in the same area last year at the Cleopatrah which is rated at 2 stars. We wanted to take a step up in quality this year (three corners palmyra is rated between 3 and 4 stars depending who you book through - their reception area boldly displays a 4 star crest) - however the 2 star Clepatrah was better BY FAR. This hotel is no more than 2 stars so bear this in mind.
Just got back from the Three corners resort prymira..
Hotel was very clean and staff very helpful and friendly..
Pool was freezing so unless you like ice baths dont consider going in!
Food to a good standard and plenty of choice..
It is under a flight path so be prepared for some noisy planes but its only a few times a day...
overall a good clean hotel with good staff and good standard of food a good base for seeing Egypt..
P.S. dont take the coach to the pyramids as it is an 8 hour drive each way on very bumpy roads ....
Well !!good for money value
I have been in Three corners palmyra from 18th to 25th of december 2005 with my family...two children 7 and 3.
I paied a good bargin
To till you all bout this hotel I sum it up in the fllowing:
1.The all inclusive option... food and drinks the whole day.. very handy for the kids( tea, ice cream every day..beer.. wine ..etc..)
2. Staff are very freindly especially animation team, and kids club team...namely Anga.
3.rooms area capacious.
Bad points :
1. far beach... still free shuttle evrey hour ( 5 minutes drive) but beach not good for kids...marvelous chorals near the mariene but high waves there and not for begginers
2. middle standared food...except one or two days
3.swimming pool not heated in winter time
4.massage people arround hte pool will nagg you in the first days for having a massage or so but if u till them off they stop
Positive things happened with me:
* I have been allocated a large fmily room on arrival, i saw it and i found it a bit far from the reception area and resturants, having two kids i asked for it to be changed, the staff were very friendly and changed it at once.
* I attended the christmas night there and they gave us a very nice party and marvellous show they prepared a kids show and our own and others' enjoyed it very much
I RECOMMEND IT IN MODERATE PRICE....(300-350£ PP ) NOT MORE
Def not 4*
The hotel is located right under the fligh path of the main airport, so you can get a very close up view of the under carriage of the planes as they fly overhead while you're relaxing by the pool.
We were 'upgraded' to a honeymoon suite, however the usual plumbing problems you might expect ruined what could have been a great 'treat'. The reception were slow to send staff to resolve the matter unless you went to them instead of phoning.
The biggest problem was the awful, nasty food, which when you're staying AI is something they've got to sort. A complete lack of variety - no word of a lie the same thing each breakfast, lunch or dinner. Only twice during our 2 weeks was the food hot and even when freshly cooked food was brought from the kitchen it was cold.
Staff were friendly enough, drinks were free (wine included during our second week as long as we wore plastic braclets - which NO WORD OF A LIE were hospital identity tages!!!)
Pool was large and generally there was enough loungers.
Best thing was Mohammed the Dive Instructer at Extra Divers, based at the hotel. Excellent instructor and guide - filled you with confidence and did an informative briefing before each dive and really looked after us. No hesitations in recommending him to anyone diving in Red Sea.
All in all would go back to Sharm but not to this hotel. We didn't expect the world though as had paid less than £960 for the fortnight for the two of us, so didn't have high expectations - we wern't disappointed.