Incorporating local architecture and influenced by Nubian styles, this charming small hotel is surrounded by carefully cultivated gardens. Its weather-worn and ornate Nubian door presents an intriguing welcome for arriving guests.
A relaxing base for visiting Karima's sights, it sits at the foot of the Jebel Barkal, the holy mountain of the ancient Egyptian and Nubian Pharaohs. The hotel's 22 rooms come with relaxing private verandas and feature traditional hand-laid brick domes, which help to keep them cool.
Each room features an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning, whilst an excellent restaurant forms part of the main building. Between October and April, an Italian manager supervises the running of the rest house, adding a dash of Mediterranean flair to the Nubian feel.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Wonderfully positioned in a village that is bustling with culture, the Nubian Rest House offers a comfortable, yet traditional, escape from the Sudanese desert. It is a boutique hotel that remains true to its origins – preserving a relaxing, content and authentic atmosphere.