After a 3 days cruise from Aswan to Luxor, also on the Sonesta Goddess of the Nile Cruise boat - also a wonderful relaxing experience, we stayed at this beautiful Hotel/resort on the Banks of the Nile. We were privileged to stay in Nile front rooms with a view of the West bank. We had a view of the temples and the mountains that contain the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens etc. We also had a great view of the hot air balloons rising in the early morning. The two drawbacks were the price of food - though it was very very good - at the Italian Restaurant and the cafe both and the fact that it took a degree in mechanical engineering or computer science or both to operate the toilet and the sophisticated jacuzzi shower. Probably the nicest hotel of our entire 3 1/2 week trip. We sat poolside with a couple from England who comes every year to that resort and had in fact been twice already to Luxor that year. (There is a direct flight from the UK to Luxor.) Luxor was very relaxing, sunny and overall a very positive experience.