Tips for booking a Râs el-Barr hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Râs el-Barr:$126/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$60/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$60 - $215
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$60 - $215
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Râs el-Barr

About Râs el-Barr

Translating as “head of land”, Ras El Bar is a resort city where the Damietta River meets the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a quiet city most of the year, but swells during the Egyptian summer holidays when beachgoers come to soak up the sun.

Things to do

El Lesan marks the location where the Damietta River meets the Mediterranean Sea and is a major photographic landmark in the city. From here you can wander along Port Said Street into the heart of Ras El Bar or go shopping in the boutiques that line Nile Street.

At the far northern tip of the peninsula is the historic Ezbet El-Burj Lighthouse that has long guided ships. If you want to see traditional feluccas being built, travel to the opposite bank of the Damietta River and the town of Ezbet El-Burj, where fishing boats depart.

Ras El Bar is frequented by dolphins that can be seen playing in the Mediterranean waters and around the mouth of the Nile River. Birdwatchers should visit nearby El Manzala Lake, which provides an important resting ground for unique species migrating from Europe.

Visit nearby Damietta, which features a bustling souk where you can pick up traditional Egyptian handicrafts. Wander its ancient streets and admire the mosques, including one of the earliest to be built by Arabs after their arrival in Egypt.

Getting around

Public buses and taxis connect Ras El Bar to Ezbet El-Burj and Damietta, where there are regular train services to Cairo. The city itself is compact and can be explored on foot, with taxis also available for longer journeys.

Râs el-Barr travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Râs el-Barr?

    One of the most popular hotels in Râs el-Barr is Steigenberger Hotel El Lessan, which has been reviewed by 620 users and currently has a rating of 9.1/10.

  • How much do hotels in Râs el-Barr cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Râs el-Barr is $142 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Râs el-Barr?

    Prices for Râs el-Barr hotels have been found for as low as $49/night over the last 3 days.