Egypt Accomodation
Hotels & Cruises

All-inclusive cruises are a popular way to see the sights of Egypt - especially between Luxor and Aswan - from the comfort and luxury of a boat. Some tour packages include a few nights of cruising on the Nile as part of the experience; while others prefer to book the experience independently, either by motorboat or on a traditional wooden sailboat. If your cruise is part of your trip, the accommodation will be in the same category as the hotel you're staying at; if you book separately, it can be very different. Our transport guide includes advice for independently booking a Nile cruise.

Blue Shadow

Blue Shadow Nile Cruise Description Blue Shadow Nile Cruise is a brand new 5-star luxury Nile Cruise. It consist of 54 Deluxe Cabins and 3 Suites. All are modernly designed with all facilities of international deluxe hotels. Packages are available with Luxor and Aswan Travel including excursions.

Royal Viking Nile Cruise

Royal Viking Nile Cruise Royal Viking Nile Cruise Description M/S Royal Viking 5* Deluxe is the grandest Nile fleet ever built. It is a dream and not a boat. A combination of luxury, taste and comfort. Sail the Nile in luxurious style onboard the newest, most magnificent floating hotel on the River Nile.


Egypt has a variety of accommodation options, from very basic budget hostels and hotels to ultra-luxury resorts. In big cities like Cairo and Alexandria, competition means the standard between cheaper options may be better, but be aware that standards for 3-star hotels in Europe or the US may not be covered. In small towns, options will be more limited. Most of the big international hotel chains can be found in big cities, and if you're looking for a higher end option, we recommend choosing a brand you're familiar with rather than a standalone option so you'll more or less know what you're getting. Red Sea regions such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh are more suitable for group tours, so accommodation is more likely to meet your expectations. They usually offer all-inclusive packages, and often, early or last-minute bookings usually offer the best deals. 

 InterContinental Cairo Semiramis

Overlooking the Nile River and just 5 minutes’ walk from the Egyptian Museum, the 5-star Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis features a heated outdoor pool and an on-site casino, spa, gym and shopping arcade. It offers a 24-hour front desk and complimentary WiFi in all areas. All tastefully appointed and fully air-conditioned rooms and suites feature large balconies offering Nile or city views, a flat-screen TV with multilingual channels, a desk, in-room coffee & tea facilities and a mini-bar.

Steigenberger Nile Palace

In the Egyptian city of Luxor, the Steigenberger Nile Palace, with its own boat dock is located directly by the Nile River, and approximately 10 kilometres away from the international airport. The Valley of the Kings and the tombs of the pharaohs are located on other side of the river, about 26 km away from the hotel.