8 Best Places To Stay In Aswan, Egypt - Updated 2021

places to stay in aswan egypt

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!

1. Live with the locals in this authentic Nubian Farm House (from USD 27)

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.

Farm House 1
Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
85 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was cozy with a great view of their farm
the breakfasts were delicious and the museum animalia was a highlight of our trip
the rooms were clean and comfortable and the views from the balcony were amazing
i didn't need an air conditioner and i sweat like a sponge
the room was cool at night with only a fan
the house was very clean and the bed was comfortable
the room was beautifully decorated with nubian crafts clean and spacious
the place is clean and the breakfast is fabulous
the place was clean and comfortable and well taken care of
everything was perfectly clean and we have been provided with all the necessary (towels sheets
fatima was a good host
it was gorgeous and the hosts are absolute gems
fatma's family was a great host
you wake up to a lush green farm and delicious breakfast provided by the host
the house and fatima’s parents were the perfect host from the moment before arriving until we left
this is an amazing place right in the heart of elephantine island
fatma’s is the perfect place to get away from it all and escape the glorious chaos of modern egypt
the location with the farmland around the house is very relaxing and beautiful
nubia will always have a special place in my heart and i hope to come back soon
our stay at fatma’s farm house was amazing the farm village they live in is so beautiful and quiet
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2. Lodge in this local 4 star hotel on the highest hill in Aswan for the great view (from 61 USD)

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

3. Enjoy a rustic stay in this authentic guest house at a highly discounted rate (from 13 USD)

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

4. Wind down at a resort sequestered away in Elephantine Island: Mövenpick Resort Aswan (from USD 109)

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

Sauna Fax/photocopying Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Tour desk WiFi Available Lift Shoeshine Kids' club

5. Enjoy modern, luxurious rooms at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract (from USD 148)

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

Wifi Available

Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street
Accommodates: 2

Indoor pool Soundproof rooms Library Private check-in/check-out Physical distancing in dining areas Snack bar Meeting/banquet facilities Free WiFi

6. Wake up to the sunrise over the Nile at Philae Hotel Aswan (from USD 40)

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

VIP room facilities Restaurant Airport shuttle (additional charge) Physical distancing in dining areas Non-smoking rooms Thermometers for guests provided by property Invoice provided Free parking

7. Stay in a traditional Nubian house in proximity to great tourist destinations!

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!

Otasho Double room
Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
29 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment had very good ac and the views from the apartment of the nile are spectacular
apartment could be improved if there was wifi
add a swim in crystal-clear nile and you will be the happiest one in aswan
very kind owner and nice food from his mom
the host is truly nice and caring and responsive
ragab is also very helpful in organizing trips and making any guest feel at home
marwa was a great host that was helpful and always responded quickly
but i think the house-owner is nice
close to the house is a restaurant with good food
the village was nice to walk around it’s quiet and everyone is very friendly
the location of the house is superb with a wonderful view to kitchner island and the westbank
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8. Admire the stunning views from Pyramisa Isis Island Aswan Resort & Spa

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.

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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