The Al Moudira is a lovely oasis that is visually captivating. Set 20 minutes outside of Luxor, the hotel is peaceful and welcoming with a unique design and large and spacious rooms. It's quiet and relaxed and a nice, peaceful escape after Cairo.
The hotel, though, falls short of the luxury that its price implies. Room furnishings are stark and not particularly comfortable. The bathtub did not have a working stopper--thus, no bath--and there was no screen to keep water from the shower from going everywhere. Hot water was inconsistent. The television was a small CRT with maybe four static-rich channels.
The restaurant was generally good, but overpriced for the fare, and the drinks in the lounge were outrageously expensive. Sixteen U.S. dollars for a gin and tonic. The wine list was poor.
The hotel has a wonderful pool area and pool-side restaurant for lunch. The only drawback is that there are swarms of persistent flies that seldom leave you more than a few seconds break at a time.
Service was okay, but the hotel did not send the car that we had ordered for our airport pick-up. After calling the hotel, they instructed us to take a cab, saying that they would pay for the trip. When we got to the hotel, they told us that they would pay the cab in order to keep the rate down, but they were going to charge us the same fee as we would have paid for the hotel car. Not good service on this occasion.
The hotel staff was very helpful in getting guides and drivers for us. We had an excellent guide whom the hotel recommended.
The hotel is unique and offers much to enjoy, but it's priced too high for the quality of the fittings and service. I'd recommend the hotel, but travelers should be aware that it is not in the city center, and you will need 20-30 minutes in a taxi to get to any of Luxor's magnificent sites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al Moudira Hotel is a very unique, privately owned boutique hotel in Luxor, resembling an oriental palace with its courtyards, fountains, archways, domed ceilings, and lush gardens.Al Moudira Hotel Luxor is located between the desert and farm fields on the West Bank; close to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and is roughly 25 minutes from Luxor International Airport and ca. 15 minutes from the Nile.All of the guest bedrooms at Al Moudira Hotel are individually decorated and furnished. The spacious rooms with sitting area and hand painted murals are equipped with climate control, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, room safe, hair dryer and full-sized bathroom with tub / shower. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Moudira Luxor
- Hotel Al Moudira