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Al Deira

Gaza City
Al Deira
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kolbotn, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

It was not the first stay at Deira. We have stayed many times there, and at ither neighbouring hotels. Deira remains a favourite. Most stay for work purpose, naturally, since access to Gaza is practically impossible from north or south for regular visitors. The hotel has spacious airy light rooms. When you also have yo work, its great to be... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Al Deira Hotel in Gaza is something of a classic, even though it isn't 20 years old. Built with a strong Moroccan theme throughout, it is charming. And the view of the sea from the restaurant terrace and some of the rooms simply cannot be beat. The staff are lovely, warm and welcoming. Service in the restaurant is slow -... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The Al Deira is a favourite for journalists and some NGO folks as it is considered safe (e.g. from strikes as the Israelis have the coordinates and therefore do not target). That is important. The hotel itself is quite pricey, despite being in Gaza city, largely because of what I noted above. So firstly, we stayed in room 13 which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Beautiful accommodation quarter and a lovely, roomy restaurant well-visited by the locals. Excellent, generous food of high standard. The spicy dishes are not as hot as advertised. Definitely recommend.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Although I did not actually sleep in the hotel I visited nearly every night during my 2 week stay in Gaza. I love the hotel due to the view, location and relaxed atmosphere. The food and dessert is also delicious. The service is great an welcoming and the hotel is very clean. I miss evenings in Al Deira watching the... More 

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Norway
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I stayed 12 days at the Al-Deira making a documentary film from Gaza, and the hotel is just lovely. Although just some 11 years old, you really get the feeling of staying in an old, historic building. Food very good, (breakfast table so, so, but if you go ala carte it's superb). Fantastic outdoor restaurant overlooking the ocean and beach,... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

The Al Deira is a beautiful place (no, a palace I should say) to stay. It overlooks the sea. The view is simply spectacular. Though expensive, it is worth the stay. The rooms are simply lovely, well decorated and luxurious with all modern amenities. The beds are soft, with clean, high quality sheets. The bathroom is also modern, clean and... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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18 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

Lovely hotel located right above the sea, designed like a Moroccan palace and decorated with antiques shopped in Gaza and the Middle-East. This is Gaza's most expensive hotel. The outdoor restaurant, located right over the beach, serves very nice food and is a haunt for foreign correspondents, international aid workers and rich, secular Gazans at night. Smoking sheesha on that... More 

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

Excellent hotel overseeing the sea, at the centre of Gaza city. Very comfortable, very good service, with amazing terrace above the Mediterranean. I will return there when I go to Gaza.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

The most beautiful hotel I've ever stayed in. Despite Israel's blockade of Gaza, the hotel management and staff somehow managed to make us feel welcome and even pampered. Electricity sometimes failed because of the blockade. The rooms are beautiful -- all different. Bathrooms also different and delightful. A little cracked plaster here and there, and peeling paint,, but again this... More 

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