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Western Desert Oases Hotels

Desert Lodge

  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • An active eco policy, with filtered water that's suitable for drinking (to avoid use of plastic bottles) as well as a recycling program
  • The restaurant serves organic vegetables that are grown on the property's own nearby farm

Cons

  • No air-conditioning in rooms
  • Internet access costs $12 an hour

Fodor's Review

Perched on a hill overlooking Al-Qasr, this luxurious eco-lodge commands stunning views of the town and the surrounding desert. Built entirely of local, natural materials, the plastered mud-brick structure blends well enough with Al-Qasr below for many first-time visitors to assume it's the town's citadel. Solar power and on-site recycling facilities have earned it kudos from environmentalists, while guests still enjoy most modern comforts, although not air-conditioning. The rooms are spacious, with mastaba beds, palm frond furniture, and ceiling fans. The restaurant serves alcohol.

Hotel Information

Address:

On a hill above the town, Al-Qasr, Egypt

Phone:

092-772–7062; 02-2690–5240-in Cairo for reservations only

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 32 rooms
  • Rate includes Some meals

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