I wanted to stay at a really, really cheap hotel in downtown Aswan and I found it. Not for the fainthearted, this hotel has seen better days. This hotel was something out of a set for "The Bourne Supremacy". I didn't expect much for 13Lbs Egyptian but the AC worked and there was adequate hot water and that was good enough for me. It would have been nice if there was a small fridge though.
The staff was cool once you got to know them. The big boss "Madame" was pleasant enough but didn't speak English and neither did Ana, her assistant during the day. Peter, the night concierge was swell and spoke perfect English and we spent a lot of time shooting the breeze in the evenings. Isaac, who was the midnight to morning concierge and doubled as the driver. He was fun to be with when I booked a tour of the Upper Aswan Dam and the St. Simeon Coptic Monastery.More
- Breakfast included