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“Back again and it got even better !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Lostris Holiday Apartments
Eastmar Road | Alawamia, Luxor, Egypt   |  
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2 reviews
“Back again and it got even better !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Wonderful.....

We keep returning with friends
and it keeps getting better. The welcome and hospitality extended by Linda and Eid makes the the whole Luxor experience one never to be forgotten. The villa is like a home from home and the guidance and input from Linda and Eid as to what to do , where to go, and how best to do it is invaluable. Great to take new friends and relatives and let them experience the 'true' Egypt.

No doubt we'll be back soon. Many thanks to all who made the visit so memorable again.

Andy & Pat

  • Stayed April 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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LOSTRISLuxor, Owner at Villa Lostris Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
What a wonderful week we all had together, your group, our Australian guests, our regular artist guest and husband and friends staying in their apartment for Easter.
It was a pleasure meeting your sister and her husband this time.
So much to remember--- tagine round the pool, Snobs ' Fit for a King platter, BBQ on friends roof terrace, Egyptian breakfast as well as excellent company and spectacular felucca sail. Looking forward to next time. Love Linda and Eid.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I stayed with two friends in two of Linda's three apartments that make up Villa Lostris. She and her husband and friends were always very welcoming and charming. It felt like a luxory hotel, with only a few rooms.


We stayed for one night in the 2nd floor apartment, which has 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 1 big living room with a bed. Then we moved downstairs to the 1st floor, due to other guests arriving. It was basically the same but with 2 bathrooms (we thought it was better, in case any of us got food poisoning, but luckily that didnt happen!)

The house was great, a fantastic value for money , near town in a fun area with local people and stores. A great fruit shop only a few minutes walk away, and a back entrance to the sheraton behind the house so that you could walk into Luxor centre along the Nile.

We spent our time in town, at temples, on the always sunny roof terrace, and in the cool apartment.

A great trip!

Ps. About getting around town:
A neighbour, Said, had a taxi company which was helpful for getting around, at a fixed price without lots of hassling. We felt they also drove more safely than many other cars on the roads. Unfortunately even these drivers were sometimes unpleasant for three unaccompanied women, asking to marry us and to get kisses, and driving under influence of a range of compounds (alcohol, hash, opium from what he said). Also, beware of any shops any car or carriage drivers or guides take you to, they ask for 50% commission from store owners so you will probably pay at least double the price you should. We got tricked at a spice store we were taken to by a carriage driver, buying hibiscus tea for about 60 egyptian when it should have been 7, and at an alabaster factory after the Valley of the Kings (with Said and a friend guide of his) were we payed 3x-10x the price for scarab beetles and alabaster things. Oh well, we all survived and it was good supporting a country in the arab spring.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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LOSTRISLuxor, Owner at Villa Lostris Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, January 20, 2012
Thankyou for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. It was a real pleasure meeting you and your friends and Eid and I are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. You certainly kept busy during your week and experienced a lot, including quad biking in the desert. Life is hard here for the locals following the revolution so some will always try to make that extra pound but I hope it did not spoil your holiday. Best wishes, Linda and Eid.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Dear Linda and Eid,
With many thanks once again for a most enjoyable stay. Just what was needed! Lovely to slow down the pace of life and watch the world go by from the rooftop, and a great place to be as the sun goes down and the call to prayer begins...perfect.

Your hospitality was outstanding once again, the apartment was perfect and looking forward to seeing you again very soon x

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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LOSTRISLuxor, Owner at Villa Lostris Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, December 31, 2011
Once again it was a pleasure having you and mam and dad to stay. We look forward to you returning March 2012. Glad you like the revamped apartment. Linda and Eid.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Not long back from a brilliant stay at Villa Lostris in Luxor. We rented two Villas, on the first and third floors, both were very spacious, comfortable, cleaned thoroughly throughout our stay, equipped with everything you could possibly need, just like home from home.

The views from the various balconies and roof terrace were brilliant, whether it was taking in the sights of the Valley of the Kings in the distance or local farm life in the village below.

Said, neighbour and local taxi driver, ensured our stay and getting out and around all the sights we wanted to see was hassle free, he even kindly acquired a roof rack and drove us through to Hurghada for the second part of our holiday, which we gratefully appreciated.

We would highly recommend a trip down the Nile in Eid’s Felucca, one of the most memorable trips of our holiday, we wish we had done it much sooner so we could have gone out and enjoyed it again.

We would recommend staying at Villa Lostris over any of the hotels, it’s an opportunity to experience a real taste of living in Egypt, whilst being within walking distance of the Corniche and town centre.

We trusted the reviews on Tripadvisor which is why we booked here, please trust our review and do the same.

Linda and Eid made us feel very welcome, always there to help, but never intrusive.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Alan, Julie, Isobel & Jim

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LOSTRISLuxor, Owner at Villa Lostris Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, June 14, 2011
Thankyou so much for taking the time to write about your holiday with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated all that Luxor and our apartments and our neighbour Sayed, had to offer. It was a pleasure meeting you all and inshallah we may meet up in Edinburgh or Aberdeen! Linda and Eid.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

Simply a perfect holiday…. This was or first time to Luxor but having visited Cairo a few years ago we couldn’t wait to see the treasures, temples and tombs of this intoxicating land. Easter was the perfect time, pleasantly warm and getting hotter as the week progressed. Our accommodation, Villa Lostis, could not have been better. Situated just outside of the town centre but within easy walking distance. The owners Linda and Eid were brilliant, making our stay even better. Linda had stocked-up the fridge with essentials (including local beer). Our apartment was spacious, clean, well equipped with en-suite and a very comfortable bed. We were sharing with my sister and husband; they had their own bathroom too, which gave us all the necessary privacy… fully equipped kitchen, a home from home. Balconies providing views and a wonderful roof terrace, perfect for watching the sunset and absorbing the truly biblical scene. Try a takeaway from ‘Snobs’ eaten on the roof terrace; embrace the local food and ambiance of the real Luxor. A swimming pool provided an early morning dip and a relaxing afternoon swim.
Getting around, either to the west bank or being collected from town was easy… Said the taxi driver was invaluable, give him a ring and he would be there within minuets, nothing was too much trouble, (he also collected us from and to the airport). Long will we remember the felucca sail down the Nile the sightings of wild birds… of local fishermen…. The sounds of the call to prayer and the sights, the sights… temples and tombs everywhere. A truly memorable experience.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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LOSTRISLuxor, Owner at Villa Lostris Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, June 10, 2011
Eid and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us in April and that you embraced all that Luxor has to offer to holiday makers--- the many wonderful sites, people, food, as well as the facilities of the villa .It was a pleasure seeing the pool and roof terrace certainly well used by you all. Inshallah you will come back again to visit. Linda, Eid and family.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

Linda knows everything there is to know about Luxor. She knows where to shop (Habiva) and where to get gold. She knows where to eat and how to best get around. She makes sure you are comfortable and if you can't find out where it is or how to get it done, she does. Everything from cell phone to personal contacts (Said) is first rate. Eid is her secret weapon. He knows everyone in Luxor I think. he even knows how to get a reservation at the Winter Palace Dining Room. Ride on his felucca, ask their advise and have a great time .We thought Luxor was a once in a lifetime experience. We were wrong. We will be back, a week just isn't enough time.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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LOSTRISLuxor, Owner at Villa Lostris Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 11, 2011
You were wonderful guests to have stay with us enjoying all the sites and experiences Luxor has to offer . We appreciate the kind words you have written about the v illa and us. Eid and I will never forget the lovely chats on the roof and in our home about books,kindles, Ipads, teaching and life in general. Glad you enjoyed our English Christmas cake! Inshallah we will see you in Luxor again. Love Linda and Eid.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

Thanks so much Linda & Eid for your hospitality. It has been another wonderful visit to your apartment and Luxor and very much looking forward to our next visit.

thanks for everything, take care
Adele & Michael

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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LOSTRISLuxor, Owner at Villa Lostris Holiday Apartments, responded to this review, May 11, 2011
Thankyou for taking time out of your busy life to write your review. It is always a pleasure having you stay with us either alone, with spouse or your parents. We look forward to your visits. Good luck with the publication of your book. Inshallah we will see you in October. Love Linda and Eid
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Address: Eastmar Road | Alawamia, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 32 Specialty lodging in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If peace and tranquility in a local setting as well as history and culture are what you desire from a holiday then Villa Lostris Apartments are for you. We have 3 luxury 2 bedroom apartments fitted and furnished to the highest of standards. To the rear is a secluded heated swimming pool and panoramic views from our roof terrace with feature shower, sunbeds and dining area. ... more   less 

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