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St. Catherine's Monastery Guesthouse

at the foot of Mount Horeb (mount Moses), Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I arrived at the Monastery Guest House at night. After setting off from a modern British city, 8 hours later I was making my way up a dusty road with Bedouin people riding past my taxi on camels. An amazing experience. I was preparing to sleep outside when I arrived at 1am, but thankfully they're open throughout the night as... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hébergement in in wonderful place. I stayed one week... walking till st.Catherine' s peak... Really wonderful. ... Spiritually great... In truth I stayed end of February but I couldn't give my opionion if not referred to april... Considere it was quite cold ... then no no problems at all for insects. .. I'm sure it might be during hot... More

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Faversham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I dream of returning here. We visited in early January 2010, after the bombing in Alexandria and just before the uprising so I was pleased to read that people are still going there. I was very lucky as I had an introduction to Father Justin and permission to attend the early morning service. We stayed several days there and in... More

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Istanbul
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The St. Catherine's Monastery Guesthouse is nice and clean, but about 7 times more expensive than the other places around. I enjoyed my time here, which includes breakfast and dinner in the price (about $35USD/night), and it is right at the monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai, it is clean, well maintained, and I have no complaints. There really... More

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Washington, D.C.
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61 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The Monastery guesthouse, in itself, is nothing special. And the food served in the dining room is basic, filling, but hardly worth the journey. But what is special is the chance to stay in such a special place and to be there at times when the tour bus hoards are absent. Our room was basic, comfortable and clean. What else... More

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Falmouth, MA
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7 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Saint Cats? Is that right? More than you know.... Cats were all over the place when I visited. One raised a paw - maybe to provide a blessing - as I went to religious services and another chased me into my room at the guesthouse. This place is amazing. What can I say about the area where, repeatedly, God spoke... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012 via mobile

I came to spend a few days at the guesthouse, climb Mt. Sinai, visit the library and see the icon gallery. The people at reception spoke no English so I got no help even finding out when meals were (they're included), much less how to do the things I'd come to do. many tours come with hordes of people who... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The guesthouse is next to the Monastery, itself occupied without interruption by Orthodox monks since the early seventh century. From the guesthouse, it is a 2,5 - 3 hours hike to the top of the Sinai where sunrise (or sunset) provide an experience of a lifetime and make you get in touch with who we really are and why we... More

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Abilene, Texas
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely week at the Monastery Guest House just a few days after President Mubarek's resignation. The setting is calm and peaceful, a sort of oasis in the midst of the desert wilderness. The room was very basic, but clean and adequate. The staff were attentive and very cordial. The breakfast and dinner meals (which... More

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Sagle
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

This is not a place that lots of people would like. But I loved it because is was so peaceful so restful. What a wonderful place to think and reflect. I would love to spend a month there. The oppertunity for Spiritual growth is unlimited. Not so Phar North

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Address: at the foot of Mount Horeb (mount Moses), Saint Catherine, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Saint Catherine
Also Known As:
St. Catherine`s Monastery Guesthouse Hotel Saint Catherine
St. Catherine's Monastery Guesthouse Saint Catherine, Egypt - Red Sea And Sinai

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