The Siwa Villa is a completely restored old Siwan Mud house in the center of the old city just behind the Shali. If you want a bit of luxury on your holiday and spread out in many rooms the villa has or you want to fill the house to the max with 9 people and keep the costs per head down, it’s up to you. We treat all our guests the same, we bend over backwards to make sure you stay in Siwa is a special one at the same time as a relaxing experience.Have a look at our trip advisor reviews here,
I think they speak for themselves.
The roof terrace is 120 sq meters on top of the Siwa Villa giving you a big 360 view of the old city. Yet it’s private and lets you relax during the day or entertain your group around the fire at night.
The inside of the Villa is laid out in the traditional Siwan way with the living area in the centre of the house to project the family from the heat of the sun in the summer and the cool nights in the winter.
Outside is the centre of the old city, your surrounded by a mixture of locals & foreigners who are starting to restore. The sound of car alarms replaced by passing donkey traffic and old men walking to the mosk.
Huge double bed and plenty of space to spread out and make yourself at home. The wardrobe and side tables are made of stone from the edge of Siwa. Air conditioning and warm blankets for all weathers
There is no TV in the Siwa Villa, you didn’t come here to watch TV did you? Cards, monopoly, extensive library, and the fire pit on the roof, it’s all here for you to entertain you group. Have a dinner party, spin a lamb…
Relaxing in the Siwa Villa after adventuring out in the desert is what it’s all about. Sit around the open fire and chill; read about the explores who came to Siwa or the Long Range Desert Group.
Chose the piece of stone in the picture above with my bare hands. Penny made the footprint stone the shower sites on and tiled every mosaic. Hot water 24/7 – have a shower as long and when ever you want.
Meet the guys & gals of Somewhere Different. Ludmila runs the show & Mohammed has been with us for 7 years, but there is a whole support team behind them. See their profiles and what makes them tick.
The Siwa Villa is a traditionally built mud house completely restored to Boutique Hotel standards. Accommodation for Family’s on holiday, Safari Groups or Travelers who want to experience ‘Somewhere Different‘ and not just another hotel room. The villa is quiet and very private behind the old Shali fort in Siwa, five minutes from the Market Square.There are four large bedrooms that can accommodate up to nine people. The roof terrace has a large fire place big enough to roast a lamb or two with several quite areas around the house for people to relax.To see the different areas of the Siwa Villa inside scroll down the page to see them all. Please also see the relaxation and entertainment sections as well.
The villa is serviced by a full time Siwan house keeper and Ludmila who is the House Manager.
Mohammad will take care of your every need from morning
to dusk doing all the washing up, changing the sheets, providing fresh towels, fresh bread in the morning and making the fires to taking you to the hot springs in the resident donkey and cart.
Ludmila will make sure you have everything you need and will sort out all your excursions into the desert or swimming in the many roman springs around the oasis.
Duncan (if in Siwa) will drive you anywhere you want to explore in the Oasis in our jeep, and if you want to go exploring somewhere he has never been, even better.
The main part of the house is long room that runs right through the middle of the house. It is traditional for Siwan houses to have one large living room facing north south to catch the breeze that blows through the house through the day to keep it cool.
There are exposed palm tree beams on the ceiling making the room look like an English baronial hall. This is the traditional way of making ceilings in Siwa.The lighting is provided by wall fittings made of salt giving a nice warm glow in the evenings.The floor through out the house is a soft lime stone about 3 cm’s thick and needed a five tonne truck to deliver! It took Penny nearly a month of solid tiling to get the floor laid, but it was worth it.
Through out your stay Mohammad the house keeper will be around to keep the fires burning on the roof using local olive wood and the kitchen sink free of washing up.