We just returned from a lovely holiday in dahab. The hotel was lovely, the staff couldn't have been more friendly and the location was perfect.
I'm not usually one to write reviews but I feel annoyed when I read about lovely places that people have dissed because they didn't get on with a particular waiter.
The staff were extremely friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Our hotel room was clean and always finished with a lovely towel arrangement on our bed. The food was cooked to perfection, while after a while it became a bit samey there was always an omelette station at breakfast and pasta station at lunch and dinner with a range of items so you could create your perfect meal. It is also worth noting that our of our family of five not one of us suffered with an upset stomach at all! And we did try all the food available and there was even a barbecue with chicken on the bone served and that too was thoroughly cooked and delicious.
Having been to shark el sheik we were looking for similar facilities but with a change of scenery and we were very impressed with the reviews for dhahab, so we decided to make the booking. As we have a young son we did book a private shuttle as the hotel is about an hour away from the airport and we didn't want to spend ages going to other hotels if we went by coach.
The new years eve gala food was stunning such a range of foods and displayed beatifully.
We were lucky with the weather but it is worth noting that if the day is dull the trips involve either camels or walking and I foolishly didn't take any walk shoes. But as we only had a couple of cloudy days were weren't fussed. There were loads of trips available from within the hotel and the blue hole was within walking distance or about half hour by camel. The snorkelling was excellent and interestingly list of the peoe there had travelled up from shark to see the reef - a testament to how good it was!
We also sample the room service (as hubby had been four days without a mcdonalds and needed some fries) and it was lovely and really cheap too. Worth paying out for if you have fussy eaters or just want a taste of home.
Our son is five almost and there was no kids club and not much for kids to do other than swim, play in the park, snorkel or be entertained by all the waiters who keep them talking. Our boy had a great time but we did take board games and cards to play by the pool and after dinner.
I'm not sure if it was because it was winter but there is no entertainment at night-it was so quiet - I think perhaps as divers get up so early the go to bed early- but at night it's dead - so quiet that you get the feeling there must be a huge party somewhere in an area of the hotel you haven't found yet cos there's nothing going on at all.
We chatted to other guests though and played cards and there was pool and snooker but if you want excitement after hours it's best to head into dahab and get a taxi back which costs about £3! There's loads of night life down there.
All in all I couldn't rate the place highly enough, great holiday all round.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located in a magnificent spot where the sea hugs the feet of the golden Sinai Mountains, Tropitel Dahab Oasis offers divers and non divers the delights of the Red Sea's most renowned diving spot, the Blue Hole, stretching along the coast of Aqaba Gulf, only 70 minutes drive from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport.Tropitel Dahab Oasis offers a breathtaking coastline of sun-drenched beach with coral reefs and crystal clear water, combined with simply decorated restaurants and cool bars, as well as numerous leisure facilities that will make you feel home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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