We stayed at Hotel Al Quseir together with my wife and stepdaughter in July 2008.
The hotel is an old building just across the road from the sea. We really liked that feel of a historical place and older times which the hotel certainly preserves by having traditional design of a house and providing warm-hearted atmosphere.
Our room was quite big and it had a sea view. It was also furnished quite well. The Hotel has very high ceilings which gives the room a particularly spacious feel. First two days we didn’t have an air conditioner, but hotel staff set it up later on, so that made our stay even more comfortable.
The Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. They always gave us advice on the best things to do in El Quseir. On our part, we spent most of the days just walking around or swimming. One can not swim in front of the hotel due to the local traditions, but it is really easy to catch a car and visit nice beaches 10 kilometers South of town (in fact we never waited more then 10 minutes).
I must particularly note that the sea near El Quseir is absuletely clean and really nice for snorkeling and diving. We heard that the Hotel provides diving services although we never got to try it.
El Quseir is good for those who want to experience a real life of Egypt and escape tourist-flooded places such as Hurghada or Sharm. We have found the people of town very sincere and friendly. Very few if any were trying to cheat or make money out of us. Several times for two weeks of our stay there we were invited to wedding and parties.
All in all, I would say that we have found El Quseir - the right place for simple low-key family holidays. Al Quseir Hotel has made our stay extremely comfortable without laying a heavy burden on our budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Old renovated building in an historical part of El Quseir, right in front of a pleasant beachfront area. 6 rooms all with shared bathrooms. Ideal for those who are looking for a different Egypt away from major tourist hubs of the country. More of a cultural place rather than a beach get-away. ... more less