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Daniela Village Dahab
Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

What can we say but wow! Amazing location on the beach, spectacular house reef, more than adequate & comfortable rooms, great food, always clean, extremely peaceful & the most helpful staff you could ever wish for. Ahmed is a brilliant diving instructor & the variety of dive sites is excellent. Other trips can be booked through Daniela. We did the Bedouin dinner, Jerusalem, Petra & the Dead Sea 2 day trip, glass bottom boat trip & the St Catherine's Monastery & Mount Sinai trip. We stayed for 2 weeks & came away feeling thoroughly relaxed, having had a really great & also having made some lifelong friends in the staff. We hope to return. Sarah & Steven.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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hala41, Manager at Daniela Village Dahab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know that your experience at Daniela Village & Diving Center Dahab met your expectations. This certainly means a lot given the extent of your travels and experience traveling. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us and that you are already planning to return. We hope you'll choose us again should your travels bring you back to Dahab.

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Stayed for a week to enjoy a diving holiday. Food was very good and being the only guest in the hotel due to travel restrictions from European countries I was very well taken care of.

Staff would do anything to make my stay enjoyable. A problem with water leaking from under the shower tub was handled correctly.

I ended up diving alone with Mohamed as a private dive guide and did 15 very interesting dives (I had planned for 10...). The hotel is well situated and near the Canyon and Blue hole dive sites.

As the previous reviewer notes, there is some maintenance to do to the woodwork (it isn't a new hotel after all), but when something breaks they fix it.

The water in the pool was indeed a bit unclear due to sand being blown into it by the sometimes strong wind. As it was also very cold, I didn't care much about it. I preferred to go swimming in the sheltered and very accessible Lighthouse site in Dahab bay.

Things are probably better when it gets warmer: February is probably the coldest month to visit as far as water temperature is concerned.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Whilst the food and Diving Centre are excellent unfortunately this hotel needs a lot of TLC to put it back up to scratch! No staff other than 5 Mgrs, 1 waiter and 1 handyman. Swimming pool disgusting, couldn't see the bottom, filtration not on and no testing carried out during the 8 days of our 14 day hols (16/01/14 - 30/01/14). Too many other things wrong to mention other than this Hotel should be closed and maintenance etc. needs to be undertaken! Handyman uses a wheel barrow for gardening to bring fresh linen to change room with - eaten alive by Mosquitoes! We based our holiday on the previous comments to come here but if you want a good hotel of a better caliber then look at the Tropitel Dahab Oasis which is far superior - you have been warned!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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hala41, Partner at Daniela Village Dahab, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your comments. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused. All of our staff will now discuss ways of improving in the areas you have mentioned. We promise to do everything possible to ensure that you experience better service and facilities on the occasion of your next visit.
We thank you sincerely once...

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

This is the finest place one could wish for for anyone seeking a quiet, relaxed and safe holiday. I felt like a king for the week I was here, such was the understated attention I received in such a magnificent location.
The dive centre attached to the hotel is to the highest standard and is reviewed seperately.
The current troubles elsewhere in Egypt do not affect Dahab and it's tourist trade except in that it's very existence is in jeopardy by the severe downturn in visitors.
Please come to this golden jewel of the desert and the sea.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

We stayed at Daniela Village from 6th-13th Sept and had a fantastic time. This is a great place to relax and dive and chill.
We arrived in the dark around 10pm and having had a ride from Sharm through various checkpoints we weren't sure if we felt safe, but the next day in the daylight and when we saw how friendly the hotel and dive centre staff were we were soon put at ease. The troubles reported in the news are not evident anywhere here.
The hotel is small and compact with a good swimming pool and beach access for great snorkelling over coral (not sandy but with marked points for easy access). The rooms are basic and clean and include a fridge. The staff are friendly and helpful and there when you need them but never overbearing.
We did ten dives over five days covering most of the main dive sites including The Canyon, Blue Hole, El Bells, Lighthouse and Moray Garden. Ahmed our guide was professional in his briefings and his general guidance and knowledge was most helpful. Having dived out of Sharm on our last six trips to Egypt it was a new experience to shore dive the Red Sea. Although we never saw anything really large we saw plenty of other sea life we had never seen before including 5 seahorses on one dive in the seagrass at Lighthouse and a Red Sea Walkman.
Overall a really great, small, friendly and value for money hotel with well recommended diving. A fantastic location between the mountains and the sea within easy access of Dahab. The absence of other tourists from Europe & Russia was our gain as we had the hotel and dive sites mostly all to ourselves.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Our diving group stayed at Daniela from 25 Aug to 4 Sep 2013. This was during the civil unrest in Egypt. We were completely unaffected by all of this. Dahab was a safe, tranquil and beautiful holiday destination.

The hotel catered superbly to our diving needs, including organising three day trips two by boat and one by camel so we could dive some of the further reefs. The dive masters Ahmed and Mohammed provided the perfect linear combination of guidance and free reign. They led the dives without fault, pointing out flora and fauna of interest while helping the less experienced divers and not cramping the more experienced divers in the group. The dives themselves are superb, and offer a stunning variety from sea grass, and shallow lagoons, to islands of coral, coral labyrinths, and spectacular wall dives. All with superb visibility and water temperatures allowing diving with only board shorts or 1mm wetsuits.

The accommodation was clean and comfortable with all needs and requirements catered for amicably if not with maximum possible luxury. At this price there is no complaints. Breakfast and dinner were ample, tasty and different everyday, with the staff always friendly if not fluent in English. The prices for lunch (which was not included in our package) and drinks were reasonable and could be ordered from the pool side bar :)

There were nightly trips to the shopping district of Dahab, as we were unaffected by the curfew in place in other parts of Egypt. Daniela also organised all our transfers to and from the airport, all dive sights and the day trips.

I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday, and highly recommend Daniela.

Room Tip: The lower rooms open directly onto the central pool area, but you may get frequent visit from the se...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We had a wonderful time at Daniela. The staff were friendly, professional and helpful. The food was tasty. We enjoyed our dive masters, Ahmed & Mohammed, who were professional, caring and entertaining. My husband learnt a thing or two from playing soccer with the staff teams on the village's sand field! We would love to return. We were unaffected by media reports of unrest - Dahab is a peaceful centre and we were able to enjoy evening commutes to the waterfront to experience restaurants and shopping. The diving is magnificent - the reefs and colours are spectacular.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Blue Hole Rd, Dahab 5673, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Dahab
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
Price Range: £20 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Daniela Village Dahab 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Dahab , Welcome to Daniela Village .The Daniela Village is ideal for those looking for Space , absolute Tranquillity , privacy and of course diving . The Daniela Hotel is a small and cosy family-run business that opened its doors on Christmas Day 1999. Just 50 meters form the sea , surrounded by the massive Sinai mountains and with all 40 rooms overlooking a beautiful house reef. The Daniela Village Dahab is built in the typical arabesque style and offers its guests all the comfort, care and hospitality .The Daniela Village is built for divers and people that are looking for a peaceful and relaxed vacation away from the mass tourism and the crowds and close to natural environment. ... more   less 
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