Review long overdue: I stayed there back in Fall 2008, but Tripadvisor didn't let me choose a date that far back--just a heads up! This is most likely my favorite hotel in Egypt. Food was excellent, fresh and organic; the panoramic views of Dakhla from the hotel are to die for (hotel is up on a hill, quite elevated); the hot springs right on hotel grounds were a plus; the decor was worth photographing more than once. All in all, worth it! Wish I would have stayed more than one night!