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Adrere Amellal: Desert Ecolodge

Sidi al-Ja'afar, Siwa 11211, Egypt
Adrere Amellal: Desert Ecolodge

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newport Beach, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We spent four magical nights at Adrere Amellal last month. The resort sits on the edge of the "Sand Sea", it backs on to the spectacular "White Mountain" and looks across a salt sea. The location is dazzling.....but the buildings are even more special. Each one is built of mud and salt. There is no electricity....just the glow of candle... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed for 5 nights in December 2014 - if you go 3 nights is enough, 5 nights is too many. We were the only guests at this 42 room property, about 17km from Siwa town. We agonized over staying at the Taziry Lodge or the Adrere Amellal as there is a significant price difference ($600+/night for Adrere or $225/night... More 

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Giza, Al Jizah, Egypt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We organized a visit to Siwa for a tour group and Adrere Amellal was our home for 3 magical nights. Accommodations and food were beyond expectation, their friendly staff catered to our every making our stay a fabulous memorable experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This March, we stayed 3 nights at Adrere Amellal and the experience was the most unique and satisfying. To start off, the services offered by Mohamed and Ahmed were exceptional with attention to details and attending to all our requests with a can do attitude. The facilities are awesome. We had a 2 bedroom place that faced Lake Siwa and... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Very unique and romantic place. I would recommend it essentially for couples since you don't have electricity nor big amusements for kids here (except that you are in the middle of the desert so you can enjoy the silence and contemplate the stars). Guides will organize essential trips around the Oasis for you in a professional way. All the staff... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

There's a good reason why "heaven" is mentioned fairly often in reviews of this place. I hesitated reviewing Adrere Amellal because words would not do it justice. Can you put a price on peace of mind and soul? Then talk about it...?? This is one place, out of two, in the world that I must return to again in this... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I went took my wife and 2 daughters to this dream place. Very quite place at the bottom of the White Mountain, Adrere Amellal in Amazeagh language. very cheerful staff there. Very helpful. You can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner anytime you want. Just ask for it. Food quality and variety specially lunch and dinner are amazing. The rooms have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Not sure we were going to actually make to Siwa, I did not book any accommodations in advance. Happy to report we made it to Siwa (definitely worth the effort) attempted to arrange rooms or a view of the property and was told very curtly that the hotel does not accept any guests under any circumstances without a prior Internet... More 

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

we visited this place i loved it, its huge and every single detail is well-done.. so relaxing and u will never wanna get back to the crowded world, its clean and its all made of natural stuff you won't find a single electric bulb, its environmental friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This lovely hotel must be unique in all the world. It blends beautifully into the landscape of date palms, sand dunes, white mountains and a lake. The price seemed high but it's all-inclusive of meals, sightseeing, drinks and transport to town. Actually, I thought we got a lot for our money. Very romantic!

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