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El Primo Hotel Dahab
Ranked #5 of 27 Dahab B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Utterly Wonderful!”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This is beautiful little hotel on the beachfront, where you can relax by day looking out over the pink sky, sea and mountains from the comfort of Beduoin style cushions. Emily the owner/Manager loves her job and it shows! The welcome is so warm and friendly, but never fussed. Heini is the chef and he cooks simple, fresh healthy food with love - everything is delicious! I cannot praise Emily's place (as the hotel was affectionately known to us!) enough, and sincerely recommend a stay here as the perfect relaxing holiday!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Small, clean, very friendly hotel on the beach (which, by the way, is not real beach) with a great view with a great owner/menager-Emily. Close to reef snorkeling at Eel Garden, not so close to the mess of shops and restaurants. Dahab was perfectly safe and friendly, if you don't mind the roaming homeless dogs.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

I spent a fantastic week here with my family (three small kids). Emily, the owner manager and Heini, the cook, were great hosts! The rooms are cosy with a nice balcony offering the perfect sea view. The food is great. I warmly recommend this place!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Friendly and personal experience with an amazing beach setting and location.
One is able to walk out and snorkel Eel Garden reef area which was wonderful.
Great part of Dahab and only 5 minutes walk to the hub hub of resturants and shops.
Village located a few minutes walk behind the hotel a great source of local restaurants and experiences away from the tourist center of Dahab.
Hotel able to arrange local trips and transfers easily and they have plenty of helpful advice.
Would return and recommend this destination to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

There was no refrigerator, and the promised breakfast in the morning never happened-- so I had to scramble on the way to the next stop on my tour of Egypt... but other than that it was perfectly reasonable, well-maintained and very close to the sea/excellent diving... Nice, simple homey decor. Would recommend it to friends who are low-maintenance travelers. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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El Primo Hotel D, Manager at El Primo Hotel Dahab, responded to this review, 22 November 2012
Dear guest, we always appreciate our guests feedback a lot, because it helps us to improve and increase the service for our guests. We are a little and familiar Hotel and we also know that breakfast is one of the the most appreciated service in our house. As the german manager I make sure breakfast is always delivered to our guests and therefore I can not take your comment about the breakfast in consideration. We always serve breakfast even after our regular breakfast times and this is highly appreciated by all our guests.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We booked 4 nights at the last minute, and stayed for 12 because we fell in love with this wonderful little hotel directly on the beach in Dahab. Our room, with ensuite bathroom, was spacious, bright and colourful, spotlessly clean, with a balcony that offered amazing views of the sea. Emily, the German owner, exudes warmth and hospitality, making you feel like you are amongst friends. We ate many of our meals at the on-site restaurant and loved every dish Hany, the chef, served up. The beach front has several loungers, tables and chairs and a large bedouin-style area that was a perfect place to hang out each day, and a great spot from which to enter the beach for the most incredible snorkelling experience. Emily rents snorkel gear at a reasonable price.

The location is excellent, an easy 10-15 minute stroll from the centre of town along the boardwalk. The end of the beach where the hotel is located is very quiet and peaceful. There are plenty of restaurants around within a few minutes of the hotel if you want to venture further afar for food.

Don't look any further - this is the place to stay if you're looking for a relaxing and comfortable holiday by the sea. We would definitely recommend this place without reservation, and will stay there again the next time we're in Dahab.

Check out our travel blog for a more detailed review of our time in Dahab including lots of photos: http://www.chrisandchrisbreakfree.com/2012/10/23/a-piece-of-paradise-in-dahab-egypt/

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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El Primo Hotel D, Manager at El Primo Hotel Dahab, responded to this review, 22 November 2012
Hello the both of you,
since you travel the world we are so happy that you decided to come to Dahab for a long stay. It was a pleasure to host you and we are more happy that you enjoyed your stay here a lot and that you had some rest. We wish you all the best for the next month being somewhere in the world.
Have a wonderful time!

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El Primo Hotel
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Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

I just came back from my holidays in Dahab, were I spent 10 excellent days at El Primo Hotel. It’s a small & cozy Hotel directly located at the beach where you can snorkel/dive all day long. The rooms are very clean and the food is just outstanding. Emily the German owner is such a darling, she does everything to make you feel like home. You seriously feel being home.
If you want Paradise, go to El Primo Hotel! I will certainly go back there.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Property: El Primo Hotel Dahab
Address: El Melil Street | Area Eel Garden, Dahab, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — El Primo Hotel Dahab 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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