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Nesima Resort and Dive Center
Ranked #36 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Voorburg, The Netherlands
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“Great hotel and superb location”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed at Nesima Hotel for a week and would have liked to stay much longer. The (superior) room was fantastic and right at the pool; restaurant, poolbar and breakfast are really fine. Staff is so friendly and nice. Location superb: entrance at the promenade and pool at 10 meters away from the sea. In between all the hotelrooms in Bedouinstyle. Diving centre is really good with good instructors, we were very happy to be guided by Hamza. For snorklers: just step into the sea and the riff at 30 meters from the hotel is amazing.
I really hope we are able to return!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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NESIMATEAM, Public Relations Manager at Nesima Resort and Dive Center, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear JLdeBakker,

Thank you for choosing Nesima Resort and Diving Center for your recent visit to Dahab and for the positive words posted here on Tripadvisor. It's always nice to hear when guests appreciate our facilities and particularly the architecture and location of the superior rooms.

We really hope you will be able to return soon to Nesima Resort and Diving Center.

Kind regards,
on behalf of the whole team.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

First time in Dahab! Friendly and polite staff. Rooms are clean and the hotel has a fantastic pool bar and pool area. Free sunbeds and towels. Every day was so exciting going back to the room as the domestic come up with the most amazing towel origami. I highly recommend you stay here. Also is mid-way between the action along the promenade.
Turn right and you go towards Funny Mummy and Jasmine. Turn left and head towards the lighthouse area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Moved to Nesima from Sheikh Ali Resort & was glad I did because it is right on the water, is clean, & has a pleasant staff. I later moved to spend a few days on an actual beach where you could lay out & then snorkel in calm water. The hotels from The Hilton on up that coast are those kind of hotels. I found Nesima to be great for a few days though & has a convenient location.

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms were cool and clean. The hotel has a pool which is really nice considering the beach at Dahab is so rocky. The hotel itself is like a little village with rows of little houses. The hotel itself is located a little way away from the main strip of restaurants etc, but it is easily walkable, and it means you can get a quiet night's sleep!

The diver centre was really good, the staff extremely helpful and knowledgable about all the local dive sites - our dive guide went out of his way to show us places. We dived with the same guide for three days in a row. Equipment hired was of decent quality.

This hotel is pricier than other local places, but with it you get a level of quality the others can't offer.

The only thing lacking was room-service, but given that Dahab has such a easy-going vibe, this wasn't an issue.

Room Tip: There are rooms that go straight out into the pool area which would have been great, but they were a...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Excellent little hotel, in a fantastic location right on the "boardwalk", so easy to stroll along, enjoying the sights & the nightlife. We've been probably 4 or 5 times and keep going back - so they are getting something right! Great value for money, lovely decor, clean, nice pool, great location .....perfect!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

When we decided to dive again in Dahab there was only one hotel we looked at. We had a great time 3 years ago when we stayed in the rooms by the pool. This time we booked standard rooms which, as previous guests have noted, are small / basic but clean. The airconditioner is quiet (not in all hotels I have sayed in) and they provide a mossie zapper to ensure a good nights sleep.
The breakfast is very standard but we have always been satisfied and found the service to be expectional.
I have to say the dive centre is exceptional as Diana and her gang have everything organised. Eddie was a fantastic Dive Master, he was professional and yet so easygoing - just what you want on holiday.
Overall - would I go again - YES.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We had a lovely 10 day holiday at Nesima in October and in fact it was our 6th visit to this resort so it must be doing something right! I don’t normally write reviews, but seeing some negative ones surprised me. The most common issue seems to be the breakfast and food in general. Whilst the breakfast may not be as good as in a 5* hotel, it is perfectly adequate. We tried some freshly squeezed orange juice once, but gave up as the oranges were rather dry, so we just had the juice from the jug, which was OK but not proper juice, the only negative about breakfast. There were various cereals, milk, yoghurt, honey as well as various cold meats and cheeses which were kept under cover. There were some hot dishes in heated tureens, but by far the best option is to ask the chef to make you an omelette or scrambled eggs. These were made in front of you and you can see what goes into them so they are fresh. Cereals, omelette, toast and unlimited coffee combined to make a perfectly adequate breakfast. It may not be as varied as in a 5* hotel, but then the price of this hotel is not 5*. If people want more, the option is to pay more and go to the Hilton, but that is way out of the town.

We ate at the hotel restaurant most of the time as we found the food to be very tasty and good value. For example, the fish tagine was very tasty and literally half the price of the restaurant next door. The restaurants along the front are nice if you have not been to Dahab before, but a lot of them are pricey for what you get and the food is often not outstanding. One of the best restaurants in Dahab for fish is the Sea Bride. Five of us ate there and the total cost was 220LE, about £24 between the 5 of us and we could not eat it all as there was so much! After a while, the hassle of being pestered to eat at various places wore us down, so we ate at Nesima most of the time overlooking the Red Sea under the stars.

As far as the personnel are concerned, I can only assume that some staff had changed since we were there. We always found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful and could never do too much for you. We were always greeted at breakfast with a smile and also in the restaurant. The service there may not be super fast, but what’s the rush? This is Dahab – people should relax and enjoy the atmosphere! We didn’t see Max, the manager this time as he was away, but we met him last year and he seemed very pleasant and kept asking us what could be done to improve the hotel, just what a manager should be asking.

Dahab may not be a classy resort – if you want that there is the Caribbean or the Maldives, but then expect to pay 2 or 3 times the price. Dahab has its own character which may or may not appeal; it all depends on what your expectations are. We stayed in one of the superior rooms by the pool which have their own outside seating area. These rooms are big with a good sized bathroom, safe and fridge, which we used to make our own ice cubes by using bottled water (of course!) and ice cube bags which we brought with us so we could have our G&Ts!! (warning – don’t buy the local Egyptian gin, Gordoons!!)

As far as the diving centre is concerned, it is brilliant! Superbly organised by Diana, they could not do enough to ensure you have a good time. The diving may not be super spectacular with only the occasional sighting of big stuff, but there is always plenty to see. The water temperature in early October was 27C, all the way down to 30+m whilst the air temperature was 35C during the day and “cooling” to 28-30C at night! It seemed a bit more humid this year and there were a few more mosquitoes than normal, but we were prepared with plenty of spray. The dive guides are superb - we had Nubi and he could not do enough for us. He must have 40-40 vision as he pointed things out which we eventually saw only after getting very close to them! The diving is shore based with parties travelling by jeep to various sites. Most of the shore entries are an easy walk in, but you need boots and suitable fins. The boat trip to Gabr el Bint is well worth it, a superb day out on a nice big boat. Tip – don’t over indulge on the lunch! It is super and you may be tempted to go for seconds!

So, overall, we had another super holiday and, yes, we will be back again next year!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nesima Resort and Dive Center
Address: El Mashraba | P.O. Box 24, Dahab 0000, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Dahab
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Nesima Resort and Dive Center 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Nesima Resort and dive center is one of the predominant resorts located in the heart of Dahab. It's unique architecture and design, it's central location and excellent service and friendly staff have all contributed to what Nesima is all about ... more   less 
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