Basma Hotel

Shar'a El Fanadek, Aswan, Aswan, Egypt

Occupying an airy promontory above Aswan, the Basma is itself a high point, and its lobby, accented with lively turquoise fabrics, begins a gallery walk to interiors and grounds graced with sculptures, murals, fountains, and mosaics—many created by local artists. The pool and deck face the Nile, as do other common exterior spaces. Rooms have seen better days, but they're clean. Sliding doors open onto private balconies, which may overlook the pool and gardens, offer a glimpse of the Nile, or take in the Nubia Museum, the Fatamid Cemetery, and the city.

PROS

  • large pool and deck
  • no main thoroughfares nearby, so it's relatively quiet
  • Nubian-influenced contemporary architecture

CONS

  • uphill walk from town can be really tiring in the heat, but there's an hourly hotel shuttle)
  • a few rooms on lower floors may pick up noise from the driveway

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 097-231–0901

HOTEL DETAILS

167 rooms, 21 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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