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Philae Hotel

79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan, Egypt
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, Wales
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No doubt the Old Cataract Hotel is wonderful and if you have the money then you may well choose to stay there. Otherwise I would doubt that there is a better option than the Philae. Other reviewers have highlighted the breakfast and the rooms. For me, the special ingredient was the staff. Seeing cleaners and receptionists turning up for work... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Convenient location on a busy street in Aswan. Very friendly staff. The rooms are very reasonably priced, especially for a short stay. We only needed a hotel for one night, since we had a 330 am start for Abu Simbel the next morning. The dinner was delicious and at a great price. It was prepared and sent up to our... More 

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manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally located on the main road facing the Nile. We stayed in a family room with 1 double bed, 3 single beds and 2 ACs . Mattresses were a bit firm but we prefer that. Well stocked bathroom including tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, etc. Everything was very clean considering Aswan can be a dusty place. Free wifi throughout but... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location in the middle of Aswan, overlooking the Nile. Long market is right behind hotel, extremely friendly staff, clean room and comfortable bed. Best breakfast!!!! (Crepes, fruit, yogurt, bread,egg, juice, tea/coffee, cheese,falafel!) Just bring your own towel, because whatever detergent they use makes it feel like sand paper, aside from that, great hotel!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an amazing stay at this hotel with two friends & will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Aswan. They went out of their way to help me get train tickets for the next day, even sending someone out to the station to buy them for me. Plus the breakfast was wonderful (don't miss the falafel) and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is at cornoche in front of Nile River. They offer wifi and Help choosing the city attractions, they also have a good shutlle to from the airport, you have to pay for it, but price is just and you Dont have to deal with local dirty drivers.

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Vancouver
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here 4 nights and used the hotel as a base to explore Philae Temple, Elaphantine Island, Nobles Tombs, the Nubian villages and Daraw. The riverside rooms have a fine view of the Nile to compensate for the traffic noise. We had no problem with the hot water. Wifi was spotty; we had to stand in the hall or... More 

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Shanghai
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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We booked at Philae Hotel based on excellent reviews on TA, but we had a very disappointing stay. The main reason is the dysfuntional water heating system. There's no central water heating system and each room has its own tank and electroinic water heating machine. Below are our experiences: we arrived at mid-night on the first day. In one room,... More 

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Lima, Peru
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

we stayed two nights in this hotel. Staff and the manager are extremely friendly. Wears 60 usd per night, incl. breakfast (a very good one for not being a buffet). They prepared on a last minute two boxes for our trip to Abu Simbel and the breakfast boxes on on early departure the last day. Rooms are very clean. We... More 

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Rome, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is good, clean a big room. Not fancy but comfortable with small kitchen. Good breakfast. Prices not too high. Very helpful staff with good information about trips, trains, etc. that makes things much easier.

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Address: 79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Aswan Governorate > Aswan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Aswan
#3 Romantic Hotel in Aswan
#3 Family Hotel in Aswan

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