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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dahab Plaza Hotel is located only 2 minutes from the sea, markets and shops. Breakfast in two of our private restaurants on the beach. Our typical and authentic hotel offers comfortable and budget accommodations. Dahab Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of Dahab town, in strategic place where all that you can need is near you. It is located at Al Masbat between the pavement of bazaars and shops, and the main road to Al Asalah. That is why you can be sure that you will not waste your time and you will use this vacation in full volume. All important things you will find next door: the bazaars, Egyptian food restaurants, dive centers, supermarkets and more. The hotel was built in modern style, wide and comfortable, the views are magnificent. It has two entrances. The main one on road to Al Asalah has a mountain view and you are invited every day to watch the magnificent sunsets of desert sun. Second gate are leading you to bazaars, shops, restaurants on the beach and all places that maybe you would like to visit. Dahab Plaza Hotel building is two-storeroom with 40 rooms. There are single, double and triple rooms, all are stylishly decorated and have air conditioning, fridge, bathroom, internet connection and satellite TV. You can ask for mineral water, tea or coffee at any time. The staff of the hotel is very friendly and ready to help you at any time. The reception is 24/7 and the check-in also, the management of the hotel is ready to give you an advice or help you in anything during all your stay at the hotel.At night you are invited to join us for drinking Bedouin tea, smoking shisha and watching TV with a large screen, sitting with comfort around fire in our Bedouin chill out. And here is a list of some entertainments and service places which you can reach on foot from the hotel: * One minute on foot – you can reach Dahab clinic, supermarkets, pharmacy, bazaars, and restaurants of Egyptian food. * Two minutes on foot – you can reach the beach, "Same-Same" restaurant, "Ghazala-market" – the biggest supermarket at Dahab and many different bazaars selling souvenirs, spices and many other amazing goods. * After five minutes on foot you can reach the Dahab bridge, "Fresh fish" restaurant, the Light House – most famous site at Dahab for diving and snorkeling and a lot of different shops and restaurants on the beach. That is why we are proud of our hotel and we do our best to make your stay here very comfortable and full of pleasant hours. Welcome! Be our dear guest! ... more less
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