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“A good simple family hotel in an excellent location.”
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Philae Hotel
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Aswan
London, UK
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A good simple family hotel in an excellent location.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I booked online. It was all done in a friendly manner and they were happy to take payment on arrival. They took care of our visit to Abu Simbel and gave us an upgrade to our rooms.

The Nile Valley has never been more peaceful a place for holidaying as it is in 2013. Anyone who wants to see the sights should rush there while you have it to yourself. The Philae is a good choice place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

It's always hard when staying at such a highly rated hotel but sorry to stay we were disappointed!
Fistly the reception man is not very friendly check in was just the same as anywhere simple and not much smiles. Being a young married couple travelling we are always asked single or double bed knowing the culture and rules we kindly always show our wedding rings and get a double bed. even though we ordered a double we were given two singles. Asked the reception man about abu simbel he simply told us price and just stared at us. Great service??
The thing that would really not get me back is the price. Very very overpriced we have stayed in many places through egypt and a few resorts that have been cheaper than this place. Especially because the breakfast is quite poor.

We only meet the owner on the last day so this may be the reason for our attitude towards this place. She was friendly but There are more places around aswan that are nicer with a pool and directly on the nile for around the same price.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Entire hotel staff is commended for their helpfulness & caring attitudes. Room was outstanding value including the cleanliness & Nile views. They were such welcoming faces after the hassles on the streets due to traveling alone. Kitchen packs a nice little breakfast for Abu Simbel early a.m. excursion & also made delicious vegetarian meals available. Loved my stay & highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Holland, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We spent 7 nights at the Philae, which is very conveniently located in Aswan across from the Nile. Ms Hanna and her staff were extremely accommodating and personable. The rooms are very adequate and exceptionally clean. The breakfast was more than sufficient. Be sure to make reservations for dinner. It was not advertised. You will not be disappointed1

Room Tip: We liked the view of the Nile. With the AC on it muffled the street noise very well.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We had a Delux King Room with excellent Nile view and also very clean. Ms. Hanna is so nice to meet all our requirements. Philae Hotel is the best one if you a looking for a hotel between 5 stars and motel.

Room Tip: Delux King Room, Room no. 201
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We spent three nights in this modern and nice hotel. The first clean hotel we have seen in egypt after one month of travelling there. The manager is as friendly as her staff and speaks fluent german. We felt like at home, even with german television:) Thanks a lot
Jasmin and Chris

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed in the hotel for one night and was given a small but beautifully decorated room in Nubian style facing the nile. The staff made all the possible efforts to make our stay as comfortable as possible that included arranging cookies for me in early hours of the morning or making me use the internet without charging or more importantly arranging for airport pick up on time and in a clean car with good driver as part of the room rental. The location of the hotel is also perfect. Just I wish breakfast could have been more elaborate but having said so I must say it was healthy breakfast without too much sweet or cheesy stuff. Overall I would recommend the hotel if you are not staying for long in Aswan.

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  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Philae Hotel
Address: 79 Cornich el Nile, Aswan, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Aswan Governorate > Aswan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Aswan
#3 Family Hotel in Aswan
#3 Romantic Hotel in Aswan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Philae Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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