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Philae Hotel

#3 of 25 Hotels in Aswan
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79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan, Egypt
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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171 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is an upper scale budget hotel. it has an excellent location. the staff is extremely helpful. they have hot water in the shower. the resteraunt across the street, Emy serves alcohol and has a great view of the nile. I would stay here again. Naggie Noor, one of the taxi drivers was very professional and helpful. He picked us... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stayed hear with my wife and to be honest did not look like what it did on the picture and we was going to drive and go to another hotel but decided to stay as it was only for 2 days the room was basic the air con did not work properly and we run out of water so could... More 

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Farnborough
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We used this a base to visit sites in the Aswan area, including Abu Simbel. Rooms were functional: ours overlooked the back streets - possibly the worst view I've ever had from a hotel - I took a photo, but it would be mean to include it! It was probably quieter than a hotel overlooking the Nile and the main... More 

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Munich, Germany
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245 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This hotel is on the Nile, all rooms seem to have a balcony with a view, WiFi works, and it is clean. The location is convenient and steps away from the local market. Aswan is not a pretty town nor is it prepared for tourism. It is only a stop for those visiting the Abu-Simbel Temple. Prices are expensive for... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a very nice hotel with a great location right on the Corniche. The rooms are recently renovated and very clean and comfortable. The staff was very nice and always happy to offer a restaurant suggestion or answer any questions that we had. Breakfast was quite large, bigger than those offered by many similarly priced hotels I have stayed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Eventhough it is only a small hotel, they have rooms with great Nile River view. It might be rather noisy at night because you can hear the noisy street quite clearly. But once I turned on the AC, the noisy street was no longer disturbing. Breakfast was a bit unique since it was not a buffet. They just served plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are looking for a hotel to stay in Aswan, we highly recommend this hotel. We are going to tell all of our friends about it when we get home. Great view, clean rooms and the staff were very nice and helpful. The hotel overlooks the Nile and it is in a convenient location.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The hotel is very clean, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the central location on the corniche allows you to get everywhere quickly by foot. All this makes this hotel the best one I have every stayed at in Aswan. The double-glass windows filter the street's noise so that one get some rest in this noisy country. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Right on the Corniche that runs beside the Nile so easy to get a fellucca sunset tour or a boat across the Nile to see the Tombs of the Nobles. And less than 10 minutes walk to the souq one of the best in Egypt. Our rooms were clean and plenty of hot water. WiFi worked in the lounge area... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'll echo many of the other reviews. Rooms/bathrooms are clean, basic, and comfortable (though showing some signs of wear), Nile rooms are great (glazed windows help reduce the noise), the breakfast was good - lots of food and it was all quite tasty (the only drawback was instant coffee - not a fan), Wi-Fi spotty in areas (seemed to be... More 

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