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“Six out of Five- better than excellant”
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Roots Red Sea
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in El Quseir
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Six out of Five- better than excellant”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

If you are a diver, don't bother going anywhere other than Roots Camp, and Pharoah Dive Club!, Steve, Claire and all the other staff are there for you to get the best experience possible. There are numerous sites to dive; from pristine reefs, eerie caverns, deep walls and even wrecks. Marine life is abundant, along with those close experiences that you can only hope for, Dolphins and Turtles,most days (YouTube; Red Sea Dolphins and Puffer fish), also Eagle Rays, White Tip Oceanic Shark at Elphinstone,and more. Great Night dives and all expertly guided or you can just dive with your buddy. Great House reef for all-day snorkelling and diving. There is enough here to keep you diving for weeks.
Accomadation- Chalets, air con, TV, comfortable beds what more do you want? What you don't get elsewhere is the great company, before,during, and after diving, guests, and staff eat together, drink together, BBQ together, which leads to a great atmosphere and a really enjoyable, relaxing time. Where else would you get a fresh BBQ waiting for you after a night dive, along with a cold beer of your choice.
Don't bother looking for anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Luxembourg
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We went to the Roots Camp and it is just perfect for divers. You'll find all you need, quite reasonable rooms: good beds, air conditioning, TV & Sat, Safe, and ok bathroom with shower. It's not a 5star hotel room, but good enough for divers that seek a nice and cheap place to stay. The camp itself is wonderful, lies on the edge of a desert, 500m from the Roots Beach and Abu Sautir, the House reef. The food was excellent, you don't have lots of choice, but we never had a complaint, on the contrary.
The Pharaoh Dive Club, is to be recommended when going in that region, and it is the dive center of the camp. Lovely staff, really kind owners. It's the 3rd time we went there and it's not going to be the last. Very professional and responsible instructor and courses.
Dive sites in the region are amazing.
All in all, perfect for divers.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hemer,Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed in the Roots Camp for 17 days, and we enjoyed it very much. The rooms are small but very nice. The AC und the freezer are very cold:-) The staff is absolutly friendly. You only have to relax and dive. The meals are delicious and we enjoyed our trip to the Roots Camp. We will come back for sure. Many greetings to everybody inthe Camp from Germany.
Michael and Steffi

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Battle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2012

I can only reiterate what others have found, when they have stayed and dived with Pharaoh Divers and stayed at their 'camp'. It is very comfortable, with genuinly friendly staff, an excellent chef, the food is plentiful and always freshly cooked, peaceful, quiet, (no discos). The rooms are basic but very clean and comfortable and you have the choice of eco with a fan and communal bathroom or de luxe, with air con and en suite. I had the latter and found it very comfortable and clean, the room boys did'nt skimp on their duties. the diving was as ever great and varied, although the visability could have been better, no falt of Pharaohs. As someone who was taught to always look after ones kit, I had no troubles letting the staff clean, (not just dipped in the tank) and pack my kit for the next day, they were very good. I was only there for a week, but because the pace is unhuried it felt like longer.
In closing the best sumation would be to say, its has everything a diver would want, without the hassle. A real divers holiday, run by divers for divers with everything one used to expect from a English company. Would I go back again? definitely.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

In June 2012 my husband and I booked a trip to go with Pharaoh Dive Club El Quseir Roots Camp on a Red Sea Dive Safari. We had stayed previously at Roots Camp twice in 2011 where we had a wonderful time diving 3 and 4 times a day. We began with arriving from the airport where we were picked up by a Pharaoh Dive Club employee. 60 minutes later we arrived at Roots Camp were we were welcomed and briefed on the Safari. The next day we left to go to the boat (My Mermid II) in Hamata where we were welcomed and briefed again along with a dinner. There were twin cabins and single cabins available with toilet, vanity and shower in every room. Also two flex hose showers on the back of the boat to fit whatever needs you have (example: hosing off large cameras). Accommodations were great. Dining area, sun deck, sitting area and below diving equipment and large area for putting on your equipment. There were boat crew members who were always looking to see if you needed any help with anything. We stayed 6 nights and the time just flew bye. Food was great and the sphere was fantastic. We even had a Bar-B-Q on an island one evening. With a group of French, Germans, British, and Dutch people we all had a great time. We visited 15 dive sites and some were done twice due to night dives or we just wanted to dive the same spot again. All the dive sites were in pristine condition and these ranged from wrecks, lagoons, caverns, and coral islands. So many different types of fish and corals. Sharks are not seen everywhere in Egypt but you are more likely to run into turtles, moray eels, dolphins, blue spotted rays, Napoleons or a dugong. At the end of the safari we were brought back to Roots Camp where we could eat lunch, rest out in an air conditioned room and take a shower before we had to go back to the airport. All our equipment that we brought with was well taken care of and dry by the time we were ready to leave. Renting equipment at Roots Camp is not a problem and have seen that it was all in good condition.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is one of the best diving holiday's, Iv'e had in the Red Sea! Not only superb &varied diving, but everyone made sure your stay was enjoyable, from the fab food, to being looked after by the dive instructor's, we had everything we needed in our accomodation. You have got the balance right!!!!!!!!!
We will be back, possibly with diver friend's with us!! We haven't stopped talking about it, & it's raised a lot of interest from our Club!
Thankyou so much,
Beryl & Aubrey Humphrey Berkhamsted England.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

The beauty of this place is the lovely staff, they eat with you, talk with you and laugh with you and they have two fantastic guard dogs called Deco and Snowy that takes care of the other wild dogs. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place, in the middle of no where with the beach just a walking distance away for House Reef Diving three times a day, and if you are a diver, you will love it. There is a town not far, they can call a cab for you, for Forty Egyptian Pounds to go to town, and then another 40 on return but check who your driver is as my return without realising it was some 13 year old boy, who spent half the time honking away to his friends then driving. Anyway, the camp looked unique, flintstone like, sandy and with chatlets and huts, a true camp but you are in the middle of no where so it is just you and camp and beach a walk away. Also, they do three meals a day and I have to confess they have a fantastic chef, absolutely fantastic. Steve the owner, is a very nice man and his staff are no different, happy, smiley and helpful. The House Reef however did look greyish to me in comparison to Marsa Shagra (Red Sea Safari Village) however, I did see the most amazing things lots of Moray eels, Octopuses, and the usual Sting ray, sea turtle, jelly fish, groupie, squid, spanish dancers etc It was amazing and lovely and the sun and heat was just perfect but the staff were the best part of what makes Root Camp what it is:-)

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Roots Red Sea
Address: 14km North of El Quseir | El Quseir - Safaga Road, El Quseir R1, Egypt (Formerly Roots Luxury Camp)
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > El Quseir
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in El Quseir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Roots Red Sea 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Roots Red Sea is situated on the southern part of the Red Sea coast,just north of El Quseir town. Ideally situated between Hurghada and Marsa Alam Airports. We are surrounded by magnificent colourful mountains and unspoilt Red Sea beaches making it both a beautiful and relaxing destination.There are 3 styles of accommodation, Superior Boutiques & Deluxe Chalets which all have Sea-view,en-suite facilities,AC,flat screen TV and fridge or the standard Eco-Huts with shared facilities and fan giving a more rustic feel. ... more   less 
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