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“This was a long time coming but worth waiting for”
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El Fayrouz
Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“This was a long time coming but worth waiting for”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

Sadly I had to wait a long time to return to this hotel, last visited February 2011 - yes in the middle of the revolution (see my previous epistle). We had the same room, the yellow domed one on the top floor, I'm sure all those stairs did me good in the long run....

I don't think I want to stay anywhere else in Luxor but a good friend is doing his utmost to tempt me. Watch this space.

The restaurant is simply fab. and the cheapest I found and the breakfast really sets you up for the day. I loved the rice pudding served with breakfast and also recommend the garlic steak. I think the main part of the bill was for fresh lemon at LE4.50.and beer is also available at LE11 (I think) but I don't drink so that's not an issue for me, but I guess it could be for some.

One of the real treats for me was the presence of several kittens who will no doubt grow up too soon but were being well looked after by mum who often arrived with goodies for them to eat (a gecko amongst other things), I just hope they get used to people and manage to socialise ok.

I used to love taking the local ferry to the East Bank but it was always a real treat to return to El Fayrouz for a peaceful night's sleep. Mind you the frogs were about the loudest thing and they were not evident last year.

Room Tip: They are all good if you're reasonably mobile and not expecting a lift.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Off the main street to the ferry down a dirt track road and there it stands it was my 2nd visit so I knew what to expect and I wasnt disappointed. Greeted with a smile a cool drink and as if we were family returning home not just guests.
The garden restaurant is beautiful the birds sing, plenty of greenery and loads of shade and with the cheapest menu we found in luxour the food very good and plenty of choice.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2012

A wonderful place to go when the hassle of Luxor becomes too much to deal with. We only ate at the garden restaurant, I cannot say anything about El Fayrouz, the hotel. The restaurant is lovely, the garden tranquil, filled with greenery and birdsong and lots of shade. The most extensive and cheapest menu we found anywhere in Luxor. The food is fine, average, tasty, simple stuff. Soups, salads (the seasonal salad with dressing was delicious) and typical Egyptian dishes like kebab and kofta are good. Western style dishes - lasagne, moussaka etc. are 'versions of' - tasty, but not the same as at home. The meat dishes, steak, turkey etc. were a little tough. Wine (EGP 15 a glass) and beer (EGP 11) available. A very popular place, always full in the evenings.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2012

You'll find the El Fayrouz Hotel down a little dirt track 5 mins walk from the ferry, on the West Bank. First impressions were great: they let us check in way earlier that would be normal.
There's a wonderful garden out back were food, drinks (beer too) and sheshas are available at very reasonable prices. The team there are friendly and professional, doing everything they can to accommodate. There is also a lovely, large roof terrace, with views across Luxor in all directions. Up there is the perfect place for a beer whilst marvelling at the sunset over the Theban Hills. They can organise tours, bike rental, etc. but at no point did any of the team try and sell us any of those tours. If you want those services though, they're available. Thanks to the whole team for making us so welcome! Chris and Sandy

Room Tip: Go for one of the rooms up on the roof if you can - sunbathing, sundowners and star watching will al...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2012

Wonderful little place. The style of the building is quaintly Arabesque with a great roof to relax on and get some sun. Rooms basic, but clean. Staff friendly and very helpful. It is in a very 'local' street on the West Bank of Luxor, so away from the 5* prices and hassle. It is peaceful and has a wonderful garden to relax and get away from the madness Luxor can be! Food is excellent, worth a trip just for that. (and you can get a cold beer!) Love the fires in the chilly winter evenings too. one of my favourite West Bank places.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2012

In November, 2011, we stayed three nights at the El Fayrouz, prior to our cruise to Aswan. The price is right. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and plesant. The location on the West Bank is a five-minute walk from the Nile, and the ferry to the East Bank. We were in the company of well-educated, well-traveled people who value a dollar. The garden resturant was a real plus and the food was excellent. It was a very relaxing place to stay.

Room Tip: We requested a room overlooking the garden, however I didn't see even one automobile
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Karachi, Pakistan
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Excellent experience staying at Hotel El Fayrouz. Tucked away in a narrow lane just across the West Bank. This was a great find. The location is excellent just a two min walk down to the Nile to catch a boat to the East Bank to visit the major sights.

The rooms were simple but tastefully decorated, bathrooms were decent and maintained.
The place had a nice outdoor area a garden/patio in one could call where we found find ourselves every evening eating and playing board games and being attended to by the ever
gracious staff, excellent service and decent breakfast aswell.

All this at a very affordable price, a definite top pick for the budget conscious!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: El Fayrouz
Address: Gezira el Bairat, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
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Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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