The Kitchen / Reception

The kitchen is open 24 hours a day and reception staff is available from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Here, guests are first introduced to the philosophy behind Basata and are given instructions to make their stay both safe and pleasurable.

Basata operates on an honor system. Guests help themselves to any food items, all products of Egypt, and then write them on their paper to be calculated upon departure.  Fresh fruits, vegetables and fish are delivered by local merchants. Guests may make their own meals. Spices, oil, vinegar, sugar and anything else required for food preparation is here or available upon request.  You will notice bins for recycling, each is marked for plastic, glass, metal, cola cans or excess food.