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El Gezira Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Geziret-El-Beirat, Luxor, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #17 of 57 Hotels in Luxor
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great pool!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The hotel has an amazing restaurant and a great pool. I would definitely stay again at this hotel but i should point out that one night they had a belly dance Party in the roof terrace and the noise kept us awake until they finished at 12. That is REALLY LATE in Egypt, considering that you have to wake up at about 6am to avoid the heat and the crowds of tourists at the sites. Our room was really nice and it had a great balcony overlooking the pool area- i think it was the 224. If you are a light sleeper, you should call the hotel in advance after you've made your reservation and mention " their occasional" party- im sure they would put you in a room away from the noise. They were super nice and helpful. The pool is definitely great, the breakfast was the best we had in Egypt, the location is very good- you can walk to the ferry to cross to the east bank. I do recommend staying at the west bank which is a lot more relaxed and gives you a real feel of the tranquil traditional Luxor life. Its also closer to most of the places you would want to visit. Only Luxor temple and Karnak temple are on the east side and you can walk to Luxor's and take a taxi for like 10 egyptian pounds to Karnak's once you are on the other side. For the rest of the sites you would need a taxi for the morning- or the whole day, depending on how many you can do in one lot- or book excursions. If its not very hot, you could cycle to a few places but we went there in May and the heat after 10 am kills you.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Never stayed at this hotel but I have eaten at the restaurant just across the way (also called el gezeira but not garden) but have been to the Christmas Eve party at the el gezeira gardens. The food is excellent and really reasonably priced. It's authentic and tasty and always served with a smile, I really can recommend this place and always come back to it when I am in Luxor.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed in El Gezira Gardens hotel (so not El Gezira, but they are close to each other on the Westbank) for only one night. The room was lovely, with some nice oriental touches *lamps, window screens). The layout of the hotel is beautiful and in the morning you hear lots and lots of birds. The restaurant was excellent, the people that work here very nice.
In short, we had a great stay and will stay there again next time we visit Luxor!

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Chadderton, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Used this hotel when I stayed at a local flat daily. I paid 15le for the day and trust me this is the best pool on the west bank !!!

Great pool, great cheap food, nice staff especially Saied and Ali.

Always had a smile on their faces and sold ice cold beers for only 10le.

Got talking to a couple of Brits that moved out there and they use the pool daily.

Try it !!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunshine Coast Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

My wife & I spent a few days at El Gezira Hotel. The family room was spacious, clean & very comfortable. We loved the location 1 minutes walk to the river. The rooftop restaurant had superb food, we really enjoyed our breakfasts also. This Hotel gave us a feeling of being close to the traditional Egytpian people & culture. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Marmoud organised tours & sunrise hot air ballooning with precision. We enjoyed the swimming pool, the free internet and the obvious care our hotel staff showed us & we would love to return to stay there again

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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178 reviews 178 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

There are only eleven rooms in this homely hotel, all pristine and with private bathroom. The place has an old fashioned feel, a kind of quaintness, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The roof terrace with a view of the Nile is lovely and a basic breakfast - included in the room price - is served here. In the evenings, the terrace is a simple restaurant serving typical Egyptian food in a variety of set menus. (approx. EGP 40). Portions are large. Rooms are cleaned and fresh towels provided every morning. The hotel can also arrange bicycle hire, (although there are two or three shops on the main street of the village which also provide this service), laundry (EGP 5 per item), taxis, and arrange airport pick-ups and drop offs.
It's quiet (the whole of the west bank is quiet, but there are plenty of restaurants etc.) and just a short walk from the local ferry to the east bank (EGP 1 p.p. - an excellent place to get small change if you're running out). Double room with bathroom EGP 150.
Al Gezira's sister hotel - Gezira Gardens - organises 'Egyptian Nights'. A buffet style meal, live music, dervish dance and belly dance for EGP 150 p.p. The food and music are very good. The dancing is OK if you don't expect anything truely authentic - tourists are encouraged to get up and have a go, and this can last an age. At 22.30 there was no sign of the belly dancer so we left without seeing her.

Room Tip: Rooms vary in size. Room 205 at the end of the first floor had a small sitting area and seemed large...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

this hotel is very good value for money. strategically located near the port just walking distance so you can cross from east bank to west bank anytime of the day. The staff are friendly and will help you the best way they can. Would love to stay here again in my next trip to Luxor.
downside=mosquitoes in the room.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Geziret-El-Beirat, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
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Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Luxor
#16 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Gezira Hotel 3.5*
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