Am torn between the mirage village hotel and the bedouin lodge - any experiences welcome.
Also - transfers, cheapest and safest and most comfortable way to get from airport to Dahab. Have had a quote of 35 euro's each way from hotels seems a bit steep - any thoughts? contacts?
Take the bus!
2 years ago when I was there last we organized a transfer through our hotel in Dahab and it cost us EG75pp. They collected the 3 of us from Sharm airport and delivered us to the door. Nice aircon minivan too. Previously I have hired a private taxi at approx EG130 one way but make sure your driver stays awake! (Mine kept sleeping on the job!).
I used to live in Dahab so I know the hotels you are looking at very well. The Bedouin Moon hotel is a little bit out of town but has it's own restaurant, dive school and is fairly recently refurbished. The Mirage Village is in town (handier to shops, restaurants etc) but very basic.
You are welcome to PM me if you need further options or advice re hotels and/or dive schools. (NB: I am not affiliated with any of them so please don't think that I will hard sell you anything.)
Dahab is awesome! If you are going there to dive check out Big Blue Dahab, I dove with them for 2 weeks and they were great! I stayed at Penguin and liked it a lot. Take the bus it is cheaper.