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St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel)

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   near the foot of Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine, Egypt
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St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel)
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Saint Catherine
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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London
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19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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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Vancouver B.C. Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Bicton, west Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

I can only say that the previous reviewers who thought the place was disgusting were UNDERSTATING! I agree with everything they said about the filthy, bedbugged and mosquito-ridden, hole in the ground that pretended to be a place of lodging. Even Moses would have prefered his tent, and we found it more comfortable at the top of Mt sinai. I've... More

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Calgary
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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2010

We were with a large group and were told this place was the best in the area. If so, should stay anywhere else within reasonable driving radius in order to climb Mt. Sinai. Much of the group (there were 88 of us) had food poisoning, many had bed bugs, toilets didn't work, sheets were filthy - it was just terrible... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

I came here with a GAP tour so did not have any choice, but if you are not with a tour I highly recommend staying somewhere else. Upon first glance the hotel looked nice. Nice setting, rustic looking rooms, etc. Closer inspection, however, revealed that this place was disgusting. Firstly, I dont think the room had been swept in about... More

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Additional Information about St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel)

Address: near the foot of Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Saint Catherine
Hotel Class:2.5 star — St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel) 2.5*
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St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel) Hotel Saint Catherine
St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel) Saint Catherine, Egypt - Red Sea And Sinai

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