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Domina Emilio Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Youssef Hassan Street, Luxor, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #38 of 57 hotels in Luxor
Brackley, United Kingdom
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“Not a bad place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stopped over last year

Staff friendly and food not too bad it could have been a lot worse.
The club sandwiches where very good.

The views from the top of the hotel fantastic. Beautiful views of Luxor Temples.
It was very sad to see so few tourists there at the he times of our visit. Luxor Temple
was empty.

A good hotel to stay if you are traveling through Egypt.

So close to all amenities.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

First I have to say I'm very surprised at some of the negative reviews on here, they certainly don't reflect what I saw or experienced on our visit in October 2012.

We found the Emilio to be very friendly, the rooms were perhaps a little spartan, but still had a fridge, TV and air conditioning all of which functioned well and provided a superb view of the Luxor temple and avenue of the Sphinxes and a great location for walking round the city, especially the nearby souk, but also for access to the temple and river and is only a short taxi / horse ride to Karnak - great stuff and huge fun especially if you or your daughter want to pretend to be Cinderella!

There's a decent breakfast, lunch and evening meal facility on the roof and the added joy of seeing Swallows swoop down for a quick drink out of the pool, which is good for a quick refreshing dip, though a little cold. Sunset time on the roof is definitely worth doing for fantastic views and unless you're expecting the Park Lane Hotel then you won't be disappointed

Room Tip: Try getting a room high up in the corner looking out toward the Nile and avenue of the sphinxes
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I thought that the Emilio was a bit over priced but wanted to try it anyway. The rooms were good except for one big problem, my balcony door did not lock and a person could very easily access one balcony from all of the others as they are connecting. The safe box didn't work and the shower was in need of water repair. I changed rooms only to find the same problems in the second room but as it was 12:30 am I was too tired to move a third time. In the morning, when I booked out, I asked for a price reduction and all they gave me was a $3 reduction. So the rooms are clean but there are problems, and not just in one room. There are many other places to stay in Luxor; I would suggest you keep searching.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This hotel is right in the cenre of Luxor , minutes from the Corniche , the excellent Luxor Museum, nice restuarants & an ATM nearby . The room I had was clean , plenty of hot water. The food was basic but good , swimming pool great for a splash after sight seeing , superb views of the valley Of The Kings. Free WIFI. There are some great hotels in Luxor , pop into the Winter Palace for a drink but if you want somewhere decent to stay then consider the Emilio, yes it can get noisy outside but hey this is Egypt. If you want to experience the magic & mystery of Ancient Egypt visit the Luxor Temple at sundown , it truly is magical.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Neath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This hotel is in a great location for the attractions in Luxor. The main problem is that it is urgent need of refurbishment. Judging by the decor it was last decoreated about 20 years ago and is just very grubby. The staff were very helpful and the roof terrace and swimming pool has great views over the Luxor Temple. This hotel is a compromise great location but lots of external noise and dirty. The views out the rooms was non existant.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 6 nights in 2010 and enjoyed the experience enough that when i went back to Luxor in April 2012 i stayed there again (4 nights this time).

The hotel is right on the busiest corner in town. Traffic is noise in Egypt so if you have a road side room then you will hear the cars and their horns. The noise is pretty constant from around 6:40 (after evening prayers) until around 11-midnight. Aften then it quietens down a fair bit although not to nil.

The aircon units are Carrier 'Heavy Duty' which means they blast out polar air. So if you are in the bed next to the unit then yes it is freezing. There is however a thermostat on the aircon si simply but turning it down from the 7 staff set it to you can get a decent night sleep. Its not that hard to manage.

The in room safe is a joke. It is not secured to anything so you could pick it up and walk off. There is a hotel deposit box which is more secure at reception. I suggest using that.

The location is this hotels secret though. It is within spitting distance of Luxor temple. About 1/3 of the rooms have a direct line of sight view of the temple (and it really is no more than 100 yards away). The souq is about 50yds away for evening entertainment and the Nile is about a 4 minute walk.

The hotel has a rooftop pool with a bar (22 Egyptian pounds a 500ml beer, reasonable price). Of course the rooftop has views of Luxor temple the Nile and the West Bank.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

the staff do not help you they need a lesson in how to speak to the visitors . the rooms are small .the doors dont lock the safe you can carry away with you. no hot water. as for the food i will leave this one out .. as others may have said dont use the rat pit please use other hotels in luxor .which are cheaper and staff will help you to enjoy your stay please be warned dontstay at the emilio you have been warned .

Room Tip: not at this hotel beter one along luxor
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Domina Emilio Hotel

Address: Youssef Hassan Street, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 57 hotels in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Domina Emilio Hotel 3*
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Emilio Hotel Luxor
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