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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Luxor, Nile River Valley

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flashydav...
London
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fab ship, amazing cruise, top service”
Reviewed 24 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011

I highly rated the Princess Donia, her crew and the agents we booked through Egypt Oriental Tours. Sayeed who handled our booking was amazing he gave us an outstanding level or service and was of great help when we had issues with our flights due to the weather.

Anyway the ship is amazingly clean, the crew are really friendly and very helpful. The food is great too - almost like having your own short order chef. There were 6 guests in total on the ship which could comfortably accommodate about 20. The other guests were very nice as well which made a difference.

The guide was very well informed and spoke excellent English - also he was not the sort of guide who is taking kick backs from the local shop keepers to take you to their carpet shop or whatever - seen lots of those.

I very rarely go to the same place again after I have been there but would seriously consider doing this trip again.

I was a bit concerned about wiring money to Egypt but this turned out to not be a problem. There was a chap to meet us at the airport and it was all sorted.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
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MirjamNL
Amsterdam
1 review
“Beautiful and relaxing - the way to see Egypt”
Reviewed 16 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011

Just came back from the Esna-Aswan cruise on the Princess Donia. An ideal way to see the various ancient sites along the way, while taking in the beauty of the Nile and relaxing in the sun. Very friendly, cheerful and helpful crew. Great service and great food. While heading south it is very nice that the boat goes just by sail whenever it can. Plenty of time to explore the various temples and we happened to have an excellent guide as well (Ismael), who had answers to literally all of our questions. Everything was very well organized and the whole experience was definitely worth the money.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with teenagers Tourists
Luxury-minded travelers
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newyorkan...
New York City
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172 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“A Relaxing and enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 16 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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We spent four nights on the Princess Donia and booked our trip through Oriental Travel which we found online. The price was quite reasonable and we lucked out as there were only two other couples on the trip with us and we got along with them very well.

I am no boat expert but the cabins were larger than the Blue Cruise I took in Turkey and the food was better as well. The staff were super friendly and helpful and they actually put up the sails from time to time. The boat has no engine so when we needed to move quickly, we were towed by another shop. There is one computer with internet on the boat (no wifi) and the kindly staff do laundry.

Our tour was very relaxed and focused on the greatest hits. We saw a lot of sights on the first day and then otherwise spent most of the time on the boat, reading and looking at the view, getting off the boat to see one major temple. Aswan and Luxor has endless possibilities so if you want to see more than the basics, I would suggest staying a few extra days at either end of your visit.

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Cleanliness Service
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Tourists
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Cheshire UK
Reviewed 1 May 2010 for a stay in September 2008

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Liked best: Relaxing
Liked least: Slightly confined
Travelling group: Business colleagues
Your age range 45-54
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
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hartlepoool
Reviewed 29 April 2010 for a stay in February 2007

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Liked best: The individuality of the boat.
Liked least: Everything was very new and not yet lived in.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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London
Reviewed 13 April 2010 for a stay in February 2008
2
people found this review helpful

Value Rooms
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Liked best: Its splendor
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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North East England
Reviewed 13 April 2010 for a stay in March 2010

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