Fodor's Expert Review Mövenpick Resort Aswan
Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
The distinctive tower of this hotel is visible from afar, and its location—on Elephantine Island in the Nile—makes for stunning views from within. Design cues come from the Nubian aesthetic, with bold geometric patterns in the fabrics and triangle stenciling at corners and ceilings, all in rusty desert tones. The mirror in the marble bathroom opens to reveal a view across the bedchamber and past the wide balcony to the landscaped grounds beyond. The nearest neighbors are the inhabitants of the Nubian village that shares Elephantine Island with this hotel, the Aswan Museum, and the Temple of Khnum. Common areas flow one into another, from the indoors out. And at night, that strange tower continues to grab attention as a changing palette of lights plays across its surface.
- the pool is irresistible
- views across the river
- two-bedroom villas are great for families
- Nubian wedding celebrations in the adjoining village start at midnight and end at sunrise
Rate Includes: Free breakfast