Siwa Shali Resort

5 km (3 miles) southeast of town on the south side of Jebal al-Dakrour, Siwa, Matruh, Egypt

One of the prettiest and best-equipped hotels in the oases, the traditional styling of these single-story mud-brick bungalows surrounded by maturing gardens helps make the resort a relaxing place to stay. Interior decor is simple, with natural desert tones and locally made blankets and carpets. The bathrooms are unusual for the area in that they have walk-in showers and ceramic-tiled counters. But truly unique is the resort's pool: it's about four feet wide and snakes 600 feet through the gardens like a lazy river. Take an afternoon dip, and retreat to the resort's spa for some pampering.

PROS

  • rooms are spacious and have an oasis ambience in the decor
  • well-regarded spa and beauty center
  • classy air-conditioned restaurant, catering to special diets as well as alfresco dining

CONS

  • it's a long way from town and staff can be surly about you not using their overpriced transport

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 010-111–9730

HOTEL DETAILS

30 rooms, 21 suites
Rate Includes: Some meals

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