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“Peaceful, caring, cheap and great food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Penguin Village

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Penguin Village
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
wellington new zealand
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62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Peaceful, caring, cheap and great food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We stayed here during the colder months and it was an awesome place for my partner and I. Our bathroom facilities and bedroom were basic but very comfortable. They made sure that every part of our stay was special, from leaving beautiful rose petals on our bed to being friendly and making our stay here feel like home. If you are looking for an awesome beach side, really chill and relaxing place to stay then this is it. The restaurant was one of the best along the strip and the guy with the longish hair and the cap was the best most friendliest guy ever!!! (Forgive me for forgetting all of your names) So was the skinny short guy who worked on the front counter in the mornings who spoke very good English, wore glasses - is AWESOME. Even the cleaners were cool. If you order a shisha they will always keep the embers topped up. There are also a lot of cats around that keep the mice at bay who are also very friendly (some suffer from cat colds :( ). We didn't go to the roof top of the restaurant, but the whole vibe there was awesome. You could live there, smoke drink and have a great time meeting new people. Go diving etc. Everything you could need in one place. Keep up the work, preferred penguin village over any of the over rated resorts in Dahab any day. Always bargain with them if you are doing more than one of the tours that they offer. Across the street there is alcohol store that sells great cuban rum and a store that sells all sorts of food - digetstives and me goreen noodles. There are no kitchen facilities and it would be nice if there were some toilets near the restaurant so i didn't have to keep running up to my room. They lit fires during the colder months in the restaurant and that was nice too.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PenguinDiversDahab, General Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you very much for taken the time to write this review ,it is been relay nice to have you staying with us, we will trying to do toilets near the restaurant .
Have a great day,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

The rooms were very simple which was fine however the seat on my toilet wasn't attached and I almost fell the beds were less than comfy. I had an issue with another guest who I knew but kept harassing me and the hotel did very little to help with this. If it wasn't for the other guest I would have stayed longer as the prices are great.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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PenguinDiversDahab, General Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you very much for taken the time to write this review ,it is been relay nice to have you staying with us,and we hope next time to stay longer time without any harassing .
Have a great day,
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Cheap hotel, rooms were not clean daily.. in general, the cleaning in the place is not good.
alot of street cats there. staff is very friendly and nice . there is internet Wi Fi but it does not work.
The hotel helps and can organize trips to see Dahab and suggest places. it was very hard to swim in the sea in front of hotel, need good swimmers, no sand beach!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Mohamed_Hendy
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PenguinDiversDahab, General Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you very much for taken the time to write this review ,it is been relay nice to have you staying with us.
Have a great day,
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Rottweil, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Especially for backpackers or low budget travellers like we are, it is the perfekt place to stay. you get a lot for small money! really really friendly and helpful stuff and the view from the restaurant or the terrace is just amazing and beautiful, directly on the sea, so that you can just jumb into the water and go for snorkeling. We also enjoyed our dive with Penguin village a lot!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank sabrinareisefreudig
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PenguinDiversDahab, General Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you very much for taken the time to write this review ,it is been relay nice to have you staying and diving with us,and we hope to see you next time :)
Have a great day,
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The location , view are amazing but not comparing with the hospitality it is really great. They have many offers suitable and reasonable prices. also they can help you for the activities and the inside safari with the best price in Dahab

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Shico21
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PenguinDiversDahab, General Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you very much for taken the time to write this review ,it is been relay nice to have you staying with us,and we hope next time to stay longer time .
Have a great day,
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Amazing place that make you feel comfortable from the first moment. Very nice atmosphere, perfect spot, clean facilities and very friendly staff…. Really helped for the perfect Dahab experience. Also the travel agency is very good and tries to get the best offers….

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank 627Seb
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PenguinDiversDahab, General Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you
For taken the time to write this review ,it is been rely nice to have you staying with us and we all hope to see you again soon,
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed twice with different dates there and I enjoyed everything about it,
Sea view is amazing, staff are friendly, with very reasonable price.
I didn't try the food there to judge but other than that everything was enjoyable even walking to the shops.

Stayed March 2014
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PenguinDiversDahab, General Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thank you very much for taken the time to write this review ,it is been realy7 nice to have you and friends staying with us,and we hope next time to stay longer time and tray out our restaurant,
Have a great day,
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Additional Information about Penguin Village

Property: Penguin Village
Address: Mashraba St, Dahab 46617, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Dahab
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Village 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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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