Loved staying here! Nice accommodation and close to lots of services. Easy to catch transportation. The owner even drove me to the airport!!!! Views from the deck were amazing. Hot air balloons, banana plantation next door, view of the mountains. There is a nice pool and friendly staff. Flat has washing machine which was nice for a longer stay. Wifi worked great.
Having previously stayed at the Goubli flats as part of a group in 2011, I booked a week at the Nubian Eco Village this time as I was travelling solo, not realising that the previous 2 villas had been replaced by 2 x 2 storey villas. Only 1 ground floor villa was ready for occupation however with no cooling which was not ideal in 37 degree heat. The villa is quite small & now having no dome any cooling effect is lost. The shower (with no curtain) drains on the opposite side of the bathroom which makes the floor a bit tricky when wet. Mahmoud did provide a portable aircon which worked however was too noisy to run at night. The following morning we agreed that I would move to one of the Goubli flats next door which was an improvement. However this also had to be prepared for me. I don't believe any flats were ready for occupation & the reception area was quite unkempt. The flat faced the same direction as previously so had the same great views but was not the same standard with no kettle (provided on request) & limited kitchen equipment compared to 2011. Mahmoud & his brother provided transport locally & Gamal's food is unbeatable (ask for the fish tagine). He is the flats best asset along with his assistant. Almost more food than one can eat at breakfast & dinner. Particularly good when eaten on the rooftop with a view. I spoke to Mahmoud, as a friend, about updating the website as at the time of booking it was not reflecting reality. It appears to be better now but check thoroughly & ask questions prior to booking.…
I’m just back from my latest trip to Luxor where, as usual, I stayed at Flats in Luxor on the West Bank in the village of Al Gezera. The Flats are always clean and comfortable, and Mohammed and Mahmoud make sure that the guests are well supplied with bottled water, etc. Any problems are dealt with promptly, and with a smile. The location is wonderful, just a few minutes from the Nile, and the village has several good restaurants. I recommend Flats in Luxor, and I look forward to returning next year for another extended stay. It really is my home away from home!
I love staying at this location while in Luxor and this time was just as consistent as my visits before! Mahmoud has taken over as the main contact and host. He did a great job in making sure everything was well looked after - from my arrival, where Egyptair did not send my luggage from Cairo (we had to return to the airport later to pick it up), to my departure home. My favourite things about staying here are: the cleanliness of the property, including the pool, and the location to the Nile which is a 10 minute walk. Everyone in the village is so friendly and makes me feel like I am home! The location to major sites in Luxor is also another great benefit for staying here. I consider El Gezira my second home and will return again next year!
Can't really rate the standard of the amenity but I informed Mahmoud a few days beforehand that my arrival had been delayed to between 10pm and midnight. I arrived, as a single traveller, in the village with no directions and rang twice around 10.30pm, followed by a text. I hadn't received a reply within 15 minutes so had no other option than to book where I had stayed previously which was yet another 30 minutes travel across the other side of the Nile. This made my total travel time nearly 6 hours. Nothing received from him by way of apology. I contacted him later only to receive a message stating that everything had been ready for me. Clearly not. No attempt to try and remedy the situation during the 10 days that I stayed in Luxor.