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Nefertiti Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   El Sahabi Street | Via Luxor Temple St, Luxor 85951, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #4 of 57 Hotels in Luxor
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“Best decision we made all trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed at the Nefertiti for the Luxor leg of our honeymoon in November and we absolutely LOVED it! After hours and hours of searching through all hotel options for Luxor we chose the Nefertiti due to its location, the great reviews it had, and the fact they would organise our daytrips for us as we are pretty lazy but at the same time want a good deal! It turned out to be by far our favourite hotel we stayed at, and we stayed at a variety of places from budget to 5 star in Egypt. The Nefertiti are very accommodating..we changed some travel plans and informed them the day before that we would be arriving one day early, no problem, then our train was about 4 hours late into Luxor... our guy was still waiting for us. We were welcomed into the hotel like old friends, they have such an easy manner here and just want all their guests to feel totally at home and enjoy themselves. We were really impressed with this and the fact that at the same time the hotel is very professionally run, very clean (in fact it was like the stairs were always being cleaned) and everyone seems to take pride in their work there. The management are definitely doing something right, I hope they don't change anything. As others have said here, the roof terrace and views are to die for...so good that we ate most of our meals there. The location can't be beaten. Our room was a good size, the bed was excellent, the bathroom ensuite and did the job. The tv worked..everything was good. There is a phone in the room and they do wake up calls, inc our 4am wake up for the balloon trip over the west bank, highly recommended. They organised a private guide for our west bank tours, we couldn't fault our guide who was so knowledgeable we felt we got a great deal.
It would be wrong to single out 1 member of staff as being excellent at this hotel, as they all were from the reception desk to the roof terrace, absolutely brilliant, thank you all for making us feel special on our honeymoon!! It was very hard to leave and we will definitely return.

  • Stayed November 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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ALADINEFERTITI, Owner at Nefertiti Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your stay at Nefertiti Hotel. We’re very happy you enjoyed your honeymoon sin Nefertiti hotel, Our guests like you are what really make Nefertiti a special place, .

Thank you so much that you took time to write a review about us , We are always pleased to hear our guests’ positive experiences and receiving comments and feedback in order to continually improve on our service .

looking forward to welcoming you back to the Nefertiti Hotel one day soon.

Best Regards,
Aladin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I had time for a flash visit (only) to Luxor, so it was only two days.
stayed at Nefertiti hotel, close to the Luxor Temple. Decent hotel, good food too :)
I have been on two great tours (2 days in the West Bank), organised from the hotel.
very professional arrangement (Mohamed) and guide (Hassan), tours "a la carte".
definitely to be recommended, especially for "alternative" travellers.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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ALADINEFERTITI, Owner at Nefertiti Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for your kind review of your stay at the Nefertiti Hotel. We sincerely appreciate receiving comments and feedback in order to continually improve on our service.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Nefertiti Hotel one day soon.


Best wishes
Aladin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

A friend and I have just returned from a 9 week tour of some of The Middle East and were fortunate to spend about a week at this charming hotel that has a wonderful caring staff, great food and fabulously colorful ceiling and wall artwork in the rooms and common areas. The location could not be better. Last trip, we stayed on the west bank and this year decided to do the city atmosphere and be closer to some of the sites. You cannot get any closer to Luxor Temple and the view at sunset from the Nefertiti Hotel roof deck is superb. You will see The Temple in a whole new light, literally, as floodlights make the whole complex glow in the evening (sunset to 9:00PM. Tours to any of the area sights can be made right from the hotel. Mohammed is charming and most capable and can help you plan any activities you'd like. He was so helpful to us in making a flight schedule change. We will be back to the Nefertiti Hotel for sure.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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ALADINEFERTITI, Owner at Nefertiti Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for your kind review of your stay at the Nefertiti Hotel. We sincerely appreciate receiving comments and feedback in order to continually improve on our service.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and very much look forward to welcoming you and you Family again to the Nefertiti Hotel one day soon.


Best wishes
Aladin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Nefertiti was a queen above other queens and the Nefertiti Hotel is a hotel above other hotels. Do not miss it!
It is a perfect place to stay in Luxor. We stayed there a week in January, 2013. It will be our hotel of choice in Luxor on any future trips. We travel not so much for places as for the people we meet in those places. The Nefertiti Hotel scores on both counts. This is a great place with great people in a great location is the world’s greatest outdoor museum.
The entire hotel is lovely. The beautiful painted ceiling decorations in the public spaces are worth a photo essay on their own. The rooms and facilities are spotless, truly. Many have small balconies. Room 308 (and maybe the others on that side of the building) may be a bit noisy at times since they overlook a popular night spot. I’m an early sleeper so we asked to be moved. That happened with smiles and graciousness. (Ahmed or Muhammed at the desk can make recommendations about the rooms if you tell them your needs.) Rooms 401 and 402 are on the other side and quieter. 401 has two single beds and a small balcony; 402 has a double, but no balcony. They are also on the same floor as the roof deck. We liked that!
The food is scrumptious. We ate several meals there. You can eat on the roof deck or on tables in the lovely arcade that leads from the street past the hotel entrance to the souk. We liked sitting downstairs and watching the world go by for lunch. Breakfast and evening meals we liked on the roof deck to see the rising sun light up the west bank and then the sunset color the desert. As the sunset fades, Luxor Temple is illuminated and glows against the Nile and the desert. It is a stunning experience…and free from the roof of the Nefertiti!
Ahmed and Muhammed and the rest of the staff in the hotel and the restaurant are welcoming, helpful, friendly and totally charming. They have time for your questions and just to chat about Luxor, events in Egypt and life in general. They can arrange tours for you and will help in any way they can to make your stay perfect. Muhammed helped us re-do our flights from Cairo onward, something that could have been a real time-consuming hassle had we done it on our own.
The location is perfect: a 10-15 minute walk to the train station or Luxor Museum, right next to the Luxor Temple (see my review of that due by March 2013), adjacent to the souk, 10 minutes from the ferry across to the west bank. The included breakfasts are delicious, with omelets to order. The attached restaurant has wonderful food and you can order it up to the roof deck. And that roof deck! It has a perfect view of Luxor Temple and at night when the temple is floodlit (one of the few to be lit at night) the view is stunning. Beyond the temple is the Nile and across the Nile you can see Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple in the distance.
In 2011 we stayed on the west bank near a village to have ‘the village experience’. It was perfect. (See my review of Beit Sabee from 2011) This time we wanted to experience the city of Luxor. Nefertiti Hotel gave us that and much more…fine memories of truly friendly people in a perfect setting with perfect facilities. Give yourself a treat and stay with Ahmed and Mohammed…and do not miss that roof deck at sunset.
If you’re looking for other great places to stay elsewhere in Egypt , see my 2013 reviews of Beit el-Kerem Hotel (Aswan west bank, and already posted for 2013) and Dina’s Hostel (Cairo) my 2011 and 2013 reviews of the villa provided by ‘SomewhereDifferent’ in Siwa and my 2011 review of Beit Sabee (Luxor west bank). All the 2013 reviews should be in Trip Advisor by March 2013.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Room Tip: Room 308 (and maybe the others on that side of the building) may be a bit noisy at times since they...
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  • Stayed January 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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ALADINEFERTITI, Owner at Nefertiti Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for your so much for your time that you spent to write your feedback about your recent holiday at Nefertiti hotel. We’re very happy you enjoyed your stay with us .

We are always pleased to hear our guests’ positive experiences and receiving comments and feedback in order to continually improve on our service .

looking forward to welcoming you back to the Nefertiti Hotel one day soon.

Best Regards,
Aladin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This hotel is in a very good location and has knowledgable Eqyptologists who explain away the meanings of each tomb we visited. In two days we were able to see the main sites. 8 AM tours daily which ended around 2 PM.

We visited (Day 1)
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Hapshetsut
Habu Temple
Collosi of memnon

Day 2:
Valley of the Queens
Valley of the Nobles
Valley of the Workmen
Ramesseum Temple
Karnac Temple

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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ALADINEFERTITI, Owner at Nefertiti Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your stay at Nefertiti Hotel. We’re very happy you enjoyed your stay with us .

We are always pleased to hear our guests’ positive experiences and receiving comments and feedback in order to continually improve on our service .

looking forward to welcoming you back to the Nefertiti Hotel one day soon.

Best Regards,
Aladin
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

My daughter and I recently stayed at the Nefertiti for a couple of nights while visiting Luxor. The owner of the hotel, Ahmed, was unstintingly professional and helpful. He arranged for cars, drivers and guides for day trips to the Valley of the Kings and a fabulous felucca boat ride with Muhammed that took us to an island where we walked around a banana farm, tasted fresh cut sugar cane and looked at Nubian homes.

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. The rooms were clean and pleasant, the hotel's restuaurant -- seating outside in a vine-covered patio or upstairs on a rooftop with a breath taking view -- was excellent.

I would gladly go back to this hotel anytime!
Elizabeth

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  • Stayed January 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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ALADINEFERTITI, Owner at Nefertiti Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you very much for precious time that you spent to write your feedback about your recent holiday at Nefertiti hotel.

Looking forward to serving you once again in the near future.

Aladin
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The hotel was exactly what me and my friend were looking for. Its clean, very close to all the monuments, it had a beautyful view over the nile to the kings valley, the staff was friendly, the food was good and it was cheap! Next time i will go there again

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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ALADINEFERTITI, Owner at Nefertiti Hotel, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you very much for precious time that you spent to write your feedback about your recent holiday at Nefertiti hotel.

Looking forward to serving you once again in the near future.

Aladin
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Address: El Sahabi Street | Via Luxor Temple St, Luxor 85951, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Luxor
#8 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nefertiti Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Nefertiti Hotel - your home away from home in Luxor! One of the first family owned, small hotels located in the historical city of Luxor, the Nefertiti Hotel is well known for its superior customer service, cleanliness and value for money. The hotel was fully refurbished in 2010 and all rooms are equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone and mini fridge. Daily housekeeping services are provided as well as a complimentary buffet breakfast. Meet people from around the world while lazying on our roof terrace with spectacular views of the River Nile, Luxor Temple, the Avenue of Sphinx and the West Bank. It's a great place to watch the setting sun while enjoying a cup of Bedouin tea and a shisha (hookah pipe). Try our traditional Egyptian cuisine, as well as delicacies such as camel meat, in our restaurant or on the roof terrace. At the Nefertiti Hotel you will experience true Egyptian hospitality in authentic surroundings. To meet the needs of our guests we also provide tours and trips to all the ancient and historical sites in Luxor and throughout Egypt through Aladin Tours, another extension of our family business.Take a look at Lonely Planet and see why the Nefertiti Hotel is their top pick for 2011/2012! We look forward to welcoming you to the Nefertiti Hotel as you discover the beauty of Egypt. ... more   less 
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