I stayed in this hotel for 6 nights in 2010 and enjoyed the experience enough that when i went back to Luxor in April 2012 i stayed there again (4 nights this time).
The hotel is right on the busiest corner in town. Traffic is noise in Egypt so if you have a road side room then you will hear the cars and their horns. The noise is pretty constant from around 6:40 (after evening prayers) until around 11-midnight. Aften then it quietens down a fair bit although not to nil.
The aircon units are Carrier 'Heavy Duty' which means they blast out polar air. So if you are in the bed next to the unit then yes it is freezing. There is however a thermostat on the aircon si simply but turning it down from the 7 staff set it to you can get a decent night sleep. Its not that hard to manage.
The in room safe is a joke. It is not secured to anything so you could pick it up and walk off. There is a hotel deposit box which is more secure at reception. I suggest using that.
The location is this hotels secret though. It is within spitting distance of Luxor temple. About 1/3 of the rooms have a direct line of sight view of the temple (and it really is no more than 100 yards away). The souq is about 50yds away for evening entertainment and the Nile is about a 4 minute walk.
The hotel has a rooftop pool with a bar (22 Egyptian pounds a 500ml beer, reasonable price). Of course the rooftop has views of Luxor temple the Nile and the West Bank.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Domina Emilio
- Emilio Hotel Luxor
- Domina Emilio Luxor