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... the Mediterranean. At the moment we are about 100 miles from Suez and the canal itself is another 100 miles long making us about 200 miles short of the Mediterranean. As this is being written Egypt is visible from the balcony. Last night we had seen both the film and the show was not until 10 pm so we decided to watch a video in our room. The video was a BBC production ‘Civilisation’ by Kenneth Clark. We both fell asleep. Nick woke at 1130 to find the batteries on ...
Only a 4 1/2 hour flight, arrive earlier than normal so a couple of hours sunlight left. Interesting journey via taxi to the hotel, which included having to get out of it as we got grounded on a sleeping policeman! Hotel is very spread out, nice gardens. First rooms not to good but the girls manage secure new ...
... All we want them to do is keep us alive.
Anyway, we now have 8 cans of Coke, and none of our American comrades want any. Apparently they're all Coke Zero devotees. We continue on our drive until we come around the bend in the highway and lo and behold! The Red Sea!
Despite its name, the Red Sea is actually an incredible, deep aqua color. It is breathtakingly beautiful, and the area really should be filled with resorts. There are plenty of ...
... Why so soon?? Jets had been nailed by some sort of jelly fish and he had stings all over him - so glad I didn't go in.
After a shower and some cream Jets was fine and we all met at the hotels a la carte restaurant for the final supper. It was nice to be served but the service was not even that good and the food wasn't anywhere near as good as the buffet. Apparently we had missed out on "Russian Night" not sure ...
... and allows us to look around for a limited time. There’s so much to see from the entrance door, dating back to the 12th century, to the decorated marble floors with their inlaid geometric patterns to the 18th century wooden ceiling with gold stars on a green background.
Lamps and candelabra hang everywhere, especially in front of the iconostasis, a ...
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We booked to stay at the Three Corners as a last minute thing...didnt even plan on going to egypt...but we absolutely loved it...so much so that we have already booked to go back to the same resort in september!!!
Spotless and really impressive, really comfortable and nicely decorated. the crazy room guy El Sayd goes out of his way to help you, and when we got back to our room each night he has made the towels into the shape of hearts and swans and put petals all over the beds!
Fantastic! where else can you go that you can have burger, chips, mash, lasagne, spag bol, veg, fish and bread roll all on one plate!! the food is all so nice that you end up getting a bit of everything, hence the interesting combo mentioned above!! the cakes are amazing! the waiters couldnt do enough for you and are really polite, nice bunch.
the animation team were always happy and enthusiastic - depsite the long, long days they seemed to work. listen out for 'Everybody in ten minooots its time for water....POLO!!!!!!!!!'
the singers seem to have been slated. but we thought it was funny as anything, despite initially thinking it was kareoke!!! watch out for the older man singers version of the ricky martin classic 'living la vida loca.....'
the reps were great and met us at the airport and got us all on the right transfer busses! and the hotel based reps were great at informing us about local knowledge, tipping etc...
we chose the jeep safari excursion - which was excellent. the swimming with dolphins is totally booked up but its worth a try.
'faces' to look out for...the crazy room guy! the towel guy! the 2 italian entertainment boys! the loony waiter who said he wanted to kill us - i dont think he knew what he was saying, clearly someones told him it means how do you do or something like that!!!
overall, we had a wicked week, and cant wait to go back in three weeks...21 sleeps to go! and we'll probably go next year too.
First A.I holiday
We chose this hotel as our first A.I holiday and we found it to be a really nice relaxed holiday during the day. Brilliant pool,nice people,very clean area,nice meals. Then come the evening, what a transformation. One of the bar staff(Maradonna Lookalike) went out of his way to basically spoil peoples nights with his really stinking attitude and slamming drinks down on the counter.He practically refused to serve drinks to kids.The first week we were there we got half full pints of beer and you seemed to be running to the bar all the time.They refused to refill Krafts of wine so if like us you had 6 to 7 people drinking wine the krafts were emptying quickly.Come the second week they took the pint glasses away and also the krafts.The First choice Rep was inundated with complaints about the staff and their attitude. We had the worst pop idol failures as our entertaiment on the evening.We had the same songs practically every night and it was getting a bit tedios.
About the good bits. The animation team were excellent, very friendly and went out of their way to make you welcome.The cleaner for our room was one of the highlights of our holiday with his designs of snakes and crocodiles made out of towels.
Great week in sharm....
just got back had a wonderful stay staff great room great very very clean ,food fantastic came back fatter.alinclusive drinks not brill,the wine is poor gives you a bad tum. i would go again anyone going enjoy....take euros not pounds
Myself and my husband have just got back from Kiroseiz and had a wonderful holiday! The hotel was lovely and very clean. The staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough to help you. We had never gone All Inclusive before but found that it was great - we hardly spent any cash in the hotel (except for in their gift shops!). you had to pay extra for ice cream and freshly squeezed fruit juice if u wanted them - but that was because the ingredients to make them are so scarce in Egypt.
The food was lovely and they often had live cooking stations where you could have an omlette, crepe or stir fry for example made completely to your personal taste. Their selection of cakes and pastries was quite spectacular and tasted it as well!
The trips offered there through our travel company were fantastic and offered great value for money. We went for a day trip on a boat snorkelling at Ras mohammed, the National Park. You can't go to Sharm El Sheikh and not snorkel- it's breath taking!
We would definitley stay there again and bearing in mind this hotel is less than a year old it runs really well. Would definitley recommend it!!!
Good Points and Bad Points
My partner and I have recently come back from staying at the Kiroseiz-Three Corners Resort. We came back one week ago. On the plane over from the UK we were given cards to fill out so when you got to Sharm el Sheikh this will have to be shown (with your passports) to get your visa which will cost about £15 per person. We landed at the airport and was told that it was a military airport so bags will go through x-ray machines quite often and this applies to if you go on any trips also. Tipping is very much a way of life in Eygpt and apperantly they all tip each other and tourists are expected to do the same. Your Reps are not allowed into the airport but you will have an eygiptian company (who are called Travco) that work alongside the english companies and the company that you will be travelling with, their Rep will be outside the airport waiting for you with their coaches to take you to your accommodation.
On arriving at the Three Corners Resort we were asked to leave our luggage outside which will be looked after. We were taken into a large room and explained about the Checking-In procedure. We had top fill out some forms and then hand over our passports to the Check-in/Reception people (which they kept hold of until the following morning where you have to pick them up from Reception-wasn't very keen on doing that). We were given wristbands to wear and towel cards (that you can use to get towels for when lounging by the pool) and the number of our room and the entry card to it. This also activiates the power for your room. We then had to return to our luggage which was still were we left it but had a tag on it which you have to write your room number and the bellboy brings up your luggage. (It would of been easier to take our bags with us as we found our room quite quickly but had to wait for the bellboy to give us our luggage) The rooms were clean and the cleaners came round everyday to make the room up which we were very happy with.
By the time we organised ourslves we wanted to find out were we could eat. There are a few Restaurants in which to eat in. We were quite confused on our first night as we wasn't sure what we had to pay for and what we didn't as Half-board customers stay at the resort aswell as All-Inclusive. There local draught beer and fruit juices and certain non and alcoholic cocktails are A/I but any branded name drinks have to be paid for due to inport taxes etc. We did get a list of the restaurants and bars which noted which things are A/I and which are not but we didn't get this until about 2 days later (we should of got this on checking in).
The hotel is mainted to a high standard and is in lovely surroundings.
Food-Not very hot at the best of times as these foods are kept in large food warmers and people kept opening the lids to require the food that they needed which I felt contributed to the food getting colder quicker.
Evening Entertainment-A disco in the Roman Theatre and the Animation Team put on an hour long scetches with a different theme each night but felt that some of them were to a poor standard.
Or otherwise while chatting away to new friends there are a duet that sing most nights but felt tht was a bit boring as you don't particularly want to hear the same thing most nights.
Beach-The hotel has their own private beach whcih was nice and you get to have a chance at snorkiling and seeing the amazing Coral Reefs and Marine life. Very salty water so try not to swallow to much as leaves an unpleasent after taste. There is a Shuttle Bus that runs on the hour from the hotel to the beach and some times during the day also stops at Naama Bay (on the way to the beach) where you can do some local shopping where you can try out your barterring skills as sometimes you will be able to lower the price. The shuttle bus returns back to the hotel picking people up from the beach at half past each hour.
Healthwise-Take the usual with you e.g Anti-sickness tablets, Travel Sickness Tablets, Immodeium (for the upset tummies and Ickey number 2's) and Headache Tablets and anything else you think you will need.
Their water is very different to ours but make sure that if you drink the water that it is bottled (washing in their water and brushing your teeth in it is fine). You get one complimentry bottle of water in your room and can get it re-filled free of charge from the bars and resturants (they use purified Water that they have in tanks) but you can purchase eztra bottles.
We recommend the Cairo trip (this included a vist to the Pyramids and Spynix, a Cathedral and The Antiquites Museum where you can see Tutum Kamuns death mask and treasures which are amazing seen as they are 3300 years old, also visited a Papyrus Shop which uses the same technics as the ancient egyptians used-you get to buy items there also). Our guide Tarik was an excellent guide with 18 years expereince and lots of knowledge. Throughly reccommend this trip as you can't visit Eygpt and not see the last remaining anceint wonder of the world.
Other Points-Some shopekeepers are very eager to sell you their items and we felt quite pressured by them sometimes as they try and sell you stuff that you might particularly not want-be firm and say 'no'.
Overall-A good holiday and obviously you will have your own views on this hotel and the surroundings when you visit.
Enjoy your holiday and hope that you will have lots of happy memories.
Fantastic Venue the Food was Great
I have just come back from Sharm El Sheik and stayed at the 3 three corners - kiroseiz - The food was great I had no problems what so ever. The weather was hot and the British were doing the typical drinking beer in the sun and becoming ill from it and blaming the food. My partner asked for a tour of the kitchens and he is a catering consultant and found the kitchens to be 5 star.
The staff were very friendly, however the thomson rep just couldn't be bothered.
Please take care in the sun as it is very unforgiving on the bits you miss with the sun cream, I usually take a factor 8 but I wore factor 20 all holiday.
Would go back again.
the week we spent at this hotel was very good. neither of us had any
complaints about the food or the hotel service.
In general the egyptian pound is very weak in this resort, so hard cash such as the euro or the american dollar is much more favourable.
everyone who visits egypt ends up with the trots, so it is not just in this hotel that people suffer, just make sure you take some medication with you.
the private beach is immaculate, and is much better for snorkelling than any where else in the resort.
only one word of warning, avoid the evening of classical music down on the beach, it can be a painful experience.
on the whole a loveley holiday, no major hiccups, just take plenty of sun cream and enjoy.
p.s. the only rip off we encountered was at the hotel in manchester that we stayed in the night before our flight. when booking chip in with an extra few quid and go upmarket if you are doing a stay and park, it will be woth it in the long run.
Good hotel - awful food!
We have just returned from Sharm having had a great holiday. The three corners hotel boasts excellent accommodation and grounds. The complex has 2 swimming pools (one of which has 3 whirlpools which were out of action!) and a great beach resort. (You get to the beach via shuttle bus which takes about 20 mins. There is a restaurant and bar at the beach which are okay, and the beach is very, very small so get there early if you want a space!) The food however is awful. There are about 8 hot (they should be hot but are actually very cold!) choices including rice, vegetables, potatoes (which are always undercooked) and 2 different meat and 1 fish dish. The salads are mostly made up of pickled vegetables and the leftover veg from the night/lunch before. There are hidden costs to the all inclusive, ie; you have to pay £1.50 for freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast, you pay for ice creams, there are only 2 alcoholic cocktails available for all inclusive (even though they have a menu with several others listed at roughly £3 each!). REMEMBER to check the form they give you telling you what is all inclusive and what isn't!! The waiters are all very helpful as are the reception staff. There is a company in the hotel foyer called sharmania. We booked an excursion (£40) but could not go as I spent the day in bed with sickness and diarrhoea. However, they did not refund the money for this trip - we just had to lose it! So be aware if you book trips that you could lose your money as the stomach ache just hits you thick and fast and without warning!!! The rooms themselves are excellent. There is a fridge and safety deposit box in the room which you don't have to pay for like in other resorts. Satellite TV has about 6 or 7 english speaking channels including 2 movie channels and BBC world news.
Overall, the accommodation is excellent, but if they don't get the 'all inclusive' sorted and if the food doesn't improve, I can't see many people wanting to return to this particular hotel. Whilst we were there, every person we spoke to had suffered at least 1-3 days with diarrhoea and sickness so remember your remedies!! Oh, by the way, when you check out, they won't accept egyptian pounds - you have to pay in either euro, stirling or dollars! So if you want an ice cream - don't put it on your account - pay for it cash when you have it with egyptian pounds!
The weather was hot when we were there - getting up to 40 degrees daily. But there is a breeze so beware you don't burn. If you are going in August and taking children - take plenty of sun block as it was extremely hot in May!
Good hotel, great holiday.
Visited the Kiroseiz Three Corners Resort on 28th April for 2 weeks.
Firstly I would like to say that there was very little information in the form of personal reviews on this hotel before we went, so, I hope this will be of help to any future travellers.
The most obvious thing that strikes you is how spotlessly clean this hotel is, if only other hotels were as beautifully maintained.
All the staff were great with the exception of the reception staff, who gave the impression that they were a little bit too important to be bothered by their guests.
The check in procedure was poor at best. They crammed you in a big room and it was a free-for-all to get your accommodation sorted.
Our first 4 nights were a disaster sleep wise as a local disco struck up at 11.00pm and went on until 4.00am, you just couldn't sleep, the base flowed through the room like the walls were made of tissue paper. We complained to the useless reception but, all they could say was it was a local festival that they could not stop it, so basically tough luck dear guest. It did stop though after 4 sleepless nights and was never heard again.
The food was rather limited in choice in the main buffet restaurant. It was rarely hot, in fact most of the time it was stone cold. The salad and cakes were rather good though, although I don't eat salad on holiday as you don't know what water it's been washed in. The LIVE cooking station was incredibly boring. At breakfast the chef made omelettes and fried eggs, very imaginative indeed! At lunch and dinner it was virtually always pasta with a freshly made sauce of your choice. Your choice of wine, soft drinks or water were all served to you at your table as part of the A/I. (I would like to have seen someone checking and maintaining the correct temperatures of the food warmers).
The main pool was fantastic, a surface level design with an island in the centre which had a waterfall feature. The pool was very cold when we went, which was strange as the weather was very hot 32C +. The sun beds were great, complete with really comfortable mattresses that were much more restful than the hotel beds to sleep on!
The entertainment was very poor. They had a duo on in the evening that played outside the restaurant, they were in fact very good but, you don't want to listen to them EVERY night. The animation team does a show every night in the theater just OUTSIDE the front of the hotel, I can't comment on this as we never went.
Now to the really bad part:
About 50% of the guests were ill at any one time; you know the mushy bum syndrome! I myself suffered for 7 days. You couldn't pin it down to any one thing. It just seems to be the norm in Egypt apparently, you just have to have an endless supply of Imodium and get on with your holiday.
Drinks from the bar were not very imaginative, cocktails were very limited in choice so it really was the local beer(Sakara)which was rather good or shorts with a mixer. The A/I bar finishes at midnight after which if you've not had enough you have to pay.
A word of warning:
In the on-site disco drinks are not A/I and the a la carte restaurants and cafe bar are also not part of the A/I package. So people just didn't go to these venues (well, they wouldn't would they!). If they made the hotel completely A/I these amenities could be all part of the deal, which would give you more choice in the eating and drinking dept.
The snorkeling off the hotels beach (which is a good 20 minutes shuttle bus ride away) is reported to be great but, I got stung as soon as I dropped off the hotels pontoon and never re-entered the Red Sea again. The sea was infested with jelly fish, people said they didn't sting, something had a good go at me though so I wasn't prepared to chance it again and returned to the safety of the hotel pool. The beach is man made and is stoney, not really the picturesque carabbean style that we have become used to.
Make sure you visit Naama Bay at night and if you're English go to the Camel Bar where the food is totally English and brilliant, the chips are to die for after A/I buffet grub. You can even smoke the old Shi Sha pipes there and drink ice cold Sakara (from the half litre bottle) while waiting for your gorgeous meal to arrive.
Also take your life in your hands and go in a blue and white taxi on the return journey if you don't laugh at the way they drive you've no sense of humour!
You will need a visa if you want to go on a trip outside Sharm El Sheikh, (outside includes boat trips and snorkeling trips at sea).
I have been very critical in this report. I feel it's no use to anyone to say the hotel was good or lovely. People want the bad points pointing out and this is what I have tried to do.
In conclusion: we had a great holiday partly due to the friends we made there. The hotel is fine honestly. They still have not quite got the hang of A/I as they have in the Carabbean but, I'm sure they will get there eventually.
Please don't let my report put you off staying at the Three Corners as it represents excellent value for money when bought from First Choice 6 weeks before departure and I would recommend it to anybody who wants guaranteed sun and no rain whatsoever.
Have fun out there, you will definitely get a tan, guaranteed.
I've read a few bad reviews about the Kiroseiz hotel so i just wanted to set the record straight. The hotel cleanliness was second to none, the bar service was great and so was the pool area and spacious rooms. We were a bit aprehensive the first night as we wasn't sure how the all inclusive worked as not everything is actually all inclusive, but we found we didnt need to spend a penny in the hotel as we were happy with the all inclusive food and drink. The waiters are very friendly and can't do enough to help you.
The taxi drivers will try to rip you off but if your firm with them you will be o.k. always agree a price before you get in the taxi, no more than around 20-30 Egyptian pounds to Naama Bay.
The hotel have their own beach with an all inclusive restaurant and bar, the sand isn't the best but the snorkelling was magnificent.
I would go back to Sharm El Sheikh and even the same hotel, for the price we paid we couldn't have wished for better, a real bargain!!!!