From Siwa to Dahab all the way down to Luxor and Aswan, these are Egypt's most stunning boutique hotels.
Everyone loves a nice hotel. Our country is stacked with exceptional hotels in each and every corner. But then there are the truly special ones; Boutique Hotels. From Luxor and Aswan all the way up to Siwa, we've rounded up the country's 9 best boutique hotels, check them out:
Adrère Amellal Desert Ecolodge, Siwa
This eco lodge in all it’s primitiveness is a welcome break from the city’s hustle and bustle. With no electricity, it immerses its guests' in Siwa’s breathtaking scenery. Adrere Amellal is equipped with a pool, barbecue facilities and simplistic rooms made of stone. Lit by torches and candles, the lodge gives us a feel of what it must’ve been like before we were so plugged in to our electronics. Attractions to visit nearby include Cleopatra’s pool, Shali fortress and Gabal El Mawata.
Prices start at USD 280 (Single), USD 370 (Double), All inclusive + 2 trips ( visit Siwa and Safari) Fixed rate.
Alf Leila Boutique Hotel, Dahab
With 7 uniquely designed rooms, Alf Leila is an Arabian themed boutique hotel in Dahab. Boasting a melange of delicate oriental inspired arches and patterns, this hotel promises an authentic experience. It's also a few minutes away from the beach for those of us who can't stay away from the sea for too long. Diving, snorkelling, boat rides and a trip to bible mountain and st. Catherine monastery can all be arranged at the front desk.
Prices start at EGP 496.
Badawiya Hotel, Farafra
Made up of mud brick buildings with modern rooms, this is an authentic desert stay that will serve your basic needs. It's ideal for your inner explorer, as it is close to the valley of Agabat and the white desert, which is a geological wonder. The hotel is equipped with swimming pool, a restaurant and a roof top terrace. It's advisable to book in advance though because they have two types of rooms, with A/C and without.
Prices start at EGP 200.
El Quseir Hotel, El Quseir
Perfect for those who appreciate stories of foregone eras, this hotel is located in El Quseir, a 5000 year old city that resides along the shores of the red sea. An antique building, is where you’d want to whisk your partner off to for a historically charged valentine’s weekend. The walls seem to tell a story of their own and the beach is close by if you’re done with your dose of history for the day. It's optimum location allows for a visit to Safaga or Marssa Alam.
Prices start at EGP 250 (Single) and EGP 350 (Double - With breakfast).
Al Moudira Hotel, Luxor
Inspired by tales of the Arabian nights, Al Moudira is the palace we would live in if we had been born royalty, but alas…. With an art gallery hosting an assortment of art works as well as welcoming the artists in question, this hotel awards it’s guest a mélange of arches, domes and historic interiors. Located on the west bank of the Nile, Moudira is at about 4km from the valleys of the Kings and Queens and the Hatshepsut temple. They also provide facilities for massages and Hammams for those of us who prefer to stay indoors and be pampered.
Won trip Advisor’s 2017 award.
Prices start at EGP 2100 with breakfast.
Ashry Narty, Aswan
A canvas of colours set against a blue and brown backdrop, this is the place where creativity goes to thrive. Born of an Art student’s graduation project, Ashry Narty is an affordable and quirky option for a weekend getaway. Relax on their colourful roof top “2a3da” or admire the murals, either way it’s worth a visit. The hotel also provides car rentals if you fancy a day around Aswan.
Prices start at EGP 500 (single), EGP 700 (double).
Lazib Inn Resort & Spa, Fayoum
Lazib Inn brings you the best of both worlds, it's lavish yet homy. It offers its guests two infinity pools with superb views of the Qaroun lake. The hidden gem is decorated so as to capture the essence of Egyptian culture. Good news, it has a spa which offers massages and Turkish hammam, which sounds great to us, especially after a long week in the city! With so many options inside the resort, it's easy to forget that there are lot of things to see and do around the hotel as well, like visit Wadi el Hitan, Wadi el Rayan, Madinet Madi or you could simply sail away on Qaroun lake.
Prices start at EGP 3000++.
Anakato Nubian Houses, Aswan
Overlooking the Nile, Anakato is built in traditional Nubian fashion. Their unpretentious houses are brightly coloured and simply furnished. This boutique hotel is known for it's warm hospitality and tranquility. A true Nubian experience in all it's beauty is what you can expect staying in this hotel.
Prices start at EGP 894.
The Oasis, Abu Dabab, Marsa Alam
The Oasis is where you'd go to unleash your inner adventurer. Being a great location for diver, this hotel makes for a relaxing stay with decors reminiscent of simpler times.
Won certificate of excellence on Tripadvisor.
Prices start at EGP 1479.