ASWAN - NEIGHBORHOOD
Aswan sits on the banks of the Nile River and provides visitors with a low key escape from the other busy cities in Egypt. There are plenty of hotels and other accommodations found along the banks of the river along with riverside restaurants and cafes. The ancient city of Aswan boasts a strategic location for visiting the surrounding archeological sites and the accommodations here offer a serene escape on the River Nile. Visitors can enjoy evening walks along the corniche, stop and watch the sunset and find an authentic cafe or restaurants with outdoor seating to enjoy a delicious dinner with unbeatable river views. Take a `Felucca`, traditional Egyptian sailboat ride, along the river to see the sights and reach islands.
The city boasts some luxury hotels such as The historical Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel (the terrace here is one of the best locations for sunset) where Agatha Christie once stayed and wrote part of `Death on the Nile`, the hotel was also featured in the movie based on the book. This five-star luxury hotel features an ornate facade, an old-world charm, beautiful well-manicured lawns and gardens, and stunning Nile views. The Philae Hotel is another great choice offering rooms that look over the Nile.