OK, it is on the map, but you've got to look for it.
This is a small hotel with simple rooms at a good price.
Best for divers ...singles, couples and families with mature teens. There aren't any amenities to entertain children here but teens that dive will like it because of the diving, boats trips and beach access.
The low cost of this hotel shouldn't be off-putting. It is very good for the price. It just doesn't have a lot of extra overhead from extraneous amenities like pool, room service, elevators and so forth. This is a great place for people who want to spend their time and money on the important things....like diving.
The B&B arrangement is worth doing as the breakfasts that are served every morning at the restaurant are of good quality and much better than I was led to expect of the food in Sharm hotels. Continental style with eggs to order. The regular menu is good with basic variety and cheaper than average pricing. I understand that they used to do an extremely brisk business here before the neighboring big name resorts went all inclusive on meals. Now things are more laid back but the food is just as good or better. Ask for the "Terry Burger", very good.
The bar in the restaurant is quiet and comfortable with friendly service. Things are pretty quiet until late afternoon when the guests and staff return from the days diving. They have a videographer who gets underwater footage on scheduled days and they watch the edited video with music in the evenings out on the patio. You can purchase copies if you like.
This hotel is right on the beach and tucked into a nice spot between 2 of the high priced big name resorts. The night life is only a 15 minute walk up the promenade. (well lit,paved,landscaped,constant security..even at night)
Most of the guests who dive end up meeting on a social level and I've met some very nice people here. All are fairly common sense folks who are getting the most out of their holiday while not being overly extravagant. A high ratio of the folks I've met are returning guests, many have stayed here multiple times and feel that this nice little place is like a favorite low key haunt that they want to keep secret.
The dive shop has a very nice staff with very qualified professionals. They are extremely good at their jobs while still being friendly and making guests feel comfortable and welcome. The boats, equipment and training are all very good.
One of their staff seems to be a good luck charm as the whale sharks, mantas and other creatures seem to know when she's around and they come visit her more than others. The rest are all very nice. Real people who love diving and teaching others to dive as well.
Best prices are with diving and room packages combined so be sure to check their web site.
Divers will get the best bang for their buck here.
I will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superbly situated at the beach at the quieter end of Na'ama bay Oonas Dive Club's spacious, air-conditioned, and comfortably furnished accommodation offers a choice of suites, single and double rooms, with some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Na'ama Bay and the back drop of the Sinai Mountains. With bar and restaurant facilities on site, free wifi and only a short walk to the main centre with all its attractions, Oonas is an ideal hotel for those seeking personal service and a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Our PADI Dive Centre provides an extremely popular choice for groups, individuals, children and families who seek a friendly, informal and professional environment in which to experience the best the Red Sea has to offer. Sharm El Sheikh Airport is only a 20 minute drive away and an airport meet and greet transfer service can be provided at a reasonable cost. ... more less
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