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Penguin Village

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Reviewed 14 July 2009

The penguin hotel is absolulely amazing. My partner and I booked in for 11 nights and people told us that we would be bored after that time, but we loved it so much we didnt want to leave! The staff are all fantastic, they organized us for us a day trip to Israel, a trip to climb Mt Sinai for...

Thank AustraliaClaire
London, Ontario
Reviewed 12 July 2009

I really have nothing but great things to say about the Penguin Village Resort in Dahab. Its excellent value, very clean, super friendly staff, great prices at the restaurant, and a very professional dive center. I went with 2 friends to do our open water dive course (3 days), and ended up staying an entire week and doing our advanced...

Thank oosty85
Reviewed 28 June 2009

My family of five including teenagers stayed at the Penguin for two nights. They arranged transportation to St. Catherines Monastery on our way back to Cairo as well. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. In the restaurant Tamer and Osama were very helpful and friendly as well. I highly recommend asking for Mohammed Taeser to be your guide...

Thank DEYUsa
Reviewed 26 June 2009

We arrived in Dahab with the intention of learning to dive and came straight to Penguin as it had been recommended by a friend. We negotiated a very reasonable package for accommodation for a week and doing a PADI Open Water course, which started the next day. The staff, including thr dive team, have been very good to us, and...

Thank kiwiamy
The Sandhills, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 April 2009

I contacted them by email and the moment I got there, I was welcomed and treated well. As a solo traveller, they gave me a queen bed with a/c and bathroom. They even remembered my name the whole time I was there. Spent a couple of days scuba diving, a Mt. Sinai hike and an all day hike in the...

Thank Grazing
Santa Barbara CA
Reviewed 25 March 2009

We stayed at Penguin Village and had a wonderful time. The room was nice and looked over the restaurant , boardwalk, and ocean. We chose this hotel as it was reasonable in cost. This is a simple clean place, that has backpacker rooms in the back, and nicer rooms on the boardwalk/ocean. It is attractive, but not a resort. If...

Thank Travelcat28
Reviewed 21 March 2009

These guys were legit, they had no bs pricing for everything to do in and around Dahab, including diving at the Blue Hole 40 LE and Climbing Mt. Sinai for 80 LE. We even left our camera in the truck when the dropped us off at our hotel and the driver returned it to us (not a common thing in...

1Thank m104068
San Jose
Reviewed 1 March 2009

We had a big group--12 people, and we stayed in Penguin Village just one night (Dec. 30 2008) due to our tight schedule. I really enjoyed the experience with the friendly crew and the fantastic enviorment. Yes, the room is not that fancy and more hostel style, but the other is just beyond expectation. The manager-Emad is a funny and...

Thank SanJoseAbyss
San Francisco
Reviewed 25 January 2009

Penguin was good place to start our Dahab stay at. We spent 2 nights there and then moved down the block to Jasmine. They all have bed bugs. The guy at the front desk was knowledgeable, but out to make a $ - bargain hard with them. Their dive is top-notch - we did our advance cert through them and...

Thank SexyHobo
Reviewed 24 January 2009

Overall, the Penguin Village wasn't a bad place to stay. Although, I'd be reluctant to say that it was a good place to stay either. It was clean enough and had much needed air conditioning in the brutally hot month of August. The beds were old mattresses covered by a very thin, old cotton sheet rather than proper linens and...

Thank fritzettl

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friendly, clean hotel located on the waterfront. A range of rooms including ones with A/C, private bathrooms and balcony with red Sea views. Onsite restaurant and dive center offering recreational diving and PADI courses. Pick up service from anywhere in Egypt and assistance in arranging tours to surrounding cities and the Sinai region.hope to see you soon> ... more   less 

Additional Information about Penguin Village

Address: Mashraba St, Dahab 46617, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Price Range: £3 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Village 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Penguin Village Hotel Dahab
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#19 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
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“Room 127-129”
Waled_20, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“if you need a fridge, make sure you ask for a room with one”
gehadn94, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check out the roof of the sea few restaurant, it's great for star gazing”
youssefn908, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“room 130 is the best .. unrivaled views of the sea and ur not boxed in between 2 rooms ..”
LoLiiii, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Water quality is very bad”
551tareks, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
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