Three Corners Palmyra Resort
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Three Corners Palmyra Resort Sharm El Sheikh Reviews
disappointment Aug 15, 2010
Before choosing a hotel to spend our 2 week all inclusive holiday at, i browsed the internet for hours, going through review after review and checking the companies own hotel website for something that seemed great.
On finding the Three corners i looked at the website and realised this company had a chain of hotels all across Egypt and this resort in particular had a massive 6 swimming pools. All the reviews were good so we decided to part with our well earned cash for this hotel.
We wanted to stay outside all the hussle and bussle of Namma Bay and decided the quieter resort of Nabq bay would be perfect, we were told you could walk to some shops that were not too far away which also had bars if you choose to leave the hotel.
On arrival we checked in at the reception where i had previously emailed the receptionist asking for a particular room block, this was honoured and the bell boy showed us to our room with our luggage. We did arrive late due to a delay on our flight but the bell boy showed us one restaurant which was still serving food so we could get some.
On sampling the food this was not great, however we knew that it was late and there was probably not much choice left so we were hopeful for the morning.
The room was of a good size with one double bed in the middle, there was a fridge and a t.v in the room (not state of the art, but who goes away to watch the tele anyway?) We had a ground floor room with a floor to ceiling window/door which leaded out onto a terrace, which had chairs and a table. The room came with a good air conditioning system and the bathroom was of a good size, however the light bulb had been blown in one area and this was not replaced in the whole 2 weeks. The room needed a make over really, there was plaster coming off the walls and this was somthing you did not really expect from a 4* hotel but we figured we wouldnt be spending much time in our room anyway so we didnt let it bother us.
The next day we sampled the food properly and i can honestly say i have never had such terrible food. I have been to other third world countries and the food has always been excellent at the hotels, here however it was anything but. It seemed as they could not be bothered to provide good quality food and after the first week this really started to get us down.
The service at the hotel was not great either, i have never been to a 4* hotel before where you have to walk out the way of the waiters as they just make a bee line for you when you have a plate of food or drink, they also didnt seem to care about keeping the restaurants tidy, one night we walked in towards the beginning of the night to find 3 waiters standing around doing nothing while there was no where for us to sit as we were faced with tables that needed to be cleaned. I had to ask a waiter to clean it, he mumbled at me and then went to do it, and was making a point that he wasnt happy i had to ask him.
The hotel for an all inclusive only has 2 restaurants you are intitled to eat in, both serve the same food on the same nights and at lunch time one doesnt even open.
Apparently they do serve different food sometimes but you have to pay for that and when we have already paid we were not going to give them more money so just put up with what we had.
The hotel also followed this all inclusive system and a ultra all inclusive system which intitled guests to be able to get a drink 24 hours a day but what we could see these seemed to be the only benifits apart from getting a different coloured band to wear.
In the evening there is hardly anywhere to go. There is an air conditioned bar "morgan" which was good, it was somewhere cool you could sit and relax but it only had about 12 chairs in there so you had to get in there early to secure your place, this didnt open until 19.00. There was the lobby bar - un air conditioned and finally there was the oriental corner - shesha which seemed good as you could chill out and have a few drinks. You were only allowed to have a drink and sit here if you bought shesha....so we ended up most nights in our room early as there was no where to go.
One night we decided we would like to go and walk to the nearest place with some bars, we had been told it was not far. - it is also the whole place around the hotel is a building site. Not a good place to venture out really.
Over all although we had a good holiday, this mainly was only good because of the trips we did, it was not down to the hotel. Would i go there again No, would i recommend it? No.
I would say the only positives are the pools, you cant even walk to a beach, there is a bus at certain times, i also heard you only got soft drinks included there in your all inclusive, we never went as we could always find somewhere nice around one of the pools.
For the money we paid and the quality we got i would say it was expensive.
Part of the Egypt, Jordan and Israel 2010 travel blog
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Three Corners Palmyra Resort Overview
Three Corners Palmyra is located on the Nabq Bay in Sharm el-Sheikh. It is located in the midst of peaceful natural surroundings on the Red Sea, but it is also close to the bustling nightlife of Naama Bay. The hotel is situated nearby to the national park in the area, and it also offers guests access to many restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Three Corners Palmyra Resort is easily accessible by car, and guests can park on site at the hotel. Guests can also get to the beach on the hotel’s free shuttle system.
Three Corners Palmyra Sharm offers lovely rooms split into different sizes. Each of the rooms offers an en suite bathroom and other amenities like Internet access and a television.
This hotel features a wide variety of amenities for its guests, including 2 on-site restaurants and 5 bars. There are several small shops on site, some of which are specialized and others of which are general. Guests can also enjoy a large variety of leisure facilities, including a pool with a separate children’s area, a private beach, a health center, a salon, a massage room, billiards, tennis and volleyball courts, and water polo. The hotel also has a meeting room for business travelers and a children’s club for those traveling with youngsters.
Three Corners Palmyra Resort Amenities