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Al Moudira Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West Bank | Hager Al Dabbeya, Luxor 23502, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Luxor
London, United Kingdom
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“Exceptional hotel and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Hidden away in it's own quiet oasis on the west bank of the river Nile opposite Luxor, this hotel was a perfect retreat to escape the hustle and hassle of people in general.

The staff were all locals except the GM, who was a German lady. All were very friendly and helpful and we could not really fault the service. We were even offered a free evening meal on our last day as a thank you for staying at the hotel during the unrest Egypt was experiencing around this time.

Going the extra mile: my wife particularly enjoyed the fig jam over breakfast, and when they ran out, they went down to the local shops to source some more. Each morning was a brand new unopened jar of fig jam. How's that for service.

The room and grounds were a delight. Food was good and local wine very palatable. We could not find much to fault and would recommend to anyone.

The acid test, would we go back to this hotel: yes, certainly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Real escape from the crows of tourists, and hussles of locals. Once-in-a-lifetime-experience that you should allow yourself.

Next to the great silence of the desert, this unique hotel offers experience like living in the old tale "thousand and one night".

Each room is unique and has own private open air terrace, in which you can enjoy night stars more brighter than ever before.

Book a private hamam just to you and your company. After that enjoy lemon juice by the sun pool, or have a massage.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We have just come back from a wonderful stay at the Al Moudira Hotel in Luxor. Whilst we enjoyed the bustle of Luxor, it was also a joy to return to this oasis of tranquility. The hotel is exquisitely designed in traditional style with beautiful shady courtyards, charming vistas and great attention to detail. The rooms are spacious and elegant. Our 'Footprint' guide book states that the Al Moudira is "probably the loveliest hotel in all Egypt" and I wouldn't be surprised if that is the case. The hotel was also large enough to to maintain its calm elegance in the face of our young children who were pampered and looked after at all times and who had a super time, particularly enjoying the large pool (as we all did!). I understand Luxor is not famed for its food but we ate well at the hotel and also very much enjoyed Sofra, a charming roof top restaurant serving traditional fare in Luxor itself. Tourist numbers are down in Egypt since the Revolution but we were well looked after throughout and felt completely safe at all times. It is a great shame for the Egyptians but it does mean that it is an excellent time to visit without the crowds. We would thoroughly recommend a trip!

Room Tip: Every room we saw was lovely.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I and an Egyptian friend spent the day here in October. Enjoyed a lazy day by the pool and a lovely lunch. The service was excellent as was the food. My thanks to all concerned for a wonderful day. I will certainly visit again on my next visit to Luxor.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A beautiful and peaceful place. Although we did not stay (my friends and I are local) we know the hotel well and have seen the rooms many times. We went this week for a special birthday lunch and were not disappointed. Eating by the pool was delightful and, as usual, the food was 5* as was the service. A wander around the gardens is always a joy, peeping into the little courtyards surrounding the accommodation. The colours of the plants was striking. This hotel has been so well thought out, the decor is stunning arabesque-style and the whole ambience is charming.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We moved from our boat on the Nile to have two nights at the Al Moudira. We arrived to a welcome hibiscus drink and were shown to our junior Suite which was huge ! We appeared to be the only guests at the hotel and enjoyed the swimming pool and the sunshine. The only slight downside being the temperature of the pool and the flies though the handy fly swats made of palm leaves were helpful. We enjoyed dinner in the courtyard with drinks in the quirky bar before hand including a mojito which my husband said was excellent. Dinner was fish with brown rice which was very filling. We had very helpful staff during our stay and only wished that we could have stayed longer. The masseur gave a very fullsome massage to my husband and he made use of the Hammam during our stay.

Room Tip: We had a junior suite no 45 which was on a corner. Some of the rooms were smaller and lacked outside...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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moudira, Manager at Al Moudira Hotel, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We regret very much, that we were unable to heat the pool during your stay, due to a fuel shortage in Luxor. Unfortunately, the current situation is sometimes making life difficult for us and we hope for your understanding.
With our very best regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Why would you want to stay anywhere else in Luxor? This beautiful, stylish and unique hotel is a collection of spacious, traditional domed roofed suites set among colourful and lushly planted courtyards and terraces with tinkling fountains and linked by a quirky 'crazy paving' path of multi coloured ceramic tiles. The careful attention to detail is extraordinarily stylish, from the 'egyptian art nouveau' style period metal dish for nuts to accompany a pre - dinner drink to the lovingly restored period architectural features such as the delicate fretwork of a wooden 'mashrabiyya' screen that provides an impressive focal point in the exquisite open air dining courtyard. With the practicalities at reception dealt with quiet and charming efficiency, I was escorted to my accommodation, and what accommodation....! A very spacious dome roofed suite consisted of a delightful combination of bedroom with a king size canopied bed and comfortable sitting area large enough for several people to relax in ( and watch TV if desired). A further dressing room with a large beautifully decorated period wardrobe led to a very spacious dome roofed bathroom, fully and exquisitely tiled with tiny coloured glass roof - lights set into the dome and placed strategically above the semi - sunken bath. Fresh egyptian cotton bedlinen, soft fluffy towels and dressing gowns, fresh flowers, fragrant toiletries all combined to create a relaxing and luxurious experience. A complimentary drink beside the charming pool at sunset preceeded a delightful dinner enjoyed in a cosy intimate dining room just off the main open air dining courtyard ( it was a cool January evening) with friendly and attentive staff. After a very peaceful and refreshing night's sleep, breakfast of fresh fruit and juices, croissants, pastries, yoghurt and omelette was offered in another intimate open air courtyard filled with fragrant shrubs and birdsong and so I reluctantly left the tranquil atmosphere of this very special oasis - a little bit of paradise on earth - to continue my travels. There is no doubt I will return again and again in the future and for longer spells because I have found without doubt the most amazing and unique hotel that creates a perfect setting for relaxation and tranquility that I have ever come across. All this for 160 euros per night (Jan 2013) although I am sure it is a variable rate, and dinner, wine and drinks for 2 was about 180 euros. Excellent value and perfect for a honeymoon couple or a special anniversary celebration as well as those who prefer privacy and tranquility.

Room Tip: Suites on the right side of the hotel are nearest to the pool
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: West Bank | Hager Al Dabbeya, Luxor 23502, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Luxor
#10 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
#13 Family Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Al Moudira Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al Moudira Hotel is a very unique, privately owned boutique hotel in Luxor, resembling an oriental palace with its courtyards, fountains, archways, domed ceilings, and lush gardens.Al Moudira Hotel Luxor is located between the desert and farm fields on the West Bank; close to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and is roughly 25 minutes from Luxor International Airport and ca. 15 minutes from the Nile.All of the guest bedrooms at Al Moudira Hotel are individually decorated and furnished. The spacious rooms with sitting area and hand painted murals are equipped with climate control, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, room safe, hair dryer and full-sized bathroom with tub / shower. ... more   less 
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