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Nagh El Kuba West Aswan, Aswan Egypt
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#2 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Aswan
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4.7
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4.3
Located in front of the Tombs of the Nobles in Aswan, Bet El Kerem offers rooms with air conditioning. Its rooftop terrace has panoramic views of the desert and the Nile. The rooms are simply furnished and are located in two buildings. One building has a view to the Nile, while the other looks onto the desert and Tombs of Nobles. All rooms have private bathrooms. Guests can relax at the rooftop terrace. Guests can enjoy local Nubian dishes as well as international cuisine at the restaurant. It is also possible to participate in a Nubian cooking workshop. Bet El Kerem’s 24-hour reception can help arrange various activities, such as a camel safari, sailing trips, and horse riding. The guest house also offers bicycle rental. Guesthouse Bet El Kerem is within walking distance of the local ferry, which brings guests in 10 minutes to Aswan’s city centre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Public wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Hiking
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Dutch
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Steven W wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
What a cook! Abdel’s welcome lunch on the terrace of Bet El Kerem was the perfect start to our stay. Their location is incredible, with views of sand dunes, tombs, and the Nile. They went above and beyond arranging our tours around Aswan, even our transportation to and from the area - this is the part of our experience that really sang. The guest house was clean and well maintained. We loved mornings and evenings on the terrace. Ask Abdel to tell you a story - he is such an interesting person.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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shiwanlin wrote a review Feb 2020
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We have stayed in the guest house for two nights in early Feb 2020. Facing the hill of the Tombs of the Nobles, the guest house is situated at the southern edge of a Nubian village. It has a lush garden in the front that evidently takes a large effort to maintain in the climate and rather stands out in its surrounding environment. The house and rooms are clean and well maintained (other than the locks in the doors to the rooms that insistently test one's skill and patient to open). With simply equipped but adequate bathrooms, the rooms are nicely furnished, quite and comfortable. The roof terrace is a very special place overlooking the hill and the city in the east bank afar. Tastefully decorated with a blue as the base color, it's comfy and homey. It's where the guests rest (with free coffee, tea and other fruity drinks) and dine. The breakfast and dinner offered in house are specially wonderful - it's a home-made gourmet with quite a few touches of a great chef who mixes various styles however retaining the local style as the main theme. The great chef is no one other than Abdel, the owner of the guest house, who is open, friendly and helpful, a proud Nubian with a deep root in the local community. He is very capable making one home in his guest house! The guest house is just a 5-minute walk to the ferry which takes 5 LE to cross the Nile to the city center in the east bank. If into it, one can walk around the surrounding village neighborhood that appears rather plain and basic, observing the folks going about their daily lives.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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RCM wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Our room was comfortable and the food good. We enjoyed meeting our tour guides who went out of their way to get to know us and to let us know them. However, the owner of the hotel was abrupt and surprisingly unhelpful. For instance, he did not show us how to turn the air conditioner on. Moreover, the logistics were poor. He failed to arrange for us to be picked up at the airport at the beginning of our trip. Since we arrived at 3 am, that was inconvenient. He could not be reached and, after 2 hours, we managed to contact the office in Holland to get help. Later in the trip, previously arranged transportation to the airport failed due to miscommunication so that we had to engage a taxi at the last moment.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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IntrepidExplorer55 wrote a review Dec 2019
British Columbia4 contributions6 helpful votes
I enjoyed everything about it, it was very welcoming both the host & staff. The location was ideal, it's setting, easy to find, beautiful decor, rooftop dining with delicious meals & great company. The host was kind & generous, I felt at home there.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Kerri I wrote a review Nov 2019
Ottawa, Canada117 contributions6 helpful votes
Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens) spent 2 nights at this guest house. Our first night we arrived around 8pm and even though we’d booked the family room we were relocated to another house- a short distance away- from the main guesthouse. In this house we had 2 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The rooms were clean. The bathrooms were ok but awkward (with the shower spraying across the entire room). However it felt a bit isolated. The next morning we relocated to the main guesthouse. We were given a delicious breakfast on the rooftop. It was really great. In the main guesthouse we moved into the family room: 4 beds and a bathroom...only the bathroom was separated from the room by a shower curtain - kind of weird & awkward. We all agreed to use the main bathrooms for our stay! The sheets and towels were clean. Again the breakfast was delicious. There’s a ping pong table where Abdoul will challenge you to a match or two! Getting to the guesthouse is quite easy. It overlooks the Tombs of the Nobles. The ferry takes about 5 min,and costs 2 Egyptian pounds. From there it’s about a 5 min walk. I really appreciated the friendliness of Abdoul and his philosophy at the guesthouse. He insisted we feel at home and provided fruit, water, tea, coffee throughout the day.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hillyear wrote a review Aug 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom103 contributions92 helpful votes
We stayed at Bet el Kerem for 2 x nights and we really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are basic but very clean. Abdel the owner was very hospitable and could not do enough to make our stay more enjoyable. He arranged a trip to Abel Simbel for us in which was very good value. If you want to make your stay in Aswan more authentic then we would definitely recommend staying at the Bet el Kerem.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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VSandHS wrote a review May 2019
17 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at Bet el Kerem for 3 nights and it was a memorable stay! The guesthouse is lovely and authentic with a lovely garden and roof terrace. Great views and very close to the ferry. Abdel is an amazing host and great cook. We had a lovely time with him! If you like ping pong make sure you have a match with him! Abdel also organises tours and all kind of workshops. We will definitely come back if we come back to Aswan. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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James S wrote a review Mar 2019
Virginia Beach, Virginia29 contributions17 helpful votes
About a quarter mile mostly paved walk up from the public ferry (5E#) landing, this guest house is easily found with its 3 story bright blue color. Arriving by overnight train and departing the next day by dahabeya, our one day and dinner was spent back on the east bank. Our few hours in the guest house were excellent. The room was large, good water temperature and pressure, and the owner's homemade breakfast on the rooftop was a perfect finish.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Hermes797 wrote a review Mar 2019
Cork, Ireland143 contributions93 helpful votes
We had an enjoyable stay here! Pros include the nice and colourful rooms. The breakfast is good and has all the usual bits like bread, falafel, omelette, fruit and more. The rooftop area is a joy to relax in and offers great views. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Lots of lovely cats here, which was a nice touch! The only major con was the boat going across to the hostel which was shaky at the best of times and has a few somewhat unsavoury characters on it....the boat costs 2 EGP one way and do not be conned into giving any more! I do acknowledge that the boat is independant of the hostel and Bet El Kerem have no power over the service it provides. Contrary to what an earlier poster has said here, the hostel is not a 5-10 minute walk from the boat, but is more like a short 2 minute walk at the very most. I do recommend the Tomb of Nobles area which adjoins Bet El Kerem. It is a short walk up the hill. There are fantastic views here over Aswan, the Nile and the Desert....truly spectacular and one of the best urban views in Egypt you will get. Overall, I recommend Bet El Kerem!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Myriam S wrote a review Mar 2019
Sydney, Australia105 contributions9 helpful votes
For most travellers the roof top will be the highlight: this is where people hang out, talk to each other, and enjoy views of the Nile, the Nubian village and the tomb of the nobles. But if you take your time and have an open mind, Abdel will give you great insights into life in Answan and Egypt. We had a fantastic and very memorable time here that will remain with us. Our best wishes!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$39 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bet El Kerem
Which popular attractions are close to Bet El Kerem?
Nearby attractions include Animalia (1.2 miles), Temple of Philae (1.7 miles), and Nubian Museum (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bet El Kerem?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bet El Kerem?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bet El Kerem?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bet El Kerem?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mezze Restaurant, Panorama Restaurant & Bar, and Al Qahwa Cafe.
Does Bet El Kerem have airport transportation?
Yes, Bet El Kerem offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bet El Kerem?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Bet El Kerem?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple of Philae (1.7 miles), Nubian Village (3.6 miles), and Unfinished Obelisk (2.0 miles).
Does Bet El Kerem have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.