We stayed at the Blue Beach for 7 nights 28th April 2012 - 5th May 2012. We arranged a transfer from Sharm airport to the Hotel with Blue Beach and the driver was there waiting for us when we exited the airport. A nice steady comfortable drive with none of the crazy heroics that you sometimes see on Egyptian roads saw us arrive at the hotel approximately 60 minutes later, where we were greeted in a friendly professional manner, and shown to our room.
We were in a standard room ( 208 ) on the 1st floor across the road at the front of the building facing the road/ mountains. There was a small amount of traffic noise, but nothing that kept us awake or disturbed us. The room itself was clean and well presented, more than large enough for the two of us and our luggage, with a comfortable large double ( queen size at least) bed, with two pillows and a light quilt on top of it.
There was more than enough storage space for our clothes and personal belongings and plenty of power points for a camera, computer or mobile phone.
The shower room was large with a toilet, wash basin and shower area. As has been pointed out in another review, there was no shower curtain, but a towel on the floor stopped any slipping around.
The bed was changed midweek, but you do have the option of having the room cleaned more often if required, and to have the towels changed by leaving them on the shower room floor daily if required
We had a small balcony at the front of our room, with a table and two chairs, which were nice to sit on and watch the world go by after a hard day relaxing.
The remote control air conditioning worked well, and kept the room at a comfortable temperature, helped by the black out curtains covering the window.
Superior rooms have a TV, fridge and a personal safe in the room, but the lobby has plenty of safety deposit boxes free of charge which are accessible for most of the day / night, so this didn’t cause a problem. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel, but the best reception was by the pool area on the Furry Cup connection.
The pool area was nicely laid out, clean, with a decent sized pool and plenty of beds for sun worshippers, and was right next to the “ Furry Cup “ bar, so it was only a short distance to go to get a cool refreshing Sakhara beer when required.
The Furry Cup also has a large TV for those who feel the need to catch up on any sporting events.
The beach was literally 10 yards from the pool area (and the sea a further 10 yards), also had sun beds on it, as well as the beach bar version of the Furry Cup which was very popular at night time.
Towels are provided by the hotel for the pool area / beach and returned on a daily basis.
Breakfast was served between 7.00am – 10.30am and consisted of a very good choice of a hot meal ( usually some Egyptian speciality), bread, cheeses, eggs, cereals, cold meats and plenty more, with coffee or tea and fruit juice if required.
Snack meals are served during the day, and my two recommendations are
1: The Blue Beach Burger,
2: Any pizza (they really are enough for two people) and are all very cheap.
If you are going on any early morning trips the restaurant will, upon request, provide you with a decent sized packed breakfast at no extra charge.
Outside the hotel, there is a 24 hour money changing machine which is an absolute marvellous piece of engineering. This will change the major currencies into Egyptian pounds at the touch of the screen and was very useful if you don’t know where the banks are.
The main hub of Dahab is a short 10 minute walk up the sea front, and is packed with all manner of eateries, most of which operate a bring your own policy with regards to alcohol.
All in all we had a relaxing time at a nice hotel, with good food, good service and friendly helpful staff throughout.
I would certainly recommend the Blue Beach to anyone thinking of going to Dahab, and will definitely be going back again, Thanks Natalie!
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- Quaint beachfront hotel in great location in Dahab. Warm atmosphere, great staff and loads of activities for all ages! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Beach Club Hotel Dahab
- Blue Beach Hotel
- Blue Beach Dahab