GPS co-ordinates only included for those not found in Tracks 4 Africa.
Cairo: Hilton Ramses, 1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo, 12344 http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/egypt/ramses-hilton-CAIRHTW/index.html
We splashed out a bit here as we were still without our Landie and wanted to be somewhere decent in Cairo. The room was great and there was a gym/pool etc, but as with most hotels like this, the food was overpriced for what it was and the wifi very expensive.
Transit Alexandria, 1 Gamal El Deen Yassine st http://www.hotel-alexandria.net/
Hostel/B&B in downtown Alexandria. Bit more “tired” looking than on the website, but it’s cheap and in a good location. Also a good place to meet other travellers. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Adham Compound, Borg El-Arab Hi-way, Amreya, Alexandria http://www.adhamcompoundegypt.com/
Handy hotel complex just outside Alexandria. Secure parking and good restaurant and bar.
Suez: Red Sea Hotel, 13 Riad St, Port Tawfik, Suez http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g317058-d646807-Reviews-Red_Sea_Hotel-Suez_Suez_Governorate.html
There isn’t much choice in Suez and this seemed to be the best. It’s a bit tired, but it has friendly staff and a great view of the canal from the restaurant.
Sharm El Sheikh: Shark’s Bay Umbi Diving Village, Shark’s Bay http://sharksbay.com/
We only booked here for a night but ended up staying much longer as we liked it so much. Friendly and laid back (run by a Bedouin family), it’s a real contrast to the usual hotel chains in Sharm. Great diving centre as well. Would highly recommend it.
Dahab: Ganet Sinai Resort http://www.ganetsinai.net/
Nice clean hotel on the beach. Food was okay. Atmosphere not nearly as good as Shark’s Bay, so probably would have been better at one of the more “backpacker” type places closer to the town centre.
El Gouna, Hurghada: Arena Inn Hotel, El Gouna,
We just stopped off briefly. Nice enough hotel. What you’d expect from a resort town. We didn’t take the shuttle to the beach so can’t comment on what that was like.
Luxor: Reziky Camp
Good location and friendly, helpful owners. Great place to stay to meet other overlanders. However it’s noisy and the bathrooms are pretty dirty with no hot water.
Lovely camping spot on the other side of the Nile run by a fantastic family. Basic shower facilities, but there’s hot water. Can also make use of the kitchen. Added bonus is a guy called Mo who is incredibly helpful: he helped us with our police clearance, countless phone calls and showing us the best places to buy various food stuffs.
Orchida St George http://www.orchida-sg-hotel.com/
This is where we stayed after we’d loaded Charlie onto the barge. Reasonable rooms for the price and has decent wifi.