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“The BEST holiday we've EVER had!!”
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Jaz Dahabeya
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“The BEST holiday we've EVER had!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I can't actually rate this hotel highly enough. We've visited Egypt 5 times now and stayed at a number of hotels, the Dahabeya outshines all of these. We stopped for two weeks at the beginning of August 2012 and shall definitely be returning in August 2013!

From the moment you arrive the team of staff treat you as individuals; wanting to get to know your names, the drinks you prefer, how involved you wish to become in the variety of activities (gently encouraging but never pressurising, as is the case in many other hotels we've visited). The management team are also very much involved in ensuring their guests are enjoying their holidays and are not some elusive body of people that you rarely see. They constantly check and ensure the high standards are maintained and are also involved in the evening entertainment.

The choice of food is immense and of a very high quality. Irrespective of the standard of food the chefs are still concerned that ALL guests enjoy their meals and on a daily basis are happy to discuss any comments you may have and alter things to your personal taste. From our perspective, however, we enjoyed every single meal whether this be the breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks or evening meals. Unlike many All Inclusive hotels, there isn't the 'cattle market' feel at dining times either. The whole dining experience is a very relaxed affair with the option of eating either inside or out.

The rooms are spotlessly cleaned on a daily basis with decorative 'towel sculptures' awaiting your return every other day, gifts of fruit and chocolate on other days. A bottle of water is also delivered daily but, of course, the All Inclusive option at this hotel ensures that you can easily rehydrate at the variety of bars and restaurants they have throughout the hotel (opening at 6.30am and closing beyond midnight).

The pool is, likewise, meticulously cleaned on a daily basis.

The hotel is ideally located on the beach; just a 5-10minute drive in the free shuttle bus to the centre of Dahab, a 2 minute walk to local shops and a pharmacy, an hour from Sharm airport and should you wish to take part in diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, water skiing etc there are a number of 'dive centres' literally within a couple of minutes walk down the beach. A range of other activities are also easily arranged with these centres and are far cheaper than any of those offered by Thomson. (We paid £18 for a camel ride, star gazing evening plus a Bedouin meal and entertainment as opposed to the £30+ pounds Thomson were asking for!!)

I came on holiday this year to recharge after a very hectic year but I also came with my teenage daughters and husband that wanted a little more than my constant lying in the sun!! It is thanks to an incredible animation team of 3 that this was made possible. I therefore want to give a particular mention to Mizo, Willie and Linn. The immense hard work of these 3 people ensured that we ALL had an incredible time. They provided; Stretching, Darts, Boccia, Aqua Gym, Water Polo, Volley Ball AND all the evening activities with an unwaning stamina. Their humour, patience and enthusiasm was so infectious that one of my daughters chose to become involved in practically every activity (any parent with a teenage child MUST realise the enormity of this!!).

To leave at the end of the 2 weeks was difficult due to having had such a lovely time but we'll definitely return and look forward to the hospitality of this wonderful hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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IberotelDahabeya, Manager at Jaz Dahabeya, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Dear Guests,

thank you for choosing Iberotel Dahabeya to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.

As a result of our efforts, we have achieved the following awards :

HolidayCheck TopHotel 2011
Thomson Gold Award 2011
Travelife Gold Award 2011
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 hotels (Best Hotels) 2012
TripAdvisor - Top Service (Middle East 2012)
HolidayCheck TopHotel 2012
TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2012
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 Hotels for Service 2012

This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements in 2012.

Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Sherif Mahgoub
Hotel Manager
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Just recently returned from a brilliant holiday in Dehab, and stayed at the Iberotel Dahabeya hotel. Just a few words to express what a amazing little hotel this is, flew from East Midlands Airport by Thompson with a 5 hour flight which went quickly and a 45 minute airport transfer at night to the hotel, met at the foyer with a cooling drink and cases were whisked away to our rooms. Finding the rooms very clean and staff very friendly and only too happy to please.

Breakfast was a bit confusing, but once you get the hang of the layout and times you were away and finding a range of fresh fruit and the most needed fill up of fruit drinks as the temperatures
outside the hotel is hot and well into Its 40c`s and sanctuaryis needed from the air conditioning
but meals can be eaten outside if you so wished.

Right we have to thank the Animation crew for being amazing and the amount of hard work these guys put into to entertaining everyone was a outstanding, and beware the afternoon water polo which gets very competitive with both teams - but very entertaining and brilliant to watch while at the bar with a drink, cheering your favourite team on - but would someone please take a whistle with them for the ref !!! as it gets very vocal but good clean fun.

ALL THE STAFF are all brilliant and you can not fault any one of them, as they all excelled in making your holiday pleasurable and all have to be mentioned.

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1) Shuttle bus to Dehab - don’t do 2 hours like we did, during the daytime only ask for an hour only for a return to the hotel.

2) Take Egyptian currency with you as exchanging sterling or other european currencies was very difficult, and entails a little trek to the Swiss Inn Hotel down the road to exchange your G.B pound to local currancies - and forget the ATM at the hotel as it never worked and heard of strange stories, so stay clear.

3) Mini mart is on the right and just down the road and has a chemist and a foodstore for all your mineral water and bits & bobs plus two souvenir shops - get used to being stopped by the local taxis as they wait for anyone coming out the hotel even for the small walk to the local mini store - but kindly say no and they leave you alone.

4) you get a free litre bottle of water everyday delivered to your rooms, which goes very quickly in the drinking in the heat - hence a quick trip to the mini mart to restock on supplies - which is advised. beware of the old mini fridge in your room as the prices of the coke and chocolate are expensive and cheaper elsewhere or nip to the pool bar for the ice creams.

5) like most Brits - we did miss having a kettle and supplies of tea and coffee in the room but was surprised for not having the facility to be able to have a cuppa in the morning and a hot drink at night in our rooms - so please dont forget to take your kettles which is a good idea !!

ALL IN ALL FABULOUS HOLIDAY AND LOOKING FORWARDTO BOOK AGAIN FOR THE SAME HOTEL

THANK YOU IBEROTEL DAHABEYA STAFF

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

i travelled to this fantastic hotel on 2/8/12 transfer was abit scary so was plesantly suprised when we got there..the manager greeted me and my partner with a glass of wine. the staff were so hard working nothing to much .I. would like to say a special thankyou to DIA who worked in restaurant.always smiling and helpful even after long hours he works Beach lovely and relaxing you feel your the only people there[even tho your not]rooms spacious and cool aircon fab rooms cleaned everyday,weather hot but with breeze which was needed.massage on beach overlooking sea beach towels everyday.If you want a peaceful relaxing holiday this is the ideal place i would recomend this lovely hotel and would def return the only one downside is its expensive to phone dont use room phone THANKYOU TO ALL STAFF FOR FANTASTIC HOLS

Room Tip: pool view ground floor
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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IberotelDahabeya, Manager at Jaz Dahabeya, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Dear Guests,

thank you for choosing Iberotel Dahabeya to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.

As a result of our efforts, we have achieved the following awards :

HolidayCheck TopHotel 2011
Thomson Gold Award 2011
Travelife Gold Award 2011
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 hotels (Best Hotels) 2012
TripAdvisor - Top Service (Middle East 2012)
HolidayCheck TopHotel 2012
TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2012
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 Hotels for Service 2012

This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements in 2012.

Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Sherif Mahgoub
Hotel Manager
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Cleethorpes, England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Went for a fortnight from the 27th July 2012.
Great hotel with good accommodation and excellent setting. Staff were very friendly and efficient. The chef was very eager to please and always looking for suggestions on how to improve his menu. The food overall was good. There is a great chemist only 100 meters from the hotel door next to a small supermarket. He does excellent remedies for King Tuts revenge ( upset stomach ).
Babyfish travel on the beach, directly outside hotel, do a great glass bottom snorkelling trip for £5 sterling, dont bother with Thompson there way over priced.
Will definitely be returning to this great hotel.
A huge thanks to all staff for making this holiday a great one

Room Tip: We had a superior pool view. This also had excellent views of the sea and the mountains ( room 2125...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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IberotelDahabeya, Manager at Jaz Dahabeya, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Dear Guests,

thank you for choosing Iberotel Dahabeya to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.

As a result of our efforts, we have achieved the following awards :

HolidayCheck TopHotel 2011
Thomson Gold Award 2011
Travelife Gold Award 2011
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 hotels (Best Hotels) 2012
TripAdvisor - Top Service (Middle East 2012)
HolidayCheck TopHotel 2012
TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2012
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 Hotels for Service 2012

This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements in 2012.

Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Sherif Mahgoub
Hotel Manager
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London
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

I'm normally an independent traveller and so going all inclusive goes against all my principles. That said, when you're tired and just want a holiday, it was great that everything was sorted for you. The hotel is modern, the staff friendly and the food fresh and tasty.

Room Tip: The sea view is worth the estra money
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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scotland
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Having read some of the reviews I wanted to confirm how much we have enjoyed this hotel. We stayed last October and are returning again this October as well as having recommended friends who have stayed recommendation. The staff are faultless and make you feel so special remembering your drink choice and more importantly your name. The rooms were spotless and the cleaners could not do enough to help. Having worked in the travel industry I was very impressed but their standards. Hossam the manager went out ofhis way to provide flowers and wine in our complimentary upgraded room as for our anniversary and hopefully we will be met with the same hospitality this year again for our anniversary. I would not be bothered about staying in Sharm again although I did enjoy our 3 stays at Jaz Mirabel Beach ... iberotel dahabeya has definitely won us over....cannot wait to be returning again in October for another stay....see you then...!

Room Tip: We prefer quiet so suggest beachfront
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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IberotelDahabeya, Manager at Jaz Dahabeya, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Dear Guests,

thank you for choosing Iberotel Dahabeya to celebrate your anniversary. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.

As a result of our efforts, we have achieved the following awards :

HolidayCheck TopHotel 2011
Thomson Gold Award 2011
Travelife Gold Award 2011
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 hotels (Best Hotels) 2012
TripAdvisor - Top Service (Middle East 2012)
HolidayCheck TopHotel 2012
TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2012
TripAdvisor - Top Egypt 25 Hotels for Service 2012

This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements in 2012.

Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Sherif Mahgoub
Hotel Manager
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Warsaw, Poland
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

I share all the positive comments about the hotel.
Exellent staff, overfriendly, very nice location
Food of very good quality and diverse
The hotel has attached a diving center managed by a German couple to it. Extremely professional. It definitely adds a star to the hotel in a region of diving. Diving in Dahab does not give thrills (no big species in the Akaba strait) but very nice and diverse corals ( a reharsal for the eyes every dive).
Yes I did suffer from dyreha but I am usually sensitive to it. Go, indeed as advised in othEr reviews to the really excellent Pharmacy next door ( where you are served in a pure "Old England" English) . And take the Egyptian Lactose Forte , in one day (even 1/2) you are cured and it is simply a strong pro-biotic.

One little danger to be aware off, though : the sandy private beach finishes in the water by a (too small) sort of private sea shore which allows swimmers not to be killed by boats (indeed too small and good swimmers and snorklers must risk their lives). This area is delimited by a rope joining several balloons. On those balloons and rope developped a poisonous alg extremely iritating for the human skin. For an adult, you have to put vineger on the irritated sking non-stop for about 1 hour and after overnight it's OK. But for a child it takes more time; one of my sons is only slowly recovering from the phenomena two days after return. I informed the manager of the hotel who promised me to act. This rope should be cleaned once a month.
About this small Bedouin Travel agency at the beach I do not share all comments : indeed they propose a very nice offer for a good price (and they really are complementary with what offer the big TO) but this Mr. Medo cheats usually on details offered. Do not pay in advance as this agency always requires.
The same for the Massagist of the hotel : don't pay in advance. Himself is very proffessional (I reccomand strongly) but after you are seduced, he takes the money and give the massage to people of his staff and it can be really not the same level, even a unpleasant expereince.
The quality animation depends on the evening (strong Arab Egyptian humour, usually males like me enjoy it more ) but don't miss the Folk Oriental show of the Wednesday, amazing.
Because of security fears, the big TO cancelled all excursions in the Sinai. The Bedoin Agency do them. In spite of those minor propblems GO with them : the cloister of St Catherine is worth the trip to Dahab (and don't hesitate to pay more for the World famous icon collection) ideally situated for this excurson . And the white Canyon seems so nice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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IberotelDahabeya, Manager at Jaz Dahabeya, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing Iberotel Dahabeya to spent your latest vacation.
Please be informed that directly after your reported your skin irritation to the manager, we cleaned the rope and the balloons from our swimming zone to assure that none of our guests hurts himself. We also hope that your son is recovered now.
Regarding the massage, kindly be informed that the massage is a rented facility and the hotel can not be held responsible for any complaints related to them, but we assure to inform them in order to improve their service.
Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back at the Iberotel Dahabeya.
Kind regards from sunny Dahab,

Melissa A.
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Property: Jaz Dahabeya
Address: Lagoon Area, Dahab, Egypt (Formerly Iberotel Dahabeya)
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dahab
#1 Spa Hotel in Dahab
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
#6 Family Hotel in Dahab
#6 Romantic Hotel in Dahab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Jaz Dahabeya 4*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jaz Dahabeya is situated directly on the sandy beach of the natural lagoon by the Red Sea resort of Dahab, just a one hour drive from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport and only two hours from Taba International Airport. You can reach Cairo in around six hours, driving through the beautiful mountains of Sinai. Away from it all and not as bustling or as yet commercial as some other Red Sea resorts, Jaz Dahabeya offers serenity in an unspoilt landscape with some of the best adrenalin fuelled watersports action and diving in the world. The scenery surrounding the hotel is breathtaking, looking over the lagoon to the mountains of Sinai and Saudi Arabia as a backdrop. The bay is one of the most sought after destinations for windsurfers keen for the ultimate challenge and many other attractions, such as the Mountain of Moses, St. Catherine Monastery and the Coloured Canyon are close to hand. Service and warm hospitality complete the picture as Jaz Dahabeya has won several awards including Holiday Check 2005, TUI Holly Award 2006 and L’Tur best 100 hotels word-wide in 2007. ... more   less 
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