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“Fantastic place on the West Bank.” 5 of 5 stars
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Nile Valley Hotel Restaurant
Gesirat El Bairat | El Bairat El Gezira, Luxor, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #17 of 56 hotels in Luxor
Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic place on the West Bank.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Having stayed at most hotels on each side of the Nile over a 20 year period, I had always overlooked the Nile Valley Hotel, much to my regret now!
What a fantastic place, very clean, great rooms and a superb rooftop restaurant for breakfast and meals overlooking the Nile.
Has a nice swimming pool area, secluded and great sunbathing area, my only negative would be the very cold water temperature, but nevertheless great for cooling down.
I did try eating at other places but could not find anything better than the rooftop for quality, price and of course the view.
I had a view of the street/ferry and was fantastic for watching normal Egyptian life go by each day, including the odd camels passing each morning.
Other rooms face the pool area and looked very nice and have the sun all day.
Only a minute walk to the local ferry where you can easily cross to the east bank for 10p, another nice way to see Egyptian life and the ferry runs constantly day and night.
One great thing about the hotel is that they have a system of a communal tip at the end of your stay, so no need to tip individual services, just wait until the end of your holiday, makes things easier that way.
I would have no hesitation about staying here again and have already recommended to friends and family.
Should anyone want details of private tours etc, just PM me.
Can't wait to go back.
Thank you Nile Valley.

Room Tip: Street room for viewing everyday life, but don't have sun.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Having stayed there for one month, my husband and myself cannot praise this hotel enough. We were in one of the new rooms in the new block,it was large ,spacious ,very clean, and had the most spectacular view from our balcony.We ate most days on the rooftop restaurant and found the food execelent and good value. If we required anything at all the owner Hamada or his wife Karin was there to help or organise for us. The staff are all helpful and polite.they also have a superb swimming pool Witch is kept spotless. So anyone wanting to stay on the West Bank (where most of the temples etc are) look no further than the Nile Valley hotel, for a perfect holiday.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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 January 23, 2013

The Nile Valley Hotel is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best hotel in Luxor.
I have been travelling twice a year to Luxor now for 8 years. After two years of sight seeing on the West bank and having stayed in the other so called 4* hotels on the tourist east bank side we took the decision to try a hotel on the west side living with the true Egyptions. It is, without doubt, the best decision we made. We have stayed countless times in the Nile Valley Hotel where Hamada and Karen do their upmost to ensure your every need is catered for.
The staff, the food, the rooms the views, the atmosphere and THE PRICE!!! its all excellent. Anyone who finds something to moan about would be being picky in my opinion.
Yes you dont always have a shower mat in your bathroom and you may just have to walk over donkey poop in the streets without a sign to warn you of this but my goodness, this is Egypt at its best, in the best location with the most wonderful people.....not convinced? then go try it and you'll soon be writing a 5* review
Enjoy

Room Tip: If you want to see what goes on during the day or night get a street room. If you want peace and q...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had a great time here. Very good service and information, a clean, confortable room, we had a big room in the new part of the hotel. Great location, very kids friendly. The only minor point was that the pool was unheated, but even then... the fresh dive was great! In addition: the restarant of very good as well. No reason not to go here...

Room Tip: Bigger rooms in the new part. Great to do a cycling trip in the afternoon, even a bike woth kids cha...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed six nights in two rooms. The rooms above the pool are larger and away from the road noise. Even though we stayed in winter time it is a sun trap around the pool so it is possible to swim but the water is cold. The hotel is so close to the river and it is easy to cross over for LE5 for four people. Things to try nearby- hiring a bike and biking down the side roads- LE 50 for four, eating falafels for LE2 each, eating at the African Garden restaurant near the bus station. One of the highlights was coming home to the towel sculptures each day. Friendly helpful staff and the owners are very keen that your stay is a success.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I was very pleased with my choice of Nile Valley Hotel. It's on the quieter West Bank, convenient to Valley of the Kings, Nobles Tombs, etc. and equally convenient to the busier East Bank by a quick and enjoyable ferry ride across the Nile. I stayed 6 nights and very much enjoyed my stay.

The situation was a little sad for the hotel, due to the decline in tourism in Egypt (for no good reason, in my experience here). In spite of only a few rooms being occupied in the hotel, they seemed to go all out with pool maintenance (weather a bit cool for swimming anyway), full menu available at the restaurant, etc. They work very hard for their customers.

There were perhaps a few minor glitches that could bring my rating down to 4 and a half, but considering the price and the quality, I have to give this hotel 5 stars.

Room Tip: Rooftop facing the Nile was very nice.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We didn't stay at the hotel, but asked Hamada, one of the owners, to organise our own trip to the Western Desert. We got a Toyota Land cruiser, 6 cylinder, and a driver called Rageb. We had such a great experience. Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Nile Valley Hotel
Hotel Nile Valley
Address: Gesirat El Bairat | El Bairat El Gezira, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly family hotel centrally located 2 minutes from the local ferry on the west bank,at the street that leads to the attractions such as the colossi of Memnon and the Kings Valley. The hotel has 26 rooms all equipped with bathroom, AC, TV and telephone.Swimming pool with sun beds. Roof terrace restaurant with views of the Nile and Temple serving local and International dishes, beer and wine.Free wifi for hotel guests, pick-up service, travel desk, washing and ironing service, internet cafe, lift, 24 hrs. front desk. ... more   less 
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