Spent Two nights with family and friends early 2012, and we enjoyed very much the quiet location of the hotel, and the in-hotel fecilities. The shuttle bus to and from city centre is also a very handy service to have. Reception staff are extremely polite and very cooperative. The swiming pools are very nicly arranged, and despite the cold weather, a 30 minute swim in the northern (heated) pool was great. Internet connection is good, with nice WiFi coverage.
Breakfast buffet is fine in terms of varities, but is not what you'd expect from a 5 star hotel.
The room amenesties though, were very disappointing... Toiletries were only supplied for one person (one soap, one shampoo, one conditioner... etc.) in all the double bedroom rooms we had, no tooth brushes or cotton ear buds, only on large towel and one medium towel and two hand towels were provided instead of two of each. There were no slippers in the room, quite strange for a beach resort, and we had to struggle to make a cup of tea as the provided electric kettle had a blug that did not fit easily in the wall socket.
I found it very starnge that a 5 star hotel in the Middle East, where people pay extra attention to personal hygiene, had toilets with no bidets or at least hand-held bidet showers.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba Hotel Aqaba