We made a last-minute decision to go and see the temples and tombs of Luxor and the West Bank. The Jolie Ville is an excellent centre to stay for peace and quiet and easy access by taxi or shuttle bus to the ferry to the West Bank and to the temples at Luxor and Karnak. It's also good for lazing around the pool and the gardens are lovely.
The staff are amazingly good - helpful and friendly, and even the ice is made from mineral water so no need to worry about 'Pharoh tummy'.
Internet acces is only really good in the reception area of the hotel, which is not too private. Also the internet isn't a secure passworded connection, so no good for accessing bank accounts.
The only other downside was the man with his infernal and very smelly diesel fumigator patrolling the perimeter every evening - the smell was everywhere for a little while, but maybe it keeps the biting insects away, it's hard to tell.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled upon the private "Kings Island" in the Nile that covers 660,000 sqm, the resort truly is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The idyllic, landscaped hotel grounds are expansive and home to the two main buildings, bungalows and three enticing swimming pool areas. The historic sights of Luxor, located only 4 kilometres from the hotel, can be easily reached by complimentary shuttle buses. The island is connected to the mainland only by a bridge and is virtually free of charge. This makes the resort an ideal location for families with children. The resort has been renovated in 2010 and extended by 320 rooms and suites in 10 elegant bungalows, new restaurants, a pool of 2,800 sqm in size and a SPA with fitness centre (from early-sommer 2011). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor Hotel Luxor
- Jolie Ville Luxor
- Movenpick Luxor