Fodor's Expert Review Palm Village Hotel

Agouz village, 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Bawiti and reached by taking a left turn off the Cairo road just after the Oasis Heritage Museum, Bawiti, Giza, Egypt

The tranquil desert setting and spacious interior spaces have made this midpriced hotel a favorite of visiting groups of archaeologists and paleontologists. The grand classical entrance hall, with its columns and cornices, presents a curious first impression in the middle of the desert. Rooms, which are set around the rear gardens, offer two options. Older single-story domed bungalows are well furnished and have small patios in front and wet showers (no curtain); newer rooms in two-story buildings are much bigger and have matching metal-and-wood furniture. Both are spotlessly clean. A new wing with a large pool was expected, at this writing, to open in early 2011.


  • new rooms are spacious with big bathrooms and modern styling
  • tranquil desert setting


  • frequent power cuts
  • no alcohol or shisha available
  • too far out of town to walk



Phones: 02-3849–6272


40 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals