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Ellensburg, Washington
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2011

This place is terrible! We went for our family vacation with some friends and their kids, from 4 to 11 years old. We stayed there 4 days 3 nights. My friends had to move to another hotel cuz they couldn't stay another night there. But we wanted to give this hotel the benefit of the doubt cuz of the other... More 

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The Alps
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Rooms great value for money in one of the best places to stay in Dahab. Fantastic situation just five minutes walk to Lighthouse and two minutes from Assalah Square, the beach café is a place to meet and chat with local Bedouin as well as tourists. Superb snorkelling on the reef at high tide when I have seen sting ray,... More 

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Thank Alixir
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2011

I guess I was expecting to feel anonymous and like a stranger visiting somewhere so far from home but I immediately felt welcome and comfortable at Sheikh Salem House. The mix of visitors and local people that I met through my stay here were friendly and open and became familiar faces quickly. The Lazy Camel Cafe behind the hotel is... More 

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Thank fyrehorse66
Grevenbroich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2011

It is primitive, but staff, surroundings and the quietness makes up for it all.. Stayed there 3 times, ones with friends and twice with family - best place in Dahab!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2011

came here with my wife a while back, had the worst stay i've ever had in a hotel anywhere in my life. the first night we were in a small decent room, but were told we were to be "upgraded" the next day. So, we were put in a horrible room with an unfinished brick wall half covering a single... More 

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10 Thank upesciunesciu
Sheikhs, General Manager at Sheikh Salem House, responded to this review

Whilst we appreciate your comments to help us improve our service, we prefer our reviews to be based on facts. We also encourage our guests to tell us of any problems during their stay so that they can be addressed immediately. We are frankly very shocked by this review as none of our staff or management would say that cockroaches... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2011

The rooms are pretty basic and in need of repair but apart from that everything is perfect. Ideal place if you are going to spend a minimal amount of time in the room and with everything that Dahab has to offer paying more for a hotel seems pointless. The rooms contain a bed, wardrobe, chair and cabinet. The beds are... More 

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California
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2011

I have to say I was disappointed by this place after looking at the photos online and reading the reviews. We booked a seaview room and it did indeed have a lovely view of a small, cute beach on a quiet end of the pedestrian promenade. The room was a decent enough size for our family of three. The bed... More 

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Turin, Italy
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2010

The hotel is very quiet, because on the back of it there is a courtyard and not directly the road. We had a sea view double room which costed 220 LE. It was directly on the beach. This is one of the few hotels in Dahab where you can breath a genuine beduine atmosphere. The rooms are simple but ok.... More 

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Thank onelastwish
Cairo
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2010

I found Sheikh Salem House by coincidence on the internet while searching for a hotel for our planned vacation to go to Dahab. The reviews on the internet and especially on tripadvisor were extremely good and promising (except for some reviews) that I thought I was going to the best budget hotel in Dahab. I sent a couple of emails... More 

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Lincoln NE
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2010

What a charming place to stay, don't over look this unique getaway. It's not on the main strip but close enough to walk to everything you need. Nicole provides the best advise on agendas and provides an excellent staff to accomodate all of your needs - including the plethoria of day trips you can take from this fantastic little get... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sheikh Salem House is the famous budget guest house at the heart of the Bedouin community in Dahab. Stay right on the beach next to the famous Eel Garden and enjoy the best of local hospitality, in one of the nicest locations in Dahab. We offer a relaxing and peaceful environment for travelers of all ages so come and discover more of Dahab and become one of our big family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sheikh Salem House

Address: El Melal Street | Eel Garden, Assalah, Dahab 14611, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Price Range: $11 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“get a room at another place.”
 of 5 bubbles SueG114, 5 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Rooms in the ground floor are the best, spicially the ones looking at the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Atef_Cinemania, 9 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Room 9 Garden room is a great room. Quiet, large, with a fridge and bar counter. If its windy its a great place to sit and enjoy breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles jewelofmontreal, 27 Apr 2013 | Read review
“sea view!!”
 of 5 bubbles Giselle1978, 26 Feb 2012 | Read review
“If you want to save money - You don' t really need to book a sea-view room, cause the sea is right there on your door-step”
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 of 5 bubbles gipsy0203, 28 Jan 2012 | Read review
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