Hotel is very small compared to hotels I have stayed at previously, however this certainly had its advantages! For a start there is no wait for people for transfers to and from the airport, and you are checked in as soon as you get there with staff taking your bags to your room/s
All the bars are very good, and the local beer is surprisingly good, only issue was the barman during the day at the "Cheers" Bar was bloody miserable all the time, but all the staff everywhere else were very helpfull and friendly and can be a laugh.
Pool seems to be heated overnight so you can get straight into it in the morning, perfect temperature, and swimming up to the bar is always a bonus!
Beach bar is good, although trying to get space on the beach with sunbeds is just not possible, having said that the pool was more than good enough to lye at, and taking a dip into the sea was nice and warm as well.
On the first few days we went into the sea just at the edge of the beach totally unware of the hundreds of crazy looking fish there were swimming around you. As soon as we learnt putting on snorkels, it was amazing what was under there!
Dahab itself is a bit of a mess, if you go into the town for shopping, DO NOT go alone and best to go at weekends when it is busy. The street vendors and shopkeepers harass you no end.
Exursions to do - we did quadbiking for 200 egyptian pounds (£20) and it lasted about 3 hours going through the deserts and getting awesome views and photo stops, definatly recommended!
Snorkeling - none of us that went were particularly fans of this before we came but as the other people at the hotel recommended it we gave it a go, and my God were we not dissapointed!
We went to the blue hole for 80 egyptian pounds (£8) with a guide, about 3 hours overall, and it was nothing short of amazing.
***If you do any excursions or water sports then speak to Alex at the Baby Fish stall on the left of the beach as you walk out onto it from the hotel. They are by far the cheapest and by far the friendliest and most helpfull, really going out of his way to make sure you have a good time - he made the holiday even more awesome***
Food was pretty good, the waiters were very friendly, and its the same waiters for breakfast as its is for lunch and dinner so by the time you sit down, they get to know what you want to drink and have already brought it to you - that goes the same with the beach bar and the pool bar, they will top it up and bring you a new one before you finish without being asked
Rooms good, random stuff done with towells every day by the cleaners
Entertainment team very funny but clearly on a budget of next to nothing but they will certainly make you laugh
Perfect November holiday, hot, sunny, exellent hotel, exellent staff, and whether you want to be busy permanantly or just relax then its just perfect. 10/10
Only downside is from what I understand is that the hotel will be in the Platinu Thomson range next year which means the price will go up considerably, which is a shame because I would be more than happy to return here over and over again
Thank you Ibertoel Dahabeya and Alex from Baby Fish - PERFECT HOLIDAY
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As a result of our efforts, we have achieved the following awards :
HolidayCheck TopHotel 2011
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Travelife Gold Award 2011
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 hotels (Best Hotels) 2012
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