Egypt

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.

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.

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.

Business-friendly resort in the Heliopolis district with classic Egyptian interiors and 400 acres of activity to keep the family busy, from the 27-hole golf course to the water park.

Scheduled to open on December 1, 2011, this 350-room property will be the only hotel that provides guests with direct access to all three terminals. And like all new Le Méridien hotels, interiors of the property will be curated by art world experts—expect unique pieces in all public spaces.

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.

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

The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, on Egypt's Red Sea coast, has 84 suites set at the edge of a marine park with some of the best diving in the Middle East.