Let me first point out that Dahab Plaza is a simple hotel. Nothing fancy, but you got absolutely everything you need + excellent service and hospitality. Tea, coffee, shisha can be brought at any time by the staff. The free water and laundry services are really useful and works excellent. It's good to have a fridge in the room. There is also a TV-set but we didn't use it so I don't know about channels etc. The wifi is free and works like a charm. There is a small 'library' in the reception if you need something to read.
Emad is one of the most professional hotel managers I have ever encountered. He can help you with everything in a very efficient but relaxed way. He just makes you feel that he really enjoys fixing things and making your holiday great. The entire staff is very helpful and nice.
The rooms are cleaned when you ask for it. Ten times a day or every third day - that's your chocie.
We asked for a room with a private balcony and got one with a view over the main road (which sounds terrible, but it was actually fun watching the everyday life) + the beautiful mountains. The road is quiet at night and we were not disturbed by the traffic. The beds could have been softer, that's why the sleeping quality is just 'average'. Like in most places in Dahab the mosquitos are around. We bought an elecric repeller. The water pressure in the 2nd floor could be better, but there is always hot water. Toilet always worked fine.
We did not use the pool, but it is a nice area with sunbeds. The pool looks very clean. T here is a nice sitting area where you are welcome to eat and drink your own stuff. It's ok to drink alcohol here too. As a woman, I felt absolutely free to move around in swimming suite in the hotel. Everything is very relaxed.
Emad has two restaurants in town. One of the, Fresh Fish, has a beach and sunbeds which you are welcome to use. You can eat from the restaurant or bring your own food to the beach. For snorklers, it is a 2-3 minutes swim to Lighthouse Reef. As a hotel guest, you have 20 % off at Fresh Fish and you can choose to have your breakfast there. Emad's other Restaurant, Same Same but Different, must be one of the best at the Dahab Corniche when it comes to cuisine and service. You bring your own drink if you want alcohol, have a free starter and desert and get 30 % off. Which means that you can have terrific meals for very little money. The staff is excellent. Friendly, service-minded and NOT the begging-for-tip-type (which makes me give more tip!;o)). Interesting cuisine with traditional Egyptian, Moroccoan and BBQ. Breakfast (with a choice between Egyptian, continental andd fry up) at the terrace with a seaview is a must!
The location of the hotel is not at the beach, but you walk there in like 3 minutes. You are very close to Gazala Supermarket, ATM - everything you need.
We felt very relaxed and cared fore at Dahab Plaza and would gladly recommend it. We will most probably be back next year.