In the context of Dahab and according to my own observations, the following points are most notable in regard to the Yasmina Hotel.
Yes, the Yasmina Hotel does have a pool, however, the coral reef is two minutes away and will always indefinitely beat the pool on all accounts so do not base your decision on staying at this hotel on its having a sought after pool.
The rooms are equipped with decent air-conditioning facilities.
Breakfast – The food is poor when measured against breakfasts provided elsewhere in other hotels and hostels in Dahab. Plus, disappointingly there is an extra charge should you prefer juice/water over instant coffee/watery tea first thing each morning. The provision of food at this hotel is not taken seriously by the staff, and it’s obvious.
Rooms (see photos) – Very dark, blood-stains (amongst other abject substances) on bed sheets and towels. Pillows are scruffy and solid. Hand prints on walls. Bathrooms are dilapidated – toilet did not flush, the floor was flooded in two inches of water after each shower, the fixed wall mirror was broken in additions to the chipped floor and wall tiles, and the wooden bathroom door had rotted. Furthermore, the rooms on the ground floor do not have balconies and you can hear the staff at all hours running back and forth along the terrace. Every word and every footstep from 06.00 onwards. The rooms are afforded absolutely no views whatsoever.
Staff – Disorganised, intimidating and willing to overcharge as a first response to everything. Nothing is ever straight forward in the Yasmina Hotel.
In sum, there are much better places to stay in Dahab that are cheaper, cleaner, safer, more relaxing, less intimidating, which will enhance rather than diminish your experience of this lovely village! My advice: Do not waste a moment of your life at the Yasmina Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Yasmina Hotel in DahabOur Mission StatementYasmina Hotel is an oasis of calm where the genuine care and comfort of our guest is our greatest mission. We pledge to provide the finest personal service to instil a sense of comfort and well being in our guests. We have an English Guest Relations Manager who will provide any information you need and her only wish is to make your holiday perfect. The team at Yasmina Hotel Dahab welcome you as a friend but our aim is for you to leave as family.The Yasmina Hotel Dahab is a traditional villa style hotel popular with families, couples and single travellers alike. Positioned in the heart of town it is a 2 minute walk to the beach with the most amazing coral reef for snorkelling and diving. The best feature of our hotel is the large freshwater pool, accessed only through the courtyard, making it a private swimming pool for hassle free sunbathing. ... more less
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