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“Basata! Amazing”
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Basata
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Basata! Amazing”
Reviewed June 19, 2008

Basata was beyond my exepctations. Granted I was there only one night, so cooking my own food and cleaning the dishes afterwards didnt bother me, although had i stayed there longer it definately would have!

The huts were much much better than i expected and the sea was literally just metres away. The atmosphere is cool and calm and very relaxed.

One problem was getting there, make sure you plan this carefully because we caught the coach from cairo to sharm and taxi to basata and got totally ripped off, later found out a bus take you directly from Cairo to Nuweiba via Basata and much cheaper.

Would definately stay again, but not for more than two nights a pop as on holiday i really cant be bothered to cook and clean. But definately worth visiting!

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2008

Nestled between the mountains and the Bay of Akaba is the ecocamp of Basata. It is hard to describe in words the tranquillity and calm one can achieve staying on the beach in a reed hut. Crystal clear waters teeming with marine life. Coral reefs waiting to be explored are just the appetizer to this wonderful experience. Perhaps the most compelling part of Basata is the salty/sweet scent in the air that embraces your nose and later penetrates your clothing to give you a final allure to Basata’s shore on your way home. Idyllic merely describes the place, while enchanting defines the people. Our host (and his family), the staff and the guests combine to form a social group that welcomes the most hardened traveller into a warm friendly atmosphere. It is not uncommon after the evening meal for total strangers to sit, play the guitar and sing while having tea and coffee under the stars. A warm gentle breeze wafts over the sea to rest on the beach acting as a cosy blanket for those sleeping in the open-air huts. Sunrise and sunsets provide a spectacular backdrop for this oasis in the modern world as the mountains, sea, beach and community greet each day with a renewing vitality. Weeks, days and hours have no meaning here as time stops for those who dive into the azure blue waters or relax lazily on the beach. However, once home again those of us who have tasted Basata’s hospitality months, weeks, days and hours become the means for us to count when we will next escape to Basata’s shores.

  • Liked — The beach
  • Disliked — warm showers only
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2008

The so called nature escape, places you 50 meters from a major highway in Sinai. This was only how it started. Mind you all, I am a huge nature lover. My ideal vacation is one, I spend camping. My friends suggested we go there as it will not be too tough on the rest of the group who were'nt used to the outdoors. We were to camp, but have toilets, showers and service.

We enter with our own camping gear. They inform us of a 30LE charge per person to camp in our own tents on their beach. Fine!! We are then given a wheel barrel to move our stuff and set up camp 200 meters up the beach. Wait, wait...Whats this? I am paying to sleep in my own tent, in my own sleeping bag and I don't even get the assistance to set up our camp? Fine!!!

What really killed it for me was the food. You pay, buy your food, you then cook your food, after which ofcourse you wash your dishes. Not only that, but they only provide seafood on one day and vegetarian the next. Thats it!!!

To hell with this place. Its for schmucks only!!!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: Basata
Address: Taba Road, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai
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Ranked #28 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Red Sea and Sinai
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Basata Hotel Red Sea And Sinai
Basata Egypt/Red Sea And Sinai

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