Le Meridien Resort Dahab
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Le Meridien Resort Dahab Reviews
Do Not Miss This Hotel Oct 22, 2009
We had just spent a month in the bustle of Egypt, then a week relaxing on the beach in Sharm El Sheikh before making our way to Dahab.
The moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. Our bags never touched our hands. While we were checking in they took our bags to our room.
This check-in process was something different and unexpected, but very much what we needed after a two hour drive through the desert. As we walked into their amazing lobby, we were greeted with fruit drinks and icy cold wet face towels. So refreshing.
We were greeted on the couches instead of at a desk. The receptionist who checked us in was more like a guide who gave us a private tour of the hotel and its amenities before walking us to our room. We are Starwood Preferred Guest club members so our room was in the perfect location like most SPG rooms are.
We get into our room and it was like something out of a magazine, only nicer. We had a large rainfall shower head in the shower. We had a tub for two. There was a window between the bathroom and bedroom to let light pass through, and our view was an amazing view of the Red Sea.
Every sqaure inch of this resort is designed to be great. Everything is eye catching and photogenic.
We started our day by grabbing a burger at the beach bar restaurant. Basically an outdoor restaurant just feet from the Red Sea. Amazing lunch.
We followed up lunch by getting a nice covered bed next to the water. These things are full of pillows and unfortunately people put their stuff on them and leave for the day leaving people wanting them but not having any. Luckily, we tipped a beach guy to "find" us one. He took some peoples clothes to his towel area and gave it to us.
We decided to do some amazing snorkeling in the Red Sea. As you probably know, snorkeling in the Red Sea is some of the best snorkeling in the world. After some snorkeling we laid in this outdoor bed and watched the sun go down.
After a nice shower and clean up we went back to the beach restaurant and attempted the steak and seabass. I was craving a steak, but being from Alberta (steak capital of the world) my expectations are always far too high. Somehow, this place was probably the best steak I've ever had. My wifes seabass was unbelievable. Our waitress said it just arrived from a fishing boat not more than 30 minutes before we ate it (whether that was true or not, it was delicious).
We spent the rest of our night relaxing on the couches in the restaurant listening to the waves. For some reason this restaurant was empty, so we had it mostly to ourselves.
This is one of those places we wish we had more than a night. If I had my time back I would have spent a week here alone. The big question people going to Sinai always look at is Dahab or Sharm. Well the best way to explain the difference is Sharm has loads to do and is a beautiful city with great beaches. Always something to keep you occupied. Dahab on the other hand is a small and not very exciting city, but if you get a hotel like the Le Meridien you will never feel so relaxed. So if you want relaxation, Dahab is the best. If you want to party and shop Sharm is the best.
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Lovely hotel on the beach Apr 15, 2009
I went off-season in mid April with a friend. We each had a double bed, and garden-view terrace. The temperature and lighting was adjustable, activated by our room key...very posh and modern.
The floors were smooth stone, possibly marble. The beds were immaculate and minimalist with fluffy cool sheets and extra blankets stored in the closet. There was a separate bath, shower with rain-head, toilet and large spa-like sink.
There was also a mini-fridge, which we did not touch because of the prices, and flat screen cable t.v.
Included in the price, which off-season was $26 per person, a night, was free access to any of the 4 pools, free buffet breakfast, free water sports training, free access to the sauna, and steam room, and access to the private beach.
For a student backpacker it was a bit out of budget, esp. as the internet access and to make a phone call were fairly expensive, that instead, I used the internet cafe in the busy town area. Also its distance from the town centre, cost about 10-15 EGP one way in the taxi, OR one could use the free shuttle buses twice a day. But the hotel and its amenities were just so pretty and such perfection I thought it was worth it.
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Le Meridien Resort Dahab Overview
Le Meridien Dahab Resort is a hotel of stunning design, located in the heart of Sinai on the Red Sea coast, famed for its golden sands and swaying palms. Overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, the resort is favoured for its excellent water sports, and internationally acclaimed surfing and diving. The distinctive hotel, designed by famed French architect and interior designer, Alain Jaouen, has a sleek exterior and vibrant interior which blends a warm inviting ambience with exciting innovation. Le Meridien Dahab focuses on enveloping you in luxury of environment and service – indulge yourself!
Local Tips: Sharm El Sheikh is a 45 minutes drive and to the north is the Bedouin village of El Assalah on Ghazala Bay which offers shops and restaurants with a distinctly bohemian feel.
Please note: Rates and conditions are not valid for Egyptian passport holders.
This fabulous hotel has so much style – you may not want to leave.
Food, drink and entertainment: 3 restaurants offering International, Asian and Oriental cuisine, Cafe, Bar and Shisha terrace, live entertainment.
Sport, games and activities: Five swimming pools (one infinity pool), sea water lagoon, water sports and diving centre, fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, massage treatments, tanning beds, sun deck, pool activities programme, two tennis courts, basket ball court, table tennis, billiards.
For the kids: Outdoor swimming pool, entertainment programme at the Penguin Club, and baby sitting service.
Additional: 24 hour Front Desk Service, house-keeping, 24 hour Concierge Service, 24 hour Room Service, Medical Services, airport transfer service (on request), car rental and parking, 24 hour security, safe boxes, wireless internet access in communal areas, currency exchange, dry cleaning/laundry service, Hotel shopping arcade and boutiques, fully-equipped business services room. N.B. Some of the services and facilities above may not be available on a 24-hour basis or without advance request. Fees on certain facilities/services may apply.
Le Meridien Resort Amenities