More about Kiroseiz Three Corners Resort
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Stayed at the Kiroseiz from Jan 2006 - what can i say ? The hotel was excellent,extremely clean and very safe.Myself my Husband and 2 children ages 12 &6 thoroughly enjoyed this holiday. Lots going on -kids club open from 10-5 daily ,heated pool and only a 5 minute shuttle bus ride from the nearest centre (Naama Bay). We were a bit wary about the food (one child vegetarian and the other only eats chicken nuggets)but we managed to eat every night .The staff are superb and they work really long hours but they are always smiling.The animation team work really hard - always something on the go!!! try to avoid the white knuckle rides in Naama Bay (they're called taxis)and use your free shuttle bus or walk. There are a lot of armed police but these are tourist police and are there for your safety.We would definately recommend this holiday to people of all ages as there is something for everyone.
Kiroseiz - 24/11-01/12/05 - had a great time!
Just returned - had a great time! 24/11-01/12/05
My wife and I thought it was fantastic, and will be returning next year.
Temp was late 20c early 30s, did not see a cloud in the sky.
first room was on second level and we had a baby and pram, went straight back to reception and even though they were a bit surly ended up with a good ground floor room. So tip is if you are not happy with the room, take your luggage back to reception and complain. If second room not all that, go back again. I am sure hotels try to fob UK people with poor rooms..
Hotel was I would say 70% UK, rest Russian, Italian, Spanish etc. This was good as have been to hotels where all foreign, and this can get boring.
Flies - few around, bit annoying but I guess is due to heat etc....
Airport was manic - both ways...
As all inclusive, did have some guests who were only interested in drinking lots.Quite a few tattooed scots about (do not mean to offend, just being honest).
Bedouin night - not very good - 3 out of 10. Whirling Dirvish was excellent though!
Naama Bay - bit dirty, but lots of bars, shopping malls etc. Barter everything - go for 50-70% of intial price. They will hassle you and rip you off if they can, my wife and I just ignored them - pretend you do not hear/understand them. I know this sounds harsh, but they will try to get you in a taxi or a shop. This is not Naama Bay - it is an Egypt thing... We had a lovely lebanese meal. Alcohol is expensive, expect to pay £2.50+ for a bottled beer. I was told one place charged £4.50 for a pint, makes the all inclusive option even better. Service charge is normally included in the bill as is a local tax.
Did not go to the beach - some people said not all that....
Flew Monarch, not bad. Booking paid extra for inflight meal, is worth it in my opinion.
Hotel very very clean, did not see a cockroach or anything. Also no cats at the hotel. Rooms cleaned every day and towels replaced. Spotless.
Lots of ramps, so wheelchair/pram access very good.
Food pretty good, hot and cold buffet. Cooking stations that do different food everyday, kebabs, hot dogs, meat balls etc. Only reason may be "lukewarm" is other guests not shutting the heaters. Could go back as many times as you like......
Waiters - very friendly including bar staff, no complaints at all! Do not understand some of the previous posts complaining about service. Do not be afraid to speak out when they are near to get an order in...
Pool - bottom pool is heated. Best place for children/swimming, others are freezing. Unfortunatly towel brigade out on loungers in full force, so get your towels down by 08:30 - if you cannot beat them join them. You get two beach towels a day from the "Towel Centre", not all brand new but condition reasonable. Never ran out of loungers, and pool staff always willing to help out with getting more from another pool if one you preffered had none available.
Restaurant - in the evening go into the left side, same food as the right side. For some reason people do not seem to use it as much. Therefore food is hotter on the left. When you arrive you will understand what I mean.
Babies - you will need to get Nestle bottled water as lowest in sodium, hotel does not provide this. We got our bottles in Naama Bay - six for 15 egyptian - circa £1.20. You have one bottle of water on arrival in your room, and then use large dispensers like an office has to save on recycling costs etc. Sometimes had to wait for new ones, but not that bad when you get into the swing of things. We had a few bottles so filled them up, and left in mini bar in room so never ran out. Mini bar is empty, think extra if you want it stocked. Our room also had a safe where you put in your own 3 digit code which was good.
Chez Pascal - Belgium onsite restaurant. You get a 30 egyptian pound discount per person, wife and I had starters and steaks (fillet) worked out 180 eyptian after discount - £9 each - was very very nice. As all inclusive drinks not charged for. Recommend as a treat.
**Exchange rate** UK £1= circa 7 egyptian. In Egypt exchange rate £1= circa 11 egyptian!
Upset stomachs? None of us and I am prone to it. I have been to Egypt before - Nile Cruise and Hurghada (do not recommend Hurghada) and had Pharoahs Revenge... was worried.. absolutely no problems at all. If felt a bit of a tingle, took some immodium straight away. You may feel ill if you over do the Sun bathing rather than the food.
Airport - carton of cigarettes $15 (US dollars but they do take any currency). I do not smoke but got some for friends.
So overall, had a fantastic time and will be going back. It is more of a chill out hotel with some light entertainment, if you want to go clubbing etc might be an ok base. Is more couples/families.
Hope the above is of use as I used tripadvisor for making my hotel choice.
Like I said, do not understand some of the negative reviews. Remember, it is not 5* but some of the reviews for them not that good. For the money, absolute bargain and good weather guaranteed.
Cannot wait to return and we wished had booked for two weeks.
Sorry for any bad spelling/grammer!
Please check other reviews, as this is my wife and my opinion. If we did not like, we would say.
Don't be offended.
When you're out, you'll find the locals outside the hotels are a different breed completely. They can be pushy and say things like how many camels for your girl etc. Don't get offended, just take with a pinch of salt, and make a joke out of it. Some can get a bit too pushy when wanting a sale. Simply just say no thanks and keep walking. If anyone asks you where you're from, just say and move on. If they say they want to shake your hand and speak to you, just say no thanks, pleased to meet you, and walk on. At first you feel rude, but realise that if you stop, the only scenario ends up with you being hassled to buy something, or offered to go into thier shop. Some people are scared to go into a shop, don't worry, they won't mug you, and will offer you tea. If you accept then they will tell you about their history, hoping to lead to a sale. I decline the tea and if you don't buy then it's easier to get away. After a while you can get acustomed to the way of life, and the locals pick up on this and are better towards you. It becomes quite fun and you learn to enjoy the banter. My other favourite thing about Sharm has to be the weather-HOT. I went in may and in the daytime was between 39-46 all week, and at night between 28-36 all week. The fondest thing i will remember will be Ahmed, a waiter at the three corners Kiroseiz hotel. He was an amazing bloke, who made our stay so pleasant. He was one of many, but he deserves a special mention as he was the best, kindest person i've ever met. Working 7 days a week for 4 weeks solid, then having 10 days or so off, only earning 350 Egyptian pounds (£35.00) a month, relying heavily on tips, he always had a smile on his face, and would take time to talk to us and give us advice of where to go and what to see. The locals in the hotels are the best people you'll ever meet and this guy a true diamond. We chipped togehter and gave him about £45 quid on his last day of work, and he nearly fell over with shock.
Fantastic food choice and quality
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 1 week all inclusive and we would recommend it to anyone. We had been to Sharm the year before in a different hotel but Three Corners was far superior. The standard and choice of food was excellent and the staff could not do enough for you. The grounds were spotless and the pool areas were hosed down every night as were the sunloungers (which were the comfiest we have ever had with soft mattresses). There was always someone in attendance to help you whatever time of day or night. All in all it is one of the best hotels we have been to and would go back again without hesitation.
My two friends and I spent New Year at the Three Corners, and had an absolutely fantastic time. It was extremely clean, the staff were fabulous, and the food great. Beauty treatments were brilliant and cheap in comparison to British prices.
The only down side for us was the All Inclusive. Food was fine - plentiful and fresh with good choices.. However, the drinks (ie wines, spirits and beers) were all Egyptian, and were extremely sub-standard. We could not acquire a taste for the wine - which could only be described as paint stripper!! Spirits were no better, but we did sometimes partake of a cocktail - with lots of mixers to disguise the taste of the spirits. You had to pay extra for fresh orange juice - which I felt was a bit much. We were also stung at the New Year Gala Celebration Dinner - where we paid £70 for a bottle of wine (which would cost £7.00 in UK).
However, eating out in Namma Bay was extremely cheap, so we did eat out quite often in the evening. Abu El Sid (above the Hard Rock Cafe) was out of this world - best food ever, and we even got real drinks!!!
Sharm el Sheikh is spotless, people really friendly, beaches are clean and beautiful, and I would go back in a heart-beat - only this time Bed and Breakfast, so that I can enjoy eating out in different places. Sun shone the whole time - high 70's, low 80's for the week 29 Dec - 5 Jan.
We took a trip up Mount Sinai at night to watch the sun rise on 1st January - which was awesome!!!
Excellent facilities for people with children - but the whole complex catered for all age groups.
Will definitely be returning to this area - hopefully during the Easter break.
Great Holiday a good mix
Stayed from 6 - 13 Nov 05 with First Choose Travel.
Where else can you stay for this sort of money in 5* (well 4* really) and get guaranteed weather in November.
Transfer was a bit annoying as the hotel is quite close (15 mins) to the airport but the route taken was so long winded it took 1 hr 15 mins. And coming back the driver was lost and spent most of the time on his mobile trying to find hotels, VERY POOR - First Choice.
We stayed in a 'Select Club' Room not sure why we didn't pre book anything special and I was fine, included a fridge and Safe without having to pay extras.
The staff was helpful, one even paid our bus fare ( E£1 about 10p each) when we meet him on the local bus getting back to the hotel.
A list of what is and isn't included with All-inclusive is given at reception so you know.
Food was fine, enjoyable and quite varied with different food on live cook stations each night.
We took a 2 day bus trip (turned out to be a mini bus so was cramped for a 7hr drive each way) to Cairo and this was fantastic, saw the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx, Over night in the Hilton by the Pyramids, Old Coptic Cairo and the main market. Cost us GB £ 313.18 for two according to my MasterCard bill. Other operators are cheaper if you want to shop about. Excellent knowledgeable guide.
Also did a quad ride out to a Bedouin camp and a camel ride there to see the sun set – quads were in very poor condition (no brakes I crashed in to the one in front of me!) camels better condition, trip but was a bit boring, and my partner regretted eating the supplied food for the next 5 days!
Beaches, there are two owned by resort, ST Georges bay for a sandy shallow child safe place and the other Coral beach with snorkelling of the end of the jetty in to about 20 metres of water – fantastic if you want to see the fish and corals without the hassle of all that diving equipment.
With travel around the world so easy now and resorts in so many rich and poor places I think some people expect things to be the same as England and complain if they can’t get the same beer as there in local or a beach the same as Brighton for the Kids.
Experiencing local life is surly one of the adventures of travel to poorer countries though Sharm is a new Town purely built to accommodate Westerners visiting the Red Sea, soyou will need to travel further to see real Egypt – Try Cairo
Have no fear
I have no idea how anybody can moan about this lovely hotel.
The facilities are great, the food is great(if a little fancy sometimes), the staff are excellent---in fact this is a great place to spend your hols.
The entertainment is admittedly poor but we went for a decent hotel and sea/sunshine--no dissappointments at all---highly recommended
The place was lovely all they do is clean !!!! the food was of a great display and always something different ( im very picky) if your not up for the tasting test then they always do sandwiches and chips !!!
All inclusive was good the gym and health spa you have to pay extra and this is way overpriced !!!
We were there for new year and they spared nothing it was amazing and all included in our all inclusive and the decoration around the hotel was lovely to see !!!
The staff are so helpful and kind and a little tip goes along way they will look after you all the time then !!
The entertainment is limited but they really try hard !!!
namma bay 5 mins down the road for 2 pound the beach is lovely and the sea is out of this world i went diving for my first time and it took my breath away !!!!!
At night its a great atmosphere lots of shops and resturants and the hard rock cafe is a must do it cost 10 pound for a 3 course meal and drinks !!!!!!!
There is so much to do if you go diving go with emporior diving a british company they were amazing !!!
Swimming with dolphins altough only for half an hour well worth 50 pound but take your own photos !!!
Quad biking was great fun in the sinai desert watch the sun set and see the camels great day out must do !!!
I could go on endlessly my 2 week trip was 80 degrees of sun and fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy it xxxx
Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai, Egypt.
"What to expect from Sharm."
On arrival to Sharm you'll find that the newly extended airport is quite large and has everything you need in it. As in most parts of Egypt, the English reps aren't allowed inside the airport and meet you outside. The locals who work for the travel company will guide you through to the outside. On the way they will ask you if you want a visa which costs £10.00 sterling. You only need to buy one of these if you intend to travel outside of the Sinai peninsula. If you are going on diving trips to Ras Mohammed national park or anywhere like Dahab on a day trip you won't need one. Only if you leave the Sinai and travel to Cairo or Luxor etc. will you need to pay. The reason for this is Sinai is actually in Asia and when you go to Cairo etc. you cross into Africa. Taba all the way to Sharm are part of the Sinai. A short 10 minute coach ride from the airport and you see the different bays in the distance. On a busy road with open desert and huge mountains in the distance there's suddenly a haven of life and buildings. On the beach side of the road you go past a conference centre and well secured buildings and grounds. In the distance you can see Nabq bay and all the hotels. Carrying on further you come to the grand Sinai casino, lit up in gold lights and looking fantastic. Opposite this building is the hotel where i stayed, the Kiroseiz three corners resort 5 star. Hotels are very much spread out and not exactly high rise although they are very big. Travelling further down the road it becomes more and more built up with shops, fast food takeaways and chemists dotted along the road side. 15 minutes on foot or 3 minutes in taxi you come to the entrance to Na'ama bay. This is the thriving part of Sharm which offers endless bars, clubs, pubs, shops, markets, restaurants etc. Quiet in the day due to the seering heat, at night this place is buzzing with life, from people wanting to dance the night away 'till the early hours or people wanting to shop and eat out. For food you've got anything from local little bedouin places serving fresh fish and smoking sisha pipes with fruit falvoured tobacco to kfc and mcdonalds to tgi fridays and so on. When it comes to bars and clubs you've got anything from small, low key chilling venues to full on hard dance clubs like Pacha. Further on is old town Sharm. About 10 minutes by taxi and you find yourself in the real Sharm where the locals live and work on the huge markets. Here it's less cosmopolitan than Na'ama bay and more traditional. Expect to get hassled to go into shops and buy things here as this is the locals way and they're trying to make a living. You'll get this everywhere you go in Egypt to a certain extent, but just remember to be polite but firm and take it with a pinch of salt and you'll be fine. If you do want to look around and buy something haggle. The locals will expect this. Knock the price down at least by half to start with and just get in the haggle spirit. Some of them will only let a bit off the price as in others will eventually agree. Most of the time if you get a price in your head and the shop keeper won't give it to you for that, walk away as you'll probably find it round the next corner for less. Not just that but as you walk away most of the locals will then offer it to you for your asking price anyway. Sharm is a busy place which has plenty to do and is very cheap. The diving here is top class, some of the best in the world and attracts many pro's and amateurs to its various clubs. Perfect for a beach holiday, cultural visit, diving expedition or just a shop 'till you drop and club it up venue Sharm has it all.
"Hotels and facilities."
At the Kiroseiz three corners resort where i stayed it was gorgeous. You go up a long drive away from the busy road that leads into Na'ama bay. Once into the reception you realise how clean and immaculate the place is. Very friendly staff and reception. Getting given your all inclusive wrist band sraight away helped too as you can get into a nice cocktail or cold beer whilst they take your cases to your room. Your rooms are reasonable size with bath and shower and where we were huge balcony. The pool was huge and never overcrowded with loads of loungers always free. There was a second pool which was heated and a kids pool but we just stayed in the main pool. Restaurants were massive and had lots on offer. The main restaurant had buffett style foods, from beef ghoulash to sausages to shepards pie to nuggets and so on. There was a fresh cook bit at the end where a guy cooks up fresh pasta in front of you. You point at what you want in it and he whips it up for you. Outside in the seating area next to the main restaurant there are various foods every night. One night a bbq with chicken and chops, next night fresh grilled kebabs etc. There's also an a la carte restaurant, which in the day is a more English orientated cafe but at night becomes al a carte and is extra money on top of your all inclusive. There are plenty of bars and at night you can just sit outside the main restaurant area near the pool and the waiters will bring you your drinks over. The hotel provides an animation team for entertainment. They are good fun and do water polo, darts, ping pong, water aerobics etc. The hotel has a doctors clinic on site aswell as various shops and stools. Also with its own nightclub and cinema and football bar with giant screen. One tip is to go shopping out of your resort and watch football in Na'ama bay as everything in the hotel is overpriced and your all inclusive is not valid in the football bar. Other hotels around Sharm are endless and you'd never ever find yourself more spoilt for choice although i reccomend three corners as i've stayed in two of them now and have found the service and hotels and staff to be the best i've experienced. The food is a bit same old after 10 days but plenty of choices and varieties. The lager they serve is sakara gold which is a nice beer the equivalent of a carling in strength. The spirits they serve are cheap imitation though and don't taste great, so i stuck to the wine and lager. You have access to the private beach which you get to by a free shuttle bus and is a 10 minute drive away. When you arrive there's a short walk down hill and lots of steps. Going past the beach bar/restaurant you come to the beach which is quite small and has a jetti going straight out over the coral reef for diving and snorkelling. When you go off the end the water is very deep and you'll see some amazing sights and fish. Back on shore and near the beach bar are the beach bungalows which i believe you can upgrade to and actually stay in for your holiday. Although you'd be more cut off as the beach is quite a way out, you'd definately have a more relaxing time and would be great for people on a honeymoon or romantic break. You also have access to the other beach called sandy beach, which offers safer and sandy beaches for those not wanting to go straight into deep water and snorkel. Here you won't get as many wonderful fish to see but you'll know the water is shallow and sharp rock free.
"Things to do."
Whilst in Sharm we didn't see the pyramids in Cairo or travel to Luxor. We therefore didn't buy the visa at the airport. We did the quad biking in the desert, which was great. I do reccomend going on the quads but you'll be covered in sand and dust when you get back. The evening cost about £12.00 per adult and we were out about 2 hours. They take you into the desert and miles out in between the mountains. You stop off for tea at the bedouin tents and then set back towards the hotel. The desert at sunset is a beautiful sight and to be in such a vast and open place is breathtaking. We went to the water park too. This wasn't as good as most parks i've been in but did have some good slides in it and like any water park is good fun. You find the prices vary for entry here, it seemed to be cheaper by booking tickets through the rep in advance. Egypt is very cheap, being able to haggle most things down. For example, i went into a shop and asked the price for 3 snorkels, i was told 450 Egyptian pounds, about £45.00, i said no way i bought some cheaper last year, i'll pay 200 for the lot and after a moan and groan the bloke agreed and i got them for £20.00. We found cigarettes for 75 Egyptian (£7.50) for 200. They were marlbrough lites. For bensons the fee was 100 Egyptian (£10.00). If you wanted football there was the camel bar and various other places to go. The two best sounding clubs were funky budha for a more swarve and dress up night or Pacha for the hard dancer. In Pacha they have different events on every night of the week. Midweek was dance nation and fri's were r n b/hip hop nights. Saturdays and sundays were old skool and dance with ministry of sound. There were one off events too, and the likes of David Morales for the clubs birthday bash. The club looked wicked inside with open air dance floor and swimming pool inside, and foam party and v.i.p. area. Tickets were cheapest by going to the clubs ticket office direct. £7.00 for certain nights and £13.00 others. The locals can be very letchy towards the women, espescially blondes but let them know if they get too strong with you. Although very pushy, lots of the locals are very nice and won't be of any harm. The workers in the hotels are some of the nicest people you could ever meet. I've kept in touch with some as they really changed my views on hard work and a good personality. Before leaving i made sure that i'd tipped a few of the lads as all the time i was there, hour after hour in the baking sun, hot, busy or tired, they took time to be polite, smile and make friendly conversation to you. I love Egypt and will definately be returning, although i will make sure i take an alcohol hand rub with me as i got a bug from the money. You handle money then eat your food then get ill. So just wash your hands religiously or take a hand sanitiser and you'll be fine. When i go back i'll be going in april or october though as it was too hot. I'm someone who love the heat but at 45 degrees in the day and 33 at night you just can't cool down. Ras Mohammed national park is a haven for snorkelers and divers, seeing rays, turtles and the most varied and colourful species of fish and marine life you could ever wish to see. There are tons of other excursions and nights out you can book through the rep or the little boothes around Na'ama bay, from submarine rides to camel riding to boat trips and water sports etc. Try having a bedouin party. Bedouins are the local travellers and live in the desert. Be ready for a total culture shock that's well worth the experience. You also have the bedouin taxi's. Little banged out blue and white peugot's. Cheap and easy to pick up, just agree your fare before you get in. If you're not sure how much you should be paying just ask the other guests or workers in the hotel. Don't give large sums of money and expect change. They'll claim they haven't got change and try to keep it. Try to always have some small change for the taxis on you or be genorous and give them the tip.
Kiroseiz Three Corners Hotel
I am travelling to Sharm in September and staying at this hotel, with my husband and two children (1 and 3 years old). Has anyone stayed here and if so, any info would be good: Accommodation, all inclusive, food, tours, facilities etc.... any info would be greatly appreciated.
Could anyone also tell me how far Dahab is from Sharm?
RE: Kiroseiz Three Corners Hotel
just come back from here the other day, its one of the best hotels ive ever been to, the food is the best ive eaten and the pics on the three corners website dont do it justice at all, you'll have a great time, good for kids too, activities for all ages,
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Westley, thanks for the reply, great to hear you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We are looking forward to our holiday.
RE: Kiroseiz Three Corners Hotel
My very fussy friends stayed at the Kiroseiz last year,and they did not want to return home they said the hotel is excellent also the food is very good,they have booked the same hotel this year. Hope this helps and have a great holiday.