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“December 2013”
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Swiss Inn Resort
Ranked #10 of 53 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We had a fantastic 10 days at the Swiss Inn, Dahab. Great hotel, food, beach, kids club and weather for December. Probably the best hotel in the area.

As a warning to all, my Wife made the mistake of leaving her mobile phone on the side cabinet in the room and not locking it in the safe before we headed off to town for dinner, and upon our return it was missing. After thoroughly checking our room the next morning and still not finding it, we reported the loss to the hotel. Whilst I went off to the Police Station to get a report, my Wife had a visit to our room by Head of House Keeping and Head of Security who accused her of losing the handset in town, and then proceeded to search all of our luggage!.. Back in the UK, I took the time to write to the General Manager to detail the chain of events from our side, but received a very disappointing email by return still taking the position that we were making this up. So take note of our experience and lock everything up!

Room Tip: We had a room near the pool and kids club, which worked very well.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Peter K
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SwissInnResortDahab, General Manager at Swiss Inn Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Dear Mr. Peter, We all at the Swiss Inn Resort Dahab are glad that you and your family have appreciated our services. Rest assured, that there was never, ever any intention from any member of our staff to accuse your wife of anything with regards to the loss of her mobile phone. And again, we all are very sorry for this extremely rare case of loosing valuables from our respected guests. We all hope, that you will return again in future and enjoy your next vacation with us. Sincerely, Peter Schiess, General Manager

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

In this beautiful resort we recover for many years. We spend our holidays several times, up to four times a year, at this beautiful place. The hotel is ideally located for holidaymakers but also for guests who want to play sports. While it is getting on in years, but you upgraded from this year the rooms. We wish you much success! We also hope that not make this year more airlines and tour operators new guests and many return guests who travel here to continue heavier. The pearl in the bay, Swiss Inn Resort Dahab is to be preserved guests! Thanks also this time to the whole team for the exellent service and friendliness! Treat yourself to holidays in the Swiss Inn Resort Dahab!

Room Tip: Please ask when booking for a renovated room with a sea view! By the way: 1. Let no flight over Is...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Martina S
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SwissInnResortDahab, General Manager at Swiss Inn Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Dear Martina,
Many thanks for your very positive review. It is motivating the Swiss Inn team to continue to perform our services as best as possible in order to have very happy guests. We all are looking forward to welcome you back soon again and we all remain with best wishes from sunny Dahab, Peter Schiess, General Manager

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We are an Italian/American young couple and we went to this wonderful resort during the last days of December 2013. The resort it is a small paradise on the lagoon of Dahab. Everything was excellent: great location, really good food, clean, well organized. The room was really big and clean and the staff was always available and helpful. Really great internet connection in the room and also really good on the beach. The coral reef is not on the lagoon but you can always go for a short trip with a boat. The only complaint was the pushy massage people in the tent on the beach even though the quality of the massage was ok. We'll definitely be back as soon as possible. We strongly recommend this place!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank G0rd0nGekk0
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SwissInnResortDahab, General Manager at Swiss Inn Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Many, many thanks for your very positive review. It makes us all proud and even more determined to provide to our guests only the best possible services. Rest assured, that I will also meet with the colleagues from the spa to improve their sales strategies to be more customer friendly. We all from the Swiss Inn Resort Dahab are looking forward to welcome you back soon again for another very enjoyable vacation with us. All the best wishes from sunny Dahab, Peter Schiess

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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

I have been in the Swiss Inn for the first time this year during Xmas week. Food was ok and various (please cook more Egyptian food than European one) and staff friendly. I have really appreciated the relaxing atmosphere of the resort. Also Spa was ok.. I recommend massage on the beach. We were the only Italians among Germans and Austrians (also another good point :))). If you like to do sport there are many opportunities (windsurf, kitesurf, diving). Special thanks to Extra Divers staff for the diving and excellent organization.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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SwissInnResortDahab, General Manager at Swiss Inn Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive review. We will continue to provide best possible service to all our guests and we all wish, that you may return to the Swiss Inn Resort Dahab again in the near future. Kind regards from the Swiss Inn team and Happy New Year !
Peter Schiess

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Just got back from another great pre Xmas ten day holiday at the Swiss Inn. With all the bad news flooding the news I was expecting a war zone! ....but Dahab is just as it always was...quiet, tranquil, windy and sunny. Swiss Inn was amazing as always. Really friendly staff and excellent service. Family room was large and spotless. Kids club with Sawsan was excellent. She had a genuine love for children and they didn't want to leave. Food at this hotel is excellent and varied. We were staying with two other families also with young kids and none of us got ill from food. That's quite an achievement in Egypt in my experience of travelling there.
So.....to cut to the chase....if you are going to Egypt, with or without kids, and you want an excellent hotel that is not in grotty Sharm el Sheikh with loads of pissed Russians on all inclusive packages, I can highly recommend the Swiss Inn, Dahab. Tried and tested... Loads to do, beautiful views, and an interesting town of Masbat up the road. If windsurfing, hire from Planet Allsports or Dahab Extreme. Both excellent and reasonably priced.
Don't worry about political situation too much. There's plenty of conflict worldwide if you look hard enough....including our own 'Green & pleasant land'... We didn't notice much difference to 5 years ago, and we have been going to Dahab every December for the last 15 years. A few more security checks on the main toads, but that's about it. Not a bad thing! You are more likely to be mugged, shot or kidnapped in London or Manchester IMO! We booked with Fleetway travel who were excellent again. Transfers were with A2B transfers who were ok, but not exceptional.
Great exchange rates a the moment, not too any people, less busy on the water (windsurfing / diving) and a buyers market when shopping. A good time to go IMO.

Room Tip: Family seaside rooms nice. Near pool, beach, kids club .
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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SwissInnResortDahab, General Manager at Swiss Inn Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2013

In the name of all Swiss Inn Resort Dahab employees, I would like to thank you very much for your very positive review. We all are always eager to provide best possible service to all our guests resulting in a high number of very satisfied and happy repeater guests. From all of us: Season's Greetings and a Happy, Healthy, Successful and Peaceful New Year, Peter Schiess

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Me and my girlfriend had some wonderful days at the Swiss Inn. The atmosphere, rooms, service and food were excellent. The dive center Extra Divers is highly professional and operated by very charming and friendly german folks. No matter if you are into diving, surfing or just hanging at the beach or pool, the Swiss Inn is the perfect place. We walked down the bay and concerning noise by boats, the quality of the sand (fine) and the arrangement of the sunbeds, the Swiss Inn was the best spot in our opinion. We only stayed 9 days but it was like leaving good friends when we left. We went to Dahab City for a stroll and were happy we decided to stay in the bay area. In our opinion the whole struggle about safety especially in this part of egypt seems exagurated. It's totally calm, the people are friendly and warm-hearted and we felt absolutely safe in every situation. In contrary it's sad to see so many people having a hard time because of the decrease of visitors. We wish all the nice people we met, that the political situation will stabelize soon and that more people understand that although there are demonstrations in the big cities, the safety in most regions seems totally unaffected by that.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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2  Thank Sven B
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SwissInnResortDahab, General Manager at Swiss Inn Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Dear Mr. Sven,
I would like to thank you very much for your very positive review. Of course, all members of management and staff are looking forward to a business increase back to normal. As you mentioned, its peaceful in Dahab and the South Sinai and all our guests are very happy and relaxed.
We all hope, that you will choose our hotel again for your next vacation.
Kind regards from sunny and peaceful Dahab, Peter Schiess

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Excellent service and friendly staff. I was staying by myself for 2 weeks and was not treated any differently from the couples and groups. The waiters remembered my room number from day 1 and always greeted me with a smile.
The room was a very good size with a nice lay out. There was a safe in the cupboard which was simple to use and the right size for things like passports, spare cash and hard drives.
Food was very good with a wide variety during each meal. There was always a chef ready to prepare fresh food however you wanted it.
Check in and out were very simple and quick. The receptionist had a very good level of English which made it all much easier.
As I was in Dahab for a windsurfing holiday I actually spent very little time at the hotel and much more on the beach which is right on the edge of the hotel. There are showers and hoses between the beach and hotel to wash off sand and salt. The Swiss Inn has comfortable sun loungers with large umbrellas to shade the sun and a swimming area in the sea directly next to them.
There are many options for water sports including windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, waterskiing/wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding and more.
I would highly recommend The Swiss Inn to anyone visiting Dahab.

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- The fridge in my room had a bad smell which was rectified quickly after leaving a note for the staff.
- The bath is smaller than I am used to in the UK but still alright to relax in.
- Birds were flying in to the dining area and eating the food laid out. The staff would shoo them away when they spotted them.

The negative points were minimal and I almost feel petty for putting them down.

If you are staying in Dahab, stay at the Swiss Inn.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Jamie T
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SwissInnResortDahab, General Manager at Swiss Inn Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Dear Mr.Jamie,
I would like to thank you very much for your positive and constructive review. It will always remain the top priority of the Swiss Inn Resort Dahab employees to guarantee best possible guest satisfaction.
I am also happy, that our staff corrected your remarks immediately after you have informed them. We have ordered from Europe an environmental friendly, ultrasonic bird repeller machine to solve the problem with the birds. We all hope, that you will choose our hotel again for your next vacation.
Best regards from sunny Dahab, Peter Schiess

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Address: Medina | South Sinai, Dahab, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Dahab
#3 Luxury Hotel in Dahab
#7 Romantic Hotel in Dahab
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
#9 Family Hotel in Dahab
Price Range: £52 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Swiss Inn Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 149
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