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“Great Dive center and excellent food”
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Shams Hotel
Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 November 2013

just got back from a fab 3 weeks in Dahab and Dived with Shams dive centre , Had a great time on some amazing sites, I can not praise the staff enough, they are great people and top guides, nothing is to much trouble for any of them.
Also ate at the restaurant which was amazing food and the best burger I've ever had (Shams Chefs special)
Will definitely be going there again.
A big thank you to all the staff

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Darren D
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Dear Thanks for choosing Shams Hotel as your holiday Spot
We are glad you have felt like another home away from your home
I hope you will be visiting Dahab again & again

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

My partner Darren dived with Shams on this visit to Dahab , it was second to none , hamdy was such a lovely kind , calm and nothing was too much trouble , all the staff are a credit to Shams . The food in the restaurant was simply AMAZING X we went on a trip up into the mountains , it was just OMG X IT WAS BY THE SEA X IT LITTLE HUTS X THE STARS WERE AMAZING x good food all cooked on the camp fire x truly delightful x x met some beautiful people x who we now would call special friends x thank you to EVERY SINGLE one of you for making it so so special xxSue xx

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank suebabe
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

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

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Ever since I started diving I have been through a lot of dive centres and honestly it always got to me, how they always have this business treatment, no matter how many times you dive with a dive center, there will always be this wall! At Shams I never felt that, even on the first dive with them. From the moment you arrive to the Desk, you will never feel like a guest but rather like an old friend. The hotel is one of the best I have been to in Dahab, the rooms are very nice and they do not overprice them as many other places do.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank N0Signal
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Dear Thanks for the nice words & thanks for taking time to review us
I am happy you have enjoyed your stay & looking forward to see you soon again

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

The crew are very friendly and helpful, place is reasonably clean and the location is great. Prices are suitable to what you get. No pool or fitness centre, but you are right at the beach. Staff will organise trips for you, airport transfer from sharm el sheik was reliable though pricey.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Amoviatjar
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Dear Thanks for choosing Shams Hotel as your holiday Spot
We are glad you have felt like another home away from your home
I hope you will be visiting Dahab again & again

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

The place is great if you're going to spend most of your time out on the beach, diving or exploring other parts of Dahab anyway.

The beach front restaurant has an incredible view and the location on the strip gives you quick access to almost anywhere you might want to go. The rooms are not fancy but they have all the basics and are clean and comfortable. The rooms are cleaned every day, the people in charge will sort out anything you want sorted out in the rooms.

They could use a few more large towels in the rooms and maybe more comfortable pillows but aside from that no complaints. It's super relaxing and chilled out.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank SouthernEmm
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Shams Hotel
Looking forward to see again

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

It was a great experience staying in Shams hotel, the rooms, the level of hospitality and of course the location of the hotel was amazing, I really loved the view and the location as it's close to everything in Dahab, everything is reachable, and it also has it's own diving center

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank MacyRyan
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Dear Macy,

Thanks for choosing Shams Hotel as your holiday Spot
We are glad you have felt like another home away from your home
I hope you will be visiting Dahab again & again

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We chose Shams as it suited our type of holiday, we basically dive all day and just need a good meal and firm bed to sleep in, Shams provides these. The breakfast selection is good, meals freshly cooked and rooms are cleaned daily.
It is located just outside of the 'main' part of Dahab so is quiet but close enough to walk into town if you would like to.
This was our second visit and will not be our last.
It is not part of a multi-national chain so do not expect Shams to be like a Hilton, it is basic, friendly and hard to beat if you are happy with this.
We will return!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andy-P0407
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Dear Andy,

Thanks for choosing Shams Hotel as your holiday Spot
We are glad you have felt like another home away from your home
I hope you will be visiting Dahab again & again

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Additional Information about Shams Hotel

Address: Al Mashraba Street, Dahab 46617, Egypt
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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 53 Hotels in Dahab
Price Range: £22 - £34 (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 recently opened in 2006 and comprises two stylish accommodation facilities ( Rooms & Bungalows ) Designed in an oriental style The hotel is located right in the heart of touristic Mashraba street in Dahab, about 15 meters away from the shores of the gorgeous Red Sea. Shams (sun in Arabic) is also the name of the hotel owner , he has worked in tourism for years and has traveled around the world before his passion led him to build this hotel and cater for the needs of cherished guests wishing to discover the splendors of Dahabs numerous sights and adventures. ... more   less 
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