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Red Sea Relax Resort
Ranked #4 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great location. Pushy and noisy staff. No water in Apartments.”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Location is on the boardwalk/beach. Breakfast is ok but often served after most tours have started (8am). Stayed at apartments with shared bath. Great idea but did not have water the last night. Was not told we didn't have water until I needed water of you know what I mean. Front desk offered shared bath in dorm. He really tried to accommodate. Problem: mechanical water pump which provides pressure is built for single family home not 6 apartment rooms and 2 more long term apartments in same villa. Be careful: you may need to walk across dusty street for all water purposes. Don't stay in apartment until they upgrade pump.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Chris88Dahab, Owner at Red Sea Relax Resort, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Thank you for your review and the time it took you to write it. At Red Sea Relax we take customer service extremely seriously and welcome all feedback as an excellent way to improve our services.

I was disappointed to hear that you were less than happy with the last day of your stay and have tried to investigate your points and explain what went wrong.

As you state in your review you had made the sensible choice of opting to stay in our Super Saver Apartments.

Even though offered at an exceptionally good price,unlike most other hotels in the area we pay to provide fresh water instead of salty well water to the shared bathrooms

The reservoir is regularly filled by tanker and regrettably on your last day there had been a problem and it was delayed in making its delivery. When you kindly reported the situation to reception it was urgently addressed and within 30 minutes the tank had been filled. Issue solved- or so we thought.

Unfortunately a second problem then occurred with the pump. The pump which is actually high power and can easily serve the apartments is turned off during filling. Once filling was complete the new night security guard forgot it back on and we didn’t realise this until after your 6am departure. The first mistake (late delivery) was partly our fault and the second issue (forgetting to reset the pump) was.

I can only offer my profuse apologies for the inconvenience and thank you very much for highlighting the situation. To the best of my knowledge there has never before been an occasion like this before and we will make sure it never happens again.

I am delighted however to hear that you acknowledge that the reception tried his best to help you quickly find an alternative shared bathroom and quickly tried to remedy (as he thought) the tank problem.

Once again thank you very much for your valuable feedback, and I hope you enjoyed your further travels in Egypt.
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is the second year our dive club has used Red Sea Relax and i'm sure we will be heading back again in the near future. The hotel is located directly on the sea front, about half way along the main tourist area; which I'm pleased to say is pedestrians only. The facilities comprise of a hotel, swimming pool, bar, restaurant and most appealing for us a dormitory; we were travelling to a budget. Attached to the hotel is a dive school, which we used to arrange 5 days of diving.

Firstly, i must say all the staff in the hotel were very, very helpful (especially the guy in reception; i'm terrible with names) - nothing was too much bother and they helped when ever asked. The dive school staff were also very helpful, and made the week - in particular Nunu the guide we had for the week. Being a group of divers stuck in our ways he accommodated our needs as much as the rules would allow. Chris the centre owner was very amiable as was (i believe) his wife, helping a few of us identify marine life after the dives.

Our group booked both the dorm accommodation (free when diving), and hotels rooms. The dorm was better than i was expecting - with a shared bathroom and shower room between us. The room accommodates 6 people, and as there were five of us we paid for the extra bunk for that little bit of extra privacy (it's a little like a hostel in that people can arrive at any time of day or night). I didn't go in to the twin or double rooms, but other club members said they were clean and tidy - spot on for the money.

The restaurant servers breakfast, lunch and dinner - the breakfast was included for diving days and was quite basic - a little like a continental breakfast; i would recommend the omelets cooked to order - the coffee was ok but i'd bring a good instant if i were you. Lunch and evening meal from the menu was great - pasta, pizza, burger, salads, steak, kebab etc - all cooked to order and very nice; especially at the price. I'd be happy paying 3 times the amount in a uk pub.

The bar (in side) was a little small, but i'm guessing for most of the year that people sit up on the roof bar area. The only real down side was the smoking in side, and one night a lot of ex pats use it as a meeting point - i would imagine during the busy season though it mainly for guests. The beer is ok, and again at 1 euro a pint a good price. Spirits were ok, but never sure what i was drinking; all soft drinks were well priced too.

We never used the pool as the water was rather cold, but the pool area is nice with sun loungers and seating - i think it's shared with the hotel next door. Could get busy in the high season i would imagine, but then there is the sea only 20 meters away.

I've been told Dahab is like Sharm 20 years ago - while you can get some pressure to go in to shops and bars etc, it was never too heavy and a no thank you worked well (try 'La' i understand it means no - and worked better, if a little brisk).

IF you venture out for food in the evenings, I would personally recommend El Mundos restaurant - good food, good price, good people. We were all very happy. Again the Thai place (blue moon i think) was good, up a side ally on the fist floor (external steps) quite small, but the best Thai i've had in years.

There are many little shop selling 'tat' and tourist things, the little shop next to the ATM on the front (left hand side) is well worth stopping at. He will try and sell you your grandmother, but is nice, not too heavy and will make the experience well worth while - even if it did cost me 30 quid.

I would happily go back for a dive holiday, and stay at the Red Sea relax - either in the dorms or rooms, i would be happy to take my wife for a weeks break too. Not sure i would take my kids, not really geared up for it. There are other hotels probably more suitable.

Negative? There was a lot of effort put in to cleaning, but a little attention to detail would go a long way - for example bathrooms were cleaned several times a day, but the mirrors not once in the week we were there. Just a few simple things would make a big positive difference.

Overall a good, well priced enjoyable place to stay and dive.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

I booked this trip after coming across the Red Sea Relax website some 6 Months ago. I emailed Chris the owner and arranged a 10 day trip with diving for my wife and myself. He offered free accommodation if diving with them and staying in their dorms, as a couple we preferred our own room and the price for which was excellent value for money. Chris even arranged a Taxi to collect from the airport at a very reasonable rate.

The all staff are fantastic, they really cannot do enough for you, nothing is too much trouble. The standard of English spoken by the Egyptian staff is excellent so no problems with communications.

The room was of good size and had aircon, TV, WiFi, safe and Telephone. The bathroom was of good size with hot and cold running water all the time. The shower head was initially leaking quite badly causing a drop in pressure, after speaking to "Osama" on the front desk a man came and fixed it within 30 minutes. Two small gripes, the mattress was very hard, we are used to very soft at home, but then you can't please everybody can you? It was not so bad that we could not sleep. Lastly the upstairs rooms have partially carpeted rooms, these are starting to wear and don't look so good. Simply remedy would be to remove carpets and go with tiled floors like the downstairs rooms.

The Dive centre, managed by Paul is run to a very high standard and safety is his priority, if it ain't safe you’re not doing it and if you need a SCUBA review you will have to have one before diving (regardless of past experience) I wish all dive centres were so well focused on safety. Dahab is packed with Dive centres so you can imagine it is a very competitive business, tempting some into cutting corners to save money and offer better prices. No such corners cut at Red Sea Relax, you can dive with confidence knowing you are in safe hands and at very competitive rates.

The Bar “Churchills” is the British bar within the Hotel, quite a few expats use it and it has a rooftop area great for relaxing after a hard days diving. Run by “Tarek” who I would say spoke the best English, was a good laugh and made you welcome just like a good barman should. The bar sometimes has a Quiz Night and a Karaoke night so if you are coming from Blighty you can really feel at home.

The menu for Lunch and dinner is varied and has the traditional British line up together with some others. Well cooked and well priced.

Overall if you are a diver, backpacker or just looking for an inexpensive holiday then Red Sea Relax Dahab has it all. In a very competitive town it is extremely good value. This area is not Sharm El Sheikh so have sensible expectations and you will love it.

Room Tip: Downstaits rooms have tiled floors. Looks better tha upstairs carpets, slighty shabby.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Didn't stay at the hotel, but selected this dive shop after wandering up and down the promenade for a few days speaking to the various shops (there are about 60 dive shops in Dahab, the competition is fierce!) I was won over by a few things:
(1) straightforward price list for what you do and what you get - and it is VERY economical! (2) general willingness of staff to deal with an inexperienced diver, namely me!
(3)Home base location is in the middle of LIghthouse Reef, Bannerfish Bay and Mashraba Reef - not technically difficult but very rewarding if you want to see fish! All other locations can be arranged if you are capable of them.
(4) Staff: Rose - fantastic teacher and somehow manages to communicate emotion and joy of discovery while underwater. Ahmed - serious, focused diver and I would trust him to take me anywhere. Paddy - clear and analytical; I didn't dive with him but watched him teach. Paul - manager - willing to work with your individual needs and figure out a dive program that suits you.

My only tiny tiny criticism - wet suits and BCDs were well used.

Would dive with this outfit again in a heartbeat and am trying to figure out how I can wangle a month off work to do so!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Can't rate the Dive Center more highly - Went to Dahab in Feb thinking about learning to dive but hadn't booked anything in advance so had a wander around the different centers (There's quite a lot of them). Picked RSR for the PADI Open Water Dive course as they looked well qualified and were doing a bit of deal (it was February). This turned out to be a great decision as I can't see how the service or training could have been any better. The instructors were very friendly, reassuring, competent and patient. It made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. I will definitely be going back to RSR.

I stayed at another hotel so can't comment on the hotel side of things.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Red sea relax was excellent. My partner and I obtained our open water diving certificate with red sea. Our instructor Paddy was excellent and was extremely confident building. We will defiantly be back and diving with them again :)

  • Stayed January 2012
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Dahab, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2012

just got back from dahab sadly and i just thought i'd recommend my favorite spot in dahab, Red Sea Relax. the staff can't be any more helpful, the rooms are clean and maintained and most importantly safe. even better breakfast is included to all residents and is often frequented by glutinous tourists eating as many sausages and eggs as they can so they dont have to eat again that day. the food is bob on, i found i was living off pizza and wedges drowned in hot sauce - trust me! try it! the beer is the cheapest in town only 10le and there are 3 main areas to frequent depending what you want, sit round the tv and watch whatevers happening or they put what you want on, sit round the tables for a nice chat or sit on the balcony watching the sunset over mountains or perv at the beach users but most importantly its a great place to meet fellow travellers and ex pats. as for their dive centre, i havent used it but i hear nothing but good things said and having met several of the dive team i'd have no worries diving with them

Room Tip: dive with them and you get free dorm and breakfast
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Red Sea Relax Resort
Address: Lighthouse Rd | Musbat, Dahab 46617, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Dahab
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Sea Relax Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the beach, Red Sea Relax Resort lies within meters of teeming reefs and colourful beach cafes while still close to the modern amenities of central Dahab. A small family business, we offer superior on site facilities, including a free Gym, free Internet, a PADI Dive Centre, restaurant/bar and a 100m2 pool! Most importantly we pride ourselves on our excellent rates and a customer service solidly built on a friendly and personal approach. ... more   less 
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