We had a week at this hotel following our Nile Cruise with Thomson. The cruise was excellent - with a great crew (The Crown Prince), Although initally we had a boat change and a further change at the airport - but we were not disappointed in the slightest. It is well worth going All Inclusive or upgrading on arrival. The whole week was fabulous - even though there was very little entertainment other than the crew it did not in any way spoil our holiday. A special thanks to the Boat Manager (Ismail) who is always on hand to deal with any issues.
Now to the Iberotel Luxor - sorry for going on about the cruise!!
The hotel is located in the centre of the town just a short walk from where the majority of cruisers moor up (and there are lots of them at the moment due to the reduction in tourist traffic). The reception staff are very helpful and on hand 24/7 - a special mention to Mohammed who always had time for a smile and a laugh!!
Although the hotel is a little tired it is kept spotlessly clean by the staff - and the swimming pool in the Nile is probably the cleanest pool we have seen on our travels. All of the waiters are very attentive, but at times particularly in the restaurant at breakfast time can be 'over attentive'
The food was varied, and although theme nights were supposedly arranged every night you couldnt really identify such. The food was generally good and always hot with a wide selection. The hotel does attract a lot of lunchtime visitors in the restaurant (coachloads!!) so we chose to eat at the poolside which in itself was very good. The same menu is available in the bar.
The only concerns we have with Luxor is the carriage drivers who are an absolute pain as are many of the vendors and shop keepers. If only they would leave tourists alone a little they would probably get more business!!
A must is Afternoon Tea at the Winter Palace - a short walk from the hotel and at the moment costs 150EP
We also recommend Hassan who has a little boat moored between the swimming pool and the Hotel's Cruiser - we took an afternoon tour to Banana Island to see the sunset and it was well worth the money! His mint tea is also 'one of the best'
Would we go back? Not really as we have other places to visit but this tour is well worth the money and a visit - whilst you can still go there (as trouble appears to be just around the corner)
- 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