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El Badawiya Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gamal Abdel Nasser St. | New Valley, Farafra 12311, Egypt
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cairo, Egypt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The staff at the hotel is so helpful and they are smiling all the time, for me this is something I really appreciate. As I was traveling to the desert I wasn’t expecting a luxury hotel and a luxury service, but being an hotelier I can’t say that it was a good stay in terms of the quality of food,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stayed just for 1 night, but the experience was enough to decide never to come back next time... The hotel architecture and rooms (cottage type) looks rustic for sure, but lots of service and quality lapses... Our room was simply dusty and locks on door not working. The shower was broken and was spraying water on walls all around and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed earlier this year after a few days in the marvelous white desert (which is a must for a bucket list) ;-) The hotel was what I would call quaint with very basic amenities a good place to chill out and relax. The staff where excellent if you needed any help they were there for you. The town is... More

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Hurghada, Egypt
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed at the hotel last year with a group of 12 friends after 5 days camping in the amazingly beautiful White Desert. The hotel was very welcome with it's cool calm ambience and after checking in, with no fuss, I was soon by the pool relaxing in the dappled shade of a tree. I shared a basic room for... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The rooms were clean, so was the pool. The food was alright, albeit standard oasis fare (rice and chicken or beef). Nothing extravagant, so maybe a bit overpriced. But with the lodging options lacking in town, it's difficult to avoid. Located a short walk away from the centre of the village, so it's easy access to food if you're looking... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
54 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Built in a traditional style with a plethora of domes and arches. All public spaces are cavernous, giving an impersonal feel with little atmosphere. Accommodation is offered in standard (Euro 25) or suite (Euro 35) combinations (+ 12% tax and service) with or without half board. Our standard room was clean, if a bit gloomy - spartan rather than cosy.... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

A place where you feel at ease, wish i could spend a month every year . very friendly habitants, normal prices for every need ,may be less than normal.

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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stayed in thi hotel for one night after being in the desert. The rooms were very traditional with reed cielings (traditionally used to act as heating when cold and to cool the room down when hot). The only downside to the rooms were that we had two single beds rather than one double which was a bit inconvenient as... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
56 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

We made the mistake of booking up and paying in Cairo for a 3 day stay in Farafra. Having arrived in an empty Badawiya hotel our family of 5 were placed in two rooms about 1km apart. There had been no communication between the Cairo office and the hotel in the oasis, who were themselves chaotically organised. It was not... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

We stayed here during a trip through the desert. The cost was about 40 euros. The rooms were clean but very quirky with the bed in a loft, the matteress on the floor and a mosquito net that wasn't attached very well. It all resulted in an uncomfortable nights sleep. For this price we had much better rooms in Egypt.... More

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Address: Gamal Abdel Nasser St. | New Valley, Farafra 12311, Egypt
Location: Egypt > New Valley Governorate > Farafra
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Hotel Class:3 star — El Badawiya Hotel 3*
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El Badawiya Hotel is a traditional mud brick building with all the modern comforts, situated at the entry to the Farafra Oasis, featuring stunning rooms in a variety of styles, complete with fireplace, private outside seating areas, refreshing pool, and an elegant vaulted restaurant, serving a variety of dishes with fresh organic vegetables from the hotel's own farm. ... more   less 
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