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11 Best Hotels in Aswan, Egypt: Where to Stay in 2024

11 Best Hotels in Aswan, Egypt: Where to Stay in 2024

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Accommodation guide featuring the best hotels in Aswan, Egypt. From luxurious suites overlooking the Nile River to budget hostels on Elephantine Island, there are options for all budgets.

On the banks of the Nile River, the ancient city of Aswan is a land of enchanting beauty and rich history and shouldn’t be missing from your Egypt Itinerary. From the towering sandstone cliffs to its bustling markets, Aswan offers a blend of modern and ancient wonders to explore.

Whether you’re looking for a budget stay or a great hotel deal with panoramic river views to watch the Feluccas at sunset I’ve written this comprehensive accommodation guide to help you choose the best options.

Map showing the location of aswan in egypt
Map showing the location of Aswan in Egypt

My Top Picks for Where to Stay in Aswan

The most popular areas to stay in Aswan include the city center, where you'll find a mix of budget-friendly and upscale hotels with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops. Alternatively, Elephantine Island, accessible by boat offers one-of-a-kind views of the Nile River.

The new upscale resort area of New Aswan is also a great option for luxury hotels and spas. Below are three top hotels and guest house picks for each budget to help you plan where to stay.

Sofitel legend old cataract outdoor view with pool and the nile river

1. Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Luxury

Located in the Nubian Desert 1.3 km from Aswan center the hotel offers excellent views and 5-star service. The rooms are beautifully designed and decorated and indoor and outdoor pool, spa, and fitness facilities are found on-site.

Tolip aswan hotel bedroom

2. Tolip Aswan Hotel Mid-Range

Not wanting to break the bank but still want to experience 5-star luxury overlooking the Nile River? A buffet breakfast, pool bar service, and beautifully decorated air-conditioned rooms can be enjoyed at the hotel.

The mango guest house outdoor setting

3. The Mango Guest House Budget

Located on a small island on the Nile River, this guest house is a short water taxi from Aswan's famous landmarks. It has everything you need at an affordable price and is only a 5-minute walk from the edge of the Nile.

11 Best Hotels in Aswan, Egypt

1. Mövenpick Resort Aswan

Rated one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in Aswan and boasting over 8000+ positive reviews, Mövenpick Resort Aswan is like no other.

Located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the Nile River, this luxurious hotel ticks all the boxes for those seeking a tranquil, world-class experience. Guests can explore the state-of-the-art birdwatching station, fish pond, and garden with more than 3,000 fruit trees or swim in the stunning outdoor swimming pool

All 404 hotel rooms and suites offer private bathrooms and panoramic Nile River views. If you have the funds to choose an upgrade I highly recommend it for this hotel as the services and rooms are on another level of luxury!

Additionally, the hotel offers babysitting services for those traveling with children who would like to spend the night relaxing by one of the three on-site bars or eating at one of the four 5-star restaurants!

Tip: Have you got spare time? one of the best things about Aswan was visiting the Nubian Village. On my visit, I met with local Nubian people who showed me the traditional ways of life which was an eye-opening experience. I recommend a visit here!

2. Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

If you're a literature fanatic, you may recognize the name of this hotel as it's where Agatha Christie wrote Death on the Nile. This made the list again for 2024 as a top pick due to its vibrant grounds and luxurious facilities.

For the ultimate luxury experience, look no further than Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, one of the most breathtaking Aswan 5-star hotels.

Located in the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile opposite Elephantine Island, this luxurious hotel offers elegant rooms and suites. Rooms feature air-conditioning, free wi-fi, and stunning views over the garden or river.

Boasting an outdoor and indoor pool, guests can spend their days swimming or relaxing in the sauna, the hammam, or the hot tub. There is also a fitness center on-site for those wanting to keep up their active lifestyle.

The hotel has four restaurants serving international and oriental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are also four bars onsite boasting stunning views over the river.

3. Nuba Dool Guest House

Located on Elephantine Island, Nuba Dool Guest House run by a lovely Nubian family offers fantastic accommodation for a great price. The property features beautiful river views, free bikes, a garden, a terrace, and a restaurant that serves a delicious breakfast.

Each guest room has a private bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and free Wi-Fi. During my stay, Amira was able to advise me on the best things to do in the area which was helpful coming from a local as she sprinkled in some hidden gems.

A point of interest near the accommodation is the Nubian Museum, which is 700 m away.

Nile river felucca in aswan

4. Citymax Hotel Aswan

Located in Kornish Al Nile, Citymax Hotel Aswan is situated on the banks of the Nile and boasts stunning views from its rooftop swimming pool which I must admit grows more beautiful at sunset.

This 4-star hotel also features a sauna, a restaurant serving Middle Eastern cuisine, and free private parking. All guest rooms have free Wi-Fi, a TV, and a desk. Some rooms also feature river views which I suggest asking for when arriving if possible.

It is in a great location for those looking to explore the must-see landmarks in Aswan.

The front desk is open 24 hours and the Arabic, French, and English-speaking staff are always there to help.

5. Aswan Nile Palace

Want to know where to stay in Aswan, Egypt with city and river views from a private balcony? Look no further than Aswan Nile Palace.

Located in Aswan, this 3-star hotel boasts a rooftop swimming pool, a restaurant, a garden, and a terrace.

The rooms in this hotel feature free wifi and a fully equipped bathroom. Depending on what room you book you can have a balcony with river views or the city, I suggest the river views as this is perfect for watching the sunset and sailing Feluccas.

Some popular points of interest near the property include the Aga Khan Mausoleum, Nubian Museum, and Aswan International Airport. The property offers a paid airport shuttle service that is handy for stress-free transport.

6. Basma Executive Club

Located in south Aswan, Basma Executive Club features mid-priced rooms that offer great value for money.

The modern rooms at this 4-star hotel have air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a balcony with river views. It's an ideal choice for groups and families as it has a kids club to keep the children entertained.

The property also has an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace, and free private parking. Guests can spend their days lazing by the pool or exploring the best things to do in Aswan.

A buffet, continental, or American breakfast is available each morning.

7. Mango Guest House

Looking for somewhere to stay in Aswan, Egypt in the middle of the River Nile? The Mango Guest House is the perfect low-budget choice!

Located on Elephantine Island, this delightful property has many available rooms for great value! All units have a TV with satellite channels, while others have a seating area where you can soak up the views of the river.

Guests can start the day with a delicious breakfast before exploring the island or taking a Nile River Cruise.

This is one of the cheapest options I've included in this hotel roundup. If you're looking for a low-cost choice this is perfect (keep in mind this is on an island) guest houses are by no means luxury however they offer great value for money.

8. Tolip Aswan Hotel

Experience world-class service at one of the top luxury hotels in Aswan.

Located on the Nile River in downtown Aswan, this 5-star resort's main drawing card is its beautiful views of the Nile from its swimming pool.

Each of the elegant rooms and chalets at this hotel features a satellite TV, a minibar, and an en-suite bathroom. Guests can indulge in the luxury of every room having a balcony with spectacular Nile views.

As well as a large outdoor swimming pool, guests can keep busy at this hotel exercising in the fully equipped gym, playing table tennis or bowling, and enjoying a film in the cinema. The hotel's health club also boasts a sauna, a steam bath, and various massage treatments.

During my stay I found the staff to be attentive and the overall atmosphere relaxing. I took a small boat tour from the hotel for sunset which turned out to be one of the highlights of this visit.

Qubbet el hawa royal tombs in aswan
View of the qubbet el hawa royal tombs at sunset

9. Bob Marley Guest House

Located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the Nile, Bob Marley Guest House is a fantastic place to stay to meet other travelers with a chilled-out vibe.

This property features a terrace, a restaurant, and free wifi. With a range of rooms available, anyone with any budget can enjoy this accommodation.

Guests can enjoy an à la carte or halal breakfast at this property from the rooftop seating area which overlooks Aswan city and Nile River.

Some of the most popular points of interest near this guest house include the Aswan High Dam, Aga Khan Mausoleum, Nubian Museum, and Unfinished Obelisk.

10. Benben by Dhara Hotels - Adults Only

If you're looking for peace and quiet, then one of the best Aswan hotels to stay at is Benben by Dhara Hotels - Adults Only.

Located on Philae Island, this luxurious 5-star resort is one of the most unique places to stay south of the city.

The property features a restaurant, a bar, a sauna, and a hot spring bath. There is a range of modern rooms available, with many boasting Nile and Temple of Philae views. The hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with fully equipped kitchens, private bathrooms, and private balconies.

Guests can enjoy an à la carte, American, or continental breakfast daily.

A trip to the Temple of Philae is a non-negotiable if you ask me. This was one of the most breathtaking temples in all of Egypt. With its intricate hieroglyphs and unique location you'll lose track of time exploring the grounds.

Must Visit: The Temple of Philae - Open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets for Adults are EGP 450 & Students EGP 230. If you're staying on Philae Island I suggest getting a boat to Agilkia Island (the location of the Temple of Philae) as early as possible as you will beat the crowds and tours.

11. Go Inn Backpackers

Finally, one of the best Aswan hotels to stay at if you're on a budget is Go Inn Backpackers.

Located on the River Nile, this accommodation provides a range of rooms, from dormitories to tents. The property also features a shared lounge, a terrace, and a garden. There is also a restaurant and shared kitchen for those looking to cook themselves.

All rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom, while selected rooms feature a balcony and river views.

Guests can enjoy a buffet or vegetarian breakfast each morning.

Tours and excursions to the surrounding Traditional Nubian villages and museums can be arranged from the hostel.

Stay in an Aswan Nubian Village Instead

Staying in a colorful Nubian village on the banks of the Nile offers a unique way to experience this amazing Egyptian City. The Nubian people are an ancient culture that has inhabited the area for thousands of years, and their vibrant traditions and customs are still evident in the village today.

Below are two excellent Nubian Village accommodation options to choose from.

Outdoor pool and building at kato dool wellness resort

1. Kato Dool Resort

A colorful hotel right on the Nile that you'll likely have seen photos of on Instagram already!

Bedroom at nubian farm aswan

3. Nubian Farm

A traditional homestay where you can live in true local style at a family farm.

Nubian house accommodation near aswan, egypt

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: I look for amenities, current traveler reviews, location & city the area's reputation, and vibe.
  • My Experience: On my trip to Egypt I stayed in many luxury hotels and guest houses some of which did not make the list due to low value for money. I've compared hundreds of hotels online to create an honest hotel roundup.
  • Top Reviews: I look for and compare recent reviews from real travelers across hotel booking sites including,, & Agoda. All hotels maintain a good score but more importantly, the recent trend suggests high quality.
  • Local Insights: I've worked closely with many tour partners in Egypt with both tourism marketing & photography jobs. I've gathered local insights and recommendations to make the most informed suggestions for this hotel list.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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Top Things to Do in Aswan

Aswan is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the rich history and culture of Egypt. This vibrant city offers a wealth of attractions from the impressive temples of Philae and Abu Simbel, to the colorful Nubian Villages.

Below are three unmissable experiences you need to book to make the most of your time in Aswan.

Nile cruise boat in egypt

1. 4-Day Nile Cruise to Luxor

Sailing between the ancient cities of Aswan and Luxor is a bucket list experience not to miss when traveling in Egypt.

Abu simbel temple entrance in egypt

2. Abu Simbel Temple Day Trip Must-Do

If there is one ancient temple you see in Egypt, make sure it's Abu Simbel. This temple dedicated to Ramses II is by far the most impressive temple in the country and can easily be visited on a day trip from Aswan.

Monastery of st. Simeon in aswan, egypt

3. Aswan City Highlights Tour

Visit all of the top attractions in Aswan, including the Philae Temple, the High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk on this top-rated day tour with hotel transfers.

Abu simbel temple entrance in egypt

FAQ About Staying in Aswan

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions when traveling to Aswan, Egypt.

What is Aswan famous for?

Aswan is most famous for its breathtaking views of the Nile River. Since the city is located right next to the river, many accommodations boast spectacular views of the River Nile.

How many days do you need to stay in Aswan?

I recommend staying two days in Aswan to fully experience its historical sites like the Philae Temple and taking a felucca cruise along the Nile River.

Where is Aswan located in Egypt?

Aswan is situated in Upper Egypt along the Nile River, serving as a location that offers unique insights into Egypt's modern culture and traditional cultures found within the Nubian villages that line the Nile River.

How to get around in Aswan?

Taxis are your best bet for getting around Aswan, and prices are comparable to the rest of the country. Uber and Careem can also get you around the city.

Colorful nubian village in aswan

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