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“Excellent stay, good food and very friendly staff!”

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Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba
Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Aqaba
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Hotel from the outside really looks impressive with its arabic styling and sandy colors.A nice touch of colors is given by the many flowers and perfectly maintained green grass.The swimming pools were beautiful,clean and never to crowded. The main pool changes it's color at night, providing beautiful views.We always had room enough in and out of the pool. And if 1 of the pools is not good enough for you, you can still relax on the clean beach! There is even a "dock" to allow guest to jump straight in the water, so no worries to hurt your feet on the rocky sea bottom.
On the beach you an outdoor fitness, but it's not really designed for a good workout. But it's still good enough to get some exercise.
The rooms are clean and big enough.We had a room with a terrace-view towards sea, the gazebo and one of the smaller pools.Our room was located at the road side, but the road is not that busy so no annoying noises from cars passing by.
In overall very friendly staff, always willing to help you!I sprained my ankle during the descent from the monastery in Petra, and the staff were asking me every time how i was doing.At the dinner they arranged for me to sit closer to the buffet so i didn't have to walk so far...and this is just one the examples their kindness.Maria was one the nicest waitresses we had in a while, always smiling, helpful and good/quick at her job.Cleaning ladies were always present to make sure any spills at the buffet or at tables were cleaned fast.Many times cleaning staff is underrated, but in this way i want to thank Urufa again for doing such a good job...
Only downside to the hotel (but also for the surrounding hotels like Mövenpick) is that the location is a bit desolate. Good for tranquility of course, but some would require more possibilities for entertainment at night. Not many opportunities to go out for a drink or some shopping. Aqaba city is not so far away (and reachable with hotel shuttle or taxi).But don't expect a lot of entertainment there either.
Location is perfect to visit Petra (1hr45 driving) or Wadi Rum (about an hour). The drive to the dead sea is a lot longer (depending wich highway you take), but is well worth it and still can be done in a day.
So in overall the hotel was well worth staying in! I recommend it to anyone, except people looking for roaring nightlife...

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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CarlaStanley, Guest Relation Officer at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2011

Dear Guest,
We much appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review about your recent experience at our resort and we are very happy to receive such feedback Thank you very much indeed for the positive comments. We hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back.
Best Regards,
Carla Stanley

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Reviewed 28 March 2011

A hotel with interesting architecure that blends in with the surreounding sand dunes. Lovely gardens and pools. Comfortable rooms. Even my pillow was soft enough (rarely so!!). A diversity of swimming pools. Nice beac although one has to swim from a jetty because of sea urchins.. Exremely friendly staff everywhere in the hotel. If I should wish for more perfection: a more varied menu in "Heat Wave" restaurant + quicker service from the friendly waitors on the beach. But I will come back - SOON!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Management response:Responded 28 March 2011

Dear Guest;
Thank you very much for sharing your positive review with us, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at our Resort. Your kind comments are much appreciated.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back when you are in Jordan.
With kind regards,
Alaa Awad - Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed 26 March 2011

What a great week we just spend at the Radisson Blu hotel in Tala Bay. Very very nice hotel with a high level of service in all parts of the hotel. Food was great eventhough it wasnt that cheap, but still worth the money and with like 5 places to eat the variety was great. Try even room service menu (Chicken Makkanese Style - very yummi) - they were quick to bring the food :)) Almost every evening we spend smoking shisha at the sun deck bar with the most lovely view over the hotels many swimmingpools and the Sea -

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 28 March 2011

Dear Guest;
Thank you very much for sharing your positive review with us, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at our Resort. Your kind comments are much appreciated.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back when you are in Jordan.
With kind regards,
Alaa Awad - Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed 25 March 2011

We enjoyed our first vacation with our 11 weeks old son at this hotel, and it was a pleasure from arrival to departure. Great facilities and wonderful service.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Thank IngaMD
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CarlaStanley, Guest Relation Officer at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2011

Dear Guest;

It is a pleasure reading such a positive review of our Resort and thank you very much for your compliments & taking the time to share your experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back at anytime in the future if you come to this part of the world..
With Kind Regards,
Carla Stanley

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Reviewed 25 March 2011

I want especially to mention all the filliphinos working at the hotel. They are so nice and serviceminded with good humour

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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CarlaStanley, Guest Relation Officer at Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking your time by writing your review. We appreciate your satisfaction and look forward to welcome you back at your next trip to Jordan.
With Kind regards,
Carla Stanley

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Additional Information about Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba

Address: South Beach Road, Aqaba 77110, Jordan (Formerly Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba)
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Region: Jordan > Al Aqabah Governorate > Aqaba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Aqaba
#5 Business Hotel in Aqaba
#6 Luxury Hotel in Aqaba
#6 Family Hotel in Aqaba
#7 Romantic Hotel in Aqaba
Price Range: $127 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay, Aqaba 5*
Number of rooms: 336
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the new and high luxury developed resort destination of Tala Bay, only 20 kilometres south of King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba) and 15 kilometres south of the city of Aqaba, stretching along the coast of Aqaba Gulf, Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba is the cornerstone of the most famous Bay. The hotel offers breathtaking views of the warm Red Sea and the golden mountains, with an impressive collection of alluring restaurants and bars, magnificent beachfront and modern stylish rooms as well as numerous leisure facilities. ... more   less 
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Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba Hotel Aqaba

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