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St. Catherine's Monastery Guesthouse

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very simple place and very cold. Hardly used the bed because by midnight we were up for the climb up Mt Sinai. Dinner and breakfast were okay. Lots of vendors selling mountain climbing gear. Mt Sinai is the climbing experience of a lifetime. Take a camel, your reach faster and les tired. Lovely sunrise coming down.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I have stayed here on 5 occasions and loved each one. A number of the staff are Italian and they make a half decent bottle of red wine. The breakfast is basic Italian / European but the rooms and the bathrooms are reasonable and each room has a good airconditioner. The beds are a bit firm (I have a bad...

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3Thank FuzzOz
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The monastery is Greek Orthodox. The guesthouse is clean, but bare bones. Meals are part of the package but if you don't speak Greek, you won't know when meals are taking place and even if you do, you won't be helped navigating the serving lines. No one speaks English and there are few interpretive options. There are Bedouin who historically...

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1Thank Terrytravels1
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Theres not many option for where to stay on the mt. Sinai. This monastry is the closest to the mountain. The hotel should be rated 1 or 2 stars. The room is okay. The bathroom is small and simple. The swim pool is dirty..dont swim there. But the location is nice. Its in the middle of wilderness and rocky mountain...

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Set near the iconic Mt. Sinai and adjacent to the monastery, the guesthouse has a bit of a monopoly. Thankfully it provided good value for the money and offered the chance to see the monastery grounds without the tour bus loads of tourists. The room was clean with AC/heater and individual water heater. The bed was comfortable but nothing spectacular....

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2Thank SideburnsinAfrica
Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

Basic and clean rooms with AC, clean toilet and a mountain view Basic dinner and breakfast included in the price This guest house has well stocked cafeteria with wine and beer Wonderful location attached to monastery in a very quiet atmosphere Resonable prices Do not expect any extra services from this B&B like wifi, a la carte restaurant, English speaking...

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5Thank Halayman
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Beautiful location which can't really be beaten. Great staff and well-stocked cafeteria which so far seems to be the only place in the village where you can get a decent coffee. Also sells local beer and wine at reasonable prices. The food is acceptable but seems to be a bit lacking in imagination which is a shame considering all the...

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4Thank Jessica J
Manchester
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I arrived at the Monastery Guest House at night. After setting off from a modern British city, 8 hours later I was making my way up a dusty road with Bedouin people riding past my taxi on camels. An amazing experience. I was preparing to sleep outside when I arrived at 1am, but thankfully they're open throughout the night as...

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14Thank Chris P
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Wonderful hébergement in in wonderful place. I stayed one week... walking till st.Catherine' s peak... Really wonderful. ... Spiritually great... In truth I stayed end of February but I couldn't give my opionion if not referred to april... Considere it was quite cold ... then no no problems at all for insects. .. I'm sure it might be during hot...

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2Thank pat652012
Faversham
Reviewed 10 January 2013

I dream of returning here. We visited in early January 2010, after the bombing in Alexandria and just before the uprising so I was pleased to read that people are still going there. I was very lucky as I had an introduction to Father Justin and permission to attend the early morning service. We stayed several days there and in...

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Additional Information about St. Catherine's Monastery Guesthouse

Address: at the foot of Mount Horeb (mount Moses), Saint Catherine, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Saint Catherine
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
St. Catherine`s Monastery Guesthouse Hotel Saint Catherine
St. Catherine's Monastery Guesthouse Saint Catherine, Red Sea And Sinai, Egypt
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“A room that has a view of the road up to the mountain is nice, but I believe most have this view.”
 of 5 bubbles annjwelch, 10 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Fitness center? The wilderness walks will put you in good shape.”
 of 5 bubbles CelticRambler, 11 Feb 2012 | Read review
“I had booked over the phone a few weeks beforehand; no deposits or e-mails were accepted, but my reservation was honoured when we showed up.”
 of 5 bubbles geertvdh, 6 Jan 2012 | Read review
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