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Happy Life Village
Ranked #14 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Just spent 2 weeks in happy life, and it was just that. The hotel was nice an quiet with no more than 70 people there in a hotel that sleeps over 700. This was just perfect for us as at times we had the pool all to ourselves. The views are just amazing with the mountains in the backdrop of the clear blue ocean.

That staff are absolutely amazing and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and wanted. A special mention to Muhammad and George in the restaurant who are just class, bassim in the beach bar never left you with an empty glass, he will be a friend for life and Mayh the entertainment master who was always on hand to help with anything.

While we was there it was my girlfriends birthday and Muhammad organised our own decorated table with flowers and even made her a cake. Small touches like this made the holiday special.

Only down sides were the pool toilets which at times were bit grubby and always out of loo roll.

We met some lovely people - bob and Sharon our neighbours, Daniel and Rachel who we found out lives 2 mins from us and the brilliantly funny Keith.

Can't talk any highly of this place, definitely a must

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

They say you have to get close to heaven once in a life time and we did here at Happy Life!! The hotel is set in the most outstanding location with amazing views of the Sinai moutains and Red Sea, the hotel rooms are spacious and cleaned everyday. The food was good always something to eat and if you fancied a change its cheap enough to eat out, there is a free shuttle bus to Dahab 3 times a day. The staff here are wonderful and make this hotel , they can't do enough for you ,always making sure your ok and happy,Mohammed the head waiter is an amazing person and is a great asset to the hotel he was always there to greet you at meal times, taking time to get to know his guests, so friendly and helpful. All the staff were like this but a special mention to George in the restaurant ,Sayed,Bassem,Ragy beach/pool bar staff always made sure you had a drink ready for you and Mayhe the entertainment lady who always came and spoke to us and even gave my husband an Arabic lesson!!
There are 3 pools at the hotel one with slides and a private beach ,as other reviews have said the snorkelling is amazing here and you are right by the famous dive site ' the three pools'.

This was an amazing relaxing holiday for my husband and I and we met some lovely people over our 2 weeks - you all know who you are !!!

Don't miss out on a 'Happy Life' it is completely safe here no sign of any trouble we will definitely be returning next year !!!

Thank you to all the Happy Life staff for all your hard work and making our holiday special- Daniel & Rachael

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Rachael G
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Llandegla, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just got back from 2 weeks stay and had an excellent time.
Food, room and facilities were excellent.
Staff were always welcoming and keen to assist.
Lovely beach for snorkeling swimming or simply relaxing.
Laguna dive shop on site for beginners and advanced divers.
Quad bikes for adventuring into surrounding area.
Great safe area and great break in a lovely climate.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Keith-jackson2014
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Happy Life is a lovely spot, with a stunning backdrop of mountains towering above crystal blue waters. The Hotel is particularly quiet at the moment. When we arrived, there were just 67 guests. It is such a shame, as the staff are so attentive. Special mentions to Mohammed in the restauarant, Saeed and Bessim at the Beach Bar, and Mahy, who is the Animation Team, but is also is a friend to everyone, and even saw us off at reception when we left.

There are 4 pools, but we rarely used them, as the beach is so peaceful and beautiful. The jetty takes you to the edge of the coral reef, and the snorkeling is wonderful. We saw a huge variety of fish, including some we hadn't seen in Egypt before. The food in the restaurant is plentiful, and more varied than I have seen in similar hotels in Egypt. No major problems with any tummy troubles. Only negative in the restaurant is they tend to heavily salt the pasta, which made it unpleasant, so maybe something for the otherwise excellent Chef to note.

A couple of minor snags. The Shuttle bus could perhaps be more flexible. If you get the 18.30 shuttle, they pick you up at 20:30, so you have less than two hours which is a struggle to enjoy a leisurely meal in Masbat, let alone do any shopping. You can easily get a taxi from town to the hotel for 40EP, (less than £4). The only other negatives are the pool side toilets are in need are greater attention, and perhaps one of the bars could stay open later than 23:00. I appreciate the bar staff work long hours, and work every day, but 23:00 is a bit early for some.

The rooms are spacious, and cleaned every day, and we found the beds comfortable. I could certainly recommend Forsha's Egyptian Kitchen for a meal out. Everything freshly cooked, wonderful family service, and you can go upstairs to the roof terrace after your meal for spectacular views over the sea.

All in all we had a fantastic 11 nights at Happy Life Village, and made some lovely new friends in Chris, Natalie, Dan, Rachel and Keith. Thanks to all who made it such an unforgettable experience.

Bob & Sharon

Room Tip: Block 10 is close to the beach. Upstairs with balcony for a better view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Firstly, there is no curfew in Dahab. If your plane lands at three in the morning, the transfer will be waiting for you. I am a lone female traveller and I spent three heavenly weeks there. I had no problems and no cause to be concerned. I arrived in Sharm at around 9pm and the shuttle was there to meet me. I was the only person on board. We went through the usual 'check points' but were waved through without issue.
I had a lovely clean room. And on waking the following morning I headed towards the beach. I have never seen a more beautiful landscape, the sea and the mountains make for a breath- taking view.
The resort is very quiet. The FCO guidelines are keeping many people away from this beautiful place. You could have a pool all to yourself for the duration of your stay if you wanted. The people are the most welcoming of staff teams and nothing is too much trouble. A special mention to Mohammed at the restaurant. The most professional man, a gentleman and somebody who genuinely cares about your holiday experience. Saeed at the beach bar is another professional man who never let's your glass get empty and is the most attentive and professional bar waiter at the resort. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. They really do care about the customer and want people to come back again.
The food is excellent. I was there for three weeks and did not find it either boring or repetitive. There is no need for tea and coffee making facilities in the room, You can get a drink at any of the restaurants and bars through out the day and night. I found the spirits to be just as strong as those in England (though I'm not an expert).
Mayhe is the only member of the animation team now working at happy life and she is beautiful and funny and full of energy. She tries very hard to entertain the guests. She is a good friend to all.
The diving and snorkelling is some of the best to be found in Egypt (I have been reliably informed) and there are many excursions on offer. Though, if your like me and just want a place to relax and unwind this is most definately the place for you.
I would recommend that you put the fears for your safety aside and go and experience 'Happy Life Village'. You won't regret it.

Room Tip: You could choose to be nearer the pool or beach
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Rosehay
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scotland uk
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my wife and in - laws took a 3day break from sharm ,and it was so relaxing, right on beach,and the pools are nice also the food was excellent the staff were very good, around the pool ready to top you up,waiters in dinning room were great,there is not much in the way of entertainment, it will surely lower your blood pressure, the only little problems were no tea or coffee maker in room ,TV has not many English channels, beer was ok,but the spirits are not up to much so if you like a nip take it with you and chill.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Hastings
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have been to this hotel 10 times now, the last time being in February this year, and its my second home, the staff are my second family, what a wonderful place! we were recently advised by Olympic holidays that we could no longer travel to dahab (and Happy Life) in May and would have to change to a hotel in Sharm el Sheikh due to increase in terrorism threat...but thankfully the hotel is so friendly that I have been able to book the hotel direct with them which includes transfers! If you have Easyjet flights through Olmypic then you are able to keep them and be refunded the accomodation costs so dont give up! The staff assure me that it is safe there in dahab. Please private message me if you want to still travel to this amazing hotel...I will help you. The hotel and staff need the guests, and you wont be disappointed. If you like peace and quiet and friendly attentive staff this is the place for you.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Happy Life Village
Address: Wady Quonay | P.O. Box 47, Dahab 46617, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Dahab
#3 Spa Hotel in Dahab
#9 Romantic Hotel in Dahab
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Happy Life Village 3*
Number of rooms: 250
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