I'm staying at the El Salam hotel at the moment, for five nights and stay in this hotel every year. I took a private taxi down from Luxor for 250 EP. Tayeb the taxi driver does this run every day from the Hotel Venus in Luxor so there is a possibility to share the 250 EP cost with other passengers.
The hotel has recently brought more room service staff in (last week), as they are expecting an influx of tourists as many EU countries have lifted their travel ban advice and there is much talk of the resuming of the rail services, which is expected to happen soon. There have been no tourist trains to Aswan since August 14th.
I checked all of the open rooms on our floor this morning and they are all very clean, with nice sheets and room furnishings. Most rooms have air-conditioning and two or three power points. The rooms are quite big and you can often pick up the wifi signal from the lounge area in your room. There is a lift to all floors.
You can currently bargain a twin room for 120 EP (around UK£11) and this is superb value, with breakfast included. I highly recommend this hotel and would not stay anywhere else in Aswan as this is about the only budget hotel in Aswan where you don't get any hassle to take trips and boat trips.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking