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The Oasis
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kilometer 20 El Quesir Road, Marsa Alam, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #10 of 64 hotels in Marsa Alam
Munich, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pacific atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

"The oasis" is a very special resort. It isn't a ordinary hotel in tourist beaches areas. The structure is characteristic and essential.
It's a very quiet place, without animation. All very relaxing and quiet.
Perfect atmosphere, but sometimes too silent and motionless.
Beautiful swimming pool.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This place is fantastic! Both the hotel and the dive center are well run (the latter with German efficiency, for better or for worse). The house reef is nice. The food is excellent. The deluxe chalets are spaced in a way that you feel as though you are staying in an isolated house, all by yourself. Ignore the criticism about the location, unless your idea of a vacation is loud pop music, screaming children and myriad "activities" for the tasteless hordes. Although the prices have gone up since we were here in August, 2011, it is easy to see why! Don't miss the massage. I actually fell asleep it was so relaxing!

Room Tip: The deluxe room all the way at the top is divine.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rijnsaterwoude
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

If you come to dive, this is a really good place. The chalets are nice and clean, the restaurant is good, and staff are friendly. There is not much to do if you want to do anything besides diving (which we didn't), and for example the pool is quite far from the rooms and the hotel. The diving operation is excellent, very well organized (German ;-) and with skilled and friendly instructors. Nitrox is free. We came here with someone who did the open water course and someone doing advance, and for them it was also very good. As more experienced divers, even we learned something new, and at the same time were allowed to go diving by ourselves when possible. Only minus here is the house reef. If you are really into making many house reef dives, you may want to opt for something less dead/more interesting. The other disadvantage: the holiday as a whole cost us about double it usually does. You do get value for it, but it is on the expensive side...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

We choose this place because it has "No Disco", "No Animation" and "No TV" and the dive center has a good reputation. If your are looking for a quite place to get away from it all and the only thing you are interested in is diving - this is the place.

They are concerned about your safety: Double checking your equipment before you go into the water, transporting the equipment in a different vehicle, ensuring that the drivers are driving carefully. (We saw a group of divers from a different dive center that had to sit on the back of a pickup truck next to scuba tanks - any accident would lead to catastrophe) to washing the salad in the restaurant with bottled water.

The staff was really friendly and helpful from the waiters in the restaurant to guys who helped with the equipment.

Tips:
Book the hotel directly and ask to be picked up from Marsa Alam Airport. They got us through immigration ahead of the crowd and you go by car directly from the airport to the Oasis, instead of going by bus and stopping at every single hotel on the way.
And the tour operators (at least the one I found) don't guarantee that you fly into RMF - if you are unlucky you have to take a 270 km bus trip from Sharm.

Book a dive package in advance - it is cheaper.

This might not the best place to go with kids - unless they want to learn diving - there is not a lot to do for them and while we were there no other children were around.

A big Thank You to the complete Oasis Team for a great week and especially to Illona and Roland who were very patient teachers.

The German - Hungarian Couple from Austria

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

It's the hotel name, and it's true!
the diving center is great, great team always cheerful & very professional, amazing dives, new equipments.
The hotel is georgeous, sweet & peaceful
Only 50 rooms, only passionated divers.
Traditionnal bungalow, we highly recommend rooms from n°24 to 27, deluxe bungalows on the seafront with amazing view: only sea, nothing else

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roden, The Netherlands
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Stayed in The Oasis for a week as a lecturer in diving medicine on a course for 12 Dutch doctors. Quiet resort, excellent for divers, but not for people who are seeking entertainment. Rooms are simple but sufficient with a minibar and AC. Restaurant is serving good meals, but with a little variation. Staff is friendly, but with a little reserve. Management is German, their English is good. Quite a few possibilities for trips to Luxor or otherwise.
Dive base (Sinai Divers / Werner Lau) is professional, enough attention to safe diving with international and local instructors/diver guides. Nice divespots in the area.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

The Hotel & Restaurant

Great Service, nothing was too much trouble.
Rooms, large, spotless and "airconed"

Dive Center

Roland and his team were excellent.
The diving was mostly from the shore, great coral and turtles. If I was doing it again I'd take their advice and go heavy on the weights, it makes entering and exiting the water much easier. Do take the opportunity to go on their boat dives, great diving and the boat crews excellent.

We'd have no qualms recommending this resort

Room Tip: Just ask the front desk staff to see other rooms
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Oasis

Address: Kilometer 20 El Quesir Road, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
#18 Romantic Hotel in Marsa Alam
#26 Family Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oasis 4*
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