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Siva Nefertiti Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Al Minya
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“Sadly in decline”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

This was our third visit to this hotel and sadly we were disappointed this time as we have very fond memories of our previous times here.

We were welcomed as usual by the same friendly and helpful staff who remembered us from our previous visits. However, the hotel seemed very run down and grubby. The pool was empty and had a pile of rubble next to it where a wall that used to exist had been knocked down. When we asked about the pool we were told it had been emptied 1 month ago and they did not know when or even if it would be filled again. This was disappointing as we were looking forward to a swim after visiting Beni Hassan and Akhenaton's tomb.

Our room was still very nice with a very comfortable bed and a lovely view from our balcony and on the evening we were able to enjoy some cold Stellas in the garden.

The breakfast was the usual Egyptian style although we did have omelette cooked for us wich was very nice.

I can't help but feel that the hotel has been allowed to get run down due to the current lack of tourists as if they think 'what's the point'. Maybe the situation will improve and then the hotel can be updated, hopefully...

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Not so great but the best in al minya,
Could be better , the worst was about the air conditioners too old should be replaced.
The best thing was the comfortable rooms and the great view.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

The hotel is the best you can find in Minya. Some of the service provided by the staff are great; roomservice, waiters perfect not any problem. The touristpolice will be very helpfull when visiting the great things you can see arround Minya,

You can see that they try to renovate the rooms. But they could stop fading the glory from before. They have a swimmingpool for example, though it was to cold now... I do not know if the water quality will be okay in summertimes...

The breakfast is a bit basic but sufficient. For dinner we advise to try local restaurants. though the spaghetti was nice. Costs of beverages are not to high. The only problem I always have in this hotel is about the price... (have been here 2 times) if you book yourself, or by company, the management always tries to get more... that was the only disappointing fact. For the rest the Best place to stay if you go to this fantasic and very interesting city of Minya.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

We stayed just one night here and had a great dinner and breakfast. The staff were all very attentive and even assisted me with making a call back home to the US. The rooms were very comfortable, good beds, nice size bathroom and everything worked fine for us. It was a quick but pleasant stay. Great location for Beni Hassan (do not miss!) and Tell El Amarna.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

Minya is a great place from which to visit Beni Hassan, Amarna etc. But under no condition consider staying at the Nefertiti.

Individually the staff members are very charming but are totally incompetent when it comes to runnning a hotel. The facilities are run-down (sinks blocked, air-conditioning not working, grubby carpets ... the list goes on). The third floor of the hotel is a building site as is the area at the side of the hotel. There are simply no redeeming features.

The Horus Resort (which is directly across the road) looks to be a much better deal.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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We found this hotel to be excellent both in service and comfort. The rooms were clean and pleasant and the staff was friendly and helpful. The food for both breakfast and dinner were great.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

The ones showing New York and London time are frozen at 4am. And that pretty much sums up this time-warp hotel. Nevertheless, it's Minya's finest and I'd stay again.

As others have said, it has a pool (clean) and a good restaurant and garden around the pool. The rooms are also clean and have the conveniences you need. It's a 1970s ex-Mercure hotel, probably sold off to local owners when the tourists stopped travelling to Minya a decade ago. It's associated with the Aton Resort Hotel across the road on the edge of the Nile, but the Aton is currently closed for extensive renovations. I'd give the Aton a try in a couple of years as it looks like it's getting a thorough modernisation., but for now, the Nefertiti is it!

Only difficulty is making a booking. The hotel is not on any booking websites and the staff are either not computer literate or don't read English well enough to reply to emails. So you need to book through a local travel company who can ring them direct.

If you travel to Minya, this is where you will stay!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Siva Nefertiti Hotel
Address: Corniche El Nile, Al Minya, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Al Minya Governorate > Al Minya
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Al Minya
Number of rooms: 54

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