Hotels in Egypt

Al Moudira—a baroque hotel fit for royalty, just a few miles south of the Valley of the Queens—incorporates materials salvaged from the corners of Egypt: stained glass lines the ceilings; frescoes and latticework adorn the arched walls; and 100-year-old wooden columns surround the swimming pool.

Part of Port Ghalib, a new three-hotel complex, The Palace—the grandest of the three properties—is modeled after a 12th-century citadel, with soaring ceilings and elaborate North African wrought-iron chandeliers. The 309 guest rooms look onto terraced gardens, a winding lagoon, and the Red Sea.

Popular with corporate travelers; all 617 rooms have terraces overlooking the Nile. 

Room to Book: Odd-numbered rooms overlook the Nile and swimming pool.

Doubles from $299.

With what is perhaps the most coveted location in all of Egypt—on 40 lush acres in the shadow of Khufu or “Great” Pyramid in the Cairo suburbs—the Mena House started life in 1869 as a royal hunting lodge.

Aswan, a palm-fringed city an hour’s flight south of Cairo, saw glory in the 1950’s, when politicos and bold-faced names arrived to visit the Aswan Dam. But even during Egypt’s recent unrest, the peaceful destination remained out of the fray.

The setting for much of the Alexandria Quartet novels, with many rooms overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

265 rooms and 100 suites in a contemporary, 30-story high-rise overlooking the Nile, decorated with modern interiors.

Glass tower with Egyptian and Neoclassical design influences, overlooking the Pyramids, Botanical Gardens and the Nile.

The latest luxury cruise ship to hit the Nile, this vessel has spacious accommodations, spa suites, and a pool. The boat has private docks and Wi-Fi, and an onboard Egyptologist provides daily lectures.

Built in 1906, this grand hotel is the place to see Alexandria’s faded glamour.