Originally named Crocodilopolis, then Arsinoe, Medinet El-Fayoum, often quoted as the “land of roses”, was the main place of worship of the crocodile god, Sobek. Apparently, during ancient times, crocodiles were adorned with gold and fed honey cakes and meat by the priests of interest are the huge wooden waterwheels. The waters of the Bahr Yusef are distributed throughout the oasis from Medinet, the capital of the Fayoum. Approximately 200 of the great waterwheels are located throughout the oasis. The Seven Waterwheels, a Fayoum landmark, are surrounded by mango's, palms and willows. Helnan Auberge has maintained the old port on Qaroun Lake, built in 1937 by King Farouk. where activities such as fishing, boat sailing and windsurfing can be attended. The wonderful lake represents one of the most beautiful hunting areas in the Middle East.
Since its founding in 1937, the Auberge Fayoum Hotel has been host of official banquets for the royalty, heads of state, and celebrities. The Auberge was initially built as a hunting lodge by King Farouk who mainly used it as hospitality for his hunting expeditions and parties. Due to its convenient location in the Middle East and close to Egypt’s capital, Cairo, the Auberge has in many years been a favourite retreat to many famous personalities, political figures and other prominent guests, and has witnessed several international treaties, meetings, and conventions. With large investments and an experienced management team, the hotel stays true to its classic style, and incorporates modern facilities including newly renovated rooms and suites, banqueting and convention centre, restaurants, bars, swimming pool, health centre, garden, fishing pier, and parking.
Luxuriously appointed & tastefully furnished assuring the ultimate in comfort , tranquility , convenience & service with 70 spacious suites & rooms , tastefully decorated you will be assured of the maximum comfort and relaxation .
Some places of interest around the Helnan Auberge Hotel include the valley of whales, the Rayan valley, Fayoum city, Ein silline “spring & spa”, Hawwarah pyramid, traditional Coptic monasteries (deir el-Azab-deir el –Malak, Deir el-Hammam), Karoun Palace, the Ruins of Karanis, Madinet Madi, the Temple of Dionysias, and the Mosque of Qay Bey.
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