“Sparkling self-catering apartments (sleeping 4-6) on the quiet side of town with sun loungers and sea views up on their roof terraces”
All apartments have 2 bedrooms, which can be made up as doubles or twins. They’re simply furnished, spotless and airy, with design kept to a minimum. You get whitewashed walls, tiled floors, crisp white linen on wooden beds. Shuttered windows keep you cool, but there are ceiling fans and air conditioning, too. We stayed for a night and slept like logs – this is a peaceful neighbourhood. The 2 sofas in the lounge can be made up as sofabeds for children or adults, and baby cots can be provided.
The bedrooms share a bathroom, which holds a power shower and plenty of space for toiletries. Showering is a nice experience, but be warned, the water goes everywhere.
When you arrive, you’ll find the fridge stocked with a few essentials to get you started: cheese, milk, bread, sugar, eggs, fruit juice, honey and tea. As for the kitchen itself, it’s fine - Gordon Ramsay might find it wanting and if you need the latest kit, this probably isn’t for you - but there’s enough here to cook pretty much anything. You’ll find an electric oven, a gas hob, a kettle, a toaster and a fridge/freezer (but no microwave, no dishwasher, no washing machine for your clothes). So the apartments best suit those who are in town for a few days, who want a place of their own but will eat out some of the time. Here, you can look after yourself at breakfast, cook up some pasta at lunch, then head out to a restaurant in the evening. And do remember there is no dining table, so the house is not set up for long, convivial dinners, although relaxed group dinners can be enjoyed on the roof terrace.
You’ll find a hand-drawn map of the neighbourhood with all the shops clearly marked, so food shopping will be a breeze: free-range eggs, freshly baked bread, fish, meat and vegetables are all available within a 3-minute walk. As is an off licence.
Eating out is easy, too – there’s loads of choice in Dahab. There’s a restaurant guide in the apartment, so you won’t be short of ideas, and basically there’s a good choice of cuisine: Moroccan, Thai, Italian, Indian, Egyptian. There’s loads of fresh fish and most restaurants overlook the bay.
Great for families - you've got just the right amount of freedom, a beach 100m away and a seafood restaurant called 'Funny Mummy' nearby for comical family photos.
The apartments sleep up to 6: 4 in the bedrooms plus 2 single sofabeds and baby cots. Baby baths also available.
Tim and Sian can provide a baby monitor so adults can enjoy evenings on the roof when the kids are asleep.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The kitchen is pretty basic: no microwave, dishwasher or washing machine. But you can always cook pasta, or eat out in child-friendly eateries nearby. Eat on the roof terrace (but watch the kids) or have a barbecue.
The roof terrace has only got a low wall around it.