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Reviewed 31 October 2020

We were delighted when we found this unique hotel after we had unpleasant feeling to stay at the western part of the Nile river bank.

The hotel was unique and completely typical Nubian. The foods served were wonderful and delicious.

And when we were about to have a happy ending experience, our pick up transport to the airpot suddenly cancelled our booked appointment, perhaps due to some confusion.

I contacted Mr. Habib the owner. And he took very bold action by tasking his driver, who happened to just have brought in guests, to take and drop us off at the airport, just in time where it didn't put us into chaotic and rushing situation.

I saluted him and fully recommend people to enjoy and chill out with unique experience in this hotel. You won't be disappointed.

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Abdi M S
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Reviewed 8 August 2020

It was such a joyful relaxing holiday beside the River Nile

-this guesthouse is a beautifully decorated villa
-the room was super clean and sunny
-people working there are friendly specially Mr Habib the manager
- we had a room with a double view; Nile view from the balcony and garden view from the window

-the breakfast time is flexible, you can ask for your breakfast when you wake up
-There is a kitchen on the ground floor and another bar on the roof for hot drinks all day long.

*The manager was really flexible,we had a Nubian friend who won a prize for her documentary, The manager allowed us to invite friends over and we made a movie
,night in the reception area of the guesthouse , we watched the documentary there and other guests in the guesthouse joined us.

Important note for potential visitors: each room has a bathroom but some rooms have their bathrooms outside, in front of or just beside the room.

* This guesthouse is situated at the west bank of the Nile, we took a boat to transfer us to downtown on the other shore just in front of the train station which is beside the Old market of Aswan where you can buy almost everything you need.
The boat costs only 2 L.E per person which is really cheap. And it also allowed us to enjoy the River Nile at least twice daily >

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank Naelahattia
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Reviewed 23 October 2019 via mobile

This is more of a home-stay than hotel, but it is perfectly charming. Just be aware that you will be living in someone's (beautiful, spacious) home and might run into your host running to the bathroom at night. That said, Habibi and his family are welcoming and happy to assist, without pushing tours or trying to sell you anything. Very competent and helpful.

The rooms and house are lovely, spacious, and cool. Great aircon, wifi, water included, and easy access to ferry. Very quiet at night. There are cats and dog on property, which were all well behaved, but worth knowing ahead.

Meals are set menu, no ordering from menus. Breakfasts included eggs, bread, jams, potatoes, cheese, yogurt, coffee/tea. You can get lunch or dinner - great food and generous portions, but again, menu is set by the cook.

The West bank is quite rural and you will have to ferry to East bank for restaurants, shops, activities, banking, etc. This isnt a downside per se, but you should be aware and consider this when looking. Ferry is 5£/ride.

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank vaverine
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Reviewed 22 August 2019

I had such a good time with Habib and his family! Their house is so beautiful and spacious with high ceilings to allow for great ventilation. I laughed and enjoyed myself so much, feeling like part of the family. I was travelling on my own and the family were so hospitable and friendly that I felt really comfortable and able to spend some great quality time with them. I really want to go back and spend some more time in the village. It is a short boat ride to the mainland city of Aswan but you get a unique experience being part of a village, living with the real people of Egypt! Truly was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take a deep dive in Egyptian culture and experience the Nubian way of life.

Date of stay: September 2018
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Thank Sherief_El-Shazly
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

This is located on the far side of the river, so not on the main town. So you take a public ferry across, which can take time with waiting for the ferry. We found it worth it as it was calm on the other side and we were right on the water and almost felt like we were on a boat on the Nile. We enjoyed the breakfast overlooking the water on the roof deck. The place was done in traditional nubian architecture and had very large bathrooms. It did get cold at night, but they had blankets. It is basic, but nice.

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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