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Daniela Village St. Catherine

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St. Katherine Road, Saint Catherine Egypt
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#2 of 9 hotels in Saint Catherine
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Welcome to the Daniela Village St. Katherine. An oasis of peace at the foothill of Mount Sinai, a holy piece of land calling for the three Monotheist religions........ located in the heart of the Sinai Peninsula and in the Protectorate of St. Katherine. Just 3 km away from the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Katherine & The Mt. Sinai (Moses), the holy Mountain, where the Lord addressed Moses and dictated him the Ten Commandments. No Mass, no Stress and especially small groups always with a Bedouin guide that will take you to the different sites in the Sinai desert. For hiking, walking, meditating, yoga, watching the stars, camel ride or just to detach from our world to listen to the sound of absolute silence. The Hotel : this simple and quiet hotel with its stunning views over the mountains of Sinai and an unforgettable quietness was built for pilgrims visiting the holy places and for people just looking for peace and quiet in the desert of Sinai. The Daniela Village is built in the requirements of the protectorate. The Rooms : The Daniela Village has 72 rooms built in bungalow/chalet style. All rooms have stunning views over the Sinai mountains. The rooms are simple and are equipped with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and mini bar. Hotel Facilities: Daniela Village is a compound of 72 double bed air-conditioned bungalows with private bathroom, and two suites. Hala Restaurant offers oriental and international specialties; Karim Cafeteria offers a 24-hour service of snacks and beverages; television hall, souvenir shop, car park, pick up & transfer service. How you can reach us : located in a peaceful spot away from the crowds and mass tourism areas and only 3 km from the St. Katherine Monastery. We are located approximately 230 km north of Sharm El Sheik , 110km from Nuweiba & 140 km and 170 km from Taba. 130km from Dahab.
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David Azer wrote a review Feb 2020
Cairo, Egypt3 contributions1 helpful vote
Firstly it is a very friendly place that we received welcoming drinks right after we entered the reception. Very friendly staff and easy going manager (Mr. Mohamed) that will help you get the best deal and make sure that he brings everything you will need for your stay. Rooms are very clean and warm in winter. They can prepare a certain meal for you. You will find a portfolio when you enter your room that has all the informations and services that they have. You can grab a wine bottle from the bar at a very low price (350 LE) and for beer (50 LE). Full privacy, bring some snacks with you and some board games for nights. Parking place is perfect. Breakfast is fine. Wifi is fine in the morning.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Paschalis Thomasoulis wrote a review Oct 2019
Nea Moudania, Greece25 contributions19 helpful votes
Inadmissible! I booked their stay. I booked a taxi departure date at the monastery. They informed me that they were wrong and that they had no free space. I have been traveling so far I have organized my trip properly but unfortunately people are unacceptable
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Hossam77 wrote a review May 2019
Cairo, Egypt24 contributions18 helpful votes
What I didn't like The water was not there all of the time The AC sound is loud No TV No pool Food is tasty but takes a lot of time to be prepared No guests at all Nothing to do at night Cockroaches Limited hotels are there and all old, it seems this hotel can be considered the second best choose, Catherine Plaza hotels seems to be better from outside. Tour leaders were fighting The road between Nuweiba and Catherine is still under construction, you can take it and will be finished soon. What I liked The cathedral at Saint Catherine Climbing the mountain by camels It's an OK choice for a one night stay or max 2 They had a nice bed net for mosquitoes
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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celsius888 wrote a review Sep 2017
celsius888394 contributions81 helpful votes
This review is to help others choose a better hotel in this location since there are limited choices in St. Catherine. Most reviews were old and now I would like to update every one. I don’t think I have much to say about this hotel except to choose another hotel if you are in the neighborhood. We had 3 cabins, for me and my husband, my friend and our driver, all our cabins have the same issue. The toilet and plumbing has a problem – I’ll leave it with that. The hotel prepared our dinner when we checked-in at 7:30 PM, food were served at 9 PM which we appreciated since there was no-other place to eat nearby and after the 7-hours car trip from Cairo without breaks, we were too tired to find a better place to eat. Please check your bills in details since we were almost charged double in our room but when I showed my booking they honored what was pre-booked price. After eating dinner in this hotel we did not bother to eat breakfast next morning after our climb to Mt. Sinai so I cannot comment on breakfast. The cabin style rooms would have been a good option than hotel high-rise, the cabins looks good in photos from the outside until you use the bathroom; the plumbing problem makes this hotel NOT acceptable to guests. Will I stay here again? Never!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: all 3 cabins we had got the same plumbing issue
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Vespasian51 wrote a review Oct 2015
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
I visited in 1999. I was promised cockroaches but disappointed never to see one. Our coach party arrived very late at night and we expected snacks. The lovely manager welcomed us in to a fully cooked dinner and gorgeous desserts. Our room was basic which suited us...we were only sleeping there. I was bitten by a mosquito as I slept....never had bites like it. In the morning we could see the surrounding scenery...I was amazed how beautiful it was. At night the sky was so clear and I had never seen so many stars....wish there was a telescope. We made to feel very welcome and would return.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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KazW21 wrote a review Aug 2015
Colmar, France6 contributions9 helpful votes
I stayed at the Daniela for a night with my school (23 other students). We arrived from Sharm el Sheik tired and were overwhelmed by the hospitality of the staff. They had prepared an incredible banquet for us, more food than we could possibly eat including desserts. Staff spoke English quite well and were friendly and welcoming. The rooms were lovely, air conditioned and comfortable, average bathroom, but it did the job for the night. Located just minutes from Mt Sinai. Next time I hike Mt Sinai, I will definitely be staying here. Thank you.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Catherine P wrote a review Feb 2013
Lincoln, United Kingdom10 contributions11 helpful votes
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Visited this hotel for one night after climbing Mount Sinai as wanted somewhere to stay before visiting St Catherine's Monastery the next day. The tour company suggested staying at Morganland but due to poor reviews on this site I asked to stay at Daniela as the reviews were good. What a terrible mistake!! We had booked a suite as there were 3 of us. initially we were shown a small room with just enough space for 3 beds. Then we were shown 'the suite'. Whilst it did comprise of 2 rooms with a double bed in one and a single in the other it was filthy, the bed had broken , there were bits of fallen plaster all over the beds and floor and no heat. we were assured it would be prepared by the time we had walked up the mountain and back. On our return it had been cleaned but there was the smell of damp and plaster dust everywhere and no heating. It gets very cold in the Sinai desert at night. The large radiator had bare wires with no plugon the end and the 2 ancient heating units produced just cold air. There was mold and peeling plaster on the walls and ceilings. We went for dinner to find we were the only guests. the dining room floor was filthy and the cloths on tables dirty. 2 men acted as waiters, both kept their anoraks on throughout as it was freezing!! The food was actually very nice and there was wine. We returned to our room. All 3 of us slept in one bed fully clothed as it was so cold. They did bring an electric oil heater for us but it was next to useless. In the morning there was no hot water for the ancient shower and the toilet blocked. We had a solitary breakfast in the freezing dining room again waited on by men in coats. the food was again surprisingly good. We were grateful to leave and I cannot believe the people who have written previous reviews could possibly have stayed at the same place however the photographs of the small chalets confirm it is the same place. Our guide stayed with us. He works for Memphis tours and has stayed at Morganland and the Monastery guest house both of which are much better. He was embarrassed that we had experienced such poor quality in his country.
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Date of stay: February 2013
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Superbunny1 wrote a review Jan 2013
129 contributions104 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed one night at this hotel on the 15 January 2013, res no. 22510-26463686. This is a nice hotel by Egyptian standards and is a comfortable place to put your head down before you go up Mt Sinai early in the morning. All Egyptian hosts are friendly so I'll say no more about that. A nice stone unit for my wife and I and it was very cean and tidy with all the basic facilities you should expect. It had a heater and airconditioner and believe it or not a mosquito net that is needed in winter. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom of a decent size. The shower was hot but they still suffer from the usual Egyptian problem, how to control the water after it leaves the shower spout. It gets all over the floor and the shower curtain seems only an after thought, however, I have become use to this situation in Egyptian hotels in my travels around Africa and the Middle East. The food at the restaurant was very good but the table hygiene could be much better for the rave reviews they get. I was disappointed that you are not given a choice to choose from for lunch or dinner, it was just served. I also thought a little expensive considering the restaurant is in need of renovation and presentation. The manager arranged a guide and a breakfast box for the climb up Mt Sinai and gave us a call so we could be ready to go on time. Overal this place is a good place to stay the night but a little renovation and attention to detail could make this hotel a top place and truly justify its bed price that is a little high for budget level facilities. I don't want this review to put anyone off staying at this hotel as it is quite good by Egyptian standards and you will enjoy a comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2013
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Michael C wrote a review Nov 2012
Davie, Florida35 contributions26 helpful votes
I stayed two nights at this hotel on October 2012. It seemed to me that I was the only guest at the time. Since my arrival the manager was extremely nice and friendly. I felt very welcomed and it was kind of like staying at a relative's home. He arranged a driver to take me at 2 am to mount Sinai one day and then he arranged for my transfer to Taba the next day. All at a very reasonable price. My room was spacious and clean. The food served at their restaurant was cheap, plentiful and tasty. The manager even let me borrow the computer in his office to check my e mail and one afternoon we sat down for a nice leisured conversation over Bedouin tea. Can anybody ask for more?
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Date of stay: October 2012
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Kay_Eff wrote a review Jan 2012
Melbourne, Australia423 contributions74 helpful votes
Daniela Hotel is postcard lovely. My family of four had two large rooms which were like little stone chalets with two rooms in each making a little village. There was heating/cooling in each room and mosquito nets over each bed which we were advised to use even in winter. We had three meals there – lunch, dinner then breakfast – and each meal was tasty and laid out buffet style for us to help ourselves. There were different and varied foods to try. Alcohol is available. The showers are the hose type (very common throughout Egypt) and ours sagged which meant you had to get close to the wall to use it or else hold it. Overall we thought Daniela was a lovely hotel to stay at if you’re visiting Mt Sinai and St Katherine's Monastery.
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Date of stay: January 2012
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Frequently Asked Questions about Daniela Village St. Catherine
Which popular attractions are close to Daniela Village St. Catherine?
Nearby attractions include Mount Sinai (2.3 miles), St. Catherine's Monastery (1.7 miles), and St. Catherine's Monastery (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Daniela Village St. Catherine?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Daniela Village St. Catherine?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Daniela Village St. Catherine?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Daniela Village St. Catherine have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Daniela Village St. Catherine offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Daniela Village St. Catherine have airport transportation?
Yes, Daniela Village St. Catherine offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Daniela Village St. Catherine?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Catherine's Monastery (1.7 miles).