After an awful holiday, being pestered to death in Luxor I'd vowed never to visit Egypt again but I'm pleased to say I was persuaded to give the Red Sea coast a try. I found Alaska Camp on Trip Adviser and all my enquiries were promptly answered and I couldn't believe the price (around £11 a night for a double room en-suite). They also recommended Sea Dancer for some diving trips and arranged my taxi which was ready and waiting for me. I was very pleased with my room and the hotel is just yards from the heart of the village but also very peaceful. I only had one breakfast there but it was excellent and there was plenty of help and advice on hand. Most of the bars and restaurants run around the edge of the bay, and many offer free sunbeds for the day with good snorkelling right on the doorstep - it's ridiculously cheap even before the Yall Bar (which is in the same ownership as Alaska Camp) give you 20% off - I came back with over £200 left!
You need to be aware that unless you ask, rooms are not made up or cleaned however I didn't find this a problem. I'm very much hoping to go back next June and Alaska Camp will be the first place I'll want to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alaska Camp & Hotel is right in the heart of Dahab. Only 10 metres from the main beach area and the sea it makes the perfect base to experience and explore Dahab - great value, fantastic atmosphere and the opportunity to meet other travellers from all over the world. With 30 rooms over 2 floors, Alaska Camp & Hotel still retains the relaxed atmosphere of the old beach camps, with Bedouin seating areas in which to chill out and enjoy your stay. Our staff are on hand to help you get the most out of your time in Dahab and experience everything that this unique town has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alaska Camp Hotel Dahab
- Alaska Camp And Hotel
- Alaska Camp Dahab