Sheikh Ali deserves its top spot in Dahab. Clean, green, spacy, cool, friendly...I could continue the list. We arrived to meet friends there who spend a whole month there and we enjoyed every of the 18 days we were there. The pool is great for the kids. The place is safe and welcoming for young families. Its just a stroll away from the beach (the Dahab beach outside the lagoon is not very attractive, so a beach front place is not a must) and Dahab center (restaurants, bars, shops and diving places). Sheikh Ali is an oasis. The best place in town.
The staff is friendly and very service minded. The manager is a lovely lady who understands hospitality to perfection. That some of the reception staff did not speak English too well, is just a very minor point.
We had a family room with two seperate rooms for us and the kids. The whole place was more like an appartment. Spacious rooms, big living area and good shower. All air conditioned (and you need that in summer!). The place was made spotless every day!
Breakfast was good and plentyfull (they might just want to think about a buffet just to make life a bit more manageble for the staff). We often had lunch or dinner there as well (nice and convenient for us and the kids). They went out of their way to provide for special requests or dishes.
The hotel arranged taxi's for us and did not overcharge. This was great because of the almost traditional conflicts you end up having with Egyptian cabbies.
The only less than positive point might have been the lack of wifi in our rooms, but that is really the only one. It just made you go outside and sit at the pool if you needed internet.
From a more practical point, the total bill for 17 nights, food (we went out to eat in town 3 out of 5 nights), drinks was certainly not high and pretty fair. Great value for money I would say.
When we left we all felt a bit sad. We had a great time and met a lot of great people!
I will certainly come back to Sheikh Ali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dahab and the Sinai are full of amazing spaces on land and in the water. Echoing the open spaces of the Sinai landscape, our light and airy pool-side suites welcome you to a revitalizing break away. At Sheikh Ali Resort we have created space for you to be truly free and relax your mind - in your room, in yourself and in our natural surroundings.At Sheikh Ali, we have brought together the best of what Sinai has to offer. Red Sea diving and snorkeling, wind- and kite surfing can easily be arranged from the hotel. Deep desert treks and trips to Mt Sinai, St Catherine, Canyons and the Bedouin village of Ras Abu Galom are other highlights in our nearby surroundings. ... more less
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