A friend and I stayed at Shams for a diving trip in October. The hotel is ideally situated on the main beach promenade in Dahab with shops, restaurants and bars next door. The main reason we stayed there was for the new Dive Center they recently opened. With all new equipment and experienced and knowledgeable staff, we had a week of fantastic diving and will definitely return to dive with Ahmed, Hamdy and Shams.
The rooms were large and airy with air con and fabulous views over the sea, although perhaps in need of a lick of paint, they were kept clean and were very comfortable.
The food in the restaurant was among the best we tried in Dahab and breakfast (included in the very reasonable room price) was varied and enjoyable.
I think what really made the holiday though, was how friendly everyone was. The staff and other guests were great fun and made our stay thoroughly enjoyable. As a diver i would not hesitate to return to Shams for the accommodation and diving, even as a single traveler.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shams Hotel & Dive Centre – the premier budget accommodation catering for rec, tec and CCR divers in Dahab. Shams Hotel opened in 2006 and comprises two stylish accommodation facilities. Designed in an oriental style, the hotel is located right in the heart of touristic Mashraba in Dahab, about 15 metres away from the shores of the gorgeous Red Sea. We welcome you in our airy and scenic reception area, where you can check out our latest dive trips, safaris, entertainment options and selection of books to escape right there... right now! Between the hotel and the beach, comfortable Bedouin-style seating and chilling areas enable you to enjoy breakfast whilst contemplating the harmony of the rolling waves on the ocean... feet in the water, or just about. The hotel is kept small, with a friendly feel and atmosphere, and offers a total of 20 single, double or triple rooms. The accommodation options are divided between 14 standard hotel rooms located at ground or first level, and 6 wooden bungalows. Most rooms present a sea or a mountain view, and are just perfect for your ideal romantic escape to the delightful sea resorts of Egypt. Families are groups are well-catered after too... trust us to make your vacation eventful or restful, just as you wish it to be! ... more less
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