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Movenpick Resort & Spa
Why we like it
- Set on Elephantine Island in the middle of the majestic River Nile
- Situated in quiet tropical gardens
- Modern and comfortable spacious bedrooms all overlooking the Nile
- Three restaurants including 'The Orangerie', a Lounge bar and a Panorama Bar
- Great option for families with two-bedroom Family Suites and Junior Suites accommodating up to four persons
- We recommend the Deluxe rooms for couples with their verandas that are perfect for enjoying the magnificent views
Don't forget to try the famous Mövenpick ice cream whilst relaxing by the pool.
My trip to Egypt was achieved so well, by the incredible Egyptian staff and crew, I remained on board Sunboat IV for 2 weeks, not one, and then returned again within 3 weeks and spent another week on the boat!
- CB, London
There is a small fitness room which offers massages and a therapeutic sandpit and there is a large outdoor swimming pool. Keep fit with a game of tennis on the floodlit tennis courts.
Best time to be there
Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.
Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)
4 hours 50 minutes direct
GMT +2 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival
No mandatory vaccinations
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Suggested itineraries in Egypt
Luxury Small Group Journeys - Egypt & the Nile 2016
Nights: 9 | from £5,215pp
Cruise in luxury on Sanctuary 'Sun Boat III,' travelling to off-the-beaten-path Denderah, exploring Egypt's pyramids from the inside out and sailing the Nile in a felucca.
An Easter voyage from Dubai to Athens
Nights: 18 | from £7,899pp
An 18 night cruise that takes you on a fascinating journey from Dubai through to Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Greece.
Nights: 9 | from £2,395pp
Explore majestic Egypt and revel in the majesty of the pyramids, Luxor, Cairo and the Nubian desert city of Aswan.
Nights: 10 | from £2,295pp
Ever since there have been travellers, there have been travellers in Egypt. Its unparalleled ancient sites have drawn the curious for centuries – and it’s easy to see why. Outside capital Cairo, the best way to experience the country is on a cruise down the Nile, an unfurling of classic tombs and temples, busy souqs, wafting palms and timeless riverbank life.
Highlights of Egypt
Nights: 6 | from £1,695pp
Egypt’s treasures are on many a traveller’s bucket list; this itinerary packs in the most important historical and cultural sites of the country’s illustrious ancient past.
Highlights of Egypt with Jordan
Nights: 12 | from £3,595pp
This itinerary packs in the most notable highlights of Egypt’s illustrious past and the ancient treasures of Jordan culminating in a well-earned rest at a resort on the Dead Sea.
Nights: 7 | from £1,595pp
The River Nile is the lifeblood of Egypt. It is along this riverbank than ancient civilisations thrived, and where modern Egyptians still live and farm as they have for centuries. A week-long cruise on this mighty waterway, stopping at temples, tombs and palm-frilled villages, is the best way to take the measure of this fascinating country.
Nile Dahabiya Private Charter
Nights: 7 | from £1,795pp
7 nights aboard a sailing boat on the Nile, passing beautiful little-visited regions as well as exploring the temples of Luxor and Aswan with an Egyptologist.
Luxury Small Group Journeys - Egypt & the Nile 2017
Nights: 9 | from £4,600pp
Travel to off-the-beaten-path Denderah, one of Egypt’s best preserved and less-frequented temples.