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Hotel Basma, Aswan

El Fanadek St ASWAN 002097 - Map
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Based on 266 Reviews

Hotel Basma Overview

Basma Hotel Aswan, situated on Aswan’s highest hill, offers a commanding view over the river Nile and the city of Aswan. Set only 15 minutes walk from the Nile Cornish and local markets, the Basma Hotel is the ideal base for either pleasure or business or both. This modern hotel is a home away from home and has comfortable well-equipped rooms, a lively Nubian bar and an excellent restaurant. Landscaped and decorated by two of Egypt's top artists, incorporating an extensive collection of original art, Basma Hotel has become a true landmark in the world of hospitality. Basma hotel offers you three bars and restaurants. Lotus Restaurant, The Pool Bar, Garden Terrace The Lobby Bar, Roof Top Terrace Vienna Café. Lotus restaurant: Elegant dining in a 4 star, 4 diamond restaurant. Serving contemporary buffet & ala cart menu's with global influences. Garden Terrace: from where you can watch the sun set over the Nile and beyond into the desert. You can enjoy the outdoors and get the same wonderful service from the Lotus Restaurant. Roof Top Terrace: Open-air terrace located on the roof of our hotel. The view of the Nile and city below is staggering. Nubian Bar: serving stimulating cocktails & snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. An ideal meeting place. On request, it can be used for parties & special occasions. The Pool Bar: open air area all year around. It offers drinks & a pool menu. The Lobby Bar: located on the 3rd floor. This bar offers drinks & snacks and a snooker table for your enjoyment. At last, the Vienna Café: a lobby lounge serving coffees, pastries and drinks daily. The Hotel also offers the Ali Baba Tent, an authentically decorated tent set up on the hotel grounds for your enjoyment. Entertainment consists of local singing & dancing. Dinner is buffet-style with barbecued items grilled to your heart's content. After dinner, enjoy the rich Arabic coffee & shi-sha or better known as the water pipes.

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beauty services
  • Business centre
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Check-out by noon
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Concierge services
  • Conference center
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free parking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Pets not allowed
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Security guard
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa on site
  • Swimming pool - outdoor

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite television service
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

Customer Reviews

8/10 Great Based on 1 Customer Reviews

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8/10 Great

03 August 2008

Basma - pleasant atmosphere

We stayed one night in the Basma Hotel before going to Abu Simbel, and one night after returning from the Lake Nasser cruise. We had two rooms each time, and both times the rooms were large and clean, and the views from the balconies were wonderful. The location is good because it is far from any busy roads, the Nubian Museum is 5 minutes away, and there are excellent views in every direction. It is a very hot and not so interesting 20 minute walk to the center of the town, but there are free hourly shuttles and a taxi is only 5 to 10 Egyptian pounds. The pool and garden area was quite beautiful and, because we were in the low season (late June), never crowded. On the negative side, I found one of the bathrooms to be in need of an upgrade, with aged caulking and moldy corners. We also found that one of the sliding balcony doors would not properly lock. Finally, the staff in the restaurant (we only at breakfast there) was slow to remove plates and bring coffee, and the food was mediocre at best. Overall, we would recommend this hotel, mainly for it's location and pleasant atmosphere.

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