We stayed at the Venus hotel in Luxor in October 2012. We had a triple air-conditioned room with private bathroom, including breakfast, for 80EP (for the two of us, not each.) The hotel is situated in the centre of Luxor, in the next street to the local main souk.
The hotel was being transferred to new ownership while we were there and they have bought new sheets, blankets and towels for every room and are in the process of upgrading the breakfast menu.
Yes, it's noisy outside, but to be quite honest, we just shuttered the wooden window blinds on the outside of the glass windows and we then heard nothing except the quiet-ish air-conditioning in our room.
The staff at the Venus hotel are very friendly and they were always ready and willing to take the extra time to make sure our stay there was enjoyable. We have stayed in two hotels in Luxor in past times but have found the Venus to be the most to our liking.
The Venus also offers day trips to the Valley of the Kings and other sites and they have a taxi driver on-hand to help visitors to plan their itinerary, which we found very helpful when we planned our day-trip visit to the temples of Abydos and Dendara by air-conditioned taxi.
I recommend the Venus hotel to all individual travellers. Their rooms and good and their prices are inexpensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Venus Hotel is very well located near to the bus or train stations and the pharaohs temples. We have singles, doubles, triples rooms with private bathrooms and hot water, balcony, AC and fan, free room service 24 hours. Also the breakfast is included in the price of the room - you can take it in the restaurant or in the roof top garden, you can use the laundry machine for free or pay a little for the service, we have in the reception the information desk where you can get in all the languages maps, cards and the guide of all the trips and tours in Egypt. You can enjoy in the fun corner the books, magazines, the games, learn Arabic, listen to music or smoke shisha. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Venus Hotel Luxor