Fodor's Expert Review Helnan Aswan Hotel

Corniche al-Nil, Aswan, Aswan, Egypt

You don't have to go all the way to Hurghada or Sharm El-Sheikh to visit a Red Sea resort—this hotel has brought one to town for you. This is a hotel in two parts. There's the midrise city-hotel side, but follow the tunnel that crosses under the Corniche, and you're on the banks of the Nile. Rooms are a little shabby, but for those out sightseeing all day and want a Nile view, this is the place. If you get bored with the Nile-side pool, you'll never have to leave the property to go bowling, play tennis, or even see a movie.

PROS

  • all rooms are large and have balconies or terraces with direct Nile views
  • bowling
  • billiards
  • spa
  • and movie theater on-site (additional fee)
  • bowling, billiards, spa, and movie theater on-site (additional fee)

CONS

  • it's not within walking distance of any Aswan attractions
  • rates
  • even on the Internet
  • seem high compared to comparable hotels
  • Wi-Fi barely works
  • it's not within walking distance of any Aswan attractions
  • rates, even on the Internet, seem high compared to comparable hotels
  • Wi-Fi barely works

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 097-232–8828

HOTEL DETAILS

179 rooms, 16 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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