Luxor is still the place to visit but remember you are the visitor and it is their culture and the only way that some can earn a living by trying to get you to have a boat ride go in a taxi somewhere ride the horse and trap. I have been 10 times to Egypt and spent the last five years going to this same hotel. Be polite have a laugh do not ignore people just say no to anything you do not want. The staff at this hotel are really friendly and it is well worth the extra to seek a Nile view. The lads that have the boats by the pool are polite and will sort out trips at well below your reps quote. Or use Ali who is always around and runs the bag shop just outside the hotel entrance, he is friendly, organised and treats everyone well. Did two trips with him with others at the hotel had a private taxi - private egyptologist - and wonderful time again much cheaper than the reps.
So do not be put off by publicity Cairo is 500 miles away Alexandria even further - I have never seen any trouble but be prepaired for people approaching you just be polite but firm and enjoy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iberotel Luxor has an excellent location direclty overlooking the banks of the Nile & is ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons or those fascinated by the marvels and mysteries of ancient Egypt. Centrally located in Luxor, it's just ten minutes walking from the Temple of Luxor. This four-star property offers spectacular views of the river, the west bank & the distant hills of Thebes from its rooms & from the verdant garden terrace. Near the hotel, the ferry crossing to the west bank will allow you to visit the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut Temple and the Memnon Colossus while the Temple of Karnak is just three km away. The hotel is the winner of Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 & 2011, the winner of E-cristal certificate for 2012,Iso -14001 for 2012, Travelife Gold Award winner for 2011 & 2010 & the Cristal Certificate of Excellence 2010. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberotel Luxor Hotel Luxor
- Iberotel Hotel Luxor
- Luxor Iberotel Hotel