Travel Blogs from Dahab
Today I thought I'd be up to nothing much today, on Matt's last full day in Dahab. I had no money to go on the Gabr-El-Bint trip that was today and thought I'd be at the centre on my own or doing inane jobs for other instructors.
Turns out Matt said he'd pay for my final boat trip with him and Willem, with all the other divers that were going. I haven't really stopped thanking him!
It was a great day out. ...
... and listen to his historical guide spiel which I no longer cared for at all. We got inside the pyramid site to find more Egyptians than tourists, greatly outnumbering them in fact. They offered souvenirs, camel and horse rides (all the animals looking entirely underfed and malnourished) and just say around leering at any tourist they could. After saying 'no thank you' well over 20 times, and taking a couple of photos, we finally got inside the great pyramid! There ...
... we had free time so we just sat in our room and relaxed until dinner, we went into town again but went to a different restaurant but will still decided to get the seafood platter again and I think that this one may have been even better then the one on the previous night if that was even possible.
Day 202: Today was another free day so we decided to sleep in and then went down to the pool again to just relax for a little while and enjoy a ...
... your life. I am lucky to have done it several times. Since I was also performing Raks Khalijee with Caroline for the mainly Egyptian audiences.. I couldn't capture the whole event but I can only say I was not just an observer but a participant... and loved it !!
Bedouina Tours and Nicole organized transportation to the event outdoors. We sat under a star lit sky with open bedouin fires around us. A Bedouin dinner was prepared for ...
... evaluate prices.
Currently, in Egypt, an Egyptian pound is worth about 20 cents US. Which means that ten pounds is worth about $2, 100 pounds is worth $20. Yet, after a while you begin to cry “What? FIVE pounds?” Are you KIDDING?” And you mean it.
Today, in the locals market I picked up 1.5L of water for 2.5 Egyptian and a 12 pack of pocket tissues for .50. Now that is scary. However, to make up for revenue lost, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Iberotel Dahabeya
Iritiert im Rahmen der Reisevorbereitung durch diverse Kritiken , wie: Essen nur Durchschnitt, mehr für Surfer und Taucher, nichts für Schnorchel-Fans, gelang es dem Hotelmanagement und Personal, uns rundweg zu überzeugen.
A mixed age group of 7 of us had just about the perfect holiday here at half term. The group was myself and wife (both 65+), daughter and son-in-law (40s) and 3 grandchildren - boys 16 and 13 and grandaughter of 10. At the end of the holiday we all said that it was the holiday to beat. Over the last 6/7 years we have half-termed in most of the Canaries, Malta, Tunisia and The Gambia, so this was praise indeed.
Great Hotel But Avoid The Russians!
We visited Dahab in March (8th-22nd) and stayed at the Iberotel Dahabeya.
Had a great time apart from a large Russian/Estonian windsurfing group (more on that later!).
Hotel staff friendly and attentive.
Restaurant good with a fair selection from a buffet.
Good location right on the beach.
My only gripe really was as I have mentioned earlier, were a noisy group who behaved as if they owned the place and had no regard for anyone but themselves. Problem sorted immediately by management.
That said we had a nice holiday with good diving and would go back again.
Visited Iberotel Dahabeya in January. Would recommend you organise a transfer via the Hotel if you're not booking with Thomsons from the airport. The Blue and white taxis at the airport aren't classed as that "safe" and its a long ride through the middle of nowhere to Dahab. The Sharm airport is a shambles, queues everywhere, lack of announcements etc but once through and into Dahab you'll enjoy it. We have since been told we could have flew to Taba which isn't so busy and only about 1 1/2 hours from Dahab. The service at the Hotel was excellent, with all members of staff extremely friendly and helpful (whether you were half board like us or wearing the all inclusive wrist band the service was always excellent), the food was very good and we had different themed nights throughout our 7 days stay. There is however entertainment EVERY evening in the hotel lobby which is very close to the rooms overlooking the pool. If you're a light sleeper or like to go to bed early, I would recommend booking a room near the atrium or far away from the lobby as it is quite noisy but it does stop at 11:00pm. The maid service was fantastic. We came back to various different towel sculptures and flowers! plus a very clean and tidy room. Everywhere in the Hotel is very clean. The dive centre at the Hotel - Sub Aqua - is excellent and even though run by Germans they all speak excellent English and all guides are great, it has good shore dives and an excellent boat dive too, would highly recommend. Didn't do any windsurfing but plenty of people did. The hotel provide a free shuttle bus three times a day (including in the evening) into Masbat centre (Dahab town) but when we went it was obviously low season and we had to say no a few times otherwise we would have been in every restaurant and shop on the sea front - which can get extremely windy and a bit chilly. I would highly recommend the Hotel and the amenities etc it provides, especially the dive centre.
We went to Dahab for windsurfing so we chose the Iberotel Dahabeya as it also advertised itself as a windsurfing centre. Actually the centre on the hotel beach (Harry Nass), although it couldn't be closer, isn't exactly linked to the hotel and they charge in Euros, and cash only, so if you're planning to windsurf it might be worth taking euros, although they quite happily converted our bill to Egyptian pounds and we withdrew cash from the machine right outside the hotel. Couldn't fault their operation, friendly and efficient. I was also amazed by the level of service in the hotel itself, the manageress was constantly moving around all areas of the hotel and beach overseeing everything, and stopped by us at least four times during our week to make sure we were happy and enjoying our stay. All the hotel staff were friendly and many asked and remembered our first names within 24 hours. I felt everyone in the hotel bent over backwards to ensure we had everything we needed and were enjoying ourselves. I would definitely return and recommend! Also more generally, it's a spectacular location and the sea is warm, crystal clear and beautiful!
decided to stay at the iberotel dahab because the hilton was under going some renovations. picked this hotel purely on trip adviser reviews. we were here for four nights and found the hotel to be a little above average( based mostly on it's a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. the rooms were very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. the property is very nice. staff OK.
We stayed at the Dahabeya in March 2006. We read the few reviews there were on this site so we had a little idea of what would expect us.
this hotel had friendly staff , very clean , reasonably good buffet meals ,excellent pool and clean beach , very sheltered lagoon , safe sea ,slow depth and ideal for kids. we were all inclusive which is probably the best way to go , we were there for 7 days , which if you are OK with sun /sea/ reading under a brolly is just about right , the hotel has a dive centre ( subaqua ) on the beach and you can do house shore dives for fun ,but there is a good selection of local shore dives about 30 to 45 mins drive from hotel. hotel is about 10min taxi journey to small town centre , not a lot to see there , usual arab shops /restaurants ( most don,t sell booze) , taxi costs about 10 egypt pounds , hotel has bus to centre 4 times a day. no real beach sports except windsurfing which is very popular in bay , on a windy day hundreds to watch, there is a wind surf school next to hotel at beach so if diving or windsurfing is your thing then this is great.we were there in march which was idea temp about 28-30c not humid , takes about an hour by taxi from sharm airport
Iberotel Dahabeya Freindly
This Hotel Is set in a breathtaking location , it is sat right on the beach> very freindly helpfull honest staff.
Sunbeds Were not Prebooked
Food could of been warmer but varied.