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Just arrived back from St George Three corners after a weeks holiday and had a great time. Went with my boyfriend and there was plenty to do in the day. We went into Naama Bay at night, drinking and shopping.
The food at the hotel was good and you had alot of choice. We also ate out at the Hard Rock Cafe, thats was great!
The weather was very hot, the staff were friendly and helpful. I must admit the spirits did taste abit funny.
Only one thing to look out for is if you are getting a taxi anywhere, use the taxi's recommended by your hotel and book a return taxi with the driver...DO NOT USE THE BLUE AND WHITE TAXI'S...if you do use one place the money 1 note at a time into their hands otherwise they try telling you that you haven't given enough and somehow manage to swap money from up their sleeves. Very Sneeky!
Overall had a great time.
Red Sea: St Georges Three Corners Resort, Sharm El Sheikh
Date: May 19, 2006
Reviewer: Derek, Ayrshire, Scotland
Just came back from a week at the above resort (11.05.06 - 18.05.06). Fab Fab Fab. Hotel is very clean, food was great and the staff were amazing.
Let’s start with the bad news, Pharaoh’s Belly is not funny and most managed to catch it. A quick visit to the local chemist and £10 sterling lighter you have the necessary drugs, problem solved.
Now the good stuff. All-inclusive was as stated in the brochure and I always managed a meal. The local alcohol is expectable however does not taste as good as the real stuff, O'well it is free.
The rooms are clean and every day are re-cleaned to a high standard. Fresh towels and linen daily.
Bonus stuff, air con, safe (in room) and water are all included. Yes, all you have to do is refill the water from water containers around the building.
As stated in the brochure shuttle bus to the beach at no cost, however can be busy, Hotel beach was very clean and well provided for if you are all inclusive. Sister hotel also has a very well kept beach with the same facilities. Taxi required to latter at a return cost of £5 sterling.
Excursions, I recommend checking all prices prior to booking and I do advise getting out of the hotel. For example I booked the Quad biking from the rep at a cost of £35 sterling I could have paid as little as £15 sterling elsewhere. Namma bay is a place to visit at night, however be warned you will get some hassle to eat or drink in there bar/resturaunt. Blonde females be careful.
Always haggle and whatever the first price you should expect to pay about 60 percent of it. Tipping is expected however do not tip to have your luggage placed on the bus, recommend a case that you can wheel around. Most basic tips should be between 20pence up to £1, however at the end your stay favourite members of staff can be rewarded as you please.
All in all great place to go, better mention that the weather was absolutely fabulous.
Returning to Sharm El Sheikh in September 2006 for 2 weeks, cannot wait.
we`ve just got back from the St George 3 corners hotel and we have to say it is by far the best hotel we`ve stayed in. All the staff are friendly from the manager to the cleaning staff, and they can`t do enough for you.
The entertainment isn`t much but you can sit by the pool in the evening and enjoy a drink or in the lobby bar where you can also help yourself to tea and coffee if you are not a big drinker.
In a previous review someone said to avoid the camel ride excursion. Well we did it and we had 45 minutes on the camels, learned how to make bread, drank beduin tea, climbed the mountain (not steep and only takes 10 minutes) to watch the sunset, then was provided with a delicious bbq feast and finally entertained with some dancing and singing by the beduin tribe. It was a fantastic evening. It is advisable to book any excursions through your travel rep as many of the local companies will sell you something and it doesn`t turn out to be what you expect and they are not insured, so if it all gets canceled then basically you have spent money and not gone anywhere.
We took an excursion to Cairo by plane-it`s a very long day-4.30am start, and because of delays at Cairo airport we didn`t arrive back at the hotel til 11.30pm. Make sure you ask for a breakfast box at the hotel as only lunch is included in the excursion. Cairo airport gets very busy so stick together as you can`t hear your flight being called and one unlucky group missed their flight back to Hurghada.
Snorkelling and diving is fantastic-the waters are crystal clear and there is plenty to see. We took our kids with us aged 5 and 11, and they both had a fantastic time. We didn`t use the hotel beach-instead went to nearby Kissoreiz beach which is a 10 minute taxi ride away and cost 20 egyptian pounds (2 pounds).
Food at the hotel is a bit repetitive, but there is always plenty of it and if you have a sweet tooth you will be in seventh heaven as they is an abundance of cakes and pastries at every meal!!
Rooms were clean and spacious. Ours overlooked the water distillery, but we barely knew it was there as it wasn`t noisy at all.
Please make sure you take a high factor suncream as it gets very hot mid afternoon, and also mosquito repellent is vital- we all got bitten and they itch like crazy. One poor chap had both legs and both arms covered in mozzie bites!!
Well i hope this has provided you with some useful info- if you want anymore details i will gladly try to answer any queries- just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
enjoy your holiday in Sharm El Sheikh- we did and we`ll be back for more.
Loved it excellent value for $
i WILL Kepp it as simple as I can
Beach - go to the three corners Kirosiez beach rather than the one that the hotel provides a free bus servie to - it is not that nice & the fish at Kiroseiz are spectacular!
Naama Bay - this is where the nightlife is at - but expect to haggle for souveniers etc. They will try & get you to look in their shop - pretty much the same as everywhere.
Trips - Went Quad biking - was excellent - cannto say enough about this - loved it!
Food - not exactly Gary Rhodes specials but it is Egypt & the standard is pretty high for a third world County & it being the dessert and all!!!!!
STAFF -are five star absolulty fantastic - cannot do enough for you - they are a true credit to three corners!!!
Facilites in general - entertaiinment is by the larger pool - quiter pool aswel for the perfect relaxation!!!!!
SPOTLESS May I add!!!! No creepy crawlies for thr ladies!!!!
We stayed in this hotel for a week and it was great. Have nothing to complain about.
I must say the pool area, bar and restaurant are fantastic.
Staff was very polite and do everything for you. Spend much time in goldshop, very good prices at gold and diamonds, cheaper than in Nema Bay and Old Sharm.
The snorkelling was amazing, Fish are beautiful, you must try it!
Advise not to stay here
We went here in March and i must say all we were really looking for was somewhere hot for this time of year and we got that at least!
The hotel was clean, rooms lovely and big and again spotless.
Entertainment-non exsistant, no even music in the main bar until 10pm, anamation team were cack-only thing they were good at was pushing people in the pool.
Food was terrible, cold, not much there, only good thing was pasta as it got cooked iinfronf of you so was hot! Deserts absolutly appauling-bit sized bits of mouldy cake!
Alcohol- worst ever-beer watered down and served in glasses the size of shot glasses, wine-undrinkable, spirts more like petrol and cocktails vile! You cant get drunk on anything here, only thing that got us drunk was shots of Oozo!!! mmm!! not!!!
Locals- harrass you in Namba Bay, dont take no for a answer, very persistant and by the end of the week darn right annoying!!
Taxi-mad mad mad drivers, no rules on the road-be careeful whcih you chose-barter!!
Beach-Man made, no sand, have to take a long wobbly jetty out the sea as you cant walk straight in the sea because of the coral, not really worth going to the beach-i will recomend the snorkelling trip to Ras Mohammed-highlight of our trip!
Namba Bay-Good places Hard Rock Cafe-you will see alot of guests from st georges there eating as the food at the hotel is terrible! Camel Bar is nice-good roof top terrace!!
Old Towm-go on your own, dont book with rep-nothing there that you wont find in Namba Bay, The old town is desreteed and in my opintion a complete waste of time going!
Reps-if you book with Panarama the rep Dave is usless so if you want any info then go to the staff at the hotel or talk to other guests because he is absolutly USELESS!!!
Absolutely Brilliant place
Just back from a week in the St George and my girlfriend and I both thoroughly enjoyed it.
To be honest we were a bit unsure before we left cos the comments we had read prior to leaving were either really negative or really positive. I have to say that we fell into to "positive" camp!!
The hotel isnt 4 * but it is a good 3*. The rooms are very spacious, with nice big walk in showers, they are cleaned every day. They also have sat tele for those who like to keep up with the news when away. The staff working in hotel cant do enough for you from bringing your drinks to the table in the restuarant to putting your towels down on your sun lounger.
The food is good. Always a good variety for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The afternoon snacks aren't really that interesting, but you are usually too full (and warm) to bother with them.
Pools are very clean and nice to lie by in the blistering hot sun. Both pools have poolside bars which is great as you dont have to walk far for a refreshment. Also water dispenser
available so you can fill up your water bottle as often as you need to. You are given a bottle of drinking water in your room when you arrive and are asked to keep the bottle and keep filling up from water dispenser.. There are dispensers at all the hotel bars and restuarant area.
Didnt bother with the hotel entertainment in the evenings as we headed to Naama Bay on the courtesy bus. Naama Bay is busy little place in the evenings, open air bars and restuarants. Be prepared to be "hassled" by the guys standing outside trying to get you to go in, but if you are polite enough and just say "no thanks" they just leave you and tell you to have a nice holiday. They are only doing a job!!
Naama Bay has the usual commercial outlets, KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Hard Rock Cafe etc. Dont bother with them, you can do that in the UK. Try the Egyptian bars sit back and relax and do some people watching. Even try smoking a bong, they all do it. I done it and I dont even smoke and it doesnt make you "happy" if you know what I mean!
Always haggle over a taxi price, you will get a price from hotel to Naama Bay for 30 LE (EGYPTIAN POUNDS) which is £3. If you can take £, $ or Euro. They would rather have that than their own currency. If leaving from Scotland take English £'s not Scottish.
Excursions. We went snorkelling and the Camel ride into the desert. I would recommed the snorkelling as it was really good. The young lad Alex who was the snorkelling guide and takes you a swim round the coral reef was really good. The fish are fantastic and the water crystal clear. They also dish up a lovely lunch on the boat. Soft drinks are available too, but get to the drink quickly and the Russians and Germans tend to devour them and we were left with the warm bottles that hadnt been in the fridge.
I would avoid the camel ride. Its a bit of a rip off and isnt what is described to you when they guys sells it to you. You dont go through the desert, you dont get Beduin tea (they give you a warm can of coke that they try to charge £2 for) and you dont see the sun set!!
Try the quad biking in the desert that looked fantastic.
The private beach owned by the hotel was a bit of a dissapointment. The sand is very stoney and the water isnt that nice. I done a bit of snorkelling there and to be honest there were a few bottles (plastic) and paper floating about. The backdrop to the beach is pretty unsightly too. There is a lot of rubbish lying around which needs to be cleaned up. We stayed for an hour then got the bus back.
There are nice public beaches in Naama Bay or Reef Beach which you can get a sunbed and shade for the whole day for £3. Thats what we did when we wanted a change from the pool.
One final thing, when you arrive at Sharm airport be prepared for utter chaos.
Great Hotel & Food
Just have got back from St George, the hotel was spotless and the rooms were huge, all the staff in the hotel could not do enough. We liked it so much we have booked again for September. The only thing I would say is use the other hotels beach as in is better for snokeling.
bril lovely great....
the hotel is lovely. great for young families and even couples. a bit out of the way but get a taxi. breakfast is fab. lunch and dinner are fine. what do you eat at home??? you are in a foreign country so things will be different from back home ie the drinks. my soloution to that is stay at home. beach is like building sand but being able to walk the jetty and see the fish more than makes up for it. i loved it and i hate the beach. ive been to the carribean and loved the beach at sharm more. the area surrounding the beach is amazing plus youve got all inclusive there as well. staff are lovely. saw brits being very rude to the staff, there is no need for this. treat people as you expect to be treated. cannot fault the staff. the bus driver is a great laugh. a small tip and a friendly smile cos these people work very hard goes a long way. loads to do outside hotel. quads, camels swimming with dolphins etc etc etc. old sharm and namma bay are an experience the people hassle you but just say no and walk on. the experince is actually quite funny but they are only trying to make a living. to get a holiday at a good price with guaranteed fab weather and a fab place wish i was there now. go and enjoy the experince of egypt cos i cant wait to do it all over again
St George three Corners
Hello, I am off to Sharm on 16th April. I'm going on my own and wondered if there are many single people that visit. I'm hoping I wont be the only single in the middle of romantic couples! I'm really excited. Any advice welcome. Thankyou Tina
RE: St George three Corners
I'm going alone on April 2nd... although we won't be there at the same time this would indicate that there are single travelers!
RE: St George three Corners
I was there as a single traveller last year. Plenty of people around to chat to and have a beer with. No problem at all. Have a great time
RE: St George three Corners
heyyy! i will be going to sharm el sheikh on the 20th...i wonder if you still be there! thats my mail email@example.com
maybe we could meet over there.....
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