A hotel that is budget-priced should have the chance to earn five stars for the pricing category that they are in. Applicators makes no pretense for being a high quality hotel, so they shouldn't be penalized for basic rooms or modest breakfasts, because hat is the market and price niche they target. Despite the drab interior of the room, it was clean, the bed was comfortable, the shower pressure was good. The breakfast was equally functional, but nothing more or less. For staying overnight and literally just sleeping and showering there and otherwise not even being on the premises, the price was a good value, not great or poor. It is what it is and we were happy to use the money that we saved on the hotel for the sound and light show and. delicious fresh fish meal in Abu Simbel.…
Clean with air conditioning. Charges the water from the breakfast amore than twice the standard price. The owner tried to kiss my girl friend when we arrived to ensure dinner would be prepared for us. It set the weirdest mood, never seen that anywhere in the world. Some of the staff seemed friendly and was helpful
Applicators is very worn and, for egypt, overpriced, but all of the places by Abu Simbel are and this is the least expensive. It is clean and overall fine for a night. We organized a taxi from the airport through them, which was also very overpriced as we could have walked. It is a good 30 min walk from the temple itself, so you need to be in shape. They turned the hot water off when they want, without telling us, so we had to take cold showers. They shut the internet off at 9pm. The room we were in, the receptionist sat just outside and chain smoked the entire time, so our room smelled of smoke.
Although it was not possible to make a reservation online (internet problems?), the Applicator Hotel had rooms when we arrived. Room was clean, beds comfortable and wifi the best we've had in Egypt! Hotel served a big breakfast - enough for lunch. It's got a nice rooftop terrace for evening drinks (BYOB). And it is possible to walk to the Great Temple of Ramses - takes about 30 minutes. Abu Simbel town is a nice change from Luxor and Aswan - sleepy and laid back. And friendly. Worth a night or two.
Applicator hotel is very close to Abu Simbel temple and easy to find. The double beds room we booked was clean and practical. Especially the staff was accomodating and prepared breakfast lunchbox so we were able to leave early and visit the temple under the sunrise lights !