We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic Holiday”
Review of Shams Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Shams Hotel
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 October 2011

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.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Rebecca B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
shamsdahab, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2011

Beky , Thanks for that nice review you wrote .
I am making a new paint at the moment , i will be able to send you some photos in a month .
Waiting you next year

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (524)
There are newer reviews for Shams Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

434 - 440 of 524 reviews

Reviewed 19 September 2011

Shams Hotel, Restaurant and Dive Centre is ideally situated away from the busy areas of Dahab. Yet, it is only a 10 minute walk to the Light House area where there is a large selection of restaurants and bars.

Shams is where you'll experience the Dahab effect - everything is a one-stop shop from hotel room, to restaurant to the dive centre (which brand new). The hotel itself is comfortable and basic. The views are fantastic. The rooms have a balcony, a fridge and are air conditioned. There is hot and cold water which, while fresh, has hints of salt. This is normal however.

The restaurant is a place where you can eat, sleep, work, chill out, relax. No once minds what you do there or how long you stay there for. There is a nice variety of food and the quality of the food is good and very reasonably priced.

What really stands out is the exceptional and friendly service. Each and every member of staff was genuinely interested in ensuring that we had a perfect time there - which we did.

We will definitely be going back next year.

if there was a swimming pool it would be perfect.

Room Tip: Go for sea view.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank haarissheikh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
shamsdahab, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2011

Thanks a lot Dear Haaries for the nice comment , I am happy you enjoyed your time in the hotel .
I Have soon a good surprise for you . Looking forward to see you again soon :-)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 April 2011

I stayed at Shams Hotel for the entire month of March, combining a holiday with running my web consultancy business. What a lovely, convivial place to stay. I spent most mornings in the restaurant, eating their delicious breakfast and looking in awe at the beautiful sea view while catching up on emails. The hotel was always immaculately clean, and the staff made me feel very comfortable there. My room was spacious, and there was always fresh hot water. By the time I left Dahab Shams had almost become my home and I was very sad to leave. Thank you so much guys, and I'll see you when I return in July!

Stayed: March 2011, travelled solo
Thank Allie A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
shamsdahab, Owner / Manager at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2011

I go every day morning to your office ( inside the restaurant ) looking for you :-(
When are you coming back Allie ????
All the best

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2011

nice, clean, cheap. But very small beds..........Good food!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MariaDijk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
shamsdahab, Owner / Manager at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2011

I promise you for the next time you will be having a king bed size , Thanks for the review
Shams

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 February 2011

We had a lovely time at Shams in Dahab. Friendly service, nice room and a breathtaking view. A perfect gettaway! We went there in late january when it is warm enough to go diving but cool enough to keep the biggest crowds away! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2010
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sanfrob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
shamsdahab, Owner / Manager at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2011

You are welcome to be visiting us whenever it is ok for you , we are happy to see you always

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 January 2011

i travel the last 15 years to the sinai ,the last 5 years i am always located at shams hotel in dahab.
The location is perfect located ,direct on the seaside,in this pricesegment very clean rooms,with relay good breakfast in diverent styls-also ala card if you like.

The service from the hotel crew-is very familary and friendly,espaschaly from the owners" SHams&Sussanne!!!!

I cold all dahab-vistors relay advies to look for free rooms at this hotel ,to enjoy oure holidays from the first moment!!!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank erich_puerstinger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
shamsdahab, Owner / Manager at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2011

MR.Erich .. regarding your last mail & your wishes you asked me to provide for you , it is available from now :-)))) all what you dream we make for you :-))))

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2011

I've spent there one week - my honey moon with my husband and our friends in November 2007. Hotel is really nice - very kind service, small one but situated almost in the center of Dahab. Easy walking distance to the center in 10 minutes, a beautiful promenade situated along the coast. Apart from numerous bars, restaurants, shops. And many fantastic diving places - you don't need to rent a boat - everything is available directly from the beach/the coast.
We will come back here for sure!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Chrosia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Thanks for a great review
Shams Hotel team is greatfull for the positive experience you had here
Welcome at any time

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Dahab hotels
2.1 mi away
Dahab Paradise
Dahab Paradise
#1 of 52 in Dahab
709 reviews
4.1 mi away
Tropitel Dahab Oasis
1.4 mi away
Ibis Styles Dahab Lagoon Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
Swiss Inn Resort
Swiss Inn Resort
#9 of 52 in Dahab
397 reviews
0.2 mi away
Dahab Plaza Hotel
Dahab Plaza Hotel
#22 of 52 in Dahab
334 reviews
0.1 mi away
Acacia Dahab Hotel
Acacia Dahab Hotel
#6 of 52 in Dahab
286 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Shams Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Shams Hotel

Address: Al Mashraba Street, Dahab, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Price Range: £19 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shams Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and Evoline ltd so you can book your Shams Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing