First of all Bet el Kerem is not meant for everyone. If you are looking for a place to just relax at the hotel there are probably better places to stay. That being said, if you are looking for an educational and interesting place, this is one of the top places I've stayed.
The location is a bit out of the way on the west bank, but is easily accessable by the ferry - which is also an interesting way to see how the locals live. It is also a lot calmer than the east bank.
Lots of possible activities to the enjoy the region and Aswan. Got to go fishing on the Nile, which was a great experience and eat at a Nubian house which was educational with good food. Speaking of food, the cooks at Bet el Kerem made some of the best grilled chicken I had ever eaten and the free drinks was a big plus.
Rooms are basic, but have everything necessary, but like I mentioned, if you just want to relax in your room all day, this isn't the best place to stay.
Bet el Kerem serves as a de facto cultural center for all the Nubians who live in the area, and the best part about staying wastalking to the host, neighbors and staff about the history of Nubia and their own individual stories about living in the region.
Really welcoming and friendly place with good staff. Highly recommended place to stay in Aswan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only guesthouse in Aswan on the West bank. Top location near the Nile, the desert and the Nubian villages; beautiful view. Private chef services healthy meals. Peaceful atmosphere, friendly, hospitable staff. “Feels like staying with family”; “a home away from home”.2 floors, 8 double rooms, 1 family room, beautiful garden, roof garden with restaurant; marvellous view. The local ferry - within walking distance from the guesthouse - brings you in 10 min. in Aswan centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bet El Kerem Hotel Aswan