We are returning customers to Penguin after having a great holiday with them in 2010. The sea view rooms with balcony and A/C are basic, clean, and the hot water is always reliable (note: apparently many affordable hotels in Dahab use brackish water in their plumbing; Penguin is no exception). We booked many day trips through Penguin/Dahab Excursions our first time there (Ras Abu Galum/Blue Hole, Petra/Wadi Rum, Colored/White Canyons), all of which which were amazing and reasonably priced. The restaurant, overlooking the water, serves big portions of tasty food, particularly the Egyptian breakfast should not be missed!
This year we returned to Penguin after looking at their dive packages (they currently have a great deal for OW and AOW certifications plus 7 days stay including breakfast for 400 EUR) and were extremely impressed by their dive center, in particular the competent and professional instructors.
We did find that the sundeck of the restaurant had wilted a bit since the previous year, though this might be ascribable to the low season.
Conclusion: Awesome, competent staff at the hotel, restaurant, and dive center; great value for money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly, clean hotel located on the waterfront. A range of rooms including ones with A/C, private bathrooms and balcony with red Sea views. Onsite restaurant and dive center offering recreational diving and PADI courses. Pick up service from anywhere in Egypt and assistance in arranging tours to surrounding cities and the Sinai region.hope to see you soon> ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Penguin Village Dahab
- Penguin Village Hotel Dahab