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Desert Paradise Lodge

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Qabawi Qurna, Luxor Egypt
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#5 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Luxor
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Desert Paradise Lodge is the ideal starting point to explore and experience Egypt on your own, away from the crowds and the noise of Luxor. In the immediate vicinity you will find unspoiled countryside, and experience the local culture.
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Free parking
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24-hour front desk
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VincentPinner wrote a review Dec 2019
Suffolk, United Kingdom41 contributions32 helpful votes
Great hotel close to The Valley of The Kings,Temple of Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu, Deir el Medina and a host of other west bank sights Clean, large air conditioned en suite rooms. Super friendly manager who cooked amazing local food [vegi for my wife} and catered for all our needs, even walked around to the bus stop with us as it was the easiest way to show us where it was. Tea and cold drinks just seem to appear when we needed them especially after a hard day at the sights. Great breakfast. Hotel owner organised a day tour with a private driver prior to our visit, suggesting an order to visit the sights to avoid the crowds and greeting us back on our arrival. Comfortable outside seating area. Good priced accommodation. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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sheila503913 wrote a review Dec 2018
New Ash Green, United Kingdom52 contributions19 helpful votes
Our group stayed here for a week, I chose to spend 2 days on my own resting at this hotel. It was truly a paradise. Most delightful gardens & when I took my short afternoon rest by the garden, sparrows & other birds chirped merrily away - a true delight to the ears. The staff could not do enough for us. Food was excellent. I cant wait to return here. It was lovely staying on the West Bank side of the Nile - away from the hurly burly of the main part of Luxor. So much to see & do in Luxor itself though. And may I recommend the LUXOR Stables, well run, horses well looked after (Brooke Hospital visit the horses @ Monday to check them all out & all horses regularly wormed @ 4 months. I was very impressed.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Peggy M wrote a review Dec 2018
Black Mountain, North Carolina13 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful place away from the city of Luxor in a local village. Incredible views from the roof top. Lush garden area, pool. Ashraf and his staff are friendly, helpful, welcoming. Safe area to walk in the village. Our group stayed there 6 nights and I would have been happy to be there longer. I want to go back to this place.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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zsy wrote a review Jan 2018
Budapest351 contributions126 helpful votes
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After 2011 and 2012 and 2013 and 2014 we were in Desert Paradise Lodge again! After 2 years break – unfortunately because of health reasons (knee operations!), it was simply great and fantastic to be back! Ashraf, Mansour, Raghab, Khodary – simply jumping in our neck; very very warm welcome! Our aim was still the same: not to be at home in the holiday season, but wanted to go somewhere there is warmer and more sunny than in Hungary, and we did not want any Christmas gala dinner and/or New Year’s eve party and so. In DPL no supplement to pay for Christmas and/or New Year days. This time we spent more than 2 weeks, 17 nights there and also a friend of mine came with us. If you have read my comments from 2011 and 2012 and 2013 and 2014, you know a lot! Please, scroll down, look back, it would be stupid to repeat myself. I must add, the plants they have started to plant in the garden, a lot of green is now growing really huge in the garden, trees are quite big now and beautiful flowers blooming this year too! If one goes there in winter, take in consideration, we are in the desert, so temperature difference can be big between day and night! This year we had warm December – on 23rd Dec 2017, 30 degrees in shadow!, no wind at all, only light breeze some days. By the end of the year 2017 „cold” wind came, “only” 23-25 degrees; perfect for visiting the touristic sites. End December/early January we had some chilly nights, but no problem; we got an electric heater, so no freezing nights for us. Being a “returning guest” is a very nice, comfortable and a very privileged situation: we were more friends than customers and we felt like returning home! We got our “usual” room 9 with view to Theban mountain. Tourism slowly increasing, even though overnighting tourists are still very few, though we met a couple from Singapore and a family from Belgium. The food was STILL great, we did no go to eat anywhere else, the room was cleaned every day, and the view to the Theba mountain is still fantastic! I promised and promise here, again-and-again, at this place too, that I will and do recommend this place to all, who wish to have individual ‘treatment’, wish to stay in a cozy atmosphere and want to avoid mass-tourism! New archeological sites are opening to the public, despite all difficulties. Now about 25 noble tombs are to visit and also new tombs opened up in Deir el Medina. NEW Now photo tickets are available in the tombs as well, not only the museum(s). King’s Valley, Queen’s Valley, Noble Tombs, Deir el Medina photo tickets are 300 LE, museum is 50 LE. Also video ticket is available for the museums, also 300 LE. Nefertari tomb and Seti I. tomb is open, expensive, 1000 LE for entrance ticket (each), but a MUST, these tombs are worth every price. We hope to be back every Christmas in the future! Insallah…
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Eng_JK wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions28 helpful votes
It's the second and last night of our stay here at Ashraf's gem of a property. It may be 17 years old but it hardly looks its age- he has done an amazing job of keeping the rooms and the public areas pristine. My wife and I were very pleasantly surprised by the air of calm and serenity that envelopes this guesthouse once we entered. It feels like Shangri-La where one comes to, to recuperate and recharge from a hectic week of activities. We were weary from a long day of visiting ancient tombs and temples and jostling with large groups of visitors at the various locations so coming to a place like this was instantaneously refreshing. Ashraf welcomed us warmly and made sure to let us know that he was there to help if we ever needed anything. He took us to the ATM and saw to it that we always got whatever we needed to make our stay comfortable. Ashraf is the consummate host who sat and chatted with us every day because he wanted us to be comfortable as his guests and as he puts it, he is happy when guests are happy and smiling. We met some return guests who have been coming back to the comfort of a home away from home and another who has been here for a month- testimony of Ashraf's commitment to service excellence. His staff, Ayab is very attentive and makes the most delicious meals and always served them on time. When we needed to leave really early this morning for our tour , he had breakfast ready for us and it was such a great start to the day. We're really happy to have found this treasure in the desert. Staying here was a far superior experience than the three-night stay on a 5 star cruise ship on the Nile we had been on, prior to our stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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desert paradise hotel luxor
LOCATION
EgyptNile River ValleyLuxor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Paradise Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Paradise Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Temple of Karnak (2.5 miles), Tomb of Queen Nefertari (3.0 miles), and ACE - Animal Care in Egypt (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Paradise Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Paradise Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Paradise Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Paradise Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Al-Sahaby Lane Restaurant, Aisha Restaurant, and The Lantern Room Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desert Paradise Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Desert Paradise Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Desert Paradise Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Desert Paradise Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desert Paradise Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Desert Paradise Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple of Karnak (2.5 miles), Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) (2.6 miles), and Howard Carter House (2.2 miles).