Mr. Magdi, the owner, has obviously been around. He's very helpful, courteous, but as in most of the other reviews, the almighty $$ rules everything. He offered the price we were looking for, not wanting breakfast, but then tried to up the rate by breakfast suddenly included for only 20LE more. We refused. I found his bicycle rentals, tours, and many things offered overpriced. The rooms however, were great. Clean, comfy beds (we stayed in 315) looked freshly painted and very quiet. NO balcony.. Great hotwater and towels provided. My only complaint on the the room was to add a squeegee to the bathroom, since there was no shower curtain which made the floors very slippery, and a few shelves would have helped alot in the area where shelves were supposed to go.
Bicycle rental was 35 per day where others were 15. His valley of kings etc tour was overpriced by a huge amount, we did it solo by renting a motorcycle (fuel is very very scarce though so have fuel before hand.) He offered to sell us ISIC cards for 155,but others were 110. In other words, if you don't know your prices, he WILL get you and smile while doing it.
One of the best things about the hotel was its location to a major supermarket. Out the door to the right, walk 150 meters, turn right, end of the road, right on Television road ,and 20metes on the right. . Proper prices...Real cheeses, meets, etc. Gave us the chance to use the Fontana kitchen which was great. Internet worked 4 out of 5 days, so pretty good.
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- High standard of service, manager speaks English and French, 25 clean rooms with private bathroom, A/C and hot water 24 hours. Bicycles for rent. Free breakfast and free use of kitchen. Free internet. Shops and grocers close-by. Restaurants close by. Just 10 minutes walk from train station and Luxor Temple. Free pick-up service from train station to hotel. ... more less
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