Pyramisa Isis Island Aswan Hotel

, Aswan, Egypt
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Pyramisa Isis Island Aswan Hotel

5 star
Isis Island - Aswan - Egypt Hotel Website | | 20-97-317400, +20-97-3174
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2/10
Never again
Submitted by: Mary Ann in 30/04/09
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
After being billed as a five star hotel we were expecting a lot better. Shabby rooms which needed a good renovation, the staff were sleazy and rude and I had £10 stolen from my purse hidden in three bags as the safe did not work. Food was poor but expensive and customer services also poor.
1/10
Utter disappointment
Submitted by: Lincoln in 07/08/07
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Culture Vulture
Location ok,room and bathroom very shabby and not clean, food awful and very limited, pool shabby - no first aid,constant hassle -service ok if tip but not if don't,full of chavs on all inclusives,total let down and certainly not 5*. Go to the Sheraton, Hilton, Old Winter Palace ,Nile Palace or Sonnesta Saint George. Hotel staff all on fiddle.
1/10
Crooked Jewellers
Submitted by: DM in 02/11/06
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
I purchased two silver items for a total of $40 US in Egyptian pounds from the Isis Island Hotel Jewellery Shop, but when I got my credit card bill, it showed $60!!! There is no way that the exchange rate varied by $20. Silver is cheap in Egypt, and there is no way I would have paid more for TWO items.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Pyramisa Isis Island Aswan Hotel

beautiful location

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Pyramisis Isis in LUXOR and found that it was possible to transfer to Aswan Isis for a few days free of charge as they are in the same group. The transfer by mini bus is also free.
We were impressed with the location , the friendly staff, and the two pools and garden area. The gardens especially are lovely and well tended. The gardener gave me some lemons fresh from the trees and squeezed into water with a little sugar were the best ever. Also the best ever was the Pizza from the poolside restuarant...delicious.! We found the room was large and clean and the bathroom immaculate. Because it is situated in the middle of the Nile the hotel feels remote from the rest of the world which was great. No stress no hassle . We did take the ferry across to the town and couldn't wait to get back to the tranquility . The ferry's run every half hour and are free, so little waiting.
Travelling to and from Aswan across the Western Desert means being escorted in a convoy with an armed escort . The waiting for the escort to arrive was tedious to say the least. However, it is seen by th Govenment as neccessary for our safety so we had to be patient. The transfer takes about 4 hours.
We liked this hotel and would definately go again.

A very pleasant hotel with a lovely position !

from grethe
We stayed at the hotel only one night, and wished we could have been there for many more days.
Both the hotel and the town Aswan were among our best memories from our trip to Egypt.
We had a standard room facing the rear side of the hotel. But our view was almost as nice as our fellow travelers` view towards the town Aswan.
A little balcony with chairs, two queen beds ( with clean sheets!! )and a clean and very nice bathroom.
The hotel staff were very friendly, helpful and always smiling.
The buffet breakfast was very good, and we had dinner in the restaurant (Italian buffet) which was very tasty, and the waiters were SO smiling and attentive !
May be, some of the rooms are a bit tired, but we would not hesitate staying there again !
The position on the island was excellent overlooking the town, the Nile with lots of activities going on and the hillside with the Aga Khan mausoleum.

Stay here at your own risk!

from alydeco
Was booked to stay at this resort and was looking forward to it until we arrived! Hotel is stuck in the 70's bedrooms are dated and dirty one of our beds didnt have clean sheets! Food was disgusting, How can a so called spa resort serve up orange juice that is from a packet. Was transfered top Old Cataract hotel. That place was amazing and nothing is too much for the staff there

It was a lovely break

from BorntotravelUK
We stayed at this beautifully situated hotel for 3 nights in March this year. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The rooms were nothing special, but adequate, clean and functional.
The food was OK but we again had been spoilt at our previous hotel in Cairo.
The best bit was the location. Absolutely beautiful ,with lovely well tended gardens and a wonderful outlook being situated on an island in The Nile.
Be careful of the ferry though, at least 2 people have fallen and broken limbs whilst boarding it - safety is not a priority here!

Excellent Relaxing hotel

from Kamath_Ganesh
This place is truly made for relaxing, Excellent views and very nice ambiance.
Staff was very pleasing and caring, we were feeling at home. Resturant staff were taking personal care and was a great experience, food was excellent.
However the hotel lobby looks shabby and needs upgrade to give a face value to this excellent place.
Mini zoo is good if you are with children and a lot of safe space to walk around and relax.
True value for money

A bit naff

from Doofer
Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a 2 week holiday in Upper Egypt. We booked a suite very cheaply via [--] & were looking forward to a little luxury - we were very disappointed.
We arrived at 5pm & the room wasn't even ready. The room wasn't very clean & it looked a bit shabby/in need of redecoration. Most of the hotel was looking a bit tired & in need of redecoration.
Both breakfast & evening buffet were very disappointing with very limited choice ( the only good thing was the bread) - we realised we'd been spoilt by our hotel in Luxor (Sonesta St George).
The hotel had no entertainment at night.
Ok to stay in for a couple of nights to see Aswan/Abu Simbel but don't expect 5 star.
Don't be put off by the fact it is on an island - there are frequent ferry transfers & the island is very peaceful compared to the hustle & bustle of Luxor.

Peaceful and nice

from norwegian-7
We had a nice room on the southern end of this large property.
Room was very nice with a small patio in front, but the bed was rock hard! The bath held high standard. We also tried room service. Good food to an acceptable price.

As we were going on a cruise the next day we only had one night at the isis island. However, I would have loved to stay longer. The hotel has two wonderful pools and it is pure therapy to sit there on the island and watch the fellucas sail by.

I would definetly recommend staying at Isis island.

Great value for money

from mst1
Just back from 4 days in this very very well-managed hotel. We had a Nile-view room, which means you're in a small building away from the main, on an avenue with flowers, and with a garden you share with 3 other rooms. Great view. Surrounded by beautiful park. Beautiful views of the Nile. Clean. All appliances and sanitary were perfectly working (in Egypt!!!).
This hotel has clearly a strong management (also very visible, General Mgr. strides around to supervise), which implements a sound quality policy and ensures that even the most modest gardener does his job well, smiles, and is genuinely friendly. Congratulations, this is very impressive.

Off-season, the guests are quiet retired Germans, sun-baked like Nubians, and eager to complain. Some look like how Cleopatra should look by now if she has survived :) Almost no children, plenty of space near the pools, helpful staff. This is the holiday place I was looking for.

Point for improvement: pan-flute music in the restaurant, every day the same with 1960 melodies. Please change. What about Mozart?

The high standards of this hotel and the search for value and quality is however not common to all Pyramisa hotels. Beware of the crowded and run-down Isis hotel of Luxor. Rather sleep in a felucca in Luxor.

Loved the Isis Resort

from janetmcw
Stayed for 4 nights at the Isis Island and would loved to have stayed 14. The hotel is very peaceful and relaxing being on an island in the middle of the Nile. Our room overlooked the east bank and the pool was lovely, had a nice sized balcony where we could watch the sunset.

Able to walk around the large gardens unhassled was a bonus but were able to get a ferry back to the hassle of the mainland Aswan city when we wanted which was not very often.

The facilities on the island were first class and we enjoyed the heated pool, exercise program, massage and sand baths.

Food was fine in the buffet (which was a bit on the price side for Egypt) but there were other options with the pool and lobby cafes. The hotel was very quiet when we were there so some of the other restaurants were closed.

All hotel staff were very helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.

Good Value but watch the prices and your change.

from BarnsleyGod
We paid very little to stay here B & B. Eating and drinking on the island is expensive. The service at the hotel was excellent. The food in the main restaurant was OK but much better in the a la carte although expensive. Remember you are a captive audience.
Get off the island to eat it is far cheaper. Eat in the local cafes but check with your rep, which are safe (healthwise). Can recommend the Chief Khaleef, a seafood restaurant in the souk.
Pay no more than 40 egyptian pounds for a taxi from the complimentary island ferry to the restaurant.
Do not eat at the Old Cataract hotel. There is a cover charge of 85 egyptian pounds per person to eat there (£8 UK) and reports from Brits staying there and a colleague from our hotel were that the food was unique by its scarcity and price. We visited but refused to pay £30GBP for 2 sandwiches, a beer and a soft drink.
If you visit Abu Simbel take the plane if you can afford it. The journey by road starts at 3.30 ferry from the hotel, on to your coach by 4 and leaves with police/military convoy at 4.30. You arrive around 7 and depart at 10 arriving back at your ferry around 12.45. Virtually all the journey is either in the dark or passing through desert with nothing to see. Abu Simbel is a must though.

Top Local Tips for Aswan

Nubian Museum What ever you do, do not miss the Nubian Museum.It is open until late (around 9.00 pm.) when it is not very crowded, mostly Egyptians and no tour buses.

Allergy Please take care of fish you eat, I caught up with a serious allergy

A very pleasant hotel Stay more than one night to really enjoy the hotel and the surroundings

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  • Address: Isis Island - Aswan - Egypt
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