Siwa is located in an eight-hour-drive from Cairo but do not let that discourage you. It is one of the most idyllic and remote places of the country. It is famous for its ancient oracle of Amon, where people from all over the world went to ask for advice. Siwa today has its own language and traditions.
The hotel is located at the foot of the White Mountain which is 16 km away from the center of Siwa, and it is considered to be one of the best green luxury hotels of the world. It is comprised by a series of houses with its rooms having been restored in a traditional Casbah style, all built using traditional methods instead of modern ones. The walls are made of stone that is actually salt dired in the sun that has straw in it and palm has been used to make the roof. Its peculiarity is that it does not have electricity, so it uses real candles to light, creating a romantic stay in the most evocative atmosphere. It uses natural ventilation, biogas technology and water from a natural spring. Food waste is composted and most of the elements of the hotel are biodegradable. In winter the heating is made from charcoal braziers.
It is one of the most romantic places in the world to get away, as hundreds of candles are lit on the incredible starry desert sky serving as a backdrop. Adrere Amellal in Siwa is the ideal place to get away from everything, as the lack of electricity allows you to live for a few days in the middle of an oasis in paradise out of modern world gadgets: TV, phones or computers. This is meant for your absolute relaxation and absense of stress- creating conditions.
Its rooms combine distinction and authenticity and are hand built. Those responsible for the interior design, the furnitures and the decor have used techniques that have minimal impact on the environment. This of course also includes the visual part, as the building is fully integrated into its beautiful landscape.
The food is made with organic ingredients obtained by fair trade. Lunch and dinner are prepared in clay pots, vegetables and herbs are harvested from their organic garden. This means that the ingredients used for the cuisine are of the highest quality and that shows in the taste of the dishes.
Dare to disconnect completely from the world and spend a romantic evening like this, allowing you to evoke tales of Scheherazade and the Tales of the Arabian Nights.