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St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel)

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#3 of 9 in Saint Catherine
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Ghada Hammoud wrote a review Dec 2019
Cairo, Egypt24 contributions6 helpful votes
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Very nice fantastic place in St Catherine. The sites are beyond description. The mountains there with different colours could not be imagined My self is an egyptian even could not imagine that beautiful sites are there in my country The hotel is ok 3 stars not more but ok The monstery of st catherine fabulous I advice all tourists not to miss the place
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Dannie J wrote a review Feb 2018
10 contributions5 helpful votes
My mother and I did a 2 week trip through Egypt/Jordan/Israel and this was by far our favorite place. It is ran down a little but that is what gives it character. Our tour group was the only ones staying there and the staff went over and beyond to make us feel at home. They know they don't have the best place, but they try to make the stay comfortable. Our heater didn't work and they sent someone out to fix it right away. The electricity went out during our dinner and they found candles and placed them around the table. Our breakfasts and dinners were included in all of our hotels and instead of doing a buffett like most places, they served us many different dishes. If you are expecting a 4 star hotel, you need to stay somewhere else, but if you want an old cabin-type, dude ranch style place to sleep that compliments the area well, this place is for you.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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888annl wrote a review Dec 2017
Vancouver, Canada80 contributions18 helpful votes
The units are of a rustic type, area is very quite. This place is the original accommodation for the area. One gets in touch with the surrounding, and your inner peace. Bring proper walking shoes as once you leave the road there is nothing but sand. The monastery can easily be seen from any room. Worth a walk to the very top of the mountain to see the morning rise. The monastery is close to the beginning of the climb, just past the security entrance.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Carmen_the_gypsy wrote a review May 2017
Barcelona, Spain16 contributions10 helpful votes
It's a village, not a hotel. Rooms are clustered into three or more per building. All units are at ground level except for the restaurant which is placed on the highest point of the property. The village is in the middle of the dessert so it is very dusty. I found two large black ants and a really large fly in my room. I had a couple of insect bites on my elbows just a few minutes after we checked in. The bathroom needs re-tiling and the bathtub needs to be replaced. The toilet was leaking and the sink was clogged. Okay, the entire bathroom needs to be renovated. There is a refrigerator but no electric kettle and no hairdryer. Avoid this place if you have allergies or are afraid of bugs. I slept wearing jogging pants, a long sleeved shirt and 6 citronella patches. I made sure there were no bugs under the sheets and under the bed before I laid down. I read a review of the place before we got there so I was ready with the insect repellent and patches. Buffet spread is average but way better than the one they have at the Grand Pyramids Hotel. And...there's also this note on the door that says that the management is not responsible for anything that gets lost in the rooms. Very reassuring. I has a nice view of Mt. Sinai's peak though.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Phuti M wrote a review Jul 2016
3 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed 2 days and it is the filthiest place I had ever seen, with terrible food and leaking taps and pipes. I will never recommend it for anyone. I believe there are better places in the area. This hotel must be shut down! Even rats in the kitchen. It's a disaster I promise you. The pics online are very deceiving!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled
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Sarah A wrote a review Dec 2015
6 contributions6 helpful votes
If you want a stay near Mousa's mountain and the monastery , this one is very close, yet so simple, it's just a place to stay in for 2 nights maximum, with a Bedouin style rooms. The food is average, the Sinai's herbs sold there are amazing, beds are comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2015Trip type: Traveled
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suze5454 wrote a review Jul 2015
3 contributions2 helpful votes
my sister and I stayed at this "hotel" for two nights while visiting the monastery region. It was filthy, smelled extremely of bug spray, dirty linens, flies everywhere, feral cats roamed freely through the "restaurant", sheets were threadbare and stained, towels were dirty, "bathroom" was disgusting with hair in the tub and "bath"......the food was over-cooked and left out for literally hours without additional heat or cooling or covering.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Brandon B wrote a review Jul 2015
40 contributions13 helpful votes
Most comfortable beds in all of Egypt. Remote, quiet location was perfect for us. If you want a place to sleep before climbing Mt. Sinai - THIS IS IT!! We only stayed one night, so I can't provide more info about other attractions, but the food at this hotel was EXCELLENT!!
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Eva A wrote a review Jul 2014
Ljubljana, Slovenia327 contributions104 helpful votes
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We arrived in the middle of the night and it was freezing in December! The houses are nice, like a stone-age village. Inside was very cold, but we had heating, so that was nice. Otherwise it's all very basic and old. Not for a picky tourist. Beds were comfy, rooms were clean. The restaurant had good food.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Ahmad_M_Salem wrote a review Jun 2012
Cairo, Egypt52 contributions41 helpful votes
I have been to Wadi El-Raha about 18 months ago, specifically in September 2010. The place looked amazing and was exactly what I was looking for. It is very relaxing and calm, nothing actually there except the deserts and the mountains. The room was clean and the bathroom as well, not that luxurious but it is a hotel in the desert so do not put great expectations. The room was air conditioned. We had the meals as well served to our room, the lunch and dinner were good while the breakfast was not that good, yet could be eaten. It is a good place after all, I plan to go their again
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Date of stay: July 2011
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel)
What food & drink options are available at St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel)?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at St. Katherine Tourist Village (Wadi Raha Hotel)?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.