The Three Corners Palmyra has merged with another resort, the Amar Zaman providing a different, more intimate atmosphere from that of the resort-feel found at Three Corners. The Three Corners is a typical resort with nothing special about it ? a good place to stay for those seeking nothing more than sunshine and a good size swimming pool. The resort does have a cleanliness issue however and the food is of particularly poor quality.
Situated in Nabq Bay, the Three Corners is a second line hotel and therefore is not on the beach.
Open in 2002, the Three Corners Palmyra merged with the neighbouring Amar Zaman (open in 2006) in 2008; the Amar Zamanoffers a little more quality and intimacy. Despite the food becoming from the same kitchen, the restaurant on this side of the resort gives the impression of better quality. There are four computers for guests' use (for a charge). Like in most Sharm resorts, there is a show every night at the amphitheatre and a disco from 10.30pm every night. It must be said that the spa is a real disaster zone: small, dark and dingy it is particularly unhygienic and is not fit for use.
The red-washed exterior building is the only Egyptian feature of the resort. The lobby is of a good size and well appointed, with seating in the middle surrounding plants which help to liven up the area. The main restaurant is on the left and the reception is on the right. Around the pools it doesn't feel too crowded, and there are enough deck chairs for all. There are 8 pools in total which is the strong point of the resort. The deck chairs need changing as do the mattresses, especially on the beach.
The rooms are large as are the bathrooms; however neither are well appointed meaning there is lots of wasted space. The furniture is very scratched and dirty; the showers need a thorough clean and the shower curtains need to be changed. The room directory folder is sticky and yellowed. The bathrooms are large, but the shower cubicle is tiny. The floors need a good wash too. However, for second-floor rooms, the balconies have good views of the main pool which looks very attractive at night. There aren't any safes in the rooms, so all valuables must be left at reception. The décor takes the notion of being nondescript to new heights.
The main restaurant buffet is just about edible. The variety is lacking and it not being replenished often enough, renders the buffet unappealing. The food is of low quality and is quite bland in most cases. The same applies to breakfast. The tables are dirty, the tablecloths outside on the main restaurant terrace are not changed after a first set of diners leave the table, meaning that the second set of diners have to work their way around the stains whilst having dinner. There is a good choice of à la carte restaurants: Seafood, Chinese/Japanese, where one meal is included in the all-inclusive formula. There are also Hawaiian, Italian and Belgian restaurants which are extra. The food is nothing on your local caf.
The sea is very pleasant although the beach itself feels cramped. The beach is accessible via steep uneven stairs with rubbish on both sides...nothing has been done to make the area greener, cleaner and more pleasant. The conditions are good for snorkelling as the jetty is near the beach. The facilities here are very rundown however, with building work still going on.
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