I stayed here for only one two nights thankfully, the hotel is quite far from town so not a good option if you don't have private transport. The lobby looks nice but the grounds are overgrown and unkept. The reason I chose this hotel was because Zahi Hawass recommended it and I wanted to see the room he stays in, so at least I fulfilled my wish.
The hotel appeared to be virtually empty except for the lobby where staff watched the satellite TV with a couple of other male guests but it was always tuned to arabic channels..
My room was spacious, right next door to Zahi's suite. It had dated wrought iron furniture and the bathroom was very old and really needs updating. My room was quiet and although the linen was clean, the room was dusty maybe because it was not very busy?
The breakfast was typical Egyptian – fuul, salad, boiled eggs, bread etc the service was poor in the restaurant. I ate one evening meal here as it was included in my package, it was a huge serve but lots of meat - bbq chicken, steak, kofta etc and I had asked for vegetarian! I did enjoy the lentil soup, the salad breads and dip, however I was very sick that evening??
My room had a small old TV which only had two local channels both in Arabic. There is internet connection in the lobby, they will give you the cable to connect to your laptop.
The worst part of my stay was being bitten alive by mosquitoes in my room, they are silent assasins !!! make sure you bring a spray for your room as well as for your body.
This hotel is alright for a night but personally I would not stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Palm Valley Hotel Egypt/Bawiti