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“We had a fantastic holiday!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Shams Hotel

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Shams Hotel
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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Balk, Dutch
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“We had a fantastic holiday!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2010

We stayed in Shams hotel for two weeks in august 2010, it is a really great place!
The rooms are good and clean, the sea view was amazing.
The breakfast , dinners and drinks we had at Shams restaurant were really good.
All the members off the staff (restaurant, kitchen, cleaning) were so sweet for us, super service!
Snorkelling in front of the hotel was very beautiful ,but also swimming and snorkelling at the lighthouse and the laguna was great too.
The shops were nearby and in a view minutes walk you find the restaurants.

We had a fantastic holiday in dahab!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, January 26, 2016
We in Shams hotel are so happy to see how happy you was here & that make us proud of our work
Hope we see you again soon :)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2010

Really great hotel! All of the staff is friendly and accommodating (even Shams, the owner), rooms are cozy and quiet, food is good and excellent dive shop. The balconies overlooking the Red Sea are beauty. A remarkable value and a great hideaway to avoid the tourist touts and traps in Dahab. You wont be disapponted.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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shamsdahab, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2010
That is so nice of you , is that you Chris wrote that ?
if it is you send me your e-mail please .
i am happy to hear that , this means my hotel team is walking in the right direction .
looking forward to serve you again in the future .
all the best .
Shams :-))))
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2010

My fiancee and I intended on staying at Dahab for a quick 3-day rest, however ended up staying for 9 days! We stayed at Shams the whole time, and had a great time. The staff are all super-friendly, and helpful, and say hi to you each time they see you. The breakfast was included, and was so hearty (full English breakfast, Spanish Omelette, muesli and fruit etc) that we often didn't need lunch. But the best part was the Dive Shop at the hotel, where we I did my Open Water Padi course with Ehab Mohammed, who was an excellent Instructor - very patient and clear, and was somewhat of an underwater yogi. I felt really safe with him at all times. I was so impressed that I also did my Advanced Course with Ehab, which included the wicked Blue Hole and The Canyon. I can't speak highly enough of Ehab - if you're looking to do some diving I thoroughly recommend him and his Dive Master, Omar. Shams Hotel is a great place to chill out and hang in Dahab.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, January 26, 2016
We in Shams hotel are so happy to see how happy you was here & that make us proud of our work
Hope we see you again soon :)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2009

I stayed in Sham's 5 nights and if you are looking for a quiet place where to have good sleep in a comfy room, very nice breakfast and very nice staff and very careful owner , close to horse riding and snorkelling locations, it is definitely the place where to stay. I spent the first night in Dahab at Bamboo hotel and it was very noisy all night long. So the next morning I went "hostel hunting" around Dahab and I arrived in this little paradise. It is definitely the best hotel I did in all Egypt and the place I would return to if I had a chance to go back to Dahab.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, January 26, 2016
I am glad you liked your stay at Shams Hotel
You are always welcome to come any time
All the best & see you soon again
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Additional Information about Shams Hotel

Property: Shams Hotel
Address: Al Mashraba Street, Dahab, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Shams Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shams Hotel & Dive Centre – the premier budget accommodation catering for rec, tec and CCR divers in Dahab. Shams Hotel recently opened in 2006 and comprises two stylish accommodation facilities. Designed in an oriental style, the hotel is located right in the heart of touristic Mashraba in Dahab, about 15 metres away from the shores of the gorgeous Red Sea. We welcome you in our airy and scenic reception area, where you can check out our latest dive trips, safaris, entertainment options and selection of books to escape right there... right now! Between the hotel and the beach, comfortable Bedouin-style seating and chilling areas enable you to enjoy breakfast whilst contemplating the harmony of the rolling waves on the ocean... feet in the water, or just about. The hotel is kept small, with a friendly feel and atmosphere, and offers a total of 20 single, double or triple rooms. The accommodation options are divided between 14 standard hotel rooms located at ground or first level, and 6 wooden bungalows. Most rooms present a sea or a mountain view, and are just perfect for your ideal romantic escape to the delightful sea resorts of Egypt. Families are groups are well-catered after too... trust us to make your vacation eventful or restful, just as you wish it to be! ... more   less 
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