Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel
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... land of sprawling windswept plains and rugged mountains, but it's also home to some fantastic beaches. Our rooms were little grass huts built over concrete slabs, with a mattress on the floor and a fly net hanging over. We each had our own balcony equipped with a hammock which got some good use over the next 48 hours. Luckily for us, we were one of the few people that were not directly next door to a loud, obnoxious American couple that chose to have ...
... can enjoy the city lights and on this occasion their fireworks. And it seemed like everyman and his dog was out picnicking or just chilling out all along the coast. Even when we drove Alberto back to the hostel, there were people sitting on the footpath all along the highway. Nice to see people out and about, this is how the locals spend their Thursday nights with Friday being their holy day.
It was then time to sort out exiting the country. ...
... isolated beach in a place like this is heavenly...
You have your very own little bamboo hut, your own stretch of beach, hammocks and cushions sprawled everywhere to while away entire days on... all these things add towards just chilling out.
This conjures up images in the head of total relaxation but until you've experienced it you are not aware of the drawbacks. Doing absolutely nothing is fine... but what happens ...
... the single paper book I've been toting about ("The Lovely Bones" - very good), and do a lot of... pretty much NOTHING!.
Tomorrow, sadly I must start the final home-stretch back to Seattle. Another long bus ride back to Cairo, a 4 am (on the 13th) flight to Amsterdam (just 2 hr layover), and onward straight to Seattle.
... first sleep-in I'd had in forever. Mikel took us to the port, where we had to say goodbye to him. We were all pretty sad, since he'd been an amazing tour guide! The ferry system is a bit odd - the ferry starts in Jordan and just leaves when full, so there's no way to know for sure when it will arrive in Egypt to pick people up. Luckily for us we didn't have to wait too long and were on our way by 3pm. And that was our last city in Egypt!
Peace, love and little fishes,
Amanda and Ben
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Historical Traveler Reviews Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel
We arrived late on Christmas Day after a long couple of days getting here - we live in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands and were greeted like long lost friends off the coach. Having stayed at the Hilton earlier in the year we knew what to expect - no bright lights, themed pubs, discos etc and the main reason we chose the Swisscare was we had had a sneak preview when we had visited to snorkel the reef (more of that later). If your type of place is one of the big multi national hotels that litter the coast hereabouts then the Swisscare is not for you. However if you want a more personal experience then the Swisscare is. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. A welcoming bottle of wine, cookies, fresh fruit and chocolates greeted us when we were guided to our rooms by Walid and the House staff carrying our cases. Food was excellent and we never had any stomach problems (unlike many people we spoke to on the few excursions we managed to stir ourselves to book). We can't speak highly enough of the staff, who were all friendly, polite and couldn't do enough for you. The house reef is one of the best that we have snorkelled in the area (evidenced by the visit of the boat from the Hilton) and you can see a wide range of fish, corals and other invertebrates. We saw Emperor Angels, slate pencil anemones, barracuda.........and one of our fellow guests saw a turtle. If you're lucky you may see the local Osprey or even be visited by a flock of Flamingoes, but if all else fails there's always the antics of the local Bedouin boys on their camels and horses to entertain.
Service mit 5 Sternchen
Wir waren über Sylvester für 11 Tage im Nuweiba Swisscare und können dieses Hotel ohne Einschränkung empfehlen.
Die Zimmer sind gross und gut eingerichtet, der Strandbereich ist wohl der schönste und gepflegteste in der ganzen Region und der Service ist unglaublich - jeder Wunsch wird einem von den Augen abgelesen und erfüllt.
Für alle Ausflüge im Sinai (z.B. Katharinenkloster, Mosesberg, Colored Canyon, White Canyon) ist Nuweiba der ideale Ausgangsort und zum Schnorcheln liegt das Riff direkt vor dem Hotelstrand (wir hatten das Glück beim Schnorcheln eine Schlidkröte zu sehen).
Für alle die einen Urlaub abseits von Hektik und Trubel suchen ist das Swisscare ein idealer Zielort.
My partner and I spent the last week of October (2006) in the heavenly Swisscare resort in Nuweiba where we experienced service and accomodation beyond our expectations! Situated away from tacky tourist areas, we enjoyed what I certainly prefer, a more traditional egyptian experience with a personal service second to none!
We would echo everything that the other reviewers have written - this hotel is a real gem. It is very difficult to sum up exactly what it is about this place that makes it SO special. Alvin, who owns it, says that he has built it and runs it just the way he personally would like to stay and to be treated. And that extends to every detail of the place and the service.
We have traveled all over the world and lived on 4 continents, and this was by far one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The personal care by the staff was unsurpassed, the food could not have been better, the facilities immaculate, the beach and snorkeling first-rate. If you are looking for a quiet place to visit in Egypt, this far surpasses Sharm el-Sheikh. And, you will not find a better price for a 5 star hotel...anywhere. We could not recommend this hotel any more highly.
If you want to get away from people and totally relax, if you want to do nothing but snorkel, read, lay in the sun, eat, drink and sleep, if you simply don't want to think about anything, even about what to eat, then this hotel comes highly recommended.
Ultimate Care at the SwissCare Nuweiba
My Nebraska family of five came to SwissCare for four days of sun and snorkeling. The place is a jewel in the deseret. Alvin, the owner and manager keeps the place spotless and visits with guests at each meal and on the beach! The rooms are very spacious with excellent beds, bath and balconies! The place is like a 5-Star hotel with the feel of a small family home. It's a great place. Breakfast and dinner is included and the cuisine is delicious. There is a beautiful coral reef right off the beach. If you book for five days you can stay for two more days free. What a deal! In the photo, Alivin is the handsome, tall guy in the blue t-shirt and shorts.
My family (My wife, 3 daughters and myself) stayed for 4 evening in early December. As a father of three young daughters who is always concerned for their well being and safety, the things that stood out where:
We stayed a week at the Swisscare, Nuweiba Hotel and enjoyed every minute of our vacation.
A great hotel in nuweiba
Last month we have visited Nuweiba and stayed at the new "Swisscare" hotel. It was amazing. It is a brand new hotel, built on one of the most beautiful coral riffs. It has a huge swiming pool, great food and a very very friendly staff. Prices are very raesonable, for the opening campaign. Highly recomended!