Beautiful setting. Breakfast looking straight out to sea and across to the coastline of Saudi Arabia. Rooms looking over the pool through the restaurant through to the sea. Snorkelling straight out from the hotel with amazing fish to see. On the edge of Dahab but 5 mins walk along the coast to the centre. Plenty of shops to browse around where you can good- naturedly haggle with the shop owners. Private taxi transfer arranged by the hotel at half the cost of what you see on the internet. We were incredibly well looked after by the helpful friendly staff. Hotel and site spotlessly clean. A special thank you to Beverley for her advice about the area and the shopping trip. More special "thank yous" to the chef and the waiters for the special meal on our last night and looking after us so well generally; Jimmy for our individually designed trip out to the desert;Sally at Sea Dancer (on site) who master minded our son's Padi certificate and looked after my beginner snorkelling needs by arranging a trip 10 mins up the coast at very low cost to easy access snorkelling in a totally untouristy area with AMAZING fish and coral in huge numbers and finally to the young man who cleaned our room and arranged our towel sculptures every day.
Only things to bear in mind is the pool isn't heated so in the winter its a "plunge" but fine once you are swimming; the access to the sea at the hotel isn't really suitable for small children or people who are unsteady on their feet ; the showers in our rooms were small with a shower curtain that can "cling" a bit but is perfectly clean. That being said the overall experience outweighs those small things.
Dahab is so so quiet due to the travel advice by America and most European countries. However it is hours away from Cairo where the political unrest is. The businesses are struggling so much with the bottom totally having dropped out of the market, most hotels and restaurants being almost empty in the week that we went.
Thoroughly recommended - go and you will not only have a lovely holiday but also feel that you will be helping the people of Dahab by spending your hard earned cash there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of peaceful Dahab, Egypt is the Acacia Dahab Hotel. Our newly renovated, family-run hotel is situated directly on the waterfront. Overlooking the amazing Red Sea, you will find your stay at the Acacia Dahab Hotel an experience of serenity and a place for every type of traveler. Much like the atmosphere of Dahab itself, the hotel design creates a calm soothing, and private atmosphere for our guests. It is our pleasure to welcome you to Dahab, Sinai, and Egypt to show you the many wonders it has to offer. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Priceline and Orbitz so you can book your Acacia Dahab Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.