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Ecotel Dahab Bay View Resort
Ranked #19 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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“Perfect & relaxing stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

We had an amazing holidays. We have booked 10 days all inclusive holidays through Thomson. Staff was very helpful and made us feel very welcome. We loved the entire place and we will be going back.

Please find a quick summary underneath.

Hotel
Hotel is secluded and located on the hill - split into 6-7 levels (so you will find yourself climbing many steps - a bonus if you want to get fit! - or call for buggy). Top level is with the reception, shop, bar, cash point and the restaurant (view from the restaurant is superb- Dahab on one side, sea and Saudi Arabia on the other - very romantic). You also have gym, spa, tennis court, Bedouin tent (where you can smoke sisha) and a 'massage place' on the beach (my boyfriend loved it). Gym was available upon request but spa was closed - which we didn't mind as have spent most of our time by the beach and swimming pool.

Room
We stayed on the third level (which in my opinion was the best one). Each room had a balcony or terrace - I prefer a balcony. Rooms are spacious with walking shower. Tea/coffee and a bottle of water are available in the rooms (some people said that bottle of water was not enough - I agree but you can refill it for free in the main or swimming pool bar). The small downside was we had two beds joint so you might want to try and ask about big mattress. Rooms are cleaned every day - worth to leave a tip.

Swimming pool/Beach/Reef
Hotel was pretty quiet so we always had a nice space by the pool. Some people say the hotel was to quiet (especially comparing to Sharm) but for us it was a retreat. We didn't have to stress about getting a good spot by the swimming pool or worry about anything - just relax and enjoy our stay. We loved the reef. I snorkelled for the first time in my life! I definitely will try diving next time. Also it was possible to try kite surfing - equipment was available to rent by the hotel (it was also very popular in main bay in Dahab). We enjoyed ping-pong as well - our new hobby (how silly:) )

Food
There was quite a big choice - I like it. There was a different theme every evening. As I part of Inclusive lunch choice was limited by the pool area so you can always go to main restaurant. I would like to point out .... DESSERTS ARE TO DIE FOR - dates' or chocolate cake - ladies be aware!

Excursions
We have gone on few excursions. Thing to note, Dahab is about an hour journey from Sharm by car so if you are planning to go to Cairo etc it will cost you more time and money. Thomson rep offered us a day trip for around £300 per person to Cairo - well something we didn't account for before and decided we would do next time (consider doing a holidays which would consist of a week on the boat on the Nile and week by the beach if you are interested in seeing all the sights - will be much cheaper). At the end we have done few trips:
1. A 'Combo Trip' with Thomson - quad bikes, camel and evening with some entertainment and food. Quad bikes looked well look after also there were many very kind people to look after us. We have joined a bigger group and it did look a bit like '100 people in, 100 people out' situation - so we are glad we have done this but would not repeat.
2. We went out for snorkelling for entire day. We have joined a diving group and visited a few sites where we snorkelled with a guide. We also had a lunch on the boat. We enjoyed it a lot and would definitely recommend.
3. Private quad bikes. We booked it through a local company and had much more fun than the first time. There were only two of us and the guide and we had much more freedom up to where we wanted to go. Although I have to mention that quad bikes weren't in the best condition. Just to note: make sure you have an adequate travel insurance as quad bikes are not covered by the standard one.
4. Blue hole snorkelling. A very interesting site, especially for divers. Just please DON'T WALK ON THE CORALS!

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Thomson
Well, I suppose we will know in the future what to expect. On the plane we didn't book extra leg room (know we know we have to probably) and it was pretty uncomfortable for my boyfriend. We go to the hotel in the evening but Rep didn't arrive to a next day (probably because it was Dahab not Sharm). But possibly the most disappointing was last day. you have to check out by lunchtime but the transport to take you to the airport doesn't arrive till 5-6 o'clock in the evening so if you want to keep you room (have a shower and refresh before you go) you have to pay extra.

Room Tip: Choose rooms on the 3rd level - best location.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Excellent Hotel with extensive well laid out grounds. Two storey chalets spread out in gardens. The rooms are well appointed, all with sea views and comfortable. Staff friendly and helpfull and the food was excellent. Puddings to die for. Don't believe the holiday reps when they try to sell you a more expensive dive package as Blueocean Divers based at the hotel are first class and have really good facilities. Had a good time. Only down side was that all the facilities were not available this early on the year- the spa was shut and no evening entertainment. We would go again.

Room Tip: Long walk from Reception to beach so choose rooms in the 300's as it is half way between the two...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there when was in Dahab. I think this is one of the best hotels in Dahab. The rooms are spacious and in good condition.

The only problem it's rather distant from the town. Going to Laguna takes like 5-10 minutes by car or 30-40 min walk.

Very good for kitesurfing. Windsurfing is also possible if you are an experienced. There is a diving station and a german kite and wind surthing station in the hotel and they can take you by boat to Laguna if you need so. The fairy is not regular though. There is also a free us to the town twice a day. If you are there and whant to go to the town regularly I suggest to take a phone of a taxi driver who you can call when you want to go.

Stayed May 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Nice place well located for divers , very good dive company in hotel grounds, food could do with some improvement and u have to be fit to climb up and down the steps otherwise nice hotel

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

This was my first trip to Eypt. I loved Dahab, and this resort was paradise. I am 21 years old and i was there with a friend. Every thing about this hotel is great. I visited in July last year and found that the resort seemed to be completely empty apart from us and a couple of others which was also nice. Will be visiting back here soon

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Back a week from this hotel. Can't fault it really ,good location, good staff, lovely rooms all with a sea view, lots of steps though but that exercise is good when you can have (and did have) lots of 3 course meals with lovely bread made just outside the restaurant doors. Only gripe is the bathrooms could do with a wee touch up,but that is a minor thing really. No entertainment to speak off but the peace was great but that may be due to the time of year.
Will we go back : yes we will

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

great for relaxing warm helpfull food excellent good location

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ecotel Dahab Bay View Resort

Property: Ecotel Dahab Bay View Resort
Address: | Qunai Valley, Dahab 46617, Egypt (Formerly Sol Dahab Red Sea Resort)
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Dahab
#10 Family Hotel in Dahab
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ecotel Dahab Bay View Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel located next to 18,000 m2 of private sandy beach overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba Three swimming pools (two for adults and one for children), one of them heated in winter The resort captivates the senses with unrivalled facilities and a relaxing atmosphere. Great diving spot and world-famous windsurfing destination 217 fully furnished rooms, family rooms and suites overlooking the sea Great choice of restaurants and bars to delight your taste buds and indulge your senses. ... more   less 
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