First of all, I would like to mention that I stayed at Jasmine Pension for 25 nights in November 2012. I am Canadian, 27 years old.
Why did I stay 25 nights? BECAUSE I LOVE IT! This place is just amazing and the staff is incredibly warm. Every single evening spent there is a memory. You can either be a lonely traveller or a couple looking for good time, you just found your spot!
The hotel itself is very clean and the rooms offer a great value for budget travellers to mid-range ones. The rooms are soooo cozy and comfortable. Every one has a comfortable bed (or 2, depending), TV Satellite with The Movie Network, nice bathrooms with fresh (hot or cold) water and A/C. Some of them have one of the most amazing view of Dahab from the balcony right in front of the ocean which are romantic. I surely recommend them for couples!
On the other side of the walking strip, facing the ocean, the magnificent 2-floors Restaurant has a stunning view over the Red Sea and the town itself. Honnestly, once you sit your butt on one of their comfortable cushions right on the ground, you want to spend the rest of your life lying there without moving at all! The menu offers a wide choice of local and international dishes, including kofta, kebab, chicken breast, stuffed pigeons, spagetthi, lasagna, pizza, etc. Everyone would be satisfied with the food. You can also ask for beer (Heineken, Stella, etc.) and vegetarian meals as well.
I think that the people working there is part of the experience itself. A HUGE THANK to TITO, the manager of the hotel. He was very helpful in a lot of things, helping me for transportations from/to the airport situated one hour driving from Dahab. He can also arrange any trip/safari you want to do there, I'll explain later. Anytime you have a problem, he tries his best to fix it up. I just finished reading some other reviews about this hotel and I'm disgusted about the one from ''deepsteep''. I know Tito for a long time. He is an honest man who works hard at work and gives his best every day of his life. When I read the the guy felt scewed up for a taxi at 20 Egyptian Pounds (3 US $), I cant stop thinking that this guy doesn't know Egypt at all. You always have the choice in Dahab to take a local taxi (pick-up for 5 pounds for local people, 10 for tourists). If you ask for a private taxi, for sure you will pay more because it's more safe and there will be no other passenger. It's logical. And who would be enough stupid to create an issue over 3$ ?
TITO is the best and I will remember the great service he provided me with for the rest of my life. Thanks also to all the staff who was very helpful everyday.
From the hotel, you can book tours for a very cheap price:
- Safari to the White Canyon, Couloured Canyon, Narrow Canyon! Impressive!
- One or two nights in a bedouin camp (oasis).
- Mt. Ste-Katherine (Mont Moise) and the oldest church in the world.
- Petra (Jordan)
- Motocross in the desert
- Quad (4x4) in the desert.
- And much more.....
Thanks for everything Jasmine Pension & Restaurant.
***** To people who are scared to go in Egypt because of the political situation, you are wrong. South Sinai is VERY SAFE. I'd rather walking alone at night in Dahab than in New York city....
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