Luxury Egypt Holidays At The Adrere Amellal Oasis Eco Hotel At Siwa

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

When considering luxury Egypt holidays, or any Egyptian vacation for that matter, the Siwa oasis, and the Adrere Amellal oasis wouldn?t be a place that came immediately to mind. In fact you?ve probably never heard of either.

The Siwa Oasis is where one of the top eco-hotels in Egypt is situated, and the Adrere Amellal is probably one of the finest and most luxurious eco hotels in the world, and as such probably doesn?t feature on a list of package holidays to Egypt at your local travel agent!!

So where is Siwa, and where is the Adrère Amellal Oasis?

Why is the Adrere Amellal considered an essential part of a few knowledgeable peoples Luxury Egypt Holidays?

Siwa Oasis is a large famous Sahara oasis in the north west corner of Egypt, and it will take you eight hours to drive from Cairo. It has a unique culture and history, not to be missed. It?s sensible to overnight in Cairo after your flight in before setting out.

The Adrere Amellal is about 16 kms from the centre of Siwa, and is situated at the base of a majestic white mountain. It consists of a series of traditional houses that have been restored into 10 suites and 27 Casbah style rooms, all offering genuine comfort, and they are all built using local traditional methods. The walls are made of sun dried salt rock mixed with straw, and palm is used for the stylish roof. The furniture and fittings are mostly made of palm trunks, and the region?s handicraft, which is both colourful and very comfortable.

Every single room has a view of Siwa Lake and the Great Sand Sea with oil lamps and candles for lighting.

In the winter coal braziers supply the heat as the nighttimes can be very cold in the desert.

The pool is supplied by an ancient Roman spring, and the Adrere Amellal is totally electricity free, so not only is nightime very romantic with hundreds of candles against a backdrop of the incredible desert sky, but there are no mobile phones, television or trappings of the 21st Century. This alone makes for a luxury Egyptian Holiday never mind the sheer style of the hotel!!

Adrere Amellal is situated beside ancient olive and palm groves, and the food is simply stunning, and organic dining is quite a different experience. You will try fresh yoghurt, thick date syrup, eggs, local fruit, bread, and very rich coffee at breakfast time, and you will eat in one of the natural rocky grottos at the base of the mountain.

Lunch and Dinner are cooked in clay pots, using herbs and vegetables picked from their organic garden. Lunch is vegetarian, served by the pool and the evening meal has a meat base, and is served in a veritable maze of rooms, eaten by candlelight..

Adrere Amellal is totally all inclusive, it doesn?t even have a reception, nor room keys!!

It is truly an amazing place, close to many sights of Siwa, such as Cleopatra?s bath, the Temple of the Oracle Ammun, take 4x4 drives into the Great Sand Sea. All these activities and more are included in the all in price.

Siwa and the Adrere Amellal are unique, and very quickly you will lose stress, slow down to a pace of life where time is measured in fifteen minute chunks, and not seconds. Where you will accept that sand just gets into everything, but you can view an almost forgotten world, and yet return to the civilised superbly well staffed hotel, and sip a cool drink on your verandah, before the stars come up and the candles are lit.

Don?t miss this place for a luxury Egypt holiday, and if you want to see more holidays n Egypt, then go to

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