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“excellent oasis expierence” 5 of 5 stars
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Desert Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Al Qasr, Dakhla, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Dakhla
Windsor, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“excellent oasis expierence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

terrific location, old medival arab city very interesting, bedouin tent very exotic, good food, good wine

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

This is one of my favourite hotels in Egypt and i have been many times. If you are visiting the Oases then you must stay in the Desert Lodge Dakhla. The views are magnificent and the chance to wander off behind the hotel and look at amazing geology is a real bonus. A great place for walking and hiking. The staff are wonderful and service is very good. Sunset over the escarpment is stunning but make sure you have warm clothes in winter as it is very cold at night. Venture out in to 'real' Egypt. Pillows are a little hard but plenty of blankets available for the winter nights.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Whe stay here overnight on our trip to the desert , this was absolutely the top!!
The lodge is build in tradidional style with local materials , it is build on the top of a hill with spectacular views 360 degr ., verry quiet
Food and kitchen where as good as you can expected in the middle of the dessert
Rooms are large and cool ( fan ) with privat terraces
Tip !!! wake up in de mornig between licht and dark and spot the dessert foxes

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Review long overdue: I stayed there back in Fall 2008, but Tripadvisor didn't let me choose a date that far back--just a heads up! This is most likely my favorite hotel in Egypt. Food was excellent, fresh and organic; the panoramic views of Dakhla from the hotel are to die for (hotel is up on a hill, quite elevated); the hot springs right on hotel grounds were a plus; the decor was worth photographing more than once. All in all, worth it! Wish I would have stayed more than one night!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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 February 5, 2011

An absolutely awesome full organic hotel!
Stunning friendly staff; very fresh self-produced organic food; though it's surrounded by sand and dirt on a windy spot all the rooms are very tidy and clean!
Even the brickwall-bed feels comfortable, you just have to keep in mind where you are :-)
A defenetly must is a visit in the hot pool; 37°C Water temprature and a fantastic view over the oasis of dakhla into the desert is an amazing experience!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockingham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

The location is amazing resting on top of the hill at Dakhla, and from the top very scenic,The hotel is quite unique not something that you would expect in the middle of the desert. Made from stone & brick, it is a large hotel with separate blocks with lots of places to sit outside on the paved seating areas.The rooms are spacious and the upstairs rooms have balconies.Unfortunately the hotel does not have air con which is surely missed when you are having 40+ degree days and nights, and the breeze is hot and dusty.It is impossible to have the windows open as the breeze is very strong but also brings with it a lot of sand.The bathrooms are a good size and there is plenty of hot water.You can drink the water from this hotel as they have there own spring which is endorsed by WHO.We had breakfast and evening meals, both were adequate considering where you are.The pool is a walk from the hotel, which can be a problem considering the weather.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Not a cloud in the sky every day, relaxed by the mineral pool and enjoyed a water-pipe in the Bedouin tent, strolled into the nearly village of Al-Qasr, wonderful friendly service all round. Lots to see and do in the area. We really felt we experienced the REAL Egypt. Hotel food fresh and organic, local beer and wine and hibiscus juice! We were well looked after. Location and decor of the hotel absolutely superb. Would love to come again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Al Qasr, Dakhla, Egypt
Location: Egypt > New Valley Governorate > Dakhla
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Dakhla
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Lodge 3*

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