There probably is not another hotel outside Khartoum in the whole of Sudan that matches the Nubian Rest House for quality, and this half way up the Nubian Nile.
The Rest House is better described as a boutique hotel, small and beautifully finished in the Nubian style. It is Italian- owned with very pleasant Nubian staff who are not too reluctant to join in with the traditional dancers.
This is where to get your washing immaculately done after a few days of camping.
If you wanted to you could walk to Jebel Barkal, its pyramids and the Temple of Amun.