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“Al Gezira Hotel (not Gezira Gardens) - small and charming.” 4 of 5 stars
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El Gezira Hotel
Geziret-El-Beirat, Luxor, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #28 of 59 Hotels in Luxor
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Al Gezira Hotel (not Gezira Gardens) - small and charming.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

There are only eleven rooms in this homely hotel, all pristine and with private bathroom. The place has an old fashioned feel, a kind of quaintness, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The roof terrace with a view of the Nile is lovely and a basic breakfast - included in the room price - is served here. In the evenings, the terrace is a simple restaurant serving typical Egyptian food in a variety of set menus. (approx. EGP 40). Portions are large. Rooms are cleaned and fresh towels provided every morning. The hotel can also arrange bicycle hire, (although there are two or three shops on the main street of the village which also provide this service), laundry (EGP 5 per item), taxis, and arrange airport pick-ups and drop offs.
It's quiet (the whole of the west bank is quiet, but there are plenty of restaurants etc.) and just a short walk from the local ferry to the east bank (EGP 1 p.p. - an excellent place to get small change if you're running out). Double room with bathroom EGP 150.
Al Gezira's sister hotel - Gezira Gardens - organises 'Egyptian Nights'. A buffet style meal, live music, dervish dance and belly dance for EGP 150 p.p. The food and music are very good. The dancing is OK if you don't expect anything truely authentic - tourists are encouraged to get up and have a go, and this can last an age. At 22.30 there was no sign of the belly dancer so we left without seeing her.

Room Tip: Rooms vary in size. Room 205 at the end of the first floor had a small sitting area and seemed large...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

this hotel is very good value for money. strategically located near the port just walking distance so you can cross from east bank to west bank anytime of the day. The staff are friendly and will help you the best way they can. Would love to stay here again in my next trip to Luxor.
downside=mosquitoes in the room.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

I didn't stay at El Gezira while in Luxor but I did eat at the roof-top restaurant several times. The food is delicious and the staff are very welcoming. It's also a great atmosphere and view! I would highly recommend a meal at El Gezira, at least!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We were here for 3 nights and loved it very much. It is a nice hotel, good rooftop terrace, you can eat here very good and bring your own drinks if you which to do so. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

I took a group of 14 students to saty aty the El Gezira hotel Gamal and his staff were fantastic the studnets had a fantastic good value trip. the amenities in the hotel were great and the omlettes in a morning lovely. I would one again liek to thank all the staff at the hotel for making this trip a really enjoyable experience

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

After reading some of the other reviews I have to agree that it is definatly not a hotel to go to if you are expecting 5 star accommodation, however, my boyfriend and I found El Gezira hotel absolutely perfect for us. As backpackers we wanted a clean, quiet and comfortable room with friendly staff and that is what we got. Perfectly situated near the ferry on the west bank it is easy to get to and from the main Luxor city as well as the valley of the kings and the tombs on the west bank.
There is a lovely roof restaurant where you can sit and look over the east side. The food is good and a good price aswell. Serves simpler foods ( if you don't fancy anything too rich ) as well as some good Egyptian meals. Breakfast is also served on the roof, make sure you sit in the shade as it gets really hot! If you can wait until after 9am they also serve Egyptian breakfast.
During the mid day heat you can use the pool of sister hotel El Gezira garden for free.
Just one bit of advice which we would remember for next time is that we did ask about the prices of some excursions through the hotel, but found that these were expensive. There is a really good travel agent on the East bank just outside the winter palace called Abu Simbel travel. We got a really cheap hot air balloon ride and a Nile cruise to Aswan with them.

Room Tip: We stayed in two rooms and found that room 3 on the ground floor was far nicer
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Emily L
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Harrogate
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365 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Incorrectly listed there are two El Gezira Hotels owned by two bothers this one is along the Nile Corniche at Ramla on West Bank with better facilities, great food, with lovely swimming pool. The El Gezira Hotel is in Gerzera (luv all the different spellings vbg) down the side street by Restaurant Africa, off the main road to Valley of the kings this also has a great roof terrace serving cold Stella Beers & good food

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: El Gezira Hotel
Address: Geziret-El-Beirat, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
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Ranked #28 of 59 Hotels in Luxor
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Number of rooms: 11
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