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Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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“Excellent Hotel, Great Friendly Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Sorry for the late review!!

I stayed here in March 2012, after being recommended by the owner of the Backpacker lodge round the back (where I had stayed the previous week).

I had some business to attend to , and needed somewhere more relaxed so I could study for a couple of days so I came to the Sheikh Ali for a couple of days. The staff were really helpful, and the one guy offered to lend me his Egyptian phone so I could take a conference call from the UK (as it's cheaper).

The rooms are large and clean, modern and luxurious and the aircon is great.

Dahab is full of cats , as you all probably know, so I awoke one morning to find a new friend relaxing in my room, after I left the window open.

I would definitely return here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Agapis
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Sheikh Ali D, Manager at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Agapis,

Thank you for your stay at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort. No need to apologise, we are just happy you still have such fond memories of your stay half year later!

We are delighted you enjoyed the room size and cleanliness and the staffs helpfulness. We hope you enjoyed your new cat friend in your room too, but would like to take this opportunity to advise future guests with cat allergies to keep windows and doors closed. That said, we are currently having two vets staying at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort and they are doing a great job reducing the number of future cats in the area in a humane way.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Best wishes from Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort,
Rasha, Gabaly, Guro & the Sheikh Ali team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

First trip to Egypt and we had a great stay in this hotel. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay very enjoyable. We have no complaints and would recommend this hotel as an excellent base to explore Dahab.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank arnw
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Sheikh Ali D, Manager at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear arnw,

Many thanks for choosing Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort for your first Egypt holiday. We would also like to thank you for booking your first holiday to Egypt in such historic times!

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your recommendation to other Dahab visitors. We hope to seeing you again for another great holiday in the future!

Best wishes from Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort,
Rasha, Gabaly, Guro & the Sheikh Ali team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

first time in Dahab thank you all for such a wonderful stay in your excellent hotel, many thanks to all the friendly people who made it home away from home, many, many thanks to gabaly rasha and all the wonderful staff. Tito and the team in the restaurant are great and so helpful the piza was like in Italy ,nothing to much trouble , the trips the hotel arranged where amazing , it is an oasis in Dahab , we took two teenagers with us and where worried they would get bored but no problems they loved it and we where all sad to leave, but already looking at dates to go back early next year , the hotels standards of cleanliness was just amazing we have stayed in five star hotels before but never seen a hotel so clean and tidy , we came as guests and feel we left as friends of the sheikh Ali team .
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  • Stayed August 2013
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Sheikh Ali D, Manager at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear andykmj,

Thank you for your stay with us and your wonderful words here on Tripadvisor. We feel honoured by your wording of Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort being the 'best hotel ever’!

We believe Dahab is an excellent choice for visitors of all ages. Teenagers usually enjoy the chilled atmosphere and adventurous activities equally much. It is great to know that your teenagers enjoyed Dahab for all the good reasons!

Many thanks for your special mention to Rasha, Gabaly and Tito, Together with the rest of the team we look forward to welcoming you back next year!

Best wishes from Sheikh Ali Dahab resort,
Rasha, Gabaly, Guro & the Sheikh Ali team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank RobMat2009
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Sheikh Ali D, Manager at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear RobMat2009,

Thank you for your stay with us and for sharing such detailed and positive feedback from your stay. We were sad when you left too and hope to seeing you here again very soon!

Feedback from our guests – good and not so good – is central when we make decisions, changes and improvements here at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort. We do our very best to rectify any problems immediately and if not possible to improve it for the future. With regards to the wifi, I regret to inform you that we have already made some considerable changes to improve the wifi coverage but without being able to solve the problem of spotted service at times. As internet service in the Sinai is limited to 3G we are unfortunately not able to guarantee 100% reliable internet connection at all times, but we hope this will change in the future. We will for sure keep up to date and do our share when a better service is available. Meanwhile, it is good to know you had no problems connecting to the internet when staying in the public areas.

We would like to thank you for sharing your high opinion of everything from location, service, room standard, cleanliness and food in the restaurant. Our hotel manager Rasha thank you specifically for mentioning her attitude, we dear say that hospitality is part of her nature!

A big thank you and best wishes from Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort,
Rasha, Gabaly, Guro & the Sheikh Ali team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We have just returned from a two week stay at the Sheikh Ali (two couples and two teenage children). This is a real gem of an hotel! As the hotel has only 22 rooms the service is relaxed and personal. Rooms are large and well thought out. The whole complex (built around a good sized pool) is spotless, and the food thoughtfully prepared and tasty (Tito, who heads the restaurant staff, deserves a special mention). With a town centre location the hotel is conveniently situated for the sea front and local shops, restaurants, dive centres and other amenities. However, through clever design noise from the surrounding area is not a problem. Indeed, stepping through the door of the Sheikh Ali from the dusty streets of Dahab is like stepping into a tranquil oasis.
I would thoroughly recommend the Sheikh Ali and have every intention to return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Andrew H
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Sheikh Ali D, Manager at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Andrew H,

Thank you for your stay with us and your great feedback and recommendation here on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted you had such a good time during your Dahab holiday. We are very happy you found the hotel facilities, room standard and cleanliness to be of high standards. We wouls especially like to thank you for mentioning the small size of the hotel and the personal service offered from our team.

Tito thank you and we all look forward to your return.

Best wishes from Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort,
Rasha, Gabaly, Guro & the Sheikh Ali team
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

A family of five, we spent two weeks in July and August at the Sheikh Ali. We were most impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms, the pool and the hotel as a whole, the attentive service that could not have been better, and the quality and variety of the catering (with two qualified chefs), all at a family-friendly price. The suites offer palatial accommodation for two, and are easily large enough for three persons. Indeed, we saw little reason to venture out for meals at all. The hotel lies in a quiet location in Mashraba, a couple of minutes from the start of the bazaar and the beachfront promenade path that stretches for several miles in both directions with restaurants, cafes and tourist agencies as well as shops. Supermarkets and pharmacies also close by. Dahab itself has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, even the market store holders and restaurant promoters usually accept a polite 'no' first time. Heavy emphasis on diving and snorkelling, windsurfing and kite surfing are other watersports available. If you are not especially enthusiastic about desert trips however, whether on camel, quad-bikes or 4x4, then you might find the range of alternative pastimes a bit limited. But most people go to Dahab to relax. And for that, it is the ideal location. Much look forward to returning.

Room Tip: First floor suites offer greater privacy but ground floor if you want pool-side accommodation
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sheikh Ali D, Manager at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Nigel D,

Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday in Dahab and Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort. We are very happy your family and yourself enjoyed Dahab in general and Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort in particular.

Dahab is a perfect spot to escape day to day life for a little, weather that being underwater, in the desert of under an umbrella on the beach. We see that most families coming to Dahab have consciously chosen a experience based and genuine holiday for their children. We celebrate the attitude and do our best to let young family members have a great time during their stay here.

Many thanks for sharing the experience of your family Dahab holiday here on Tripadvisor, we are very much looking forward to you return.

Best wishes from Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort,
Rasha, Gabaly, Guro & the Sheikh Ali team
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Klagenfurt, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We spent a week at the hotel in July 2013 and were extremely satisfied with all services.
The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Our room was lovely and large, always very clean and provided all amenities one could wish for. The pool area was very relaxing with comfortable sunbeds and provided the perfect calm environment for ending an exciting day at the beach. The restaurant was really a surprise and after the first evening eating out we did not stray again: PLEASE follow the chefs and waiters recommendations and you will get the finest, freshest dishes you could hope for. We had excellent Egyptian food as well as extraordinary international cousine. Respect to the chef!
We hope to be able to return to this lovely place again in the near future.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank ThomasLangmann
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Sheikh Ali D, Manager at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear ThomasLangmann,

Thank you for your stay with us at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort and for your great recommendation here on Tripadvisor.

Over the past months we have made considerable changes to the restaurant menu. We are therefore pleased you enjoyed the meals on offer and the personal recommendations from our chef.

Furthermore, we believe that the central location, high standards and overall facilities at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort is our strength. We want the hotel to be a comfortable base for those who want to explore the Sinai and the Red Sea, as well as a little oasis’ for guests who just want to relax by the pool.

Many thanks for sharing your experience and pinpointing our vision in your own words!

Best wishes from Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort,
Rasha, Gabaly, Guro & the Sheikh Ali team
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Property: Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort
Address: Mashraba Palm Tree Garden, Dahab 46617, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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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