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St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel)

near the foot of Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

If you want a stay near Mousa's mountain and the monastery , this one is very close, yet so simple, it's just a place to stay in for 2 nights maximum, with a Bedouin style rooms. The food is average, the Sinai's herbs sold there are amazing, beds are comfortable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

my sister and I stayed at this "hotel" for two nights while visiting the monastery region. It was filthy, smelled extremely of bug spray, dirty linens, flies everywhere, feral cats roamed freely through the "restaurant", sheets were threadbare and stained, towels were dirty, "bathroom" was disgusting with hair in the tub and "bath"......the food was over-cooked and left out for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Most comfortable beds in all of Egypt. Remote, quiet location was perfect for us. If you want a place to sleep before climbing Mt. Sinai - THIS IS IT!! We only stayed one night, so I can't provide more info about other attractions, but the food at this hotel was EXCELLENT!!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We arrived in the middle of the night and it was freezing in December! The houses are nice, like a stone-age village. Inside was very cold, but we had heating, so that was nice. Otherwise it's all very basic and old. Not for a picky tourist. Beds were comfy, rooms were clean. The restaurant had good food.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have been to Wadi El-Raha about 18 months ago, specifically in September 2010. The place looked amazing and was exactly what I was looking for. It is very relaxing and calm, nothing actually there except the deserts and the mountains. The room was clean and the bathroom as well, not that luxurious but it is a hotel in the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I read about this place and was prepared! I think that is a good way to be - there are few options here after all! The hotel really does have charm and is just incredibly located (see pics for view at night). You stay, after all, where the Israelites camped! Just don't expect too much from the hotel and you'll... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

We were really nervous about staying here after we had read all the negative reviews on Trip Advisor. Hey people, this is the middle of a desert!!! The rooms were quite adequate and as clean as you could expect in a very dusty environment. Plumbing worked well and food was edible. At least the hotel had a bit of character!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

Well, the hotel is very outdated. The layout is good and views are very nice but once you step into your room then it all changes. Room deco are very outdated, the rooms were dusty, bath room was ok considering the other rooms. We had a dead bird on a balcony. The restaurant was a walking distance with average menu.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

Stayed one night during our visit to Mount Sinai. The scenery from the hotel restaurant is excellent. It is also located bit away from the town centre. Quality of food and the room facilities are below average. We checked into the hotel in the late afternoon and left early in the morning. So one night quick stay can be tolerated.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

When we arrived we couldn't decide if it was rustic or run down. The latter very quickly became apparent. The sheets were clean - nothing else was. One pillowcase was torn. No amenities at all (lounge, pool etc.) and it was a bit of a walk (through the desert!) to town. Friends had stayed in the Plaza Hotel. Apparently it... More 

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