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Elephantine Island, Aswan 81511 Egypt
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#9 of 49 Speciality lodging in Aswan
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 3 more
Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Ironing service
Secured parking
Paid wifi
Chapel / shrine
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Room types
Family rooms
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Declan M wrote a review Feb 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Hamo House has a stunning location on Elephantine and great views across to Kitchener's Island. The place is clean although the rooftop and surrounds are unfinished. I found Hamo (the host) a little over-bearing. He was around a lot and so I felt I didn't quite have the privacy I'd like. I'd skip the food and breakfast if I were you - not worth it. This place has incredible potential and Hamo is well-meaning if, like I say, very present.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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jillamatt wrote a review Jan 2021
Fes, Morocco88 contributions29 helpful votes
We spent a few days staying at Hamo House in January 2021. It is basic looking from the outside but the inside is nicely put together and very clean. Each room opens up onto a terrace that looks out over the Nile River and over to the Botanical Gardens. You can sit and watch boats and Fallucas go by, or you can focus on the abundant bird life that stops by, including the adorable kingfishers that dive for their food right in front of you. This side of the island is VERY peaceful and you will forget that the bustling city of Aswan is only a km away. Hamada is a very gracious host and all of our needs were met above and beyond. We HIGHLY recommend Hamo House if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful stay on Elphantine Island.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
galeaj wrote a review Feb 2020
Porto, Portugal4 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is situated on the quiet end of Elephantine Island. It is a great space to detach from Aswan city but still having great access via the continuous 5EGP ferry boat. The host is extremely hospitable and we managed to communicate very well with him. We hope to be able to visit Hamo house again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Ellen wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia16 contributions8 helpful votes
This is my favourite hostel in Egypt so far. *Beautiful view of Nile River *Nice food and great travelling tips from host *Clean and tidy room *Nice hot water shower *Great location and friendly atmosphere And ladies please use common sense when you travel overseas. Accepting a free massage from a man who is not a professional masseur means more than just a massage.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Lawrence D wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
Stayed here while organising a visa to Sudan for over a week,showers where hot and clean and breakfast was good with free tea and coffee all day. It’s a guesthouse and the travellers and Cairo people I meet here where supa nice. Quite location with great veiw of Kitchener Island and boats birds etc in the morning and nice to sit on balcony at night noise free which is a rarity in Egypt. Hamo is a great host and helps a lot he does smoke but which Egyptian doesn’t. There are free massages but use your brain in this one your are in a Muslim country ladies and gentlemen would you want a free massage off someone not qualified I think you are tempting fate on that one. Hamo is a entertaining man and a nice person. A guesthouse so enjoy.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
US$20 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EgyptNile River ValleyAswan GovernorateAswan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hamo House
Which popular attractions are close to Hamo House?
Nearby attractions include Animalia (0.2 km), Temple of Philae (1.1 km), and Elephantine Island (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hamo House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include paid wifi, baggage storage, and barbeque facilities.
What food & drink options are available at Hamo House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hamo House?
Yes, free public parking nearby, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hamo House?
Conveniently located restaurants include 1902 Restaurant, The Terrace, and Panorama Restaurant & Bar.
Are pets allowed at Hamo House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hamo House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Hamo House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Temple of Philae (1.1 km), Nubian Village (4.2 km), and Unfinished Obelisk (1.7 km).