Seaside in Dahab with @Roomorama

I spent my last week in Egypt in complete relaxation mode thanks to the kind folks over at Roomorama who set me up at a sea side hotel in Dahab. Click here to check out this property on the Roomorama site.

Egypt is chaotic-noisy, bustling, fast paced, and frantic. I had enjoyed the 2 weeks I spent exploring its history and ruins but I was ready for the beach and a quiet place to work. Roomorama set me up here with this view:

Dahab Hotel

This laid back property had the thing I coveted most of all: silence. Finding that in Egypt is near impossible, I thought. As soon as I arrived, the owner, Emad, welcomed me & took me to my quiet little room. I had 3 beds (more place to make my usual mess) so I threw my stuff down on the first 2.

Emad took me on a quick tour of the property and the boardwalk which sits beach side and is a 2 minute walk from the hotel. He owns 2 restaurants on the beach and eating at either one entitles you to a 20% discount as long as you’re lodging at the hotel. Breakfast is included in the price and you can choose from a full meat n potatoes style, eggs with cereal, toast, and cheese or just a typical Egyptian breakfast of falafel & hummus.

The restaurant closest to the hotel was called Same Same, but different, which is a line I typically saw printed on t-shirts throughout Thailand. Emad had traveled to Thailand and chosen the saying for his restaurant. The food was delicious.

I did not super size the carrot in this photo. Chicken with veggies in tomato sauce. Yum.

A typical day in Dahab went something like this:

-Wake up right before noon, since breakfast went from 7am-noon

-Enjoy breakfast on the beach

-Head back to my quiet room to write and work on the blog

-Around 7 or 8pm head back to the restaurant for dinner

-Back to my room for more work and skype with family/friends

-Fall asleep around 3-4am as is my normal routine

I did this for 6 days straight. No guilt.

Emad worriedly asked me if I was alright whenever I emerged from my room for dinner at night since he never saw me out and about, but I reassured him I was having a great time. And I was. The night before I left, I went for a 5 hour beach horseback ride to watch the sun set. I refused to feel guilty for not having done any other activities.

Lentil soup I had every night for dinner

My room and bathroom were nice and clean, although my bathtub had a rather large rust stain on it that I stared at while I showered. But this was the extent of the bad. Emad was the best host-arranging my tours, getting my taxi to the bus station- the night before I left he even changed some Egyptian pounds to Dollars for me. Seriously one of the nicest people I have met, but then again most people in Egypt were incredibly kind to me.

Dahab at night

I also had a large fridge and the hotel offered free water, coffee and tea anytime. You could take a relaxing dip in the clean pool or play a game of billiards on the main floor.

Tip: Thanks to the kind folks at Roomorama I had a wonderful stay in Dahab. Roomorama provides short term rentals all over the world. If you’d like to stay at this property you can find it by clicking here.

Disclaimer: Even though my stay was provided by Roomorama, all opinions in this post are completely my own.


  • I’m glad that you had a pleasant experience in Dahab through Roomorama. I tried Roomorama for one night when I was in Chiang Mai 😀 All the while I thought of the possibility that if i went to Chiang Mai months earlier, I could have stayed in your place LOL 😀

    • Mica says:

      How was your stay at the property in Chiang Mai? And of course you should have brought yourself over much earlier we had a perfect space for you, your own room!! You missed out Mica!

  • Ah Dahab…left my heart there. Though alas I didn’t have the time to do quite as little as I wanted to (lounged around the day I arrived, did the Mt Sinai sunset trip the 2nd day, leaving on the third day), it was simply a divine place. Meals on the beach with nice little fires roaring and a nice slow pace of life. What could be better than that?

    Haha and I too got a kick out of the “Same Same But Different” cafe. Glad the owner was inspired by those shirts!

    • Mica says:

      Hiii Aaron!
      I definitely wanted to do the Sinai trip but the weather was not cooperating…Actually I lounged around thinking the weather would stay the same the whole week and when I finally got around to planing a visit, the weather completely changed. Which was fine for me because this just means I have to go back!
      Nothing wrong with that! Glad to hear that you loved it too. Such a chill place.

  • Michi says:

    I used the Roomorama gift I won on your site for my birthday trip to Paris last week! The people that work for Roomorama are soooo nice!! Thank you!
    And seriously, Mica? Sweeeeet office by the beach you’ve got set up there – and the food sounds terrific. Ay, que envidia te tengo, guapa! :)

    • Mica says:

      Que buenaso estuvo la comida en serio!
      You are so welcome I am soooo glad you used it in Paris! Yes!

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