LAHAMI BAY RESORT
220 in total.
The usual – in other words each has a balcony or terrace with a sea view, a sitting area and a bathroom with a bath tub and separate toilet cubicle. As you’d expect there’s also air conditioning, satellite television, a mini-bar, a safe and a hair dryer. However each room is at least a little different as each has a “unique a set of original paintings portraying traditional themes from the Sahara.” (see the hotel website for details)
Currently the southernmost hotel of any size on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, near the small town of Berenice and 120 km south of Marsa Alam. It’s a 2.5 hour drive (185 km) south of Marsa Alam airport.
surprisingly for a hotel of moderate size, there are three restaurants. As usual there’s a separate children’s pool and play area and a games room (for all ages) as well as billiards on offer, but less usual for this area there’s also a library with a collection of books in different languages for anyone seeking a quiet refuge. A windsurfing centre is located just to the south of the resort where there is a wide range of equipment available and instruction offered for beginners. Divers will be happy too as several first class dive sites and popular shipwrecks lie a short boat journey away off shore. There is also a diving centre to give advice, offer trips and also internationally recognised courses (PADI and CMAS).
Lahami Bay has a generally favourable standing on Tripadvisor, with an average score of four out of five stars meaning that the average rating is “very good.” As of 3 March 2021, it ranks 31st out of 76 hotels in the Marsa Alam region, which is similar or even a slight improvement in its relative position compared to when we last checked in May 2019. Then it was ranked 28th out of 69 hotels. As of March 2021, 85.3% of reviewers (up 7.3% since 2012) rated the resort as either “very good” or “excellent”, while only 5.0% (down 1% since 2012) considered their experience to be either “poor” or “terrible.” Other ratings for selected dates when we checked are given below.
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On Holidaycheck, as of 3 March 2021, Lahami Bay Resort had one of the best recommendation rates of any hotel in the region, with 95% of all reviewers saying they would recommend the resort, a satisfaction level which is not only impressive but which is an improvement on all previous years except for 2018 when the hotel achieved the same enviable score.
Lahami Bay also scored well on Holidaycheck, as of March 2021, on the guests’ overall rating for the resort, attaining an average score of 5.3 stars, up significantly from the 4.9 stars it received in November 2012, with improvements in most areas on 2019. The score for service rose to 5.6 (from 5.4), gastronomy to 5.3 (from 5.2), sport and entertainment to 5.0 (from 4.8) and location to 5.5 (from 5.3). Although the rating for rooms remained unchanged, it still stands at an impressive 5.2 out of six stars. For all the Holidaycheck ratings for the different categories for each date we have previously checked please see the table below.