Best hotels and hostels in Cairo Outskirts & the Nile Delta

  • Lodging in Al Fayoum

    Kom el Dikka Agri Lodge

    This 45-acre organic olive farm overlooking Lake Qarun offers self-catering accommodation in suite-style rooms and two villas, all designed in a minimalist-modern mudbrick style with curvy walls, domed roofs and modern kitchens (the suites have kitchenettes) and bathrooms. A great getaway for families, with plenty of activities specifically targeted at kids. The lodge provides organic produce from its gardens and guests can get involved with planting and crop harvesting if they like.

  • Lodging in Al Fayoum

    Zad Al Mosafer

    The quintessential groovy hang-out in Tunis. Zad Al Mosafer's basic mudbrick-and-stone bungalows are bedecked with Bedouin rag-rugs and palm-frond furnishings. In the grounds there are oodles of cushion-strewn areas to crash out with a beer. What it lacks in amenities it makes up for in character, plus the menu of traditional Egyptian meals (LE20 to LE50) and the company are excellent.

  • Lodging in Al Fayoum

    Lazib Inn

    The earth-toned walls here hide a pampering hideaway of spacious suites, all elegantly attired with local crafts and the odd antique adding artistic accents. Wake up to Lake Qarun vistas from your terrace and relax in your jacuzzi after Fayoum explorations, though with a spa and two infinity pools onsite you may find it hard to leave.

  • Lodging in Al Fayoum

    Sobek Lodge

    The few basic but clean rooms here are part of a larger potters’ compound, in a nice green spot with plenty of space to lounge around and a small pool. Even if you're not staying, it's worthwhile booking a meal (LE50 to LE120) here while you're in Fayoum as the home cooking (particularly the local duck dishes) is highly recommended.

  • Lodging in Al Fayoum

    Helnan Auberge Fayoum

    Built in 1937 as King Farouk’s private hunting lodge, this hotel was where world leaders met after WWII to decide the borders of the Middle East. There are still wisps of colonial glamour clinging on in the regally long corridors and high-ceilinged rooms, but the service leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Lodging in Al Fayoum

    Panorama Resort

    This collection of bland balcony-lined chalets sits right on the shoreline overlooking Lake Qarun. It's very popular with local tour groups and as a wedding venue, so don't expect a peaceful lakeside retreat. The onsite Dananir restaurant specialises in fresh fish and fowl from the area, and has in- and outdoor seating.