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St. Catherine's Monastery Guesthouse

at the foot of Mount Horeb (mount Moses), Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I have stayed here on 5 occasions and loved each one. A number of the staff are Italian and they make a half decent bottle of red wine. The breakfast is basic Italian / European but the rooms and the bathrooms are reasonable and each room has a good airconditioner. The beds are a bit firm (I have a bad... More 

3 Thank FuzzOz
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The monastery is Greek Orthodox. The guesthouse is clean, but bare bones. Meals are part of the package but if you don't speak Greek, you won't know when meals are taking place and even if you do, you won't be helped navigating the serving lines. No one speaks English and there are few interpretive options. There are Bedouin who historically... More 

Thank Terrytravels1
Jakarta, Indonesia
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Theres not many option for where to stay on the mt. Sinai. This monastry is the closest to the mountain. The hotel should be rated 1 or 2 stars. The room is okay. The bathroom is small and simple. The swim pool is dirty..dont swim there. But the location is nice. Its in the middle of wilderness and rocky mountain... More 

Thank Wiselady98
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Set near the iconic Mt. Sinai and adjacent to the monastery, the guesthouse has a bit of a monopoly. Thankfully it provided good value for the money and offered the chance to see the monastery grounds without the tour bus loads of tourists. The room was clean with AC/heater and individual water heater. The bed was comfortable but nothing spectacular.... More 

2 Thank SideburnsinAfrica
Cairo, Egypt
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Basic and clean rooms with AC, clean toilet and a mountain view Basic dinner and breakfast included in the price This guest house has well stocked cafeteria with wine and beer Wonderful location attached to monastery in a very quiet atmosphere Resonable prices Do not expect any extra services from this B&B like wifi, a la carte restaurant, English speaking... More 

5 Thank Halayman
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful location which can't really be beaten. Great staff and well-stocked cafeteria which so far seems to be the only place in the village where you can get a decent coffee. Also sells local beer and wine at reasonable prices. The food is acceptable but seems to be a bit lacking in imagination which is a shame considering all the... More 

4 Thank Jessica J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

14 Thank Chris P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

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 

2 Thank pat652012
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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 

6 Thank annjwelch
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

4 Thank josk34
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