The architecture and garden were lovely. There was a terrific orange tree blooming that filled the air with a lovely fragrance. The staff were kind, and we found the food tasty. They do serve alcohol, though it was a bit expensive. The hotel would be very conducive to families with children. The adobe architecture of the rooms were a cool retreat providing a nice refuge from a hot day. Oh, and the showers were nicer than other places we've stayed.
We hired the brother of the owner, "Nubi", as our driver for visiting the many sites on the West Bank. He was very good and easy to get along with. When we visited Luxor, there were some workers strikes, so he made some good suggestions for alternative places to visit. He also arranged for us to check out late the day we left at no additional charge, as our transportation didn't leave until late in the day. So that was really kind.
The only complaints I could have were that when the weather heated up, we had some mosquitoes in our room, so it would have been nice to have had a Raid diffuser in the room. Also, there is a small farm right next door with a number of small animals, which seemed to spawn some flies when it got hot out. I think that when it was cooler, this would have not been a problem. We didn't find it bothersome in our rooms, but when we ate breakfast one morning they really were a nuisance. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sheherazade Hotel Luxor