Aswan, the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa, is the smallest tourist destination in Egypt. Compared with Luxor and Cairo, Aswan is a relaxed place with a great combination of exotic souks and granite quarries. Although it's a small city, there are many reasons to stay at Aswan hotels during an Egypt vacation, including visiting the Elephantine islands and the Unfinished Obelisk. Tourists looking for different things to do in Egypt can also quench their shopping inquisitiveness at the marketplace.
When choosing the best Aswan Egypt hotels, select the ones that offer scenic views of the Nile River, such as the lovely Philae hotel. It is an affordable hotel in Aswan with more than twenty rooms facing the Nile and ten offering some of the best city views. The rooms are equipped with all the basic amenities, including mini bar, cable television, fax, and international direct telephone. The hotel's Italian restaurant serves delicious pizzas and other Italian cuisine.
Among other affordable Aswan hotels located near the banks of the river Nile, the Keylany Hotel in the city center can be a very good choice. The hotel has a friendly staff that aids in arranging tours and helps you make travel bookings easily. The guest rooms are fully air-conditioned and are equipped with satellite receivers, electronic safe box, and a mini fridge. Accommodations are available as double and triple rooms for traveling families. The hotel's on-site restaurant offers a tasty breakfast, all with seasonal juice, pancakes, and fresh Colombian filter coffee.
One of the best mid-range Aswan hotels with some of the finest river views is the Nile Hotel (pictured). Aptly named after the river, the hotel has 40 Nubian-style rooms with a very relaxed atmosphere and comfortable furnishings. Most travelers looking for a good Aswan accommodation option come here to take advantage of the double and triple rooms, particularly if they are traveling with families or in a group. All rooms have adequate facilities such as air-conditioning, internet access, and soothing piped music, and breakfast is available.
If you have room for high-end accommodations in the budget, there are few luxury Aswan Egypt hotels as good as Sara Hotel for offering views of the Nile. Perched on top of a cliff by the River Nile, Hotel Sara fulfills lavish tastes with the best amenities and amazing pool scenes. The hotel is suitable both for leisure travelers as well as business guests. It has a sophisticated conference room accommodating up to 70 people, and the Sara Hotel in Aswan boasts 60 rooms with VIP facilities and services. It serves some of the best international cuisines and traditional Egyptian dishes in buffet-style restaurants, and travelers who wish to plan excursions nearby can contact the travel desk to help them arrange their activities. Couples can also plan a romantic lunch or dinner down the Nile River on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat, making this an excellent place to stay for a honeymoon in Egypt.
There may be many Aswan Egypt Hotels combining great atmosphere, scenic views, and modern amenities, but legends such as the Old Cataract Hotel offer tourists the best of the old-world atmosphere. Built in 1899, the hotel's interior is a perfect setting for a murder mystery novel; it actually inspired Agatha Christie's famous Death on the Nile. With 120 rooms and eight suites, the Old Cataract Hotel blends Victorian architecture with modern amenities such as the mini bar, shower, bidet, satellite TV, computer, voice mail services, and a fax machine. This luxury hotel in Aswan also has some of the finest cuisine in the city to offer. Its artificial Moorish ballroom serves as the hotel's restaurant, and the interior is reminiscent of early nineteenth-century restaurants here. It serves traditional Egyptian food and the best Middle Eastern dishes. The Old Cataract Hotel also offers beautiful scenic views of the River Nile; travelers can have a glimpse of Aswan's beautiful setting and large white sails of the traditional Egyptian boats from the hotel balcony.