The food was excellent, however it did become a little repetative after two week! On an all-inclusive deal, a "dine around" facility is available, which allows you to eat in other hotels and restaurants. We will make more use of this next time we stay there.
The hotel is just a short walk from the Downtown area of El Gouna and the Tamr Henna (where much of the entertainment and shopping is) and also a short walk from the pick up point for the boat to Zeytuna Beach. Zeytuna is an island, use of which is restricted to certain hotel, including the Dawar El Omda.
We cannot say enough about the staff. If you make the effort to be polite and friendly, then they respond accordingly. This has resulted in invitations to a local wedding, a night at a belly dancing club (frequented by Egyptians only), and many other treats.
Entertainment at the hotel is fairly limited, with one night a wek being Belly Dancing night, and two nights a week being entertainment and dining provided by the hotel in the Downtown area. For us this was not a problem. The staff kept us entertained endlessly, and we did not particularly want to sit and watch something laid on purely for tourists (even though that's what we are!)
Luckily for me, there is a dive centre next door aswell!
This is our second year at Dawar El Omda, and we hope to be back next year. Because we knew the staff from last year we were able to book direct and get rooms that were otherwise unavailable.
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