Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort
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We woke up very early (2am) so we could catch our ferry boat to Jordan by 6am. We found our driver waiting for us out at the street and left Sharm around 3am. I had every intention to sleep for the next few hours while we made our way North to (what I thought would be) Nuweiba but I was mistaken. I wasn't too worried about getting into a vehicle …
... our clothes.
With that we were off. Mamdoh told us how the boat really doesn’t have a departure time but they depart after a certain number of people are on board. We went to the harbour and we stood in a line for immigration while Mamdoh kept walking in and out. Meanwhile in another counter we noticed the immigration officer asking a Muslim man to open his wife’s veil to prove that she is the person on the passport he provided. He was getting angry ...
... towering over 600 feet in height. The dramatic entrance to the “Lost City of Petra” is a striking long narrow gorge that winds through towering rock. It is known as the “rose-red city”. The canyon boasts prehistoric carvings and the remnants of a monumental arch. We learned that there are two ways to get into the city-on two feet or four feet by horse to the entrance of the Siq, the long, ...
... remains of wall carvings and some unusual rock formations. One rock formation looks like a fish as you come up to it, but when you walk on past and look back it looks like an elephant. Just when you think the ravine will go on forever, you turn a corner and there is Al-Khazeneh (‘The Treasury’) in front of you. Even after fifty people have told you what is going to happen it is still kind of exciting. I ...
Lazed around the hotel until 1pm when we left to get the taxi for the ten minute ride to the train station. . Today's lessons learned: Don't get into a taxi if there is already a passenger, don't get into a taxi if the driver just keeps saying ok even he is agreeing to the price.
Not all taxi drivers speak or understand English. Had quite a saga between the driver, other passenger and eventually a random restaurant ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort
First class hotel and grounds. Room very clean, spacious and well equipped. Food absolutely appalling. I was terribly sick for 48 hours towards the end of my week at the Marriott. The buffet in the main dining room which was more like a canteen was of a shocking standard and certainly not 5*. Do pay extra to eat in the Italian Restaurant where the food was far superior. Many of my fellow guests were also poorly. No hot water in our room for over 24 hours due to a burst water main although the hotel did send up 4 bottles of mineral water. Very peaceful, nothing to do at night but great for pure relaxation.
We went to the Marriot in taba, on the 11th of November and stayed for a week. It was a lovely hotel. Let me warn you that the airport in taba, is a bit of tarmac and a convey belt. That is it. We had a 5 hour wait on the way home, so take food and entertainment. The hotel rooms are spotless and lovely and clean, as are the hotel gardens. I am a diver but be ware as waterworld(the dive school) will make you do an induction dive if you haven't dived in the last 6 months, even if you are a Padi diver. Cost $45. Cost for each dive is $60, and from what i could see, they didn't really take you anywhere that you couldn't snorkel from beach. Take a snorkel or do some snorkelling because it is the BEST ever. Go down to the hyatt Hotel (just next door but one) and snorkel off the jetty there. Really nice reef.
This was the best holiday I have ever had! My fiance and I went with Peltours in July 03. It is such a beautiful place, amazing deserted beach, beautiful swimming pools, excellent service. It was thoroughly enjoyable. We went for a week and really felt we hadn't enough time in the hotel as we went to Cairo overnight (fantastic, if you do it take the option of a dinner cruise on the Nile!) and also to Petra in Jordan (breathtaking).
We have just got back from a weeks trip with Peltours to the Marriott at Taba heights Egypt. This is the worse holiday we have ever been on!!!!!
I went here 2years ago and had the best time ,the hotel was lovely,with spacious rooms and very friendly helpful staff,choice of 3 restaraunts and a swim uo bar private beach and huge lagoon stlyle pool.I really enjoyed this holiday it was totally relaxing and trips were also arranged to see Pyramids ect,I have spoken with people who have also been more recent to different hotels and in all honesty the Marriott and the Soffitel are getting the best comments,I would love to go back early next year but with the recent troubles not so sure.
We went half board for 2 weeks and got the bargain price of £670 each ,unfortunatley now its got so popular you are looking more at £450 a week and they are not really offering 2week deals unless you contact the Pelltours website direct.
Hello i have just got back this morning, i am not happy to be back in good old england and pretty soon my holiday will be a fading memory so have decided to share my holiday experience with you.
I dont know how anybody can give this place negative feedback. I spent a week there in June and found it totally flawless. Very clean, good service and the price was fantastic. Possibly the only drawback was the single supplement.
Have just returned from the Marriott at Taba Heights and had the most wonderful time. I would tend to agree with another reviewer that it is perhaps slightly less than 5 star, but do not have anything major to complain about. In terms of hotels dealing with mass tourism the marroitt does it very well.
Researched the resort TABA HEIGHTS and the hotel on the web before we booked. Both had rave reviews. So we were somewhat disappointed when we got there. It WAS GOOD, but not as fantastic as the other reviewers suggested.
I have just returned from the Marriott in Taba Heights and would say that the destination reached my expectations in terms of what I wanted, sun, relaxation and early nights!!