More about Three Corners Rihana Resort
Nice Place in El Gouna
My stay in this hotel was very pleasant.
Food was good, lots of alternatives.
We went in March (beginning of the season) and at that point there was not much animation around the hotel. If you don't like it. Go in march. Is is very quiet and peaceful then.
The beach is incredible. The hotel is build around a lake, with the most clear blue water I have ever seen.
Your "all in" is untill 12 o'clock at night, but at that time there is not much to do in the hotel.
There is no disco and there are not much evening activities.
This is a hotel with a Belgian Management, so there are a lot of Belgians. Big pool
Chill Out At Rihana....
My husband and I have just arrived back from Rihana Resort, to miserable London, the weather was so HOT out there, we loved it....
The hotel staff were Excellent, so helpful and full of LIFE....our house keeper made our stay very special by decorating our beds every day....the beach boys are fun and the food for us, as were both vegatarian was really good, different variety each day.
Downtown is full of bars and shops...don't forget to haggle other wise you will have spent all your money within a few minutes.......
We went to Cairo for the day, we were warned by our Rep, the day is going to be very long and tiring.....saw the Pyramids they were amazing a real MUST when you visit Eygpt......also had lunch on the Nile. The Quad bikes through the desert was very dusty and bumpy.....don't forget to take your bandana and sun glasses.
Could not fault the hotel or Eygpt...go check it out!!!!!!
Made us want to go back again!
We stayed at the Three Corners Rihana Resort from 7th-14th September on all inclusive. For those of you who dislike holidays full of kids this is the time to go - hardly saw any including foreign- so an added bonus for us as we usually book 'adults only' hotels!
This was our first visit to the Red Sea and we had heard mixed reviews about having armed guards escorting you to the hotel and all sorts! On arrival it was nothing of the sort - the airport is pretty crazy and loud but once on the coach it was just like any other holiday. On arrival at the hotel we were checked in really quickly and upgraded from the Rihana Inn to the Resort as we were on honeymoon so that was a lovely surprise! For anyone not sure, the only difference between the Rihana Inn and the Resort is that the Inn's rooms are smaller but still clean and would have been fine for us.
The resort is huge but you get a tour round by the Guest Relations lady so you soon find your way round. Beware the market area -I got ripped off the first morning and ended up buying Aloe Vera for £40!! Was too dozy to realise what we were paying!
We spent most of our days round the activity pool. There is a quiet pool where the slides are or the lagoon but if you fancy water polo, aerobics and mad antics with the entertainment guys (who were lovely and really helped to make our holiday!) then the activity pool is great. You will wonder where the hell you are on the first day when you hear -hey hey hey it's a sunny holiday' played but eventually it becomes part of the fun and even found ourselves joining in (and singing it when we got back home!).
The food was lovely - we were spoilt for choice some days and didn't seem bland at all (see other reviews).Not sure what some people expect! Even avoided Pharoah's revenge - the hotel is Belgian owned and so they seemed to really take care over preparing the food. You could even eat the ice cream! For those worried about dodgy tums - they told us not to bother with UK diareze and stuff as it's designed for European bacteria - instead they recommended you visited the chemist and got a local potion instead that cleared any problems up fast.
Our only gripe was that the English were really in the minority - it must be 95% Belgians, then Dutch and a few Germans. Was fine in the day but at night we would have liked some company and felt a bit out of it as the entertainment is naff (funny but naff!!). We never made it out of the hotel but heard the marina is a nice alternative but being all inclusive we just made the most of it!
Having said that they were all really friendly - was just strange and I can now say lots of things in French and German as a result of the never ending multi lingual announcements! Our best night was when Vicky won the karaoke competition - come on England!
All in all we had a lovely break - for the money we paid we really couldn't complain at all. El Gouna is a lovely quiet resort, guaranteed sunshine, great diving, resident camel (yes really!) and the hotel was clean, the staff great, and we woudl definitely consider going back again.
Don't Go All Inclusive
just returned from a week at the rihana, el gouna.. the resort is lovely and clean, staff nice, weather hot!! (too hot)
my only gripe is that i paid for all inclusive and the food was bland and repetitive, you also had to fight the foreigners (germans) to get any where near it, there was no orderly queue, just mayhem!! we ate out nearly every day & night and it was similar prices to england.. and lots of choice.. and you feel safe in el gouna :) abu tig marina was the place to be!! i wish i had gone B&B down there for the same money as all inc.
the pool and sunbeds once again where monopalised by you know who!!
tried discover scuba, amazing fish, really clear water.. diving actually harder than i thought tho, i had trouble equalising the air pressure in my ears, easy divers based at rihana where great !!
saw the pyramids.. amazing.. just beware the traders here are proffesional and will get your money!!
all in all was a gr8 holiday just writing to advise re the all-inclusive bit as this is for familys who aren't ever leaving the resort and are on a budget... i wish i had known..
hey, hey hey...its a sunny holiday !
Spent 2 weeks at the Rihana Inn at the start of May 2007. Our group was very mixed, 14 in total, adults and teens. Cannot fault this hotel on value for money basis, we paid £460.00 each for 2 weeks all-inclusive. The staff really are some of the nicest people ive met, nothing was to much trouble, puts us Brits to shame as they get paid peanuts per day and have to work in 40 degrees...in the shade ! Far to many people to thank for adding to our enjoyment over there but here are just a few of the real top guys to look out for :- Dr Abbass, pool boy - always smiles and v friendly. Mohammed, restaraunt mgr - lovely, polite lil bald fella. El Sayeed and Reemon, small bar in front of Inn reception - great guys, always laughing and joking with us. Eesam and Angel, pool bars - really, really top guys. Apologies for anyone ive missed but you all deserve a medal.
Food was good, and not boring and repetitive as some reviews have said, what do you expect - a different dish every day for 365 days a year ! Drinks are very strong, not watered down like elsewhere around the globe. Remember these guys live off tips from us over priveliged westerners, dont be tight, you will find that a £1.00 tip will only improve an already great service level.
Peanuts Bar was a "tad" foreign and not many Johny English in their, we had our best nights at the bar run by El Sayeed and Reemon (pro Rayyy..monnnn) he loves it !
I really could go on forever but i hope that this review proves a little bit useful and im sure anyone that goes will have a great holiday.....one more thing, dont foget to do the Club Dance at the pool every day at 11am and 3pm, when you first hear the song you will think what a pile of cheesy rubbish but trust me within 2 days you will be doing the sand dance poolside with everyone else. Enjoy !
My Boyfriend and I have just returned from a week at this hotel in El gouna, Egypt. It was the best holiday we have ever been on, and neither of us wanted to come home.
The hotel is amazing, great location , about 5 minute walk to down town, and only 5/10 minute ride in a tuc tuc away from the Abu tig Marina. The hotel has three pools, the fitnes pool, dolphin pool and the sunset pool, make sure you go to the sunest pool, it is by far the quieter one and at some parts of the day we were the only two round the pool which was great.
The food was great a different theme every night so you never got bored, the puddings were amazing.
El gouna itself was lovely and we both felt very safe, downtown has a lot of nice bars and restaurants, and jobos is where to go if you want to watch the footy while your away (although our hotel did play this while we were away, free drink and the footy cant go wrong).
The marina is lovely and def worth a look, tuc tuc cost 10 egyption pounds wherever you seem to go which works out £1 in English money!!! We ate out at the marina one night very very cheap three course meal under £20. Also if you stay at the three corners rihanna and if you visit the Marina then you can also get your free drinks and food at the three corners ocean view hotel so you dont miss out
Trips I would recommend are Luxor and the boat trip to the coral reefs these are excellent, Valley of the kings gets extremely hot so make sure you take plenty of water and suncream.
Flew with Excel on747 and no bad reports for them either.
All in all, fantastic holiday and we are looking at going back in either October this year or May next year this time for two weeks to the same hotel thats how good we thought it was.
This hotel does not justify any bad reviews you come across and I am very critical when it comes to hotels!!
Very nice hotel, though it is 14 years old and could do with a bit of a refurb. Rooms quite spacious and nice balcony, we overlooked the main pool which was a bit noisy. There were two other pools, a very quiet one and another a bit in between so plenty of choice. The lagoon was good with lots of lovely villas around it. No snorkelling at either the lagoon or the hotels own beach (Mangroovy). The hotel runs a bus every hour to the beach, towels and sunbeds are available and if you are all inc food and drink also. You can also purchase food and drink
Food was fine could usually find something to eat (and I am very fussy) Peanuts bar had a keyboard player and a singer each evening except thursday when it was karaoke, we found the Karaoke a bit boring as most of the songs were not in english.
They put shows on at the theatre these were mostly mimed though. There was no comfortable lounge bar if you just wanted a quiet drink, talking of drink the red wine was okay, didn't try the white, beer and shorts were fine as were the cocktails.
Wasn't very impressed by the rep (first choice) didn't give much info, for instance the hotel do a free trip around the lagoons but we weren't told about it and it does get booked up quickly. Go to the little table in reception.
Tried Hurghada one evening, well all I can say is it was an experience, one I wouldn't want to repeat.
All in all we had a good holiday except for the mozzie bites.
We found that english people were very much in the minority and while I don't need to be surrounded by my countrymen it would have been nice to have had more people to be able to chat to.
Tips on Rhianna
Returned last week from a 2 week stay at Rhianna resort and here are my tips
1 - Check they put you in the right hotel / room that you have booked, we booked the Rhianna Inn and they put us in resort by mistake, on our last night they tried to charge us, the head receptionist said it wasn't our fault, however, if we didn't pay they would charge the person who made the mistake, we said we'd tell our rep, he was against this, reason why? money was going in his back pocket, didn't give him a bean and will be writing to the hotel.
2 Hotel Bedouin night - Waiters from hotel dressed as bedouins? Camel ride = get on, go 20 yards, get off? Authentic muisc = electronic organ? All for 10 euro in a hot sweaty tent, you can see the same entertainment at the marina party or down town on Thursdays. Did a Bedouin night in Sharm - 100x better.
3 Hotel Marina night - Don't bother - spend the 10 euro on a nice resturant on the Marina, you see the same show and the food will be better, alternativley, eat at the hotel then go to the show after and save some cash.
4 Do not rely on the hotel shuttle bus turning up on time if at all for Mangroovy beach, and if it does arrive you may not even get on as it can fill up quickly. Tuk Tuck at £1 is more fun and more reliable for getting there.
5 Would recommend the boat trip for snorkelling with Easy Divers, great day and if you are lucky like us you will get to swim with Dolphins.
6 Head to Zeytouna beach for snorkelling of the pier, quite good and not far from hotel.
7- Tamma Henner which is 2 mins walk from hotel has a show in the square on Thurdsay nights which is worth a visit
Remote and excellent
A truly excellent hotel - food was varied and plentiful as was the range of drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The hotel complex is huge - almost too big - so young children might need keeping an eye on (not that they'd come to harm but they could very easily get lost). Security is of a very high standard. Evening activites are also good - cinema, bars, live acts. Local amenties are also good and English is widely spoken. The only drawback is the remoteness of the hotel and resort.
"EL GOUNA: RIHANA INN"
for the rest of the vacation (nile cruise: see egypt travel logue : le grand tour 2003!!!!!!!!!!
a view that I will never forget
Boats at one of the diving sites
Hurghada - Walking along
Hurghada - Me
El Gouna - hotels?
Can U recommend a good hotel in El Gouna with all inc. service? Good food and nice beach is a must.
Moevenpick doesn’t have AI, unfortunately…
I have seen some 4* hotels – Four corners Rihana resort, Arena inn, and Dawar el Omda. Has anyone been there?