Facilities

The Hotel

The Golden Valley Hotel is situated on a generous garden plot on a hill overlooking the town of El Bawiti. It has an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, and to the east, west and south a good view of the desert. You feel that you are in a family environment with a friendly and helpful staff looking after you. Here you can discover the magic and beauty of a different world.

Hotel reception 15 double rooms with private bath

Hotel reception (left photo) - 15 double rooms with private bath (right photo)

We offer budget priced hotel rooms with air condition and private bath, or Bedouin huts with shared bath (price list). During your stay at the hotel you will get to know the traditional Bedouin food, music and relaxed life style. A perfect way to recharge your batteries! ...but if you still feel the need to contact the outside world, we have wireless Internet access all over the hotel as well as satellite TV with more than 400 channels in the hotel reception.

Bedouin hut 15 double rooms with private bath

Bedouin hut (left photo) - 15 double rooms with private bath (right photo)

The eco-wing — a new addition to the hotel

In mid October 2010 we finished our latest addition to the hotel — 5 new triple rooms surrounding a small garden area. The rooms have 60 cm thick walls built with natural stone and with arched brick ceiling. The bathroom ceiling is made of palm tree and apricot tree giving a most relaxing atmosphere. This new eco-wing has spacious rooms and bathrooms with separate shower. Come and experience the soothing feeling of these new rooms that will ad that little extra to your stay here in the oasis!

Eco-wing room Eco-wing room The bathroom with separate shower

The new eco-wing room (Room on the left and bathroom on the right)

Pool and Camp

Next to the hotel and Bedouin Camp is a pool with water from our own well of iron and mineral rich water, surrounded by a green pool garden. The minerals in the water is well known for its beneficial effects on skin and joint problems, and it is recommended by Bedouins to all pregnant woman to drink the water twice per week, thereby strengthening both the mother and the unborn child.

Pool with mineral rich water Hot spring, 40°C

Pool with mineral rich water (left photo) - Hot spring, 40°C (right photo)

The Oasis

The oasis offers a number of historical sights, such as the old part of the village, or the recently discovered tombs with the Golden Mummies that are still being dug out by archaeologists. It is estimated that at least 1 000 (maybe as many as 10 000) mummies are buried here, and some of them are on display at the local museum.

You can also enjoy cool or warm baths in the springs around the oasis or just relax in the calm and friendly atmosphere among the palm trees. Some of the hottest springs reach more than 40 C and following a bath you can get a hot-sand-treatment were you will be buried up to your neck in warm sand before getting a Bedouin massage. This will make you completely relaxed and after such a treatment you will sleep like a baby!