Three Corners El Wekala Golf Resort
106 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
great hotel staff no 1
"we have been to this hotel 6times and are going back in july el wekala is not posh like the hotels on the beach but what it lacks in looks it gains in that the staff are more likefamiley it is clean and it as a heart when you are returning guests you have a different colour band and looking around there were about 60%returning guests we have made loads of freinds and have a reunion there is as little or as much to do as you want we have dont the pyramids a long day but fantastic the dead sea jeruselam and bethlehem anoter long day but so worth it petra in jorden the colourd cannon only recamend if you are fit it is good you see so msny colours in the rocks take plenty of water it gets so hard to leave but always next year "
- Travel date: Fri 6th of May 2011
"the staf were nice and have a good sence of humer to the cleaners make your room lovley every day.nice view.The all in clusive is ok not good,good big fun pool.so go to the three cornes."
- Travel date: Thu 3rd of March 2011
"the entertainments team were absolutly brilliant the room was clean and the waiting staff were very good nothing too much trouble. food was good "
- Travel date: Sun 12th of December 2010
"We re visited this hotel for the 4th time this year - just shows how much we love it! however we were really disappointed as the hotel, beach bar and pool was taken over by the Jo Valley group which spoilt our holiday, we could not use the terrace to eat as described in brochure as itweas reserved for them, and all the staff treated them as 1st class citizens and the rest of us as 2nd class. We were very disappointed with theastaffs attitude as before this everyone was trated fairly.
The sunbeds on the beach really need updating as you walk along the beach all the other hotels have luxury sunbeds and mattresses and the 3 Corners have tatty old unajustable moulded plastic ones.
The bar at the hotel and the seating area in the evening also need a facelift as they are very tatty and mostly broken with nails and rough wood sticking in you when you sit down. The cushions on the seating area aresmelly and very wet andarebadly in need of replacing, there is NO LUXURY RELAXING SEATING AREA WHEN YOU COULD JUST SIT AND ENJOY A DRINK IN THE EVENING.
Entertainment this year was very poor and we felt sorry for the entertainment team as they had to compete with the Jo Valley Group and their disco every night"
- Travel date: Sat 30th of October 2010
POOL 5/10 BUT LOUD, BEACH POOL 7/10
ENTERTAINMENT STAFF 3/10
BAR AREA 2/10
Airport at Taba not great very slow and hard work. Once though the airport Coach was no problems transfer very good. Arrived at Hotel late was greeted well by staff asked us if we wanted to upgrade our room to a pool or sea view for an additional cost, bit of a cheek. Was given the wrong room but it was changed straight away with no problem. New room clean and tidy but a little tired. Breakfast was very good if you like eggs and cakes, Staff also very good.Pool area at hotel is very busy and sunbeds are squashed together but pool is good for kids. Pool was clean saw staff cleaning in the mornings.Pool bar looks like tired but clean. If your a couple the beach pool is very good, as is the beach bar a lot more relaxing but you have to pay for your food. Beach very good loads of fish on the reef, beach is sandy.The bus to the beach is every 15 minutes. Lunch and Dinner in the Restaurants can be a bit of a free for all with a lack of seating, the restaurant look like it could do with a lick of paint and some new chairs. The food is bland and nothing special but the staff very good. Peanuts bar is the only bar open in the evening it can be hard work as you have to queue for your drinks and is not very clean but the bar staff work hard. The enterainment in the evening is poor and has a lack of seating.
In general the hotel could do with some updating but was reasonably priced."
- Travel date: Wed 15th of September 2010
Lovely and Clean good Customer Service
"We arrived to our hotel late on a Tuesday evening (10.30), and the hotel staff greeted us with cold drinks and took our cases to our rooms. We were told that the restaurant were expecting our late arrive (due to a flight delay from BHX) so dinner was available for us which was a godsend as we were hungry!
The room was lovely, very clean and tidy and the air conditioning worked well and they had put some large bottles of spring water in the fridge for us!
The food was repetitive but there was a good range of food for all tastes. The waiters were friendly and helpful and would often get us drinks and help us find a table for our party of six.
The bar was ok but you could only get one drink per person in small glasses at the bar.
The pool at the hotel was lovely and clean and was very cool a welcome releif in the heat (average of late forties during the day). The pool at the private beach was very much the same and the pool staff at both pools were very helpful and courteous.
The beach shuttle runs every half an hour and is very confusing, make sure you ensure that you tell the driver where you are going before getting on it!!!
Overall a lovely hotel with good food, a lovely pool and fabulous beach with great staff who cannot do enough for you. Look out for the buses and watch in particular for foreign guest who seem to think that you dont have to queue at the bar or in the restaurant!!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 4th of August 2010
Taba Good Thomson Poor
"The three corners was realy nice place to chill out and relax, The weather fantastic and the satff could not do enouth. Myself I like to get out and about & in Egypt this is not recomended so you book excursions !!
First off was Cairo 6 hour on the bus and this was explaned to us so we planed round it, this two day trip was great. Next Stars & Dinner ha ha rip off it was all around getting as many people to buy from the locals and little else MISS THIS ONE
And finaly Jerausalem We looked forward to this trip but found out once waiting at the check point it can and often does take 4 hours to get through to Israel !!!!!!!!!!!!
At no point where we told that we would have to wait this long between passport check points with no toilets or any information what so ever. In fact on our notes when booking it said "should take up to one hour" oh and the get out clause may take longer
Needless to say we walked back asked for our money back as we where miss sold this excursion and told not a chance so Â£240 up the well you know where it went.
One other thing you notice
Any money spent while out on any excursions was taken by the rep with you and then passed to who ever with everyone taking thare share.
Thomson rip off and never again
Will this go on the web site I dont think so.
- Travel date: Thu 8th of October 2009
"just returned from Taba Heights in Egypt. Our very first time in Egypt. really enjoyed our holiday there. The staff at Three corners are to be commended every time. There was nothing too much trouble for them to do, know they are on low wages and tourists are easy money but they really are worth there weight in gold.Thank you for a fantastic time will definatley be returning in 2010."
- Travel date: Wed 16th of September 2009
"The three corners resort is the best of the hotels at Taba Heights to stay at as it has shops, evening entertainment and events.
The rooms are of a pretty standard and up to the 4* rating with air con climate control.They are also kept clean and tidy by the room staff.
The pool and bars are good through the day and the restaurant food is always of a standard and variety that you will always find something you like. I normally have a 'dicky' tummy when away and I only had one day where I was slightly off but there was no problem as there is a pharmacy on site who can sort out any problems.
The staff at the hotel are absolutely brilliant and cannot do enough to help.
In fact it was the staff and the relaxed atmosphere that made the holiday for us."
- Travel date: Sat 29th of August 2009
"i returned home one week ago after having a 2 week holiday in taba with my boyfriend. when arriveing at taba airport we couldnt believe how small it was (it was no bigger than a supermarket!), however the service there was adequate. the only complaint i would have is the baggage handlers were abit demanding for tips, so keep a few pound coins in your pocket to keep them happy. also do your research on whether you need a visa or not. we both bought a visa for a total of 26 pounds, which we never needed. you only need a visa if you are planning on going on any trips outside of taba. after cheking in a egyptian boy carried our bags up to our room which saved us alot of hard work (the room was up alot of stairs). the room was amazing. i have never stayed in a room as nice as this one. it has everything you need (girls you dont need to take a hairdryer). The air con in the room is a god sent, the wether is so hot in egypt its nice to go back to your airconed room for a cool down. Every friday at the hotel is a festival which attracts many people. it is a great night with singers (english songs), shopping stalls and plenty of boozers and restaurants.The rest of the evening entertainment was aimed for the kids, with the kids disco and a show with the animation team. However after that there was plenty of good music playing to have a dance to. i am 18 and my boyfriend is 21, to be honest we just wanted a relaxing holiday, if you are young and wanting nightlife, this is not the best place to go. "
- Travel date: Wed 5th of August 2009
three corners, El Wekala
"Just returned from the Three Corners Golf Resort at El Wekala. Stayed for two weeks which on reflection was probably a bit too long, ten days would be quite enough really.
On arrival at Taba airport i was`really beginning to wonder what i had done when i booked the holiday! Taba airport is something to be endured, not enjoyed!! The baggage handlers demand payment before they will touch your cases and if they dont think you have tipped them enough they will demand more and are quite aggressive about it too! make sure you take small denominatins of Egyptian money with you to "tip" them!! The journey to Taba heights is really something too, first of all you have to wait for your place in the convoy which travels with an armed guard!!
Three corners resort however was a nice suprise. It is clean and tidy with two beautiful pools which are clean and well looked after. We were shown to our room (after being offered an upgrade which of course would cost more!!)the room was large with a perfectly adequate bathroom and balcony and all in all very comfortable.
For the first couple of days we thought the food was lovely but quickly realised that it was the same food day in, day out. very bland and very boring. We did visit the Flying Carpet restaurant twice for respite! The Flying Carpet is a fantastic restaurant and very highly recommended!!
After 2 days the dreaded stomach upset hit and i dont know if ive ever felt so ill!! We spent three days in bed and a further two recovering so half our holiday was gone before we knew it. Thank god for Dr Amir and his pharmacy. It took anti bacterials and antibiotics to put us right(ish)
The street festival on friday evenings is fantastic and well worth going to. The nightly entertainment at the hotel is a bit lame and predictable.
The waiters are mainly superb and very hard working as are the pool boys, Amir and Mustafa.
The outings are very expensive , as are the shops in the small town at El Wekala. Everything has to be haggled for!
The hotel does try and extract money out of you for various things and although the holiday was "all -inclusive" they do charge for meals at the beach bar and drinks etc are only free between certain times so do check the times before you tuck in!!!
Waterworld and a trip in the yellow submarine are a must (although very expensive!) just to see the sealife- absolutely amazing!
All in all It is a wonderful place, July is not for the faint hearted though, the heat is something else. No bugs, mozzies or nasties to contend with either!
The locals are quite poor and consequently they try and get every penny out of their visitors so be prepared to be accosted outside every shop and persuaded to go in! You wont get out without spending your money either! Their hospitality and friendliness is amazing though!
I would return but not flying to Taba Airport!! If that experience can be avoided then DO avoid it!!!"
- Travel date: Sat 25th of July 2009
"A return visit to go Diving: we have stayed in this hotel 3 times now and the staff are always polite helpful and eager to please, the rooms are clean and some wonderful towel arranges with petals to be found on the bed on return to room.Food good and plenty of choice,and a fab salad bar.Evening entertainment not fantastic but animation team try hard to please everybody a nice bunch of people.The local bus (that is free)goes around the resorts and is a lot of fun. overall a good hotel to stay in and good value for money."
- Travel date: Sun 8th of March 2009