Hotel El Mesala is located on the West Bank and only a short walk to ferry which crosses the Nile to the East bank. The hotel is perfectly situated and of you can get a front Nile view room then you have a prime location. We spent 6 nights there and found the pool to be welcome relief to the heat of the day especially after cycling out o the Valley of the Kings, Queens, Tombs of the Nobles and the myriad of other attractions on teh West Bank. The owner is a colourful character and is currently adding rooms to his property - so there was a bit of work being done to the relatively new hotel. The rooms are clean, but like many other places the furniture doesnt quite fit the rooms and the sheets dont fit the bed. We did have a TV and fridge (for our cold beer and water) in the room and the rate is very reasonable. It is nice and quiet on the west bank and we were blessed with a terrific view looking back over the Luxor Temple all lit up in the evening. Breakfast is the same every morning, without variation so maybe something for them to consider changing slightly especially if you are there for several days. We only had a snack in the restaurant the 1st night but this was fairly average so we ate elsewhere on the other nights. There are several great little restaurants/cafes right on the banks of the Nile directly outside the hotel to your right along the water front. Nile View Restaurant was great as were the others.
I would maybe like to see the hotel staff ( and friends) not occupying the reception area all day (and night) smoking, watching TV and using the internet. Maybe they should have an area and computer for the staff and manager to use.
A great little place and it will only get better as they progress and also good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lovely Luxor hotel and restaurant on the West Bank, with fabulous views overlooking the River Nile. The perfect base for exploring all what Luxor has to offer. Our guests enjoy the peacefulness of the West Bank with easy access to the East bank. El Mesala Hotel is only few minutes away from the ferry and 1 min to motorboats to the city center, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple. Close to the fascinating historic sites such as Valley of the Kings, Rameseum, Medinet Habu and others. Most rooms overlooking the Nile, some facing the Theban Hills. Spacious rooms, restaurant, swimming pool. ... more less
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