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Shams Hotel
Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 29, 2010

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel and its staff. Egypt is full of people who want to make your trip incredible, and Shams won the prize. When my friend became ill, they were there with medicine, special ordered-dinner and tea, and rearranged our Mt Sinai hike within an hour. When my computer power cord broke, suddenly Mohammad found two and delivered them to my room, unsolicited. hey loaned us snorkel equipment too. They want you to relax, enjoy and see all you want to see. The rooms are new and clean and quiet and there are outdoor pool tables and hammocks. The restaurant is full of cozy pillows and great food - get the shrimp. By the time we left, we were best buddies with everyone. Stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank vicariousadventure
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2016

Thanks for a great review
Shams Hotel team is greatfull for the positive experience you had here
Welcome at any time

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Reviewed September 29, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for two weeks in August 2010. The room was clean, staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and the restaurant was one of the best for Egyptian food. The location is also good. Our room was about 50 m from the beach, you can walk to everything and the best snorkeling we found was only about 200 m up the beach. For the price (especially including breakfast), you can't beat it.

The only thing that I missed was the occasional use of a pool, but for only 30 LE per day, you can use the one next door.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2016

we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Shams Hotel
Looking forward to see again

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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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Thank DutchEln
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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Thank Fly2SkyToronto
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shamsdahab, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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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Thank Lilille
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Shams Hotel

Address: Al Mashraba Street, Dahab 46617, Egypt
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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 53 Hotels in Dahab
Price Range: $34 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shams Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shams Hotel recently opened in 2006 and comprises two stylish accommodation facilities ( Rooms & Bungalows ) Designed in an oriental style The hotel is located right in the heart of touristic Mashraba street in Dahab, about 15 meters away from the shores of the gorgeous Red Sea. Shams (sun in Arabic) is also the name of the hotel owner , he has worked in tourism for years and has traveled around the world before his passion led him to build this hotel and cater for the needs of cherished guests wishing to discover the splendors of Dahabs numerous sights and adventures. ... more   less 
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