Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort

Next to Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, Red Sea and Sinai, +20, Egypt | 5 star resort
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This 5 star resort, located on Next to Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, is near St. Catherine's Monastery, La Strada Shopping Center, Ras Mohommed National Park, and Victoria Wharf.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThree Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort Marsa Alam

    Reviewed by alezg

    Good stay by the Red Sea

    Reviewed Dec 18, 2008
    by (2 reviews) ZUG , Switzerland Flag of Switzerland

    Received a nice welcome in the roomy lobby.
    Hotels has a decent beach location with a beach bar. Nice coral reef.
    There is a nice outdoor swimming pool if you want a change from the beach.
    Buffet offers great choice, quality is quite good.
    Large and simple but comfortable room, all very clean.
    Staff is helpful and cheerful. Animation/event program for who likes it.
    One down side is the isolated location, but I supposed that's to be expected when you go to Marsa Alam.
    I would go back to this hotel.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort Marsa Alam

    3 STAR but a good resort none-the-less

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    The staff were co-operative and friendly and to be frank they were the best asset of the hotel. Accomodation is a good 3 star level and the food was adequately pallatable. The range of pastry and breads at breakfast were wonderful, closely followed by some of the sweets at lunch and dinner. The location is convenient for the airport (5-10 mins) but getting a reasonably priced taxi appeared to be impossible, so its a bit of a rip-off at 30 euro return. Situated on a nice beach where the sea breaze made the heat bearable. Just walk out from the beach and you are on to the coastal coral reef. Snorkelling was fantastic. Huge variety of fish and lots of them too. Perhaps the choice of things to do will change when Port Ghalib is built. Until then , if all you want is a relaxing holiday with sun then you won't do too badly here. (at the right price)

    Un 3 stelle - ma resta un buon resort

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    Il personale era gentile e disponibile e, a dire il vero, era il punto forte dell'hotel. La camera era al livello di un buon 3 stelle e il cibo era assolutamente commestibile. Il buffet di pane e dolcetti a colazione era eccezionale, cosý come alcuni dei dessert serviti a pranzo e a cena. La posizione Ŕ comoda per l'aeroporto (5-10 minuti), ma Ŕ stato impossibile trovare un taxi che proponesse tariffe ragionevoli e devo dire che spendere 30 euro per un'andata-ritorno Ŕ stato un vero ladrocinio. L'hotel sorge lungo una bella spiaggia e la brezza marina rende sopportabile il caldo. A pochi passi dall'hotel troverete la barriera corallina costiera: lo snorkelling Ŕ stato una favola, abbiamo potuto osservare un'enorme varietÓ e abbondanza di pesci. Credo ci saranno pi¨ cose da fare una volta ultimato Port Ghalib ma, fino ad allora, se volete trascorrere una vacanza di relax al sole, vi troverete bene in questo resort e spenderete il giusto.

    Lovely hotel but not a five star!

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    When we initially booked the holiday I was actually quite worried as we were informed that the hotel was in the middle of the desert, basically in the middle of nowhere and so there was consequently not a lot to do. However if you're looking for somewhere quiet, this is the place for you.

    Let's start with the staff, all the staff were so lovely and so helpful, they could not do enough for you, however suring the day trying to relax on a sun lounger can be difficult as some staff e.g. the massage boys and the boys from the beauty shop always come round to try and mither you into going to their shop, at first it's bearable, but by the end of the two weeks it was just plain annoying! The animation staff were fantastic, always there to help always socializing with the guests, they were wonderful, the shows that they created for the evening were sometimes a little strange and not the best but you could see that the effort was there!

    The food was excellent, a little repetetive sometimes but everything was always cooked and piping hot, lovely.

    The drinks were not the best but what you have to bear in mind is that when me and my partner went to the hotel it wasn't finished, there was still another bar and nightclub that was to be built so there is room for improvement there. The cocktails were delicious although there was not a great selection available, and they were only available in the lobby bar and the pool bar, so if you spent an evening outside the restaurant watching the evening shows you could have either beer or wine, but like I said the complex wasn't finished and I think everything will come together eventually.

    The beach was lovely, although extremely quite as there were only about 150 guests staying in the hotel when we were there. I couldn't really comment much more on the beach as I spent the majority of my time by the pool!

    The pool was wonderful, always a lovely temperature and just so lovely to swim to the end of the pool and look out over the lovely beach, ever so relaxing!

    What I also liked about the hotel was the fact that there was lots of shops (well if you consider that you are in the middle of nowhere there has to be!) A great selection of shops, clothes shops, gift shops, cigarette shops (with a huge selection of cigs) a chemist and much more. Although I did get swindeled onle i ran out of aftersun so i bought some in the chemist thinking that that would be the only place to get it, and the cigarette shop next door sold the same one for half the price! So watch out for that!

    The Internet was also up and running when I went to the hotel and it's not great so just bear that in mind. Also I was informed before I went to the hotel that there was no mobile phone signal as we were in the desert well that was not true mobile phones work fine aslong as your phone will work abroad.

    All in all I really did enjoy myself and so did my partner, we knew that we were in for a quiet holiday, but there are excursions available if that is your type of thing, also there are activities such as quad biking and horse riding which also looked fun, my partner loved the quad biking! I would definetely go back to this hotel in a few years when it is finished properly!

    C'è piaciuto moltissimo - dieci e lode!

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    Il Three Corners Ŕ eccezionale per trascorrere una vacanza di massimo relax: la pulizia Ŕ impeccabile e il personale Ŕ incredibilmente gentile. Si sono davvero fatti in quattro per noi, soprattutto il personale del ristorante, anche se gli addetti alle pulizie e il team dell'animazione erano in ugual modo fantastici. Hanno trattato noi e, in particolare nostra figlia, con i guanti bianchi. Ci siamo concessi un'escursione di un giorno a Il Cairo con Memphis Tours: Ŕ stata un'esperienza strepitosa e la nostra guida era preparatissima e deliziosa.

    Attenzione solo a un particolare: soprattutto in hotel, fate attenzione ai negozi di souvenir perchÚ hanno prezzi esagerati. John, tuttavia, il proprietario dell'ultimo negozio di tabacchi, patatine, souvenir, merita una nota di lode per la sua onestÓ e disponibilitÓ. Abbiamo sempre avuto l'impressione che ci proponesse tariffe vantaggiose.

    E anche Oscar, il proprietario dell'agenzia che organizza tour sul dorso di cavalli e cammelli, era davvero delizioso! Una persona simpatica - e le sue escursioni erano divertenti e interessanti. Vedere il sole sorgere sul deserto Ŕ stata un'esperienza magnifica e all'altezza del prezzo. Ritorneremo di sicuro!!!

    Loved it - Ace!

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    The Three Corners is an excellent place to visit if you fancy a relaxing holiday. It is spotless and the staff are unbelievably friendly. They really couldn't do enough for us- especially the restaurant staff although the housekeeping and animation team were also excellent. They treated us and especially our daughter like royalty.

    On a day trip to Cairo with Memphis tours we had the experience of a lifetime and our travel guide couldn't have been more informative or lovely.

    One point only - especially at the hotel - be careful what you spend as some of the souvenir shops are over priced. John though the owner of the last shop (tobacco crisps souvenirs etc) deserves a special mention for his helpfulness and honesty. We really felt he offered us a good deal every time.

    Also Oscar the owner of horse and camels trips was a treat! He was funny and the trips were both exciting and fun. The sunset over the desert was beautiful. Worth the money.

    Definitely going back!

    Nice but definately NOT 5 star nice

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    Just got back from Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza at Marsa Alam having spent an enjoyable week there in fantastic weather.The hotel is a clean modern low rise hotel in a very quiet location some 15 mins from the airport. It is a new hotel but more akin to 3+ star possibly 4 star but definately NOT the 5 star advertised.

    Food was good with plenty of choice --all buffet style -but drinks with dinner accompanied by waiter drinks service

    The hotel is new and as such the gardens are still being completed so the general feel is one of "it will be nice when it's finished"

    The hotel was only 25% occupied during our stay so any problems with rooms etc. were soon sorted out .

    Rooms are neat and tidy and ours was cleaned to a high standard every day. Again not 5 star rooms - no shampoo, body lotion, soap tablets etc., only toiletries were two wall mounted soap dispensers..

    There is a small fridge in each room but it is not stocked apart from the two complimentary water bottles that have to be refilled for the duration of your holiday from the various water chillers in the restaurant and bars. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms

    Plenty of sun beds around the pool and on the beach but can't say this will be the case when hotel is full The pathways to the beach are paved through the gardens but end before the beach so people with walking difficulties may struggle for beach access

    The beach is a mixture of course sand, shells and pebbles and was sifted by staff everyday to improve the texture.

    There is a pleasant beach bar which has limited stock of drinks unfortunately no food was available but plans are in place to serve day time snacks from mid October onwards. The bar kitchens were being made ready during our stay but this facility is desperately needed as lunch could only be taken in the main restaurant during our stay ---no beach wear etc.

    There is a house reef with plenty of fish but this can only be reached by walking over dead coral at low tide ( swim shoes needed) or swimming some 200 metres at high tide (not recommended as red flag conditions seem to prevail) The jetty mentioned in the brouchures has NOT been constructed which lets the hotel down badly (November start date --but don't hold your breath) .

    An excellent dive school on site which I used everyday -- nearby dive sites reached by mini bus morning and afternoon or full day two dive packages by boat. Full equipment hire and scuba courses available for those who want to learn but don't have their own equipment. Dive sites OK with some interesting canyons and healthy corals--but be quick this will soon become another Hurgarda/Sharm and become over dived

    The hotel staff were excellent - my only complaint was the constant "pestering" sorry "encouragement " from the animation team to join in the "fun" ---Guys when will you understand I'm on holiday to relax in the sun and dive the reefs -not to do water aerobics, volley ball, table tennis and a host of other activities designed, I think, for our European neighbours

    Do not believe the brouchures about nearby shopping and entertainment around the marina !---The whole area is under construction and it is nowhere near finished -- nothing is within easy walking distance. There is nothing around the hotel which ,in one respect, adds to it's peaceful atmosphere.

    Sorry this review is so long but the brouchures paint a different picture --there's will be true some day --but not today. If you want a nice peaceful holiday in a secluded location this is not a bad hotel to try --but be quick

    Stretching the imagination

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    Having just returned from a week at the Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Hotel we feel the need to inform others of our findings. This will be a very nice place to come in 5 years time but as yet the hotel is not finished and there is absolutely nothing around it . Marsa Alam itself is 65kms away. A rich Saudia Arabian has had the idea of building a lot of properties about 1mile away and making a port for use of the many boats that take divers to the reefs etc. The locals told us he wants to bring people from the "city" of Marsa Alam and will be building hotels,shops,restaurants etc and a hospital and the necessary facilities for the locals. This is still in the early stages of development. The hotel itself was very nice but not completed and the so called animation team were exceptionally poor,so dont go expecting any shows! The food was good,and the rooms and the whole of the hotel was spotlessly clean. It is not,and will not be a place suitable for disabled or people with walking difficulties, as the hotel is situated quite high up from the beach, and at present not a proper walkway. The staff were very friendly,and polite. The pool was very good and had a good range of depths, also a jacuzzi and kids pool. There was only one restaurant available at the moment as others had not been completely built. Dont expect to be able to walk out at night anywhere as we were told it was dangerous,and there is only one road finished and that is the main road to the airport. Given time for completion this may be a very nice area of egypt to visit, but for us it was too cut off from any form of civilisation,and we like it quiet! You want to go to the desert then this is the place!! Thomsons do this hotel at the moment and also Med Hotels,so there should be a lot of English people visiting in the future but at present we were very much in the minority as we were told it is a European hotel chain.

    Not yet finished but very nice!!

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    This was our 3rd time to Egypt and second time in Marsa Alam. Although this hotel is not as great, in my opinion as the Laymaya (where we stayed last year) it is still very good.

    The hotel is very clean and beautifully presented as you would expect from a 5 star in Egypt.

    Food is very good and there is lots of variety to choose from. Breakfast included pancakes, omelets, cereals, fruit, salad and lots of bread. (However, no toaster which was something that my fiancÚ noticed).

    Lunch, lots of salad, freshly cooked chicken, steak, already prepared sandwiches, French fries and the rest.

    Dinner was always different to lunch, they would have either turkey, fish or beef that they would carve for you there and then. Plus the huge variety of salads again and Chinese chicken or Indian chicken. Plus they had some plain food, small roast potatoes and chicken nuggets, things that a fussy eater would like. We were eating in the restaurant 3 times a day for a full week and we always found something lovely to eat.

    Deserts where fantastic, biscuits, ice cream, lots of different cakes and mousses, really good. Poor food can really destroy a holidays, especially if you are all inclusive in the middle of no where, however, I was very impressed with the food.

    The staff and animation team where great, so polite and friendly. The animation team in particular brought a lot of laughter to our holidays, very very funny. You have the option (as you do at most hotels) of taking part in things like water polo, aqua gym and stretching etc.

    Drinks and cocktails were ok, although a little hit and miss at the lobby bar, (you would ask for the same drink on two different days and it would be a completely different cocktail, I think the lady was having a few teething problems) but the pool bar drinks were good. Only locally produced alcohol is included in the all inclusive menu but this was fine and is usual where ever you go.

    Ok, why I haven't given this hotel 5 out of 5? Well, 3 reasons, one very small, petty thing and two quite big reasons.

    No Iron - I couldn't believe it, last year at the Laymaya if I needed an iron I would phone reception and I would have one in 10 mins. Just kind of expected the same at this hotel but they didn't have any that you could borrow not even at a charge.

    No Jetty - we were horrified as the website showed that the complex had a jetty. We love snorkeling (hence why we go to Egypt) however if you want to snorkel off the beach you have to walk for 10 mins, (carrying your fins) over firstly lots of dead coral and then lots of live coral before you get to the too big lagoons where there are plenty of fish to see. We felt awful walking on the live coral but there was not other choice.

    I spoke to the general manager about this and he assures me that the jetty will be put up in November.

    Finally, on the website it says that the hotel neighbors Port Ghalib where there are shops and restaurants. Well yes it does, however, you couldn't walk to it (and there is no public transport) and the port is not even finished yet. None of the shops and galleries are open, they are still building it. So this is very misleading.

    We did the Hamata trip and the glass bottom boat trip. Both were fantastic, great snorkeling and lovely staff on the boats. The Hamata trip was a two hour bus ride down the coast, however, it was worth it. The pure white sand on the uninhabited island was great!

    Lovely Hotel, would definitely recommend!

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    What a lovely hotel,deserves its 5 star rating! Although it hadn't properly been finished when we stayed it was still very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We were the first English families to stay here as most of the other guests were German, Russian or Italian.

    We weren't that bothered about this although we did have an argument with a very rude and arrogant German couple. But it was in the last few days of holiday so it didn't spoil it too much.

    The food was plentiful and very tasty with alot of choice on offer, the kids didn't go hungry. The friendly head chef always made a point of saying good morning/afternoon/evening to us and we also gave him the recipe to make Yorkshire Puddings! Cocktails are also included in the all inclusive, just make sure you try the Pina Coladas! The reception staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough for you.

    The rooms are spacious and very clean, we had two bottles of water delivered to our room each day which were kept cool in the mini bar. The air conditioning was a god send as it was 45-50 degrees somedays! Also the maids made us some lovely decorations with the towels one day we had a flower and he also made us a crocodile.

    The pool area was very clean and the pool itself was clean. Don't pack any towels as these are provided free. The only downside here was that they hadn't got any parasols yet so there was hardly any shade. We did ask when and if they were to get any and were told that they were on there way, but hadn't arrived the day we left. So instead we used to go down to the beach, its about a 5 min walk. There are parasols and wind breakers here and we also found it cooler and more peaceful than the pool. The beach is in a bay, and there are alot of rocks and washed up coral so take beach shoes but once you get over this the coral reef is amazing, its well worth buying a snorkel.

    Yes, there is alot of building work going on in Marsa Alam but it didn't bother us as we only ventured out of the hotel once. This was for a trip in a glass bottomed boat, ideal if you can't swim. We saw turtles, a conga eel and loads of pretty fish.

    There isn't a lot of places to go shopping, not like Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh. There was a few shops opening in the hotel when we were there and I think they were opening more.

    The entertainment was very low key, at night they had a few oriental shows like belly dancing and traditional egyptian dancing and sometimes they put a quiz on or got the board games out! Other nights they had beach parties and cocktail parties. For the kids they did have The Trixies Club but our kids are too old for those sort of clubs now. During the day the animation team done water polo, water aerobics and you could play table tennis.

    The massages were ok, although we did have a problem with one of the masseurs. The health club isn't opening till next year so the massages are done in a hut near the pool by men, which we didn't have a problem with until they touched one us inappropriately! But this matter was quickly dealt with by the management.

    I would certainly recommend this hotel, I'm in the travel business myself and will be recommending this hotel to other people.

    Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort

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    si tratta di una struttura con future buone potenzialiÓ ma allo stato attuale si tratta di un vero e proprio cantiere aperto.

    il complesso non Ŕ ancora ultimato (mancano i ristoranti e i servizi sulla spiaggia) e vi sono all'opera (giorno e notte) numerosi operai e giardinieri (ll verde al momento Ŕ inesistente).

    L'accesso al mare Ŕ attualmente molto difficoltoso - ma il mare Ŕ splendido.

    Attualmente manca del tutto ogni tipo di servizio.

    Non Ŕ inoltre semplicissimo uscire dalla struttura e fare escursioni.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort Marsa Alam

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