This hotel was amazing and I enjoyed every seond I stayed at Nefertiti Hotel Luxor. The staff at Nefertiti is genuine, professional and have a great sense of humour. They treated us like Nefertitis when we were there. They picked us up at the airport in the morning and then we met Mohammed at the desk. What a friendly smile!
We went up to the roof top to eat breakfast, which was fantastic. The view was breathtaking: you could see Luxor temple 30 m from the hotel and the lime stone mountains with all the famous tombs (eg Valley of the Kings) if you just lifted your eyes above the Nile over to the west bank. The breakfast buffe was great and I must say it was better then the breakfast at Hiltons in Cairo. A big plus was thet the chef served delicious healthy omelettes.
Mohammed and his crew served us with a smorgosbord of different activities. We went for a felucca cruise on the Nile the first day. Second day: historical highlights on the west bank and quality shopping at a papyrus and alabaster shop. Third day more historial highlights with our passionate, pedagogical and patient guide Amr who knew everything about Egyptian history. In the evening we went to buy perfume and then we went camel riding for 2 hours in the winding streets of beautiful west bank Luxor followed by an unforgetable night cruise on the Nile. Fourth day hot air ballon trip over the Luxor, which words can not deliver the true beauty of and then Luxor and Karnak temple.
I felt that the staff at Nefertiti had service 24/7. They taught us how to haggle, speak Arabic (eg La a Shakran - no thank you), they helped me cut up my suitcase lock when loosing the key, wiped off bird poop of my friends jacket, made towel animals, packed breakfast for early excursions, took us out for adventures and gave us insights to the political and cultural life of Egypt etc etc. Thanks Deyaa for helping us not miss the Karnak temple!
The food was great. We just ate at the hotel the whole time since we didn't see any reason to go elsewhere. Great lemon and strawberry juice, hommus, tahini dip, frappuchini, mosaqa, chicken wings, sea food platter etcetera etc.
Mohammed also planned the trip for us in Cairo which was great. Our guide Neama Ahmed was a fantastic woman and we went to the Egyptian museum, religious centres, Giza pyramides etc with her.
Thanks for making this trip an unforgettable experience! Will never forget the kindness and hospitality!
Best regards Desirée Karlsson
- Also Known As:
- Nefertiti Hotel Luxor
- 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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