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Jolie Ville Resort, King’s Island

Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Jolie Ville Resort, King’s Island

A great value, family-friendly but peaceful resort, set on a lovely island in the Nile. Three large pools, including a Nile-side infinity pool, and a wonderful breakfast buffet.

Average £100

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Villa Belle Epoque

Cairo, Cairo Governate, Egypt

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Villa Belle Epoque

Cairo’s best boutique hotel, set in a large 1920s villa, far from the tourist hustle. Lovely relaxed ambience, a fine area – but removed from the main sights.

Average £150

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Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Luxor’s best hotel, combining a contemporary Arab-Islamic style interior with friendly, efficient service. Superb views of the Nile virtually guaranteed and close to Karnak Temple.

Average £180

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Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

A historic hotel on the Nile, right in centre of Luxor, with a superlative pool. The grande dame of Luxor hotels – and the place where Agatha Christie wrote Death on the Nile.

Average £180

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Marriott Mena House

Cairo, Cairo Governate, Egypt

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Marriott Mena House

Historic luxury hotel with an unrivalled, incredible location next to the pyramids. Located on the city’s western edge, so inconvenient for exploring the city’s other attractions.

Average £620

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Sofitel Cairo Nile el Gezirah

Cairo, Cairo Governate, Egypt

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Sofitel Cairo Nile el Gezirah

One of the best-placed and best-priced of Cairo’s many top-end hotels, with excellent in-house dining and superb Nile views.

Average £210

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Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel

Aswan, Upper Egypt, Afghanistan

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Exterior of the Hotel Old Cataract where Agatha Christie wrote her novel "Death on the Nile" in Aswan, Egypt

One of Africa’s legendary hotels, filled with history and heritage, and with the best riverside location in Aswan.

Average £280

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