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Shams Hotel
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Voitsberg
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3 reviews
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“Nice Hotel, with perfect Service direct at the Sea...”
Reviewed January 19, 2011

Shams Hotel is a very clean and top managed Hotel direct at the beautyful sea in Dahab.
The Staff was very friendly and helpful, our pickup at the boarder worked also without troubles.
They have good conections to all kind of entertainment like dessert adventure trips, scuba diving, snorkeling....
I am sure that i choose the same Hotel again.

Markus from Austria

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

Fantastic value and personal service like nowhere else. The restaurant became one of the top ones in Dahab. We won't ever stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, January 26, 2016
we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Shams Hotel
Looking forward to see again
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

I went to Dahab several times before but it was my first stay in Shams hotel and i can tell you it is the best. Hotels in Dahab are very basic so don't expect something fancy, but it was clean and survice was super. the food was great (ask for the Egyptian style breakfast).

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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shamsdahab, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2011
Thanks for the nice comment
all the best for 2011
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 30, 2010

This is a nice, clean hotel with a comfortable bed. Your room is cleaned every day, and fresh towels if you want them (and sometimes also when you don't!). Nice and quiet, a one minute walk from Dahab's hustle and bustle (if you can call it that, haha!). Had a great time here, and would recommend it to everyone. Breakfast in the seaside restaurant is also fine!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Baltimore, MD
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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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Thank globalundertaking
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Shamsiii, Owner at Shams Hotel, responded to this review, January 26, 2016
we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Shams Hotel
Looking forward to see again
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Balk, Dutch
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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 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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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 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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