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El Wady El Mouqudess Hotel

Saint Catherine, Egypt
El Wady El Mouqudess Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location: I've been to St Catherine twice and stayed at different hotels and after asking several tour leaders it is clear that there are simply no "proper" hotel in this small town. That is a sad reality especially considering the location is breathtaking, with rock mountains majestically surrounding the place and it is not far from the St Catherine Monastery.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Dreadful experience. A tremendous amount of flies enjoy your (stale) meal even before you taste it. A cat wanders in the dining hall, begging for food. Dry garden, empty pool. Literally in ruin. Please do not talk about "local standards"...much more better sleeping with a roof of stars...

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India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is a terrible hotel and you should avoid it. The pictures look good but that's not reality. It's in a good location with good views and that's about it. The rooms were okay. The food was terrible. The bathrooms dirty and the worst of all the staff was rude. They seemed to be doing us a favour.

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London, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

There were hairs all over our walls and the floor. There were dead mosquitoes also covering the walls. Regardless of whether you got your room cleaned, it stayed dirty. And it was noisy as hell. The staff is badly behaved and the General Manager, Mr. Amin Abdul Ghani, wants to marry all married women. Poor service, smelly staff. Yuck!

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Berlin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

Dirty: There were hairs all over my room and in the smallest bathroom Arabs could have built. It was noisy as hell, this hotel is not for peaceful retreats in St. Katherine. The staff is ill-mannered, and if you're a woman and you dare to use the balconies at this place, the staff members would literally stalk you. And they... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

St Catherine's is not a resort town. Ideally, this area should be an place for pilgrims making their trek to visit the monastery. Of course, this is not the case and people are expecting 5 star hotels and amusement parks when they visit here. I found El Wady El Mouqudess Hotel very pleasant. I was here with my husband and... More 

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cambridge
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

The front of the hotel was very nice with beautiful reception area and rooms. Unfortunately, as I was travelling with my Egyptian husband they gave us an older room on the back. The room was not very clean, towels were provided for 1 person only, and the door would not lock. I even found a pin in my bed. An... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

It's all about expectations and mine weren't particularly high. So I was pleasantly suprised to find that the hotel is perfectly okay. Hot and cold running water, AC, fridge, cooked breakfast, plenty of parking space across the road. And all for LE150 for a double room - excellent value for money. We only stayed 1 night for a trek up... More 

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Chicago, Illinois USA & Cairo, Egypt
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56 hotel reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2009

Well, the first thing you must know is that St. Catherine's village is not a huge resort town! It's at the foot of Mt. Sinai and people come here for basically two purposes: seeing the monastery and climbing Mt. Sinai (Mount Musa), and perhaps ride camels or go on a jeep desert safari. And that's it. It is not a... More 

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reno, nv
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2008

This is a very basic hotel for tourists who want to visit St. Catherine's Monastery. The management was belligerent and insisted that we had to climb Mt. Sinai at night with the hordes of other tourists. The weather in Oct. is mild and a climb during the day is easy and peaceful. The hotel was pounding on the door at... More 

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