Aswan is the Egypt that the world dreams of, full of ancient adventures along the banks of the Nile, and these stays will help you get the most of it.
Last but certainly not least is a property that needs no introduction. The terrace of this epochal hotel overlooks one of the most iconic views in the world while its majestic rooms have played host to kings, queens and Hollywood royalty throughout the ages. It’s not an authentic experience per se but it’s an absolutely extraordinary one. Price upon requestFrom Agatha Christie to Indiana Jones, Aswan is the #Egypt of the world's imagination, but beyond the iconic views and ancient adventures, there's a treasure trove of rich vibrant Nubian culture to be discovered and now is the perfect time to do it. We've curated a list of lovely stays - from the luxurious to the homely - across Aswan.
Anakato Nubian Experience
Decorated in Nubian colours, Anakato Nubian Experience offers rooms and suites with views of the Niles or the nearby valleys, and gives you the opportunity to engage in hikes, sandboarding and kayaking, as well as expeditions to nearby temples, amongst a wealth of other regional activities. Rates start at USD 110
This Nubian guest house is more of a community of travellers than a place to sleep. With beachfront accommodations just 18 kilometres from Aga Khan Mausoleum, all the rooms at Ashry Narty’s hotel come with a balcony, granting each guest with gorgeous mountain views. Engage in activities like yoga along the Nile and meet-ups throughout the city. Rates start at USD 815
Kato Dool Nubian House
Literally called ‘The Big House’ in Nubian, this is a vibrant escape brimming with Nubian heritage on the banks of the Nile. With 18 air conditioned rooms, 12 of which give guests a view of the Nile, Kato Dool invites visitors to dine at their restaurant or engage in a range of activities including fishing, hiking and sandboarding. Rates start at USD 70
Located in a Nubian village on Elephantine Island, this idyllic little property on Airbnb is nestled on a farm far from the maddening crowds where you’ll likely be personally welcomed by the host, Fatma. And - if you ask nicely - you’ll even be treated to the most delicious farm-fresh breakfast. Rates start at USD 27
Aragheed Nubian House
This rustic simple guest house really is a home away from home on the quiet West Bank of the Nile. What they might lack in amenities they make up for in genuinely warm and effusive Nubian hospitality. In the evening, settle in on their roof terrace for some Jebena coffee and if you’re lucky an impromptu jam session. Rates start at USD 30
Movenpick Resort Aswan
Nestled on Elephantine Island, this is the go-to-property for a resort-style stay with beautiful Nile views. Easily reached just 20 minutes from Aswan Airport, or five minutes from Aswan railway station, the hotel offers 404 rooms, suites and villas with 360 degree views of the Nile.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
Last but certainly not least is a property that needs no introduction. The terrace of this epochal hotel overlooks one of the most iconic views in the world while its majestic rooms have played host to kings, queens and Hollywood royalty throughout the ages. It’s not an authentic experience per se but it’s an absolutely extraordinary one. Price upon request