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“A Fabulous Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Gezira El Bairat, Luxor, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #12 of 57 Hotels in Luxor
Uki, Australia
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“A Fabulous Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I found this place one of the best to stay in the whole of Egypt. I was warmly welcomed with a refreshing drink and the staff were very friendly and helpful, even going out of their way to take me to a doctor. The food was excellent and was served on their rooftop dining area which had stunning views of Luxor and the Nile. The hotel's location is across the river opposite the Luxor temple and is easy to reach by public ferry (1EGP) and a short walk. I had many a fascinating conversation with Brughid, the Hotel's manager and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The room and bathroom was clean and each day I was presented with a towel design with fresh flowers on my bed which was also very comfortable.The room had a private patio with table and chairs that overlooked the beautiful courtyard garden that was full of trees and birds. So if youre looking for a place thats both relaxing and qualitative then this is definitely the place to stay. Thank you to the fabulous staff at El Nakhil for a wonderful stay!

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  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We loved El Nakhil for its tranquillity, West bank location, spacious room with a balcony overlooking a garden filled with sparrows and doves, and the best shower we had in Egypt. Contending with the mosquitoes was a problem (too bad no mosquito netting), but the hard beds seem to be standard for Egypt. Birgit was so nice, as were all staff even though they weren't always able to answer our questions about local activities and attractions. Still, it was lovely, and we were so happy to come back to it after our Aswan excursion.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

still one of my favourite hotels ever after travelling to several other countries since.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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london
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

we have just spent 5 nights at the el nakhil hotel and were very impressed with the value for money.
the owners and staff were very friendly and efficient and nothing was to much trouble.we split our trip up by going to cairo and they allowed us to leave our luggage with them.
the room and bathroom were clean and comfortable and the food very good.
if you do not need tv and minibar etc this place meets all your needs in luxor,we would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

A haven of tranquillity marred only by the access road (mud track). Lovely rooftop restaurant with stunning views of the Nile and Luxor Temple on the other side. Freshly cooked traditional food, with occasional buffet lunches for passing groups in which we were invited to share (4 courses for LE45 (about a fiver!) Birgit and Salah (the German/Egyptian owners)could not have been more helpful and solicitous and the rest of the staff were the most polite and charming we'd met anywhere. The room was large and very clean with a huge well-appointed bathroom. Clean and comfortable beds with a little sitting area/balcony with comfy cane chairs for each room plus the garden with aromatic plants and sunbeds. 5 mins walk to the Nile.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Camborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We stayed at the El Nakhil as it was recommended to us. Before we arrived I must have sent dozens of emails to Birgit, the owner, asking hundreds of questions but she answered every one of them with the utmost patience! Birgit and her husband Salah run the hotel and between them they can organise anything for you. They organised a very good driver (Mohammed) and minibus to transport 11 of us around the sights. The hotel itself is lovely, we had rooms 16 & 17 which are interconnected and open onto the beautiful gardens. All the staff are very friendly and helpful but I must mention smiley Bill (actually Mohammed Ali (yes!) but renamed by my husband) and George (Youssef) who work in the restaurant, really lovely guys. Anything you want, Salah can arrange for you - we also had a felucca ride - just ask. The rooms are clean and adequately furnished, there is no TV but we didn't miss it as we spent the evenings on the terrace and there was plenty of hot water and good air conditioning. You can see Luxor temple straight across the Nile from the terrace. There was a courtyard where the kids played and no-one minded them running around. It was one of my children's birthdays while we stayed at the El Nakhil and Salah arranged a cake and small gift for him which was a complete surprise and very much appreciated. We would definitely stay again if we were in Luxor.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

was worried about taking my two teenaged daughters to Luxor for a week (my minimum stay in this place). How will they cope with a quiet (so I thought) west bank stay on their first trip to Egypt? Well, we did escape most of the hubbub of this active tourist resort. We even managed to get a few quiet visits on – relatively- unbeaten tracks. But, most of all, returning to the relaxed, friendly and well-maintained Al-Nakheel at the edge of the village was a good treat. Reception, restaurant and management of the hotel have made a good impression on my daughters and they kept very good dear memories of it.

Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about El Nakhil Hotel & Restaurant

Address: Gezira El Bairat, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Luxor
#14 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel & Restaurant at the edge of the village Geziret el Bairat at the west bank of Luxor. 11 comfortable rooms partly with dome, with private bath room, balcony and air condition. German-Egyptian management. The restaurant offers delicious national and international dishes. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are available. From the roof terrace view above the fields around, to the Nile and Luxor Temple. A little botanic garden for relaxing. Accessible to Wheelchairs. ... more   less 
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El Nakhil Luxor
El Nakhil Hotel Luxor

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