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Reviewed 5 August 2009

The hotel was nice. The staff are very willing to help you. We arrived and they were practically ready to wisk us off to our introductory dive. It is easy to plan excusions and you're right on the sea so you can simply grab a snorkel and made a day of swimming. There are lots of kitties at the restaurant...

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Reviewed 29 July 2009

Penguin village has a room for every type of clients.. and thats a very good thing! I went to the cheapest room (really cheap for Dahab standards) and it was very clean and with a fan. The only problem was that the room was smelly.. I asked to change of room, but the others were the same. Service is very...

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Reviewed 18 July 2009

Penguin has good value, clean rooms and nice staff helpful staff at reception. I was taken ill one afternoon and they called a Dr out to my room who sorted me out with a few injections. If you can I would advise getting a sea facing room as even though they are slightly more expensive the views are great and...

Thank Flashpacker-on-tour
Reviewed 14 July 2009

The penguin hotel is absolulely amazing. My partner and I booked in for 11 nights and people told us that we would be bored after that time, but we loved it so much we didnt want to leave! The staff are all fantastic, they organized us for us a day trip to Israel, a trip to climb Mt Sinai for...

Thank AustraliaClaire
London, Ontario
Reviewed 12 July 2009

I really have nothing but great things to say about the Penguin Village Resort in Dahab. Its excellent value, very clean, super friendly staff, great prices at the restaurant, and a very professional dive center. I went with 2 friends to do our open water dive course (3 days), and ended up staying an entire week and doing our advanced...

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Reviewed 28 June 2009

My family of five including teenagers stayed at the Penguin for two nights. They arranged transportation to St. Catherines Monastery on our way back to Cairo as well. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. In the restaurant Tamer and Osama were very helpful and friendly as well. I highly recommend asking for Mohammed Taeser to be your guide...

Thank DEYUsa
Reviewed 26 June 2009

We arrived in Dahab with the intention of learning to dive and came straight to Penguin as it had been recommended by a friend. We negotiated a very reasonable package for accommodation for a week and doing a PADI Open Water course, which started the next day. The staff, including thr dive team, have been very good to us, and...

Thank kiwiamy
The Sandhills, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 April 2009

I contacted them by email and the moment I got there, I was welcomed and treated well. As a solo traveller, they gave me a queen bed with a/c and bathroom. They even remembered my name the whole time I was there. Spent a couple of days scuba diving, a Mt. Sinai hike and an all day hike in the...

Thank Grazing
Santa Barbara CA
Reviewed 25 March 2009

We stayed at Penguin Village and had a wonderful time. The room was nice and looked over the restaurant , boardwalk, and ocean. We chose this hotel as it was reasonable in cost. This is a simple clean place, that has backpacker rooms in the back, and nicer rooms on the boardwalk/ocean. It is attractive, but not a resort. If...

Thank Travelcat28
Reviewed 21 March 2009

These guys were legit, they had no bs pricing for everything to do in and around Dahab, including diving at the Blue Hole 40 LE and Climbing Mt. Sinai for 80 LE. We even left our camera in the truck when the dropped us off at our hotel and the driver returned it to us (not a common thing in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friendly, clean hotel located on the waterfront. A range of rooms including ones with A/C, private bathrooms and balcony with red Sea views. Onsite restaurant and dive center offering recreational diving and PADI courses. Pick up service from anywhere in Egypt and assistance in arranging tours to surrounding cities and the Sinai region.hope to see you soon> ... more   less 

Additional Information about Penguin Village

Address: Mashraba St, Dahab 46617, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Price Range: $17 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Village 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Penguin Village Dahab
Penguin Village Hotel Dahab
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Dahab
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
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“Check out the roof of the sea few restaurant, it's great for star gazing”
 of 5 bubbles youssefn908, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“room 130 is the best .. unrivaled views of the sea and ur not boxed in between 2 rooms ..”
 of 5 bubbles LoLiiii, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Water quality is very bad”
 of 5 bubbles 551tareks, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“seaview rooms”
 of 5 bubbles lamiaa123, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“just ask for a sea view room , preferable second floor to get full sea view , or ground floor for not going up the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles mostafa_rakha, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
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