Hilton Taba Resort Hotel

, Taba, Egypt
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Hilton Taba Resort Hotel

5 star
Taba Beach - Taba - 46621 - Egypt 20-69-530140, +20-69-5301
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Chilled out at Nelson Village

from polo55
We have just returned from a fabulous chilled out week of sea and sunshine at the Hilton, Taba. My husband and I have been to the Red Sea before and stayed at Ritz Carloton in Sharm which was great but decided to try somewhere a little different. I liked the fact that Taba is so close to so many other countries and indeed when you laid on the beach you could see the welcome to Israel sign and across the water the shores of Jordan and Saudi. We upgraded to stay at the Nelson Village, there are 4 blocks of rooms on 3 floors, we stayed on the 3rd floor of block C and had terrific veiws over the garden to the sea. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with the room, it was a bit tired looking and the bathroom could do with redecorating and I might be a bit picky but don't you just hate showers over bath with shower curtains. Having said that, the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, we were provided with gowns and slippers, plenty of tea and coffeee and who wants to spend time in their room when it is so lovely outside. I can't fault the hotel and staff in any way, we were fully inclusive and took all our meals, buffet style, up at the hotel. Not everyone enjoys this sort of eating but for me it is great as you get to sample at little of everything. The menus were varied and ranged from omlettes to chicken kiev, pasta to burgers, always plenty of salad and vegetables, their bread is wonderful and the cakes and puddings were to die for. We spent our whole week on the beach, I love swimming but don't like cold water so it was nice to have the sea temperature at 22 although it felt colder than that when you stepped in your body soon adjusted and we spent many a happy hour snorkeling around the house reef. When we went to Sharm we took a day trip to go snorkeling on 3 popular reefs, I would say that the reefs in front of the hotel were every bit as good and no need to spend a couple of hours on a boat. There was never any problem getting a bed on the beach and I managed to read a couple of books which I never seem to have time to do at home. As much as we enjoyed Taba I think some would find it a bit out of the way. There really isn't very much around within walking distance however there were lots of tours on offer. Not everything about Taba was so nice, the airport is the absolute pits and my advice would be to make sure you go to the loo before you get there. Once you go through to the departure lounge and the laughingly duty free area the facilities are very basic and can you believe there is a guy outside the loo trying to sell toilet paper. My advice is to always carry tissue and preferably wet wipes, you can't always wash your hands. When my husband went to the loo he declined the offer of paper (the guy showed him a £2 coin wanting some kind of payment) and used the hand drier after washing his hands, next time he went the drier had been unplugged! Please don't let this put you off though, this was one of the best holidays I have had and if you can ignore the hands out for tips (our guide told us that he earned the equivalent of £10 a week as a teacher, so £1 for a bit of loo roll or putting your case on a bus is taking the p***) .
We are planning to go back to Taba, if only to see the boys at the Nelson Pub who were a real great bunch and made me the best plate of chips when I was feeling a bit under the weather.

not a Hilton standard

from Thefall
First of all, I booked Hilton (and Taba) only because of its location. I wanted to go on a one-day excursion to Jerusalem, and Taba was the best place - Israeli border is just 50 m from Hilton. And I knew that all the 5* hotels in Taba are maximum 4* in reality (my friends stayed at Sofitel Taba, Hyatt Taba and were disappointed) if comparing to Sharm hotels of teh same standard. But so was the price (I paid 495$ for 5 nights in SGL incl flights). The only thing I kept in mind was that Hilton hotels were never bad, 'cause it's a big hotel chain and that means some quality standards. Sadly, I was wrong.
Hilton Taba was (at the moment) the worst Hilton experience in my life (I stayed in Hilton Ramses Cairo, Hilton Jumeirah in UAE - they were fine).
The "+": 1) a good clean beach with lots of sunbeds and a great view of Aqaba and Eilat. On evenings you can see the sunset in 4 countries at one time :) (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel and Egypt)
2) size of the rooms (I stayed at Nelson Village room which is considered to be of a higher category than the rooms in Main Bulding)
3) polite and helpful staff.

The "-": 1) food. No variety at all. No meat (except chicken). Once there was some fish but it was over in 5 min. No juices - neither fresh, nor bottled, - just concentrates. Positive: there were always fruits and vegetables, pastry was fine.
2) So called "All inclusive" system gives you nothing. You have breakfast, lunch and dinner with some drinks included - that's all. Most drinks and snacks in all of the bars are extra, so you get Full Board instead of AI. More than that, this all inclusive system forces the hotel management to decrease the variety of food and drinks ('cause you're supposed to pay nothing). No tips - no service.
3) The "Nelson Village" is separated from main bulding with two roads and two security checks. You can only get to MB by the beach road (eg. if you walk from your room or from the beach). So if you live near the hotel entrance, you have to cross the road and pass the security control gate.
4) Taba is "nowhere to go". Hotels in Taba Heights (Marriott, Hyatt, Sofitel) have the common territory, so their guests are able to walk around. Here in Hilton you have border to the left and the small Tobya hotel to the right. That's all. If you arrive at Sharm-el-Sheikh airport, transfer will take up to 3,5 hours (2,5 if you take a taxi or individual transfer like I did). Hilton is the last hotel in Tsba, so you don't have lots of entertainment during your holiday.
5) Rooms are big, but the furniture is old, carpets are stained and dirty. If you speak to staff, they change everything you want, but that's definitely not 5* standard. Towels are changed daily but returned as dirty as before.
6) Hot water problems, mostly at night. Keep this in mind if you plan an early check-out (at night). Also keep in mind that so-called "picnic box" consists of a bottle of water, an apple, a pack of juice, two small cakes and a piece of cheese. That's all.

Anyway, I went to Jerusalem, so the overall trip was fine. But I'll not go back to Taba. It's not the place to chill out.

Return to the glory days?

from NYC2TLV
The hotel is located between the Eilat, Israel border and the Taba, Egypt border. Arriving to the hotel from Israel is easy just by crossing the border and you're exempt from the Israel exit tax and Egyptian entry tax if you only plan to stay at the hotel or go to the hotels casino. The walk up to the hotel is a bit distracting. I have been harrased by the Egyptian taxi drivers who wait 24 hours a day at the border in hopes of getting a good fare. The hotel is newly redone featuring a great new lobby and entrance and provides tourist facilities in Arabic, Hebrew, and English. The room I received was in much nicer condition than they were previously though the bathrooms look as though they were cheaply renovated. The staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel security has also taken a boost as no cars except a small shuttle owned by the hotel may reach the entrance. Bags are also placed through a scanner before they are loaded on to the shuttle.

Another great addition to the hotel is a computer room with three PCs and free internet connection. Sometimes it was difficult to get kids off the computers to check my E-mail but it was still better than paying the typical $15 a hour that other hotels charge.

The pool is a salt water pool, and the qualities of the hotel are the casino and price. The reasons are because casinos are illegal in Israel and the price is usually around just US $100 per night per couple, but I recently booked this hotel through the Hilton website for US $50. The hotel has great views of the Red Sea, and the four surrounding countries: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

Nelson Village: While both guests of the hotel and Nelson Village have the same facilities, rooms are different. The rooms at Nelson Village are older and do not have carpeting. Though they face the beach, all have easy access to the beach (some are on the ground level so the beach is just a few metres away), and during high season, those guests at Nelson Village can use a different reception and will have a seperate breakfast set up on the beach. The problem is that since it is open air, birds tend to be a problem at breakfast and it made me a bit uncomfortable.

If you want to take advantage of the hotels facilities, such as the pool, casino or lounges, it can be a bit of an annoying walk to do everytime from your room to the hotel especially if you are in the last block of rooms. You can always walk to the Mövenpick hotel which is probably the same distance from the last block of rooms as the hotel is.

It is Great, but ...

from SpiKiii
taba is a really boring place by the way unless u only wanna have rest...

activities to be made there are mostly outside Taba.. or Even Egypt..

u will have to pay 46 LE >> less than 10$ when comming from Israel but when staying in hilton - and only hilton - u dont pay the 46 LE entry fee in egypt nor the 76 Shekel exit fee in Israel...

about the currency its okay to use any and there's a bank inside the hilton if IF u had to convert ...

some activities will be (can be organized with Hilton)

Snorkling (Taba)

Beduin Dinner with a beduin show (Taba)

Aquarium (Eilat)- Crossing is free for hotel guests wz no
luggage.. ( u may need this for buying stuff from eilat) - Visa Required for Some

Mount Sinai (where moses got the 10 "wasaya") - Here u will have to pay the 46 LE (Egypt)

Deer Sant Cathrine - Colored Valey (a group of high colored mountains-nice view) (Egypt)

Petra (jordan)- there's exit fees (10 JDs) but not all the nationalities pay them...no need for visa i guess for most of the nationalities (Even Israeli)

about how to reach the hotel from eilat airport - either call the hilton to pick you- or take a taxi to the borders (ma'bar) and u can walk from there.. the hilton is right next to the egyptian borders..

Back to the hotel again, it was nice with good food and a nice beach.. the stuff are nice but privacy is ZERO..
Egyptian police suspect young ppl since the hotel was bombed b4 and some times they do question them and that did really bother me:S

Excellent Excellent Excellent

from **Bluey14**
My husband and I have stayed at this hotel several times and have never had a bad experience or bad thing to say about it. It is a great price especially for a Hilton. The staff are always very friendly. We always stay with the half board option. There is a very big selection for both dinner and breakfast. There is outdoor seating by the pool area while you enjoy your dinner. The hotel has several pools, one with a swim up pool bar and offers all cocktails (I would totally recommend the pina colada). There is a dive centre on the premises, the boat goes out daily (leaving at 9am). They take out divers and snorkellers and offer a great service. We have currently used them 4 times. The Hilton has its own pebble beach out the front of the hotel which is good for snorkelling and of course has alot of deck chairs and hammocks - free of charge. There is also 3 other restaurants on site and are equally as good as one another. The hotel offers belly dancer and other egyptian entertainment in the evenings and they have a disco bar that starts at 11pm till 3am.

The hotel rooms are above average hotel size, have great sized beds, safe, tv,air conditioning etc. I would suggest when you are booking to ask for a sea view room otherwise you can be left looking at the desert. I would recommend this hotel to others and stay there again myself.

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absolutely fabulous

from student-7
I went here a few years ago and the service was excellent, the staff couldnt do enough to help you, it was clean and the best holiday i have been on. It's just a shame the bombers had to cause to much destruction there.

Great hotel with a bad reputation

from Engineer111
As most travelers know, this hotel was the target of a tragic terrorist attack a couple of years ago. But, it has been completely rebuilt and looks fantastic. Also, the security, as you might expect, is very good and gives one a secure feeling.

The hotel has a fantastic setting on the edge of the Gulf of Aqaba and our room (as do most of the rooms) had a great view of the gulf and the mountains of Jordan and Saudi Arabia on the other side of the water.

The hotel interior and rooms are what one would expect in a resort Hilton. The staff is very friendly - from the front desk to the pool boys. We had a problem with the air conditioning in our room, but it was fixed within minutes.

There are two pools, one fresh water and heated and one salt water and unheated. The salt water pool has a swim up bar and is surrounded by lush landscaping. We also spent some time lounging on the beach, which is just steps from the hotel and, again, had great service.

We spent one day here after two weeks of busy touring and found it to be a great place to relax and recharge. I definitely would recommend it.

This hotel is not recommended

from Middle_East_Explorer
I would not recommend this hotel unless one was part of a prepaid, all-inclusive package tour. Although the staff is friendly, there is no concierge desk or any place where one could get questions answered about tours outside of the resort area. Also, there is no fitness center. Finally, when we were checking out, we tried to pay with four different American Express cards (including a corporate card issued by my company, which has 17,000 employees all over the world), and the hotel claimed that they could not "accept" the cards because they were not "international" Amex's. We felt that that was a deliberate attempt by the hotel to avoid accepting the Amex, in order not to pay the commission to Amex. Finally, one should know that the hotel clientele is dominated by families with children, so if one is seeking a peaceful vacation, this is not the place.

Great Diving Base

from CER
Israel, they have a desk in the crossing area and will speed your crossing and have a van pick you up to drive you the massive 300 meters to the hotel.
I stayed at this hotel twice in April. If you are coming from Eilat,
The rooms are very large. Well laid out and every room has a balcony with a view of the Red Sea. The landscape is full of trees of flowers and the scent was wonderful.

The main reason to stay here at the moment is the diving. The casino part is being rebuilt and should be open soon. There is a PADI shop at the end of the hotel complex. I dove there for 4 days and can't wait to go back.

There are places to rent snorkeling equipment and small boats but the prices are steep because there is nothing else to do. The area has lawn chairs, hammocks, ping pong and all of that sort of thing.

The restaurant has a focus every night. Asian, Mexican, Egyptian, Italian, that sort of thing. If you stay there longer than 7 days you will start to see the same meals again. The half board price is a deal because there is no place else to eat anyway. Breakfasts are great.

You can do day drips to MT Sinai, which is about 200kms away, to spend that last day after diving before you fly.

I have friends who live in Israel and they go here at least once a month. I am very jealous and can't wait to go back.

Loved the Taba Hilton

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is a great place to stay. It is beautiful and the service was great. Food is good and the Red Sea is gorgeous at all times of the day. Rooms are great

Top Local Tips for Taba

Visiting Israel Israel is close, but you will have to pay 45 euros when you leave Egypt (When you go home). Visa for sinai are free (only pay 20 euros when you're planning to visited areas outside of the sinai (Cairo)

Wonderful rest is in a beautiful place From November, 24 for Decembers, 02

Best Last Minute Getaway at a Steal of a Price Go for two weeks, and even if you cannot swim book an introductory dive and see the wonderful world below the sea in the very capable care of thedive instructor, my friend has NEVER been in the sea or a swimming pool and did this dive UNBELIEVABLE. There are very interesting places to visit Petra, Jersuselm, and of course The Pyramids.


Other names for Hilton Taba Resort Hotel

  • hilton taba hotel nelson village
  • hilton international taba
  • Address: Taba Beach - Taba - 46621 - Egypt
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