Stayed at the New Sphinx after leaving an organised tour to stay in Dahab. Located at the quiet end of the resort in Mashraba, its a short walk to the livlier area of Musbat.
The staff were friendly, especially Mahmoud on reception who helped organise my transport back to Cairo.
Looked at 3 rooms at various prices before checking in and all were clean and a decent size with either a double bed or twin singles. The breakfast was good with plenty of choice in comparison to other hotels.
Air conditioning was invaluable and came in very useful when escaping the heat
The bathroom left a little to be desired: the shower curtain didn't reach the floor and the
plumbing cant cope with toilet paper. The water from the shower is salty , but that's no different to other more expensive hotels
They've got an on site "beauty parlour" and you'll be offered everything from Massages to a manicure but they're not persistent or pushy
Overall I would recommend the New Sphinx as a laid back, friendly place to stay. Excellent value when you take into account the location and the 2 swimming pools with views of the Red sea and Saudi Arabia. Like everything else in Egypt - don't be afraid to barter over price depending on how full they are.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Sphinx Resort is located right on the beach in the center of Dahab. All rooms have aircondition, tv satellite, phone, sound system & minibar. The resort has it's own dive center Sphinx Divers, health spa, restaurant and bazar. ... more less