This is one of my favorite hotels in Egypt. If you're looking to wipe away the wrinkles and go home feeling a decade younger, you can't do much better than this. From the moment you're picked up at the airport, the Oberoi touches are clear: bits of mashrabeya adorn the car, and soft music plays on the stereo. The resort is a spread-out collection of low-domed buildings; one of the things that you're paying for here is a very low guest density. With only 102 rooms and suites spread out over the same size compound that other resorts use for many times this number, the grounds and facilities feel half-empty even when the resort is fully booked. Each room is a self-contained unit, and even the standard accommodations include a small living room and an outdoor dining area. The bathrooms are superb, with a huge bathtub and a shower that's built into a glass wall that opens into a small, jasmine-draped, private garden. Add to this the best horizon pool in Egypt, one of the nicest beaches on the coast, a snorkeling reef at the end of a graceful little jetty, and my favorite spa in Egypt, and you have an unbeatable recipe for relaxation.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010