I stayed in Luxor east last time four years ago. How glad I am to choose Gezira to stay this time, especially, Amon Hotel being the jewel of jewels. Everyday we returned from the hot, noisy, hassling outside to this delightful sanctuary which does have a beautiful garden with exotic trees and birds. The room is spacious, clean and has a private balcony to overlook the garden. We enjoyed the hotel so much that we had dinner almost everyday during our five-day stay here. The tagen (either okra or molokhia) was very tasty, ice cold beer was welcoming at reasonable price. Breakfast was fulfilling too: I often had to request to be given one egg instead of two!:) Hotel can aldo do laudry, and is easily accesible to west bank ferry as well as bicycle rentals. There is a camel/horse stable right in the next alley.
The owner, Mr. Ahmed Soliman was a gracious, respectable old gentleman who speaks very good English. He invited us to see his house nearby to get a feel of Egyptian life. The other night he drove us in his car to the Gurna village and pointed us some interesting sights not otherwise known to casual tourists. The staffs were all courteous and kind to us during our stay. We were very reluctant to leave Luxor at last but do wish to stay there again if we revisit in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel with the informal atmosphere, where international guests will feel comfortable for weeks! The hotel is on the West Bank of Luxor, overlooking the mountains of the desert to one side and the East Bank of the Nile on the other. It is a five minute walk to the ferry and the smaller taxi boats for a five minute crossing of the Nile River. The hotel sits quietly in the middle of the village of Al Bairat with its small shops, stables, rural village life and nearby fields; near the tombs and the temples of the West Bank. Almost all of the 17 rooms are equipped with bathroom, shower and air-conditioning and have large balconies with furniture that are ideal for a relaxing time overlooking the garden or street. On the roof terraces you can enjoy the sunset and sunrise, relax or sunbathe on the deck chairs. The beautiful garden of wonder. The marvelous lotus pond, the twin fountains and rich variety of tropical plants are an invitation for enjoying breakfast or to relax after a day of sightseeing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luxor Amon Hotel