A popular budget hotel, relatively safe & clean without being creepy for females. I shared the room with 2 girls & was able to drink alcohol on the terrace without being dragged outside at night & beaten. Reception spoke good English but didnt budge too much on room price. This isnt really in the budget category, close to double the rate in our LP guide at over $40 USD for a triple incl breakfast.
The small room was tiled with air-con, hot water & small TV. Our balcony overlooked a lively market alley & was noisy until midnight. Free Wi-fi is only strong at reception & rooftop terrace. The hotel has approx. 5 levels, no elevators. Decorative stained glass lighting & colourful wall art add much life to rooms.
The hotel has a restaurant with camel on the menu. Some of the cooks I thought were local daytime taxis drivers? $15 USD for a 2 course meal plus entertainment, included a local band, a busty belly dancer, a whirling dervish & local kids doing something that looked like folk dancing. There's a McDonalds about 150 meters toward the river which is cheaper than a meal at any of the surrounding restaurants if your budgeting.
The hotel can organise tours but drivers can be hired cheaper just outside if you're willing to bargain. Located 10-15 min walk from the train station & within sight of the Nile river, just off the tourist market. The hotel's best feature is the upstairs terrace where you can catch cool winds while enjoying the view of the Valley of the Kings in the distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Nefertiti Hotel - your home away from home in Luxor! One of the first family owned, small hotels located in the historical city of Luxor, the Nefertiti Hotel is well known for its superior customer service, cleanliness and value for money. The hotel was fully refurbished in 2010 and all rooms are equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone and mini fridge. Daily housekeeping services are provided as well as a complimentary buffet breakfast. Meet people from around the world while lazying on our roof terrace with spectacular views of the River Nile, Luxor Temple, the Avenue of Sphinx and the West Bank. It's a great place to watch the setting sun while enjoying a cup of Bedouin tea and a shisha (hookah pipe). Try our traditional Egyptian cuisine, as well as delicacies such as camel meat, in our restaurant or on the roof terrace. At the Nefertiti Hotel you will experience true Egyptian hospitality in authentic surroundings. To meet the needs of our guests we also provide tours and trips to all the ancient and historical sites in Luxor and throughout Egypt through Aladin Tours, another extension of our family business.Take a look at Lonely Planet and see why the Nefertiti Hotel is their top pick for 2011/2012! We look forward to welcoming you to the Nefertiti Hotel as you discover the beauty of Egypt. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nefertiti Hotel Luxor