We were driving from the Red Sea coast to Qena to visit Dendera Temple for the day and in search of a place to relax near the River Nile for a drink afterwards. The Basma Hotel is perfect for this. Tables, chairs and sun umbrellas are located right next to the Nile with views across to the opposite bank and beautiful greenery and sandy mountains. There is a nice swimming pool and the service for our drinks was very good despite there being a power cut. Only a few other guests there. We would definately consider staying here on another trip to visit Abydos Temple.