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Italy
Reviewed 1 March 2010

we travel with MInamar in Egypt to visit oasis, Cairo and for the nile cruise. We like them:the agency was really helpful...I change many times my reservation and they always answer me soon and change the itinerary without problem. At the airport they were waiting for us. Our guides and the drivers were very nice specially in the desert. Only...

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Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 27 February 2010

We (Family of four) arranged an 8 day trip through Minamar, covering sight seeing in Cairo, and a Nile river cruise from Aswan to Luxor and back to Cairo, and return to Abu Dhabi, UAE. The deal was good value for money and an excellent experience. Overall, we had an excellent time and experience with Minamar. Tour arrangements and Transports:...

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Glen Ridge
Reviewed 25 February 2010

We had a great trip by Minamar group to oasis and the white desert (for 4 days 3 nights) from the first moment we left Cairo until we arrived the oasis.. we thought it'll be the Minamar hotel but they told us there's some problems and it's out of service for a while but it wasn't a big deal 'cause...

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Reviewed 16 February 2010

We booked a 4 day (3 night) White Desert Romance package directly with Minamar Hotels & Travel on the Internet.We fully expected to stay at the Barhariya Minamar Hotel. The Hotel was described on the Minamar website, with the numerous photos, as a lakeside holiday resort. Upon arrival in Barhariya, we were delivered to a small lodge (El Bishmo), in...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 9 February 2010

We booked a 2 night trip to Bahariya and White Desert with Minamar. On reaching Bahariya we were surprised to be brought to some rotten lodge instead of their own property. On contacting we were informed that their hotel was under renovation. We were the only 2 people in the lodge with only one person acting as receptionist, porter and...

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Asnieres-sur-Seine, France
Reviewed 17 August 2008

We booked the 6 night Oasis Overland tour trough Siwa oasis, the Sand desert, Bahariya and the White desert, with 2 nights camping in the desert. We took the tour proposed by Minamar hotel, and were charged for upgraded hotels in the oasis. On site, our guide Alberto told us that two hotels were closed in the summer season and...

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Egyptreviws, manager at Minamar Hotel, responded to this review

We have only one change at this tour because the guest asks to stay at Shali Lodge Hotel in Siwa which was close for summer renovation however we get them a higher category hotel “Siwa Safari Paradise” 5 minutes from Siwa Shali hotel. About the camping there are no Camping permissions allowed now at Siwa desert because it is Military...

Alexandria
Reviewed 29 April 2008

Our ex-pat group lives here in Egypt. We made many direct calls, sent over 15 emails to confirm our plans, and waited for 2 hours for the van to pick up our professional group in Alexandria to take us out to the hotel/oasis. No van, no phone call, nothing. The company just left us hanging. This tour was planned two...

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Egyptreviws, Owner at Minamar Hotel, responded to this review

They had the tour We got the pickup by phone address in the front of San Stefano Alexandria and we have sent the van from Cairo to the guests on time in the time we waited our guests in the front of the hotel they waited in café. they phoned me and I explain to them that the driver is...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 12 July 2007

My sister and I arranged a day and a half camping trip into the White Desert through the Minamar Hotel this past May. Our tour guide was Mohamed Handy. The trip was wonderful, in large part because of Mohamed. He was professional, attentive to detail, spoke good English, was very willing to adapt the trip to our particular needs, and...

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Brussels
Reviewed 5 May 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Minamar Hotel just one night on the way to our oasis tour. We found it nice because of it's location and the shape of the rooms. The food was very good and the staff helpful; since we do not speak arabic at all, we really felt very secure with our guide (also arranged...

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SLC
Reviewed 30 January 2007

We booked a room and tour directly via the Minamar Hotel website. Filthy and bug-infested shabby rooms would be our first impressions after checking in. It as downhill after that. The place is scary bad. No TV, no hot water,and no electricity after 9 PM. The "lake location" offers little as far as scenery, and you are very far away...

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Egyptreviws, owner at Minamar Hotel, responded to this review

Regarding to your complain we do not have any complain from any guests during this time. What is the unknown person writes do is not match with our service. Yes the TV is not working and air-condition too because we do not have and we do not offer it in the web and I have some questions what do you...

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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Minamar Hotel is a 3-star hotel situated in Bahariya Oasis - Bahariya is quiet, relaxing and an adventure destination. The hotel is nestled between the majestic pyramid mountain of the Western Desert and the beautiful Bahariya lake. Minamar Hotel organize all kind of safari trips in the western desert, White Desert Safari, Siwa Oasis safari, Camel Safari, Camping Desert. ... more   less 

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Address: Bahariya Oasis, Bawiti, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Giza Governorate > Bawiti
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Price Range: $37 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Minamar Hotel Giza
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“Hotels excellent as was the Nile Cruise. The overnight train from Cairo to Aswan was more basic so be prepared with anti bacs and your own food and drink. That said the hospitality of the man on the train was excellent and full of good humour and it was part of the whole experience To do it seeing so much in the morning travelling south by the Nile to Aswan”
 of 5 bubbles Liz_M186263, 5 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the maintenance level of the cabin !”
 of 5 bubbles JuergenR_13, 4 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Air con in the desert towns in the height of Summer may struggle - ask for a fan aswell!”
 of 5 bubbles Cookoocottage, 10 Oct 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms in the hotel are equally great.”
 of 5 bubbles Elkahlawy, 18 Mar 2012 | Read review
“As it was free and easy tour, we made our own hotel reservations in Cairo instead. Stayed 5 nights at the Intercontinental Citystars and would recommend this hotel though room rates were rather high. Very nice hotel and good breakfast spread.”
 of 5 bubbles angiel_12, 4 Jan 2012 | Read review
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