Desert Rose Ecolodge

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Bir El Mattar, Bahariya Oasis, Egypt

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Desert Rose Ecolodge Bahariya Oasis Reviews

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Most authentic ecofriendly low cost hotel in Bahariya Jan 16, 2011
We have spent four days at this ecolodge and has a great time there. First, it's outside rapidly growing Bawiti, the main town of the Bahariya Oasis with its garbage and smells (yes, downtown Bawiti smells bad - there is a place they kill chickens to cook, right across Western Desert Hotel, that smells just awful). Second, buildings are new but an exact copy of old mud Oasis homes which made us feel we are in authentic Egypt, not in a Motel6. Lots of flowering bushes and palm trees. Third - food was yammy and so fresh - we picked up fruit ourselves in their garden. The owner is European, easy English, was very attentive and accomodating to all our requests. There is no pool, or TV, or internet at this ecolodge (non-smoking, no hooka which was a big plus for us)-we came there mainly for the white desert safari as most of their guests do. Safari was smashing. Our driver did some amazing sand dune cross-over - we did not see any other drivers doing a 100 dergee slide down the dune. We saw so many things in this trip - Agabat, Black Desert and the Rose garden, Chrystal mountain, famous Mashroom and Chicken rocks in the White Desert, all Bahariya oasis tombs and temples, salt lake - everything! The cost was very good, much lower as compared to cost from US or even Egypt tour operators. A couple other hotels from Bawiti offered similar prices but we did not want to stay at old camps or hotels after reading reviews about them on TripAdvisor. The drive from Cairo took 4 hours with a stop for bathroom at the gas station - female bathroom is best to avoid!
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Excellent cost to value ratio. Jan 24, 2011
It was my first time to go to Bahariya Oasis.

I've been hearing about the black and white deserts for years.

A friend told me to try the Desert Rose and I was lucky to do so.

Service and value were excellent for the cost.

The place was very clean.

It was quiet, serene and relaxing.

I loved it so much I've recommended it to friends who enjoyed it very much in the summer and the Bahariya Oasis area is a winter area because of the temperature during summer.

Nonetheless, I guess it wasn't a fluke that I enjoyed it. They returned saying the same and they even intend to visit again :)

Next time, I'm taking the Mrs. :)
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