Hyatt Regency Taba Heights Hotel
Reviews - Hyatt Regency Taba Heights Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
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great valuefrom Church_8
We went with our six year old twins for a relaxing break. The hotel on the whole was excellent value, you are in a 5 star hotel for 3 star prices. The food was fantastic with plenty of choice even for picky eaters. The service was slow, often we had our drinks after we had finished our meal which got on our nerves by the end of the week. The staff were very friendly though and seemed to love kids. We were hoping to have a bit of a break ourselves and use the kids club but the lady who runs it was on holiday (strange in kids easter holidays), so check before you book if that's important to you. Also we were hoping the kids could have tennis lessons but he was on holiday as well! They were the only moans though, the hotel was extremely clean, fantastic rooms (our cleaner Rady was really friendly), great food, lovely grounds the complex is huge with stunning views of the mountains. We found the evenings slightly chilly so take a cardigan to be safe. Also take rubber shoes if you want to go in the sea, it is quite stoney on the waters edge. We used the pool by the lebanese restaurant most of the time (the only heated pool) and my husband had to put the towels out by 7.30 am on the sun loungers or they were all gone, so be warned!
On the whole a great relaxing break and highly recommended.
Best holiday!from yoga123
Fantastic Place for Relaxing!from RoyJnr
On arrival at the Hotel check in was simple as rooms are allocated before hand. We received a free upgrade to sea view room, which is well worth while. The room itself was incredibly clean and roomy, with a fab comfy bed! Every room has a balcony which is another plus point. One thing I will say is that you will need the map that you are given when you arrive....The place is HUGE! I think we had mastered finding our way back to the room by about day 6! But that isn't a bad thing as the layout and design of the hotel is good and the whole place is covered in trees, plants, shrubs etc!
Now moving on to food, it is Buffet style, which yes might not suit everyone but the choice was fantastic. For breakfast, you had the usual cereals, hot foods but also an egg station where you could have any style of egg that you wanted. This was probably the most stressful part of our day, which egg do you go for, scrambled, fried, poached or maybe an omelette :o) In the evening, again there was a wide choice of local dishes and more familiar foods. The pizza station where they bake fresh pizzas is well worth a go and there is a lady who sits outside baking fresh pitta like bread!
So on to the rest of the hotel. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly, as you walked along any corridor you would normally get at least 3 hellos and good mornings! The hotel has 3 main pools, a split level one, a sculptured one and a lap pool. Then there is a kids pool as well, so plenty of choice to keep everyone entertained.
Although we were told that the hotel was fully booked when we were there it never felt all the busy, there was always somewhere you could go and get away from people. Plenty of places to lounge in the sun, our favourite was down on the beach. The temperature was about 26-28 degrees when we were there, which was about perfect.
If you like snorkelling then the Hyatt is the place to stay, it definetly has the best spot along the Taba Heights stretch of beach and also there is a jetty where you can climb down the stairs at the end and straight away you have got coral and fish to look at. Went diving as well when we were there, only thing is that the spot where they have got the dive centre is less impressive than the waters at the Hyatt but still v good.
Now some people seem to moan about the local wine and yes it is not amazing but really it is not that bad, we normally had a bottle of the Obelisk red with dinner in the evening and considering i work for a wine company i was happy enough to drink it. The only minus point on the drinks side of things is that if you want to go for something a little higher up the wine list then prices do get crazy, i mean £160 for a bottle of Moet champagne! Overall drinks were not too expensive and well if you are staying in a 5* hotel you expect to pay a bit more, we did go to the Sofitel one evening for a drink but prices weren't much cheaper there. There is however a happy hour at the Sofitel from 5:30-7pm and also at the Marriot from 7pm-9pm i think.
So really if you want a place to relax and switch off then Taba Heights is perfect, no there isn't anything to do outside the hotel really but there is more than enough to keep most people looking for some relaxation happy. Kids are catered for as well with a nightly kids club. Really the most stressful part of our week was deciding where to sit during the day and what to have to eat as the choice was so great!
Top Tip! It is well worth signing up for FREE to the Hyatt Gold passport scheme on their website, which entitles you to various discounts, including one free soft drink each day, 25% off a massage (which we can both recommend highly) and other discounts too.
Overall the hotel is fantastic, it will be interesting to see how the resort develops over the next 5-10 years. For the price we paid it was a bargain as i am sure that prices will increase dramatically once the whole resort has been developed. The staff are ultra helpful and friendly, no problems with bad stomachs either and hardly any insects around. We also were given a free biscuit on departure with a little note saying hope that we had a great time, which was a nice touch!
Security is pretty tight around the area and you always feel 100% safe, they seem to take it very seriously but in a friendly and polite way.
As mentioned earlier, there really is nothing outside the hotel, so don't expect to find lots of shops and things to see unless you go on the excursions. But if you really want to relax then look no further!
One final top tip from us both....after your evening meal go and try a strawberry sheesha, a very relaxing finish to your evening :o) Enjoy!!
Great Holidayfrom matte
The pools are really nice and the lap pool and the top pool were our favourites. We especially enjoyed the organised activities such as football, water polo, beach volleyball and aqua aerobics. All were well organised and was a good way to meet some really nice people.
The only bad points on our trip was that the hotel could not provide us with a late checkout room (not even at a price) as they say the hotel was fully booked. They were slightly rude about this and were not flexible at all, so we had to check out of our room at 12pm and did not leave the hotel until 10pm. Also at the weekends the hotel was very busy and this was noticed at dinner and breakfast as there were queues but the longest we waited for a table was at the most 10 minutes.
All in all though we would reccommend this hotel, for the price it was excellant plus the weather was amazing, not a cloud in the sky all week and temps were about 32/33C.
Fantastic BUT...from A TripAdvisor Member
The snorkelling was fantastic and very accessible. People came from other hotels to reap the benefits of this hotel's location on the beach. We saw pleanty of amazing fish but don't assume you will see turtles or the like! We were sold by the possibility of swimming with tutles but neither us or anyone we spoke to saw any!
The food was the big downer! Buffet style fast food in the main dining room, that was like being in a school dining hall, not a 5* hotel, or horrendous lebanese cuisine! The Sea Breeze restaraunt is the safest but you must book or get there early and still hope that the set menu is ok! Be warned that only the set menus are on the all inclusive deal. We we're not aware, or made aware (!) of this and we ended up spending more than we anticipated! Also the drinks are stupid prices but as a captive audience there's nothing you can do. £3 for a glass of fruit juice! Imagine the price of the alcoholic beveriges!
The mini shops also charged the earth for everything, including sun cream that didn't work! We bought a factor 30 (we used all ours up; take pleanty, you'll need it!) but within an hour we were burnt to a cinder! Very painful! Even more unhappy!
We got Taba tummy too. Excrutiating, especially during a six hour coach journey to Israel but the trips were well worth going on, even though they seemed a little pricey!!. We went to the Dead Sea - excellent!
In all a very quiet, relaxing holiday. We did have a good time but we wouldn't rush back.
Loved it!from mel14
It is by far the best looking of the 3 we saw (Intercontinental was still under consturction in January 2005), although they all have the same magical strip of beach, the red sea and the magnificent mountains of Jordan and Saudi Arabia from the other side.
The Hyatt is beautifully designed, it is enormous, has lots of pools and a lagoon, and a long private beach. Although 50% full, we never had any problem finding a spot and it never got crowded. The gym is well equipped, the dining room serves great food (South African chef, we were told, which made us proud) which varies every night. It is boufet style, so one can really have a feast! The breakfast is excellent and lavish. There are 2 other restaurants for supper, but we never tried.
The rooms are spacious, airy, nicely decorated, with somewhat limited international TV channels. Every room has a balcony and a view, and ours had one of both lagoon and beach, which was magical!
The staff is most welcoming, warm and helpful.
It is very well priced, too, we found.
The only downside is getting there from the border by the one taxi company which is allowed to operate. We'd prefer the hotel to organise a professional shuttle.
We'd definitely go back. We will try for April-May or September-October rather than January as it was very windy.
Excellentfrom A TripAdvisor Member
the hotel was the cleanest i have ever stayed, every where you looked staff were constantly cleaning, the staff themselves were friendly and polite and the surroundings were breath taking.
i hotel food was amazing and breakfast was until 11am, there was somethin for everyone even fresh stone baked pizzas every night... the drinks werent cheap they were the same as england. £1 for a soft drink £ 2.50 a beer or spirit but we brought duty free at the airport on the way out really cheap.
there wasnt much outside the hotel but if you want to relax in clean, quiet, luxury surroundings then the hyatt and taba is for you. we are returning the june with other friends after our praise of the hotel.
Pure relaxationfrom LondonShooter
a fantastic place to stay and great value for money.
Being a bit apprehensive about the resort,our fears were forgotten once we arrived and awoke the next morning.
The choice of food was excellent at breakfast and dinner (buffet style)with a choice to suit everything from simple to extravagent tastes.
The real bonas to this holiday was the price half board for around £400 for the week inclusive of flight, made it a very cheap break.
The weather was perfect at this time of the year the temperature is around 30c 85f during the day with mild evenings.
If considering Taba look no further than this resort right on the beach it;s all you will need. We were so impressed we are returning in october 2005.
Relax is the wordfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I travelled from the UK with a company called Peltours..... very good company and would book with them again. When you arrive at Taba airport it's like other reviews have said. You get off the plane onto a bus for a 2 min journey to the arrivals 'lounge'. With the airport don't expect much other than a stone building that you pass through. But that said, baggage reclaim and getting onto the bus took no time at all.
We had a wonderful rep that escorted us to the Hyatt and he was very good. To make things better your rooms are already prebooked, so no waiting about to check in. You are handed a slip with your room number on. (May give a secret away, but well worth joining Hyatt Gold and ring or email the hotel prior to your arrival as i got a seaview upgrade free). When you arrive at the hotel you are greeted with a cold drink, and within minutes was handed my room key E209. As we did not arrive til past midnight, the hotel kept the restaurant open for us, which was well needed.
The hotel.... It's the largest of the 3 currently in Taba (building in progress on a 4th but that is well away from the hotel). It is set out over a large area, and set amongst lovely grounds. There are 3 pool areas plus a kiddies pool area which all look rather impressive. Two pools are heated which was needed in January. The staff very friendly, and the food... good variety and did enjoy. No bad bellies anyway!!! This hotel is for sure for those that want to get away from it all. If you want a lively resort go elsewhere. But overall the hotel was very good, room service v good. Only one moan as a wine drinker the local wine is terrible and i refused to pay the £35-£50 pound for imported wine. Good job i took a couple of boxed wines with me and stored them in the minibar so that sorted me out anyway!!! A must is to do the snorkeling from the 'pier'. What a view!!! Much better than the glass bottom boat trip.
Would recommend overnight trip to Cairo, stayed in the Conrad Hotel, now we are talking a 5* city based hotel overlooking the nile. (even had choice of 6 pillows for that good nights rest). The 5 hour trip to get there was well worth it, and pay that bit extra to see the mummies in the Egyptian museam.
So we did have a lovely hoiliday and would recommend this hotel to anyone after a quiet break. Would love to be still back there now for a little while longer. Would i go back, maybe in ten years when the resort is built up that much more... but do not let that put you off. When we left the Hyatt never before have i been met by hotel staff wishing us well on our journey and handing us a gift. It was a really well spent holiday and never have i felt so calm and unstressed. So sorry if i have gone a bit too much here, and hope you enjoy your stay as much as i did. And for the price you pay worth every penny. ENJOY!!!
s nothing else to do!from A TripAdvisor Member
The resort is really in its infancy here so we were forced to lounge around the hotel and relax. This is not really the place to come if you want a large choice of restaurants and bars - there simply aren't any yet! On the other hand to sea is very clean and even the most amateur snorkeler can enjoy the amazing sea life in the shore side coral reefs.
Top Local Tips for Taba
Don't Miss The Coral Reef If you can swim, get a snorkel and mask and go in off the jetty. If you're not a confident swimmer, choose the shorter jetty at low tide; you can stand on sand there. The coral and fish are amazing. If you can't swim, walk out along the longer jetty, you can see part of the reef and some of its wildlife in the shallow water either side of the jetty. And take a trip on the glass-bottomed boat from the Waterworld dive centre - or, if you're feeling enterprising, learn to dive there. Coral reefs are a great natural phenomenon, humans have destroyed much of the world's reefs but this one is being protected, and it would be a real shame to visit Taba without seeing it. (This is an attraction rather than a sport, at least it was for me - I spent a lot of time in the sea with my snorkel, but swam very little because I just hung around on the surface watching all the amazing fish, moray eel etc - didn't see an octopus but other hotel guests did.)
When to go March would seem to be the best month - not too hot but good sunny days
Touristy things. The Hotel complex is is isolated in the middle of the desert. All the trips are an all day affiar (Cairo is two days!!) there are better ways if you want to 'do' touristy things!
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- Address: Red Sea - Taba - 46621 - Egypt
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