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“Oasis between big resorts”
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The Oasis
Ranked #35 of 68 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Everything was perfect for our dive holidays! After a stay in one of the big resorts in Marsa Alam we found our oasis! Nice bungalow, good food, personal service and super diving! On top an interesting trip through Wadi Gemal.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank IlseT
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

Beautiful location, very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. No screaming children, no mindless tourists, everything is centered around a well-run diving operation with excellent guides. Elphinstone reef alone is worth the visit.
Restaurant is great, rooms are individual chalets built like a little village, aside from the swimming pool and the massage, it's all about the diving. The way the place is set up though you meet practically everyone after one or two days, and end up doing dives and having dinner together. Even if you come on your own, it is hard not to meet people here.
A true oasis in the desert !!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank dezzyB
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

We, 4 adults, spent a week diving. The diving, thru Werner Lau and Sinai Divers, was worldclass. And the hotel was faultless, great service, food, austere beauty of landscape, very friendly and professional. My one and only question is : "where are the women"? The entire staff is male, I did not see one single female Egyptian...
We hope to come back to the Oasis again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Atck4life
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

"The oasis" is a very special resort. It isn't a ordinary hotel in tourist beaches areas. The structure is characteristic and essential.
It's a very quiet place, without animation. All very relaxing and quiet.
Perfect atmosphere, but sometimes too silent and motionless.
Beautiful swimming pool.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Marcus67D
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

This place is fantastic! Both the hotel and the dive center are well run (the latter with German efficiency, for better or for worse). The house reef is nice. The food is excellent. The deluxe chalets are spaced in a way that you feel as though you are staying in an isolated house, all by yourself. Ignore the criticism about the location, unless your idea of a vacation is loud pop music, screaming children and myriad "activities" for the tasteless hordes. Although the prices have gone up since we were here in August, 2011, it is easy to see why! Don't miss the massage. I actually fell asleep it was so relaxing!

Room Tip: The deluxe room all the way at the top is divine.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Nicholas I
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

If you come to dive, this is a really good place. The chalets are nice and clean, the restaurant is good, and staff are friendly. There is not much to do if you want to do anything besides diving (which we didn't), and for example the pool is quite far from the rooms and the hotel. The diving operation is excellent, very well organized (German ;-) and with skilled and friendly instructors. Nitrox is free. We came here with someone who did the open water course and someone doing advance, and for them it was also very good. As more experienced divers, even we learned something new, and at the same time were allowed to go diving by ourselves when possible. Only minus here is the house reef. If you are really into making many house reef dives, you may want to opt for something less dead/more interesting. The other disadvantage: the holiday as a whole cost us about double it usually does. You do get value for it, but it is on the expensive side...

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Joeri E
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

We choose this place because it has "No Disco", "No Animation" and "No TV" and the dive center has a good reputation. If your are looking for a quite place to get away from it all and the only thing you are interested in is diving - this is the place.

They are concerned about your safety: Double checking your equipment before you go into the water, transporting the equipment in a different vehicle, ensuring that the drivers are driving carefully. (We saw a group of divers from a different dive center that had to sit on the back of a pickup truck next to scuba tanks - any accident would lead to catastrophe) to washing the salad in the restaurant with bottled water.

The staff was really friendly and helpful from the waiters in the restaurant to guys who helped with the equipment.

Tips:
Book the hotel directly and ask to be picked up from Marsa Alam Airport. They got us through immigration ahead of the crowd and you go by car directly from the airport to the Oasis, instead of going by bus and stopping at every single hotel on the way.
And the tour operators (at least the one I found) don't guarantee that you fly into RMF - if you are unlucky you have to take a 270 km bus trip from Sharm.

Book a dive package in advance - it is cheaper.

This might not the best place to go with kids - unless they want to learn diving - there is not a lot to do for them and while we were there no other children were around.

A big Thank You to the complete Oasis Team for a great week and especially to Illona and Roland who were very patient teachers.

The German - Hungarian Couple from Austria

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Carsten H
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Additional Information about The Oasis

Address: Kilometer 20 El Quesir Road, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Marsa Alam
#30 Family Hotel in Marsa Alam
#31 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range: £83 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oasis 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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