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Luxor is a medium-sized city located in central Egypt on the Nile River. Luxor is, of course, famous all over the world for the vast amount of ancient Egyptian temples, tombs, artifacts, and museums. Temples include Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Kabu, Abydos, and Karnak. All the sites are easily reached by car or by inexpensive tours that leave daily. The Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum are located in the city centre and are easily reached by foot, taxi, or horse-drawn carriage. All archaeology and museum sites are half price for students with a valid ID card. Other tours, such as hot air balloon ride or jeep tours, are available. Remember to haggle and shop around, as Luxor has a reputation of trying to get the most out of tourists.
Luxor is easily reached by train, bus, minibus, private car, a Nile cruise, or by a felucca (sailing boat) from nearby ports such as Edfu, Om Kombo, or Aswan. Luxor is also a city with a population of half a million, and amenities such as groceries, markets, banks, currency exchange, laundry, and pharmacy are easily found.
The hostels in Luxor are mostly in the downtown core and easily accessible by foot, taxi, or horse-drawn carriage. Make sure you know the address of your Luxor hostel, as the town is very busy and the streets can be confusing at first arrival. Luxor is a must-do for any traveler wishing to experience the most from the ancient past of Egypt, but since the recent revolution, Luxor's tourist economy has dropped substantially. Due to this, Luxor has experienced an increase in muggings and other crimes, so always exercise caution when in Luxor.
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"… from outside the hotel.Motorbike or bicycle hire can be arranged for the more adventurous, just ask at reception. Pick up from airport can also be arranged. There is a tour operator based at the hotel who can help arrange trips in and around Luxor with multilingual guides available. Trips and tours can also be arranged to Cairo, Aswan, Hurghada , Western desert and Sharam El Sheik for groups of all sizes.We come highly recommended...
Nubian Oasis Hostel
Al - Mansheyah
"Nice roof terrace but tiring harassment - Nubian Oasis is probably ok for groups as the place with its roof terrace, Stella beer, Egyptian music canals is actually quite nice. Single travelers, especially if they are female, might find it more than ennervating though, as Mansour's friendliness quickly turns into abuse -- if a single female guest rejects his advances, he tries to get her paying his marijuana instead or whatever amount of...
"The New Everest hotel is easily one of the best hotels I have stayed in within Egypt. The rooms are very clean, very spacious and comfortable, and the hotel is ideally located within walking distance of the renowned. The hotel provides a good breakfast to begin your day with and there is relaxing outdoor lounge area, within the hotel, where you can mingle with other travelers, or just simply chill out in at night when the outdoor campfire is...
Bob Marley House Hostel
"Could have rated higher, but i'm fussy.and it wasn't home was it. - well it's been a year and i am still impressed with the courteous friends i and my daughter had made with Amr and staff. the laid back atmosphere is awesome. thanks guys. i still want to come back with my wife one day." … "Great Atmosphere. Terrible Security - I stayed at the Bob Marley House hostel just this last week, for four days. The rooftop was fantastic, and Amr...
"Superb in all respects - Staff, that's the key to success here, and it is excellent. Facilities? Not a fancy 4-star hotel but it's a clean, orderly, quiet, secure, everything works kind of place. They can set up hot air ballooning, tours that are responsibly vetted. No slackers, no BS. There is very low, if any, markup on prices for activities booked through the hotel, nor for the cold beer. You'll not do better for the price anywhere. If I...
Teacher Hotel & Club
"… out. West bank tours with air-conditioned minibuses and English-speaking guide -Bicycle and motorbike hire -Arrange for you to join a cruise on the Nile to Aswan -Traditional felucca sailing on the Nile -Hot-air balloon flight, an unforgettable view of the Nile valley and local archaeological sites. -We can help you to get a Student Card Please note: Check in . 7.00am Check out 11.30am Breakfast included only cash as...
Bob Marley Peace hotel
"Bob Marley Peace hotel is one of the best hostels in which we have ever stayed. The owner, Mia, is a fantastic woman who goes above and beyond to make sure her guests have a wonderful time and a great experience in Luxor, Egpyt. Whether it's giving tourist advice, booking tours for you at cheaper-than-agency prices, suggesting a restaurant, or simply serving up cold beers, Mia's heart and character shines through and make you feel at home....
Venus Backpakers Hostel
"… every little thing is going to be alright,' - peace, relaxation, quietness. Our service-minded staff gives you all the necessary information and overall support. We have a free breakfast as we have a 24-hour reception. Free Wi-Fi, Air-conditioned rooms, rooms with fan, rooms with shared bathrooms, rooms with private bathrooms. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show,...
Gaddis Hotel, Suites & Apartments
"… Egyptian, English and International Cuisine, suited to the most discerning of palates. Open10am-after mid night. Gaddis Coffee Shop Bar: Enjoy an excellent variety of snacks, meals, tea/coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in a comfortable informal setting. Gaddis Bamboo Bar: Breakfast is self-service offering a wide choice of hot or cold meals including...
Cleopatra Hotel Luxor
"… a table and chairs and satellite TV. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire property and in our spacious lounge area. Our restaurant is located on the roof and has a unique design with beautiful colorfully decorated domes in the Islamic style. There you can enjoy traditional Egyptian dining and a great panoramic view of Thebes Mountain, Valley of the Kings and Queens and Hatshepsut Temple. Cleopatra Hotel is a family owned place,...
Home Sweet Home Egypt
"… the well-equipped apartments have a L shaped living-room with satellite TV, a dvd player and internet access, 2 bedrooms; 1 large with a double bed and 1 with two single beds, a bathroom with bath and shower, a kitchen with utensils, fridge, cooker, blender, air conditioning and a surrounding balcony. FACILITIES There is a spacious partly covered roof terrace. Here u can sit and relax. It has a barbecue, a fire place, a...
"… village of El Gazeera, where you will find shops, bakeries, Internet cafes, pharmacies etc. as well as the ferry or motorboats to cross the Nile. The one-bedroom apartment on the first floor opens up onto the backyard with the swimming pool, whereas the two-bedroom apartment on the second floor overlooks the countryside on the East and West. Both apartments have spacious living-dining areas, a kitchen, bedrooms with en-suite...
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Al Salam Camp
"… in the shade, play board-games, read, listen to music, or just chat - First Hour of internet free then just 5LE per hour Be it land, sea or air, we can arrange almost any kind of transport or ride: Camels, horses, donkeys, bike and motorbike hire, hot-air balloon at sunrise or faluka at sunset. Just ask and we will make your dream a reality. From time to time we arrange special activities at Al Salam, such as having musicians...
Isis Club House
"We tailor make your trip to suit your individual needs, you can travel in a group or individually, you choose the package that suits you, the sites you want to visit and the activities you are interested in. Even on a day to day basis: Our goal is to help you partake in the culture and everyday life in complete freedom so that u can immerse yourself in Ancient and Modern Egypt with all its charm and magic. In a newly built traditional...
El Luxor Hotel
"… can vary, for example, This property they will charge you for the following: Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EGP 450 Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: EGP 250 (from 5 to 12 years old) New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EGP 650 New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EGP 400 (from 5 to 11 years old) Self parking fee: EGP 217 per night Fee for wireless Internet in all...
Villa al Diwan
"… Luxor. Villa Al Diwan has a direct view of the Nile river, from the terrace of the villa one has a beautiful views over the Nile valley, the Theban mountains, the green fields, and the natural life around the villa. Our geographic position is absolutely exceptional, we are close to the Theban Necropolis, the world-wide renowned cultural center, just the Nile river separate us from bustling town of Luxor, which makes it so easy to...
Little Garden Hotel
"This hotel is clean and comfortable, with fantastic service and a good menu. I would definitely stay here again." … "This was a nice hotel, with a nice staff, and a nice price. It was very good." … "I have stayed at this hostel on a regular basis during the past 1 1/2 years. The service is excellent, the people are really helpful and honest and it is run to the highest standards. Really excellent value for money." …...
"… tours anywhere you likeThe views from the West Bank Terrace are spectacular, the best of any hotel in Luxor. Here you have a panoramic view of Luxor, the West Bank and the magical river Nile. In addition to this, the warm décor and the hospitality of the staff will ensure your stay will be one to rememberLuxor has often been called the world’s greatest open air museum, as indeed it is and much more. The number and preservation of...
New Mustafa Hotel
"… large or small.Other Facilities include: - Roof garden- Free use of hotel washing machines 4.00p.m. to 5.30p.m. - En-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, - Hotel safe. As always your comfort and enjoyment is our first priority.We hope you enjoy your vacation to the fullest Located in the center, five minutes walk from down town and station .10 K.M from airport. The hotel boasts 40 rooms with private bathroom, satellite T.V, Air...
St. Joseph Luxor Hotel
"A really nice hotel, very friendly, good food, excellent value. I would recommend this hotel to anyone." … "… the Nile. All rooms consist of a double bed, air-conditioning, telephone, cable TV, direct phone, music channel, minibar, work desk, safe deposit box, smoke alarms and sprinklers. Private shower or bathtub and WC. In the hotel you can find following facilities: Nice restaurant where you can enjoy your breakfast and...
Oasis Hotel Luxor
"Good hostel -- friendly staff - We stayed at the Oasis hostel for 3 nights. We didn't book in advance but that was not a problem. The hostel is located near the train station and near Luxortemple. Good location! We were welcomed very friendly with Egyptian hospitality. The staff is very friendly. There's a great rooftop with a view where breakfast and dinner is served. You can also get beer. Prices are good. The rooms are big. The bed was a...
"… telephone service, Express Check-In, Express Check-Out, Front Desk-24 Hours, Guest Laundromat, Luggage Storage, Wake up serviceRoom Facilities: AC, Cable TV, Direct Phone, Channel Music, Attached BathRoom, Shower, Bath Tub, Shower/ Bath Tub, Mini Bar, Work Desk, Safe Deposit Box, Smoke Alarms, Sprinklers, Double Bed, King BedAs well, custom made tours can be arranged through Emilio to:East&West bank of luxor, Aswan,Cairo,...
Golden Palace Hotel
"Good deal for 60 LE. Don't go for the tours offered here, the guides have terrible English - more later. Breakfast can be skipped (jam and dry bread, coffee/tea), the pool was in definite need of a cleaning (I wouldn't swim in it). For internet go to the shop across the street, it's 3LE an hour or so. The A/C works, but the plumbing in our room (304) didn't work faucet just spins...The best thing about the hotel is the rooftop bar. For...
"… to provide you with complimentary daily housekeeping service. Roof Terrace The Nefertiti Hotel roof terrace has the best view and ambience in town. Our guests can lounge in Bedouin style, enjoying authentic Egyptian food , smoke shisha ( water pipe ) and watching the sun set over the Luxor Temple. Free services To help our guests get the most from their stay, we are happy to offer these free services: -Breakfast -WiFi...
Queens Valley Hotel Luxor
"OPENED:20/12/2005 58 Double Rooms all with full bathroom/showe facilities.(Single & Triple rooms available). Each room equipped with: Central Air-Conditioning, refrigerator, Satellite T.V, Central Music System, table and chairs, built-in closets, storage for luggage, extra linens for beds. Queens Valley Hotel Luxor has its Main Restaurant with 150 covers, full Ala Carte Menu, (children's Menu available). Hotel Coffe Shop/Bar that has a...
Royal House Hotel
"My girlfriend and I have just stayed at the Royal House in Luxor and it was fantastic. I actually cant believe how nice a hotel can be in this price range. Much better than the others we have used in Egypt. Friendly, helpful staff." … "… areas, business center. Royal House Hotel is home to 30 bedrooms, all tastefully furnished to provide comforts such as separate shower and tub, Internet access – LAN (charges apply), non...
"Princess Hotel is a simple hotel, clean and cheap, ideal for the backpackers. The french manager and the friendly staff will offer you all you need. A tourist information desk can answer all the question you have. You need to rent a bike? we have. You need to find a guide to visit the pharao's temples or tombs? we find for you. After a long day, you can go on the roof coffee shop to drink a fresh juice or a beer and smoke a water pipe...
"… include Asian, European, and Middle Eastern Dinner Buffets. The French Restaurant: An elegant a la Carte restaurant, with a 2 week rotating 4 and 5 course menu. The Italian Restaurant: An a la Carte restaurant that reflects the culinary diversity of Italy, by serving a variety of Italian food , including Pasta, Pizzas and large selection of Italian wines and coffee . Ali Baba's Coffee Shop: A 24 hour Coffee Shop serving breakfast, a...
Sun Set Hotel
"A warm welcome awaits you. We have 64 rooms on 4 floors each with a private bathroom, air conditioning, balcony, TV and fridge. Lift access to all floors, including to our roof terrace where you can sit and relax with a drink or sunbathe. 24 hours reception and room service. Security on the door. Restaurant and coffee shop on site. Breakfast included. Free WIFI. Tours and transport can be arranged." … "…...
New Radwan Hotel
"… is 3 star hotel but livel look like 5 star hotel We have a large swimming pool as well as a Restaurant & Bar & Lift / Elevator There are 30 rooms in total and every room has private bath room & mini bar & hot and cold water & TV & Telephone & central Air condition & balconies. We offer you free Pick up from Luxor Airport to our Hotel and free pick up from Train Station or Bus Station to our...
Nile Valley Hotel & Restaurant
"Clean family hotel with swimmingpool,rooftop restaurant with splendid view on the Nile and Luxor temple. Swimmingpool in the garden behind the hotel All rooms have a bathroom (budget rooms outside the room) airconditioning,TV (sat.channels) and fridge(budget rooms on request). Restaurant open untill 23:30 pm serves Egyptian and International dishes. Check in time 12:00am check-out time 11:00am Washing and ironing service,information about...
"Very Good budget choice in Luxor - Had a very nice stay in this cozy hotel down a quiet back street in Luxor centre. Quite a few cheaper hotels had closed because of the lack of tourists since the revolution, so I was happy to find this at the first attempt, despite numerous touts trying to get me to stay elsewhere as I walked through the streets! The hotel is very clean and well looked after and the owner very attentive and full of useful...
"… panoramic views. Relax and gaze at the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and the Theban Necropolis where the Tombs of the Pharaohs are situated as you enjoy lunch or a quiet drink. See daily life pass by as you look at the Cruise boats coming and going on the majestic River Nile and watch the sunset over the sand dunes from your peaceful vantage point. Our clean and comfortable rooms come with a few options to chose from....... Single,...
"… the river to the Temple, the beautiful agricultural scenery and across to the Theban Mountains. The 28 rooms offer a variety of double bed, twin or triple beds, or Family Rooms, all ensuite. The property provides free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. Tours can be arranged to Luxor and Karnak Temples, and to the attractions of the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings. The hotel specialises is Desert Trips to the oases of Egypt...
Marsam Shiek Ali Hotel
"… ancient sites of the West Bank, making it the perfect little oasis after a long day exploring tombs and temples. We can arrange hot air balloon flights, bicycle hire, horse/camel riding, tour guides, feluka (sail boat) trips and transport to Kings Valley. We can also arrange trips to the Red Sea, Oasis, Abydos and Dendra and Aswan. We have 36 rooms - so we are a small hotel, which allows us to focus on our guests and their needs....
New Grand Hotel
"… Free Tea ** Free map with information about Luxor. ** Free internet access ** Breakfast available: Fresh bread, omelet, jam, butter, tea or coffee and milk. ** Use the kitchen: Super-market, vegetables, bakery and other type of shops are around our area. ** Washing machine and iron for guest use. ** Free luggage storage ** Roof terrace ** Free shower and use of hotel facilities after check-out We are...
"… taxi & car hire, money exchange, medical service, local information and all sort of questions. We provide tours daily. We are only a 3 minute walk away from Luxor Temple, Train Station and the Bazaars and only 5 minute walk to the beautiful Nile. if you book with us you get free pick up just call us Please note: Only cash payment on arrival possible Check In Time:07:00 Check Out Time:12:00 FREE Linens &...
El Mesala Hotel
"… safari, to the Pyramids, and everything in between! Spend your days visiting the infamous sites of Egypt and evenings relaxing on our roof terrace overlooking the Nile and Luxor Temple. El Mesala is also home to a range of exciting events. Ask reception what's in store this week! We are proud to offer our guests: free welcome drink, free wifi, free breakfast, bar and restaurant, and a range of other services. All rooms...
"In front of the hotel you can wander around in the International Garden. Our hotel is a peaceful heaven, well located to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt. The hotel has well equipped rooms, 2restaurants, swimming pool. Soon more facilities will be add to upgrade to a 4 star hotel. The convenient location of Karnak Hotel Luxor gives travelers easy access to all notable attractions of the city. Whether it’s shopping or sightseeing. Luxor,...
Pyramids Luxor Hotel
"… one hour camel ride 10 usd, and much more Sights: Karnak and Luxor Temple, Mummification andLuxor Museum, Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Haspetsut Temple, Hot Air ballon, Falluca, Nile cruisse 2 or 3 nights, Aswan, Dendera and Abidos, Hurghada Red Sea And much more We are an Original blend of Colombian home with the magic of ancient Egyptian, that make us different from any one else. Please note: Cancellation policy:...
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Luxor Travel Tips & Suggestions
Luxor is filthy. Get in and out. The people hassle you nonstop. The sound and light show at the Karnak temple is a waste. Go see the sights on your own in the daytime. Also, you don't need guides for the valley of the kings. Cabbies will try to get you to pay 100 LE to take you around the sights -- you can get it for a lot less if you just get cabs as you need them. Hotel packages are therefore a ripoff as they usually charge at least 80 to 90 LE per person. Don't let anyone lead you to the currency exchange -- they'll come in and get a commission off you at your expense in the form of a greatly reduced rate and the same goes for hotels. Overall it's a super cheap city.
I've recently returned from a tour of Egypt. I'm an Ancient Egypt-lover and for some time i was looking for a tourist company that can help me with the specific tour and a program made for me. I phoned to many companies but they usually said it was difficult for them to arrange these things as I was going to change the hotels and places often. After this I decided to find a local agency in Egypt to help me, but it was not easy as it may seem. I sent many mails, but most of them offered me their standard programs and didn't want to have such "a problem" tourist. At last I was in despair and decided to book everything by myself or to come to Egypt and try to find everything there. And I started to browse the forums, asking what is better to do, what hotel to book and how. I had a reply from Maghrapy from Elsheriftours, who said that he could help me with the itinerary. I gave it a try -- and at last found what I was looking for so long! At last we confirmed the program and were ready to go! It was not my first trip to Egypt, and not second or third -- but it was the best! Everything was arranged by Elsheriftours with high professionalism, the service was always very good and friendly and -- what is most important for me -- always on time! I was worried about this -- you know, "Egyptian time." We visited all places we wanted, and Maghrapy also presented us with the free trip to Esna -- we were very pleasantly surprised.
For the best pizza place, go to Quick Pizza on the Television Street -- they have what you like.
For the best pizza in Luxor, head to Quick Pizza. All pizzas are freshly baked in front of you and so are wonderfully fresh. For dessert, leave room for fateer -- Egyptian pancake which you can have with fruit, mixed nuts or -- delicious -- honey and cream.
I have been to Luxor. I had the best pizza in all my life in Quick Pizza in TV Street. I want everyone to go there -- they have a good pizza. They have home delivery as well -- very fast to the hotels.
There are lots of touts offering tours. Don't go for them because you will be rushed and you will get tour guides who don't speak English. El Sherif Tours seems ok, but Jolley tours (on Corniche) seem the best. I booked my balloon trip through them and while in their office I met some people who just stopped in to say how pleased they were with all the tours. If you have time you can negotiate a bit on price (if you're not in a group or subject to someone's commission, you'll be more successful). If you want a Felucca ride on the Nile to Banana Island, go to the waterfront and ask for Haggag owner of the boat Tom and Jerry. Haggag charged us a reasonable 50LE for a two hour sunset trip for two people and plied us with some mean Kerkade (hibiscus tea). His comment book is filled with people who've done his friends' camel tour and West Bank tour and have left good reviews. I don't recommend Kababgy restaurant on the waterfront, but The Bistro (corner of TV street) was very good, and mighty cheap. Pizza Quick on Television Street has a good pizza.
— Conrad Matt
Luxor is like so totally awesome! #1 tourist destination.
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