I have stayed in Dahab about 7 times and decided for a change. Dahab Plaza was excellent value for money. It is clean, functional and Emad and his staff are friendly, helpful and great hosts. Ok the rooms are basic but they all have AC and a separate bathroom. My bathroom was as big as my twin bedded bedroom and I slept well every night (sometimes 9 hours a night!). There is a nice pool to cool off in as well as sun loungers and showers. And there is free wifi throughout the hotel.
But it is the small but added touches that makes Dahab Plaza a cut above the rest. Emad will give you 9 large water bottles to keep cool in your fridge and there is free laundry. It comes back 24 hours later clean, pressed and wrapped.
I had half board and echo the comments from previous visitors. It is again great value but sadly the Fish Restaurant does not stay open for dinner. So if like me you stayed 2 weeks, then the (reduced) menu at Same Same Restaurant can become, well, same-same. But their breakfasts (or in my case brunches) are excellent.
If you want a genuinely friendly service with a hotel that has aircon, fridge, en suite and half board then I recommend Dahab Plaza. Emad will arrange anything you want including drivers to collect you from the airport at competitive prices. Nothing is too much trouble.
One further thought: please be mindful of booking through an online hotel booking service as Emad cannot get paid until 45 days after you leave. Contact him direct on the Dahab Plaza Hotel web site and get the rates direct.
John (from UK)
- 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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