We stayed in this hotel for one week in April. The hotel is located on its own island. The hotel facilities are immaculately clean, spacious and beautiful. You can make a nice walk around the island, surrounded by the Nile, it feels like a little paradise. The hotel staff is very polite and due to the hotels good security policy there is no risk of being hassled or anything. You can just enjoy your holiday and choose yourself if you want to go into Luxor and the historical sites or not.
The room was spacious and modern, with a nice terrace. Housekeeping did a good job every day. Great service from the hotel: my girlfriend thought the mattress was a bit too hard and the same day we were brought a softer one. The room had everything we could wish for. We had a room in one of the newer blocks.
The food, nothing too special but there was enough variety. Some small 'complaints': the music in the buffet-restaurant: all week it was the same boring classical music with some German voice in between the 'songs'.. The service around the restaurant was in general good but it depended a little bit on who your waiter is for the evening and how experienced he is. Also the quality of the lunch was a bit different between the various lunch-places. These minor points make me doubt on giving the hotel a 4.5 stars but all the positive points on this hotel make me stick to the 5 star rating.
Eating outside with view on the Nile is a great experience. Just as just hanging in the infinity pool and watch all the boats and birds pass by on the Nile.
We enjoyed some massages and the fitness was very modern. That the hotel has its own zoo is also very nice and certainly worth a visit. The overpriced WiFi is often one of the things I hate in hotels so I may also not forget to mention that the WiFi in this hotel is free! The connection in the room was not always stable but for example in the nice lobby area it was very fast.
One thing to mention, which is outside of the hotels control, but one of the shopkeepers in the hotel was very friendly to us and we bought some nice souvenirs from him at good prices. Unfortunately we exchanged phone numbers and now 3 months later he is still harassing my girlfriend with messages and calls.. Kinda creepy. It seemed harmless at the time because he only wanted to send a picture he took with his cellphone or something but it was stupid from us to give him any phone number.. just be warned.
But back to the hotel: amazing location, amazing facilities, amazing views, good food and good staff.
Especially now when so many people are avoiding the touristic areas in Egypt (I really do not understand why, the weather is great, you can have the touristic sites practically for yourself and it is completely safe!) this is the moment to enjoy very good deals for your holiday. When going to Luxor I would certainly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled upon the private "Kings Island" in the Nile that covers 660,000 sqm, the resort truly is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The idyllic, landscaped hotel grounds are expansive and home to the two main buildings, bungalows and three enticing swimming pool areas. The historic sights of Luxor, located only 4 kilometres from the hotel, can be easily reached by complimentary shuttle buses. The island is connected to the mainland only by a bridge and is virtually free of charge. This makes the resort an ideal location for families with children. The resort has been renovated in 2010 and extended by 320 rooms and suites in 10 elegant bungalows, new restaurants, a pool of 2,800 sqm in size and a SPA with fitness centre (from early-sommer 2011). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor Hotel Luxor
- Jolie Ville Luxor
- Movenpick Luxor