Imagine our surprise when we learned that it is darn right cold in Egypt during the early spring. We got off the bus in St. Catherine's around 7 pm and we quickly loaded into a truck that would take us to the Bedouin Camp. Only minutes after arriving we felt at home with both the other guests and friendly staff. We unloaded our bags in our room and went to the kitchen for a free Bedouin style tea. They staff is like one big family and you can't help but we swept up in it...jokes, laughter and good natured ribbing are all complimentary when you stay here.
We asked questions about the monastery and climbing Mt. Sinai and were given such great answers that we didn't have to pay the mandatory 120 EP for a guide.
The rooms are small and equipped with a space heater (if needed) but please remember it's a CAMP not a hotel. The bathrooms are shared and I must admit were the 2nd biggest surprise of this place. They are very modern with hot showers and are kept immaculately clean. Now I said that the bathrooms were the 2nd biggest surprise that is because nothing will quite prepare you for what comes out of the kitchen.
The food at the Bedouin Camp was so amazing we actually stayed an extra day just to eat. The chef has studied and worked through out Europe and the Mediterranean not to mention he's probably one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. We spent the day after our trek relaxing on the couches, playing backgammon, and eating whatever we put in our mouths. Try the veggie burger it's FANTASTIC!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bedouin Camp is a western run Guesthouse in the beautiful mountain town of St Katherine. we also run local hikes and tours from here as well. great staff. great food, great Guesthouse. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bedouin Camp Saint Catherine, Egypt - Red Sea And Sinai