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“Friendly, nice and quiet” 4 of 5 stars
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Oricana Hotel
Mashraba Street, Dahab, Egypt   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #26 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Hurdal
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Friendly, nice and quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This was my second stay at Oricana hotel and I am very pleased with the service and quality of the hotel. The location of the hotel secures that you are close to the center without being bothered with any noise or other disturbance that might occur closer to “the strip”. Nice pool area is also a plus. The management is present and has great interest in the well being of all guests. Kitchen staff goes out of their way to make a flexible and good breakfast and the pancakes they serve is reason good enough in itself to stay here! Rooms are kept clean and I felt very secure at all times, both for myself and my belongings. WIFI is a little weak and not working in all rooms but that can easily be improved.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

I stayed in this hotel as part of my Egypt uncovered tour, the room were clean with really good aircon, the hotel manager Sam was a friendly welcoming host who was very approachable and helpful. The desk staff were always friendly and lovely. The pool was in a great position and always clean. I have no complaints about this hotel and I plan to stay here during my next trip to Dahab.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011 via mobile

Lovely hotel with friendly staff. Excellent location, very close to restaurants, dive centres and beach. Food was also good. Both rooms and swimming pool were kept clean. Would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting an affordable, clean and comfortable stay.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

We stayed there as part of our package with Big Blue diving centre. This was just across the road from them so was very convenient. We also chose this because of the pool - but didnt use it even once with the sea right there!

The breakfast was very good. The staff also made us pancakes and omelettes on request. They served a nice cake with breakfast too. The staff were very friendly.

The rooms were good. The only thing was the toilets - they were a bit mouldy in the corners. Not a major issue though but could have been cleaned better. Also we could hear noise from other rooms, which wasn't very pleasant since we used to be exhausted after the diving and would want to sleep quite early.

Unfortunately this hotel did not have free wifi! They were charging quite a bit for it. Which was surprising as in Dahab even restaurants have free wifi! Also every other 2-3 star hotel we stayed in in Egypt had free wifi. So for only this reason I will not stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

A gem of a hotel and only a short walk from the shops, restaurants and dive shops. The rooms are spacious and most have balconies facing the swimming pool which is a good size too.

What makes this place even more welcoming are the staff - they are really friendly and will do anything to make the stay as pleasant as possible.

Looking forward to going back next year!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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England
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

I was put up in a single room at this hotel for one week and was very disappointed with the room. The paintwork was tatty/dirty with grease marks in several areas and the en-suite was extremely disgusting. I have posted some pictures and hope they will appear.

The en-suite was small with enough room for toilet and sink only. The hotel had placed a shower pretty much over the toilet and made it into a wet room. Words can not describe the cleanliness in the en-suite as it was foul. I complained to the reception and they said they could only move my room mid week. So i accepted.

Mid week came and i spoke to reception about my move. They then insisted i could not move the hotel was full. I kicked up a bit of a fuss and after the manager was involved rooms were moved (This led me to believe the reception were telling fibs and just could not be bothered to move me!)

My new room was a double and i must say of a good quality. None of the previously mentioned issues were present with a comfortable double bed, good sized room and cleaner bigger en suite. It was still a tad rough around the edges but overall good.

Room quality at this hotel is very hit or miss. My second room was much better and i was very happy with it. I made friends at the hotel and there room varied in quality too not being as nice.

If you do stay at this hotel and are not happy with the room ask to move and insist. There are better quality rooms available. If they say no there are better hotels available.

One cheeky point to note was the manager at breakfast asked myself and two others to write good reviews on trip advisor. Very cheeky!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

We stayed here for four nights as part of a tour with Egypt Uncovered, and we were sorry to leave. Dahab is a wonderful place to visit and this hotel was a very friendly place with excellent service by the pool. Our two teenage sons enjoyed playing cards at night by the pool, and having the chance to stroll into the town or to the lagoon. We're already planning a trip back there next year!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oricana Hotel

Address: Mashraba Street, Dahab, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 273
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