From luxurious hotels to cozy private accommodations, take a look at our reviews for the best places to stay in Aswan, Egypt, and book a room!
A frontier town of Ancient Egypt, Aswan is supremely rich in heritage. Today, it is a bustling tourist centre, offering attractions such as the multiple obelisks (colossal statues), the controversial Aswan Dam and the beautiful view of the Nile River. To maximise the convenience and enjoyment of your holiday, check out the accommodations listed below for the best visit to the historic city of Aswan!
This Airbnb is lovingly fitted with traditional Nubian furniture and a great spot for some homely serenity. Take a short ferry trip to access the home, which is situated on Elephantine Island, right in the middle of the Nile! Guests have praised the convenience of requesting the owner to rent a motorboat specially, and the great meals offered by the quaint little cafe beside the apartment. Not only does the location give you some truly romantic views, one can be sure that there is a level of privacy and calm, which may be hard to come by in a bustling tourist centre.
Therefore, the owner recommends this place for couples honeymooning and families. With 3 beds and 4 sofa beds, the Airbnb is also perfect for larger groups. In proximity to the Elephantine Temple and Botanical Gardens, it is also highly convenient if you want to visit these attractions and explore the little island!
Ibiza Nubian House
Price: from 46 USD
Number of Guests: 8
The farm house is located in the middle of Elephantine Island, in the ancient quarters that date back to 3200 BC! The house is surrounded by farmlands and gardens, perfect for those who prefer to be in the midst of nature and a rustic lifestyle. We recommend having a nice cup of tea or breakfast on the terrace, while looking over the farm. What makes this Airbnb special is the opportunity for the guest to stay with a Nubian family in the same building. The Nubian family will be staying on the first floor while the guests, on the second. The family is fluent in English, so be encouraged to befriend them! The owner assures that the family is very warm and welcoming, giving tips to guests about sightseeing in Aswan.
If you book one room, the bed will be rented at 10 USD per night, including breakfast. Otherwise, for 2 rooms, containing 4 beds in each room, the fee would be 40 USD per night including breakfast. Traveling alone? The owner is highly generous and offers a free tour in the family’s homemade museum Animalia. It gives an excellent introduction to life in Nubia and its history, fauna and flora, and also the geology of the region.
Price: from 20 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This Aswan 4-star hotel is proclaimed to be eco-friendly, great for travelers conscious about their carbon footprint while on holiday. This eco-awareness is also complemented by the fresh air and lovely bird’s eye view in the area, as the hotel is situated on the highest hill in Aswan. A small hotel, Basma offers 19 guest rooms, so feel free to befriend other guests!
There is also a swimming pool, a Nile terrace, reception, free parking and complimentary wireless internet. All rooms are air conditioned and fitted with minibars and safes for your convenience. Lounge at the open balconies or watch some television in the comfort of your own room. Bathrooms are also equipped with shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.
Basma Hotel Club
Price: from 61 USD
Number of Guests: 2
An authentic Nubian house in the west side of Aswan, this place is great for travelers on a budget! Although with fair warning, the place lacks amenities such as wireless internet and air conditioning. With 6 bedrooms and a shared bathroom, the Airbnb is suitable for those seeking to rent a private room and stay in a community of solo travelers.
Nubian House Sahlol
Price: from 13 USD
Number of Guests: 2
5. Wind down at a resort sequestered away in Elephantine Island: Mövenpick Resort Aswan (from 108 USD)
Mövenpick is a hotel chain with consistently world class service. Its resort in Aswan is no different. Located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the River Nile, the resort is luxurious, aiming to pamper you to the very best. Equipped with countless services such as a swimming pool, tennis court, and a gymnasium, you can wind down and relax leisurely within the resort. Guests can also enjoy free WiFi in the whole property including the rooms.
All rooms offer private balconies or terraces, and many enjoy panoramic views across the river. Talk about a great view - the Aswan main island across the glittering Nile in the sunrise! Guests staying also have a range of dining options with 3 restaurants, and 2 bars on site. Feel free to take your pick of preferred cuisine, be it international or Nubian. Some are located by the picturesque pool, while others boast romantic views across the water. For more casual dining, guests can also make use of the barbecue facilities. Consistently preferred by couples, this resort is great for those on their honeymoon. The romantic views and privacy of an island are unbeatable.
Mövenpick Resort Aswan
Address: Elephantine Island, 99999 Aswan, Egypt (see map)
Price: from 108 USD
This exotic resort, Pyramisa Isis Island Aswan Resort & Spa, is uniquely located in the middle of the Nile on an island near the centre of Aswan, otherwise known as the middle of the Corniche! The resort has a whopping 28 acres (11 hectares) of landscaped gardens with magnificent views of the Nile, mountains and Aswan city, resulting in stunning pictures for guests. All 450 rooms and suites also enjoy exotic panoramic views of the Nile, the mountains, tropical gardens, and swimming-pools. All rooms are spacious and are nicely furnished with all modern facilities.
If you love your tourist attractions and thereby are afraid about the inconvenience of the location, don’t worry! Pyramisa Resort is simply a few minutes sailing to Agha Khan Mausoleum and the central shopping area. Feel free to book with the hotel staff and enjoy an otherworldly and picturesque sail in the Corniche. If needed, guests can request to arrange for pick-up service from the airport to the hotel for a small fee, by using the hotel’s contact details in the confirmation e-mail received.
Pyramisa Isis Island Aswan Resort & Spa
Address: Corniche El Nil, 99999 Aswan, Egypt (see map)
Price: from 105 USD
A top pick in Aswan, the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is a classic five-star hotel guaranteed to give you a world-class stay. Located in the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile, opposite Elephantine Island, the hotel offers elegant rooms and suites. These rooms naturally offer unforgettable views of the Nile alongside the sandy desert. The hotel is also luxuriously equipped, featuring outdoor and indoor pools. What’s unique about the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is the historical vibes and retro classiness. The hotel is a Victorian-style building with the pink granite facade, while the interior has modern rooms with private bathrooms. Each of the air-conditioned rooms is also decorated with wooden furniture.
A foodie? Fear not for the range of dining options at the hotel is formidable. Sofitel Legend Old Cataract has 4 restaurants serving international and oriental dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Oriental Kebabgy Restaurant has a terrace with panoramic views over the Nile, great for a lovely breakfast when admiring the sunrise. In addition, the hotel has 4 bars! The Promenade has views over Elephantine Island, while The Bar is an evening piano lounge in a classic oriental setting. Guests can visit the hotel’s spa and relax in the sauna, the hammam, or the hot tub. They can also use the fitness centre or enjoy massage treatments. Do pamper yourself here!
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street, 99999 Aswan, Egypt (see map)
Price: from 153 USD
The Philae Hotel Aswan is far more affordable, without skimping on the quality of accommodation! Situated along the stretch of the Corniche El Nile, Philae Hotel faces the River Nile. One can then surely expect the room views to be equally stunning. The hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation with balconies overlooking the river, so do lounge there and admire the beauty of Aswan. Rooms also feature free Wi-Fi in all areas and an American breakfast is included in their signature restaurant.
All rooms and apartments are lovingly and individually decorated at Philae Hotel. They boast ornate furniture and rich fabrics, fit for a king! The apartment offers a living room with a dining area and a flat-screen TV, while the kitchen includes a fridge. It is simply a home away from home. Guests can also benefit from the easy access to the city using the Aswan train station, which is a 1 km (0.6 mi) drive away. An airport shuttle is available upon request for your convenience.
Philae Hotel Aswan
Address: 79 Cormiche El Nile Street, Aswan, Egypt (see map)
Price: from 60 USD
Savor the exquisite views of the Nile, mountains, desert and city all in one at Aswan!
The diversity of Aswan geography is simply stunning, as seen from the iconic Nile and the sandy mountains to the bustling city. Book any of the locations listed above to truly enjoy the experience of Aswan, with its beauty and idyllic charm.
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