We have just got back from a week's stay at the Lotus Hotel in Luxor. On arrival we were taken to our room which was very clean and the view was perfect of the pool and the Nile. As we had booked half board we went down for our evening meal and was given a set menu, a choice of four soups, salads, steaks, fish, chicken etc - all looked promising, but on working our way through it was certainly lacking in taste and over the five nights we dined there, there was only one or two other couples, with no atmosphere. We realised then that we should have just gone bed and breakfast as some of the local restaurants were very nice indeed - we can recommend the Kings Head Pub which is opposite the hotel and the Fortune Cookie just down the road.
Breakfast was much the same, very limited choice with hardly anything to offer. Toaster kept breaking and there was never any juice.
Apart from the food side of things, the hotel was very nice. The pool area was lovely, very clean and the staff were very helpful. The maid service in the room was excellent - she made some wonderful arrangements out of the towels each morning which made us smile. One downside is the call to prayer every couple of hours as it can be very loud!
You can book your trips through the hotel as they have their own rep and the prices were very reasonable - it also means that you don't have to go with a load of others as they are all private trips.
The location of the hotel was good, right on the nile. On exiting the hotel to the road there were horse and carriages or taxis that would take you anywhere you wished to go - but you need to haggle with the price!
All in all a good holiday - we would go again but definitely not half board!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lotus Hotel is a new member in Hostelworld .Lotus Hotel has a unique location in the heart of Luxor. We have 58 rooms and suites all with balcony or terrace overlooking the Nile (40 double rooms, 10 royal suites, 8 triple). All rooms consist of a double bed, air-conditioning, telephone, cable TV, music channel, minibar, smoke alarm, private shower, bathtub and WC. In the hotel we have a restaurant where you can enjoy your breakfast and dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lotus Hotel Luxor