The hotel does not inspire much confidence at first glance (like soo many other egyptian budget hostels). But then again, at that price its a steal. so many budget hostels in egypt seem to have not been taken care since the 50s, but let that not deter you - the insides are mostly modern.
The owner Mohamed Mahgoub speaks good english and is a good guy, not pushy. we got the seats in the abu simbel trip we wanted.
The hotel is clean from inside. not the most modern (meramees was) but everything worked just right. The toilets were spotless clean, the room too.
Its just off the Corniche (?) and offers a decent view of the nile (but u get bored of the view by the time u reach aswan - we were atleast) and easily in walking distance of everything. there´s a small koshary joint nearby if u need veg food.
the rooms do look old BUT they work. like grandpa´s old car
The service is prompt - the meal box for abu simbel was made ready in time and the price of the trip was good.
The rooms are not noisy - u will get a good sleep for sure. in all a good place for backpackers but not for families with kids or honeymoon couples- the plentiful cruises are the right choice for them.
The roof had some random material scattered around in Sep 09 but was otherwise offering a decent view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Memnon Hotel, a 2 star hotel in front of the Nile River in the center of Aswan close to Bazaars. We have 54 clean rooms with private baths and have air conditioning, most of them have a fantastic Nile View, some of them have Fridges and Tvs. We offer 4 types of rooms single, double, triple and suites. We have a friendly and helpful reception staff 24 hours always available to help you with arranging tours, making travel bookings and international telephone calls and faxes with the cheapest prices. The hotel has Internet access offers 1 hour with 5 Egyptian pounds. We arrange a free pickup from Aswan train station to protect the guest from disturbance of the people at the train station. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Hotel is not responsible for anyone a guest meets at the train station saying that he works for the hotel. We are pleased to offer you our services! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Memnon Hotel Aswan