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“Authentic Egypt in a luxurious retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sheherazade
Gezira El Bairat | West Bank, Luxor, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #9 of 57 Hotels in Luxor
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Authentic Egypt in a luxurious retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I have spent 3 weeks in this new West Bank hotel and felt at home and happy there. In summary: 1. Basic,clean and beautiful AC rooms with spacious bath rooms adorned with marble counters and huge mirrors, all twin rooms have high vaulted ceilings! 2. Green grounds with 100-old palm trees, birds and insects singing at evenings. 3. Daily cleaning and sheets changing . 4. Courteous attendance and laid-back atmosphere You can not find in a chain hotel. 5. Strategic location, 5 minutes from the ferry and the road to the Valley of the Kings. Actually it's a luxurious retreat for a group of like-minded travellers, friends, couples and solos. And the magnificent views from the roof! Serene and peaceful...

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Excellent hotel on West side of the Nile, away from the bustle of East Luxor but also convenient for the ferry (1 LE). Really nice, bright, simple rooms with fan, aircon and good bathrooms around a lovely garden. Staff very helpful and courteous. Incredibly good value, absolutely recommended!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

As a solo traveller I am always looking for places that offer basic and affordable yet clean rooms. At Hotel Sheherazade I got all that plus a 'local' experience. If you are looking for a place that's not touristy and puts you in the heart of a local community, definitely stay here on the West bank and out of the hassle and fuss that you get on the East bank whilst still being very close. You are actually very close to all the West bank sites and you can just take the ferry straight across the Nile and you are at Luxor Temple!
Mohammed, Christine, Nubi, Hasan and all the staff went out of their way to make me feel at home and part of the family. They were a great help in dealing with the airline when my luggage didn't turn up and also organized anything and everything that I wanted to do and see.
Everyone is really struggling over here at the moment with a lack of tourists, so if you were ever considering coming to Egypt, now is a great time to do it and you will be incredibly well looked after by all at Hotel Sheherazade.
Next time I'm in Luxor I will be coming back to stay at the Sheherazade and visiting my new found friends!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We can't find words good enough to express how wonderful the experience of staying in this hotel was. It is so warm and welcoming that you feel like at home. The staff was above all friendly and helpful, they treated us like royalty. Rooms are very clean and nice, equipped with AC, fan and fridge. Although we stayed out of season and we were only guests at the time, full service was given to us 24 hours a day. They really care about every guest and give all effort to satisfy you in your every need.
Location is very charming, because this part of Luxor is actually still a village starting to develop only in recent years. This gives you a chance to meet a lot of local people and their everyday life. Everybody on the west bank is really proud and happy to hear that you stay in their village and they all try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It is also more peaceful than the east bank so you can really relax and get a good night sleep. Another pro is that you are near the Valley of the Kings and other sights on the west bank which proves very practical.
When we come back to Luxor, our home will again be hotel Sheherazade! :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The Hotel Sheherazade is easy to find and once there you feel as if you have slipped into a haven of tranquility. It is surrounded by large gardens from which they served me fresh peppermint tea on request. Just one example of how willing they are to accomadate the needs of their guests. The staff are so available and friendly that eventually they came to feel like an extended family. The rooms are immaculately clean, light and airy. Very roomy too and every day I got a new piece of imaginative towel art. That was really a fun thing to see. The food is excellent, both fresh and delicious. Due to the location it is extremely easy to cross over the nile via boat to the east bank and so get to experience that side of things without the constant hassle of staying there. I will defintiely go back again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oshkosh, WI, United States
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We stumbled into good fortune when we discovered the Sheherezade on a March 2012 trip to Luxor. That visit went so happily that we're glad to have come back again with visiting family members just six weeks later.

Mohamed and his staff are so helpful; anything you want is apparently easy for them. We really enjoy the simple breakfast in the garden restaurant, and especially love having a delicious lunch in a Bedouin-styled outdoor dining area after a morning of touring in the hot sun. We live in Egypt, so know what's available for local food -- if you stay at Sheherezade, you'd be a fool to eat elsewhere.

This is not a conventionally fancy hotel; it's just very cool, very Egyptian-styled, very connected to the out of doors. It's very clean and very well-kept. The staff is exceptionally kind and attentive. The cozy neighborhood, with easy view of kids going to school and playing outside together in the evenings, is part of the charm.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We thought we had found a little bit of paradise when we arrived at this hotel for our week's stay, lovely and peaceful, great views, wonderful and attentive staff and genuinely good food. The rooms were large, airy and clean, there was no hassle and staff couldn't have been more willing to help. The location is great, a few minutes' walk to the ferry to get to Luxor temple and the centre of town. Wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gezira El Bairat | West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Luxor
#16 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sheherazade is ideally located far from crowds & noise, an oasis of calm in a green & shady garden. The building, in the style of Hassan Fathy, reflects the designs evoked in The Book of a Thousand and One Nights, Sheherazade being the name of the beautiful storyteller. As well as local tours, the hotel is pleased to offer desert safaris and Nile cruises on its own sailing boat, Sindbad. ... more   less 
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