10 Places to stay

The best hotels in Egypt

Experience the ancient wonders and modern delights of Egypt with a trip to the land of the Pharaohs. We've uncovered the ultimate places to stay in Egypt, from chic beachfront resorts to secluded eco-lodges hidden deep in the desert.

Published in: October 2022
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Casa Cook El Gouna

Casa Cook

El Gouna


Experience a unique and modern take on Egypt with a stay at Casa Cook's property featuring minimalist design. Enjoy a serene atmosphere with earthy tones, clean lines, and natural materials. Each room boasts a private terrace with views of either the sea or garden. Indulge in relaxation with yoga classes, spa treatments, private beach access, and a stunning pool. This property is Adults only.

Casa Cook, El Gouna
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+20 65 3545163


Al Moudira

Al Moudira



From the antique furnishings to the intricate hand-painted murals, every detail of this inimitable boutique hotel exudes a sense of Arabesque elegance. The domes, tiles, latticework and arches all add to the charm of the hotel. Each room and suite is one-of-a-kind and provides ample space to relax. The pool area and courtyards are the perfect spots to escape the heat of the day, and the restaurant serves delicious Egyptian and Mediterranean dishes. Despite being in close proximity to the Valley of the Queens, you may find it difficult to leave the hotel's alluring ambiance.

Al Moudira Luxor
+20 122 325 13 07


The St Regis Cairo

St Regis Cairo



Enter this luxurious city hotel that exudes refinement and opulence. Built in 2019, this immaculate property is located right on the banks of the Nile. The St Regis Cairo boasts an impressive variety of restaurants that offer a diverse range of cuisines, from steak to Chinese. The elegant rooms are extremely comfortable, featuring large beds and plush carpets. Guests enjoy either city or river views and have access to the hotels' indoor and outdoor pool. The hotel's five-star status is reflected in the staff's exceptional service and attention to every detail.

The St Regis Cairo by Marriott
1189 Nile Corniche, Boulaq Num.5, Cairo
+20 2 25979000


Arctic Bath

Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma

Soma Bay


Experience the ultimate vacation at the new Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma, where relaxation and adventure come together. Recently opened in mid-2021, the resort offers a diverse range of activities for all ages. Situated right on the beach, guests have exclusive access to a private section of the shore. Whether you're looking to kitesurf, snorkel, dive or simply soak up the sun, this is the perfect place to do it. Indulge in culinary delights and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with the wellness offerings offered.

Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma
Safaga Road, 55 KM Ras Soma, Safaga
+20 65 3257500


Casa Cook El Gouna

St. Regis Cairo

Adrère AmellalAdrère Amellal

Sofitel Winter Palace

Sofitel Winter Palace



Offering guests stunning views of the River Nile from their spacious hotel balconies, the Hôtel Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is sure to appeal to lovers of luxury. It goes without saying that one of the Nile facing Luxury Rooms will be the best of the bunch and guests will want to take full advantage of the excellent room service menu as they enjoy a leisurely afternoon in their suite in order to beat the balmy afternoon heat.

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
17 Corniche el Nile street, Luxor
+20 95 2380422


DONT MISS. Discover the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel, one of the most iconic and magnificent monuments of ancient Egypt. Located on the western bank of Lake Nasser, these two massive rock temples were carved out of a mountain during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC. With its towering statues, intricate carvings, and stunning location, Abu Simbel is a testament to the power and creativity of one of the world's oldest civilizations.

Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary

Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary



For a night at the oasis, check into the Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary, in the pretty settlement of Dakhla on the edge of the White Desert. The small eco-lodge has just 20 rooms, and staff treat you like an old friend. Nothing is too much trouble, whether you want a camel ride in the desert, a 4×4 tour of the oases or a private dinner among the date palms. Rooms are simple, with wooden furniture and local textiles, but you’ll most likely spend your time here in the library or lounge-bar or by the pool. Food is a highlight, with vegetables sourced from the lodge’s farm.

Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary Lodge & Spa
Al Wahat Al Dakhla Desert
+20 100 100 1109


Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract



The visitor book at the Old Cataract Hotel is one of the more impressive in Egypt, listing a veritable roll call of the 20th century’s great and good, among them Tsar Nicholas II, Winston Churchill, Henry Kissinger and — most famously — Agatha Christie. Parts of her novel Death on the Nile were set at the luxury hotel, which has now had a complete renovation. Christie would struggle to recognise the hotel today (the pools and spa might surprise her), but the atmosphere is still one of timeless elegance, with discrete service and an obliging front desk.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan
Abtal El Tahrir Street 81511, Aswan
+20 102 222 9071


Four Seasons Resort

Four Seasons Resort

Sharm El Sheikh


Cascading down the hillside from the desert to the Red Sea, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh welcomes you to an Arabian fairytale with year-round sun; sleek, modern accommodations; over 3,000 palm trees and panoramic sea views. It's Sharm El-Sheikh’s most prestigious resort, an exclusive enclave that offers a spectacular house reef, superlative snorkelling and a peerless dive centre, alongside restaurants galore, glorious grounds and child-friendly offerings that should keep the entire family completely happy.

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
1 Four Seasons Boulevard, Sharm El Sheikh
+20 69 3603555


Sudan Steam Ship

Sudan Steam Ship

Nile river


Immerse yourself in the 1920’s ‘Golden Age’ of travel aboard the Steam Ship Sudan. This authentic steamer – which welcomed novelist Agatha Christie onboard and inspired one of her most iconic murder mysteries, Death on the Nile – offers a unique experience of the Nile and its archaeological wonders. A stay aboard the Steam Ship Sudan is an opportunity to discover the Nile in a comfortable and extremely welcoming atmosphere, while also enjoying its traditional elegance and Belle Époque charm. All rooms have kept their original decor of woodwork and colourful fabrics and offer exceptional views of the Nile Valley’s landscapes.

Sudan Steam Ship
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Adrère Amellal

Adrère Amellal

Siwa Oasis


This unusual property is ten miles from the oasis town of Siwa, and seems to be a part of the desert from which it rises. Walls are made from sandy rock and roofs from thick wooden beams and palm fronds. The decor here is simple, throwing the focus on its natural, hand-built architecture and on furniture built by local artisans. It’s at its most atmospheric and romantic at night, when the whole place is lit by lanterns and candlelight. The lovely staff will help you to organise trips out into the desert.

Adrère Amellal Eco Lodge
Gaafar Mountain – Siwa, Matrouh Governorate
info@siwa.com | +20 22736 7879


About Egypt

Come explore the land of the pharaohs and discover the rich history and culture of Egypt. From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the temples of Luxor, there is no shortage of ancient wonders to marvel at. Take a cruise down the Nile and witness the beauty of the river that sustained ancient Egyptian civilization. Experience the bustling streets of Cairo and the colorful bazaars. Relax on the Red Sea coast and enjoy world-class diving and snorkeling. Egypt has something for everyone, from history enthusiasts to beach lovers. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit one of the most fascinating and mysterious places on earth.


Best time to vist Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt depends on the type of experience you are looking for. For warm weather and beach activities, the best time to visit is between October and April. The temperature is mild and comfortable, and the Red Sea coast offers ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling and diving.

For those interested in visiting historical sites, the best time to visit is between October and April too, as the temperatures are not too which makes sightseeing more enjoyable.

If you are interested in seeing the Nile and its surroundings, the best time to visit would be between September and May, when the water level usually is high.

For those who want to avoid the crowds, it's best to visit during the summer months (May-September) as the temperature is quite hot and it's considered as low season.

It's important to keep in mind that during Ramadan and Islamic holidays, some places may have limited hours or be closed entirely, so plan accordingly.

Published in October 2022. All listings on this page were independently selected and personally reviewed by our team of passionate travel experts. The information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Do you have any feedback or suggestions regarding our guides, please contact us via the contact us page.