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Philae Hotel

79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 26 hotels in Aswan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The description of our room (family room) didn't fit the description on the internet and the staff was very helpful and understanding, changing our booking and upgrading us. They also were extra willing to help arrange things like a felucca rent (from Aswan towards Luxor) and a trip early morning to Abu Simbel. If you go to Abu Simbel try... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I chose this hotel simply based on the fact that it was number 2 on tripadvisor. Having spent 5 nights here, I can only describe my stay as disappointing. The staff are very nice as are the people of Aswan, compared to the rest of Egypt, in my opinion. The breakfast staff were friendly and did a good job, as... More

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17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed at the Philae Hotel for two nights while we were at Aswan. There’s not much of a hotel selection in Aswan. There are the two very upscale hotels like the Movenpick or the Old Cataract Hotel, or the three or four mid-priced ones. We chose the Philae Hotel because of it’s location – right on the Kornish Al... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I stayed with a friend for 3 nights and we were happy with everything. The staff were so pleasant, friendly and helpful. We had a lovely room looking out on the Nile and our breakfast was delicious. It was so handy for the sites we wanted to visit - Elephantine Island and the nobles tombs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Pros - cheap (£50/night including amazing breakfast), perfect location on main street, great views of the Nile, clean, free wifi, friendly and helpful staff, great restaurant recommendation Cons - air con worked but very noisy so bring ear plugs Visit Aswan, this stretch of the Nile is beautiful.

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Cambridge, UK
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44 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A great place to stay on the Corniche in Aswan - we were very happy to be upgraded to a Nile view room. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the staff very friendly. The only criticism was the slowness of the wifi which was only really accessible in the doorway of the room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is such a brilliant place to stay if you find yourself in Aswan. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and are happy to help you out with anything you need, but we were never hassled with offers of trips like the other places. The rooms are immaculate and comfortable, and if you get a room with a Nile... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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58 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

i stayed for one night in march 2014 in an ac room with privat bathroom. the room had a good size and a very tasteful design with an egyptian touch (without over decorating!). it had a big and comfortable double bed with quality blankets and bedsheets. the nice and very clean bathroom had a window towards the bedroom and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed a couple of nights at the Philae hotel and felt like home. The ladies at the reception were super helpful and friendly. We had a beautiful and clean room with view on the Nile. Also booked a trip to Abu Simbel at the hotel which was arranged very quickly and great breakfast boxes were provided. Cannot think of... More

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vence, france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had only one night at the Philae, but will be visiting Aswan again, and will certainly stay there. A pleasant spacious room, clean and comfortable, with a splendid view. Good restaurant, and very agreeable and helpful reception girls.

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Address: 79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Aswan Governorate > Aswan
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