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“Oasis in Luxor on the West Bank” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Nakhil Hotel & Restaurant

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El Nakhil Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 58 Hotels in Luxor
Lindau
1 review
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“Oasis in Luxor on the West Bank”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay with great cooking and superb personal service, then try the El Nakhil hotel in Luxor. It is run by a German lady who created some six years ago a rather small and individual hotel. The rooms are fairly big, estimated 25 sqm plus a very clean and functional bathroom - also of a large size. Each apartment / room has got a small terrace and in the center of the hotel complex you can relax in a separate garden.
The place is very close to the Nile and by taking the ferry for 1 Egyptian pound you can visit the East Bank and start your cultural tours.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2011

Just 5 minutes away from the ferry, El Nakhil is certainly a very good place to stay at: an oase of quietness and cleanliness on the west Bank. The personnel is helpful but not intrusive, and if you need some help (we were there during the protests that blocked rail & road to and from Caïro for several days), the owner is a very serious and reliable person you can trust.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2011

It's located at the tranquil side of the west bank but it was less than 10 minutes walking distance to ferry terminal. Always go for the public ferry, only costs 1 Egyptian Pound (1/2011) and the waiting time was minimal. The only thing is you might be the only non-egyptian on the ferry. But so what? the locals are nice and friendly. And when you travel, why not having some local experience.
The room is spacious and comfortable. Love the middle eastern decor. It's absolutely charming little hotel =)) Just love it!!!
If you want to stay in the more happening east bank, go for mara house
If you want to stay in the more serene west bank, go for el nakhil hotel

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2011

Great value small family run hotel on the West bank. Room good size, cool and clean. Small shady garden. Staff and owner very friendly and helpful. Food good (particularly salads) though menu bit limited. Wine and beer available at reasonable prices. Plenty of other restaurants within walking distance or a short (and cheap) taxi and/or ferry ride away.

If you want 4 or 5* luxury, to be surrounded by other tourists and everything to be like just back home then stick to the big chain hotels on the East bank. However if you want to see a little slice of local life and don't mind getting a bit of dust on your shoes and early morning call to prayer at local mosque doesn't bother you (we soon got used to it) then you will love El-Nakhil. There is no pool but the El-Luxor is short walk from ferry terminal (on East Bank) and you can use their pool for 50 Egyptian pounds per day, which is waht we did.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alanwxm
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London
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights in January. This hotel is situated on the west bank. We were initially not sure how that would given all the markets etc in Luxor are on the east bank. But we loved our stay here! It was very easy to get to - with regular public ferries going between the two banks and also cheap motor boats (EGP 5 one way) if in a hurry. The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from the ferry point. The location was peaceful and quiet which was a luxury in busy and noisy Luxor! It was very convenient for the West Bank sites and also the hot air balloon ride. They have a lovely rooftop restaurant where we spent a lot of our time. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The owners did a little fire in the courtyard the nights we stayed there and they were very warm and welcoming.

The only negative thing are the trips. Firstly they were a little more expensive than if you shop around on the high street. So we did not do the hot air balloon ride with them. We also had booked a cab for the day with them and he kept us waiting at one of the sights for 15 minutes. We are not sure where he went when he should have been waiting for us in the parking!

But the hotel itself is a gem and I would definitely go back and stay there and recommend it to everybody!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2011

What an absolute gem! After the hustle and bustle of Cairo, coming to Luxor and finding the El Nakhil was devine! The rooms were spotless, the staff were absolutely amazing. Birdgit has a policy that tips shall be given at the end of the stay, and reflect the service that was received during the stay, and not enough can be said about the staff and the service they provide. They are amazing. It is less than a ten minute walk from the hotel to the public ferry that runs 24 hours a day for one Egyptian pound one way. The food is good, the courtyard is nice and the patio where meals are served overlooks the area and is sooo peaceful. And Birdgit stopped in to make sure everything was going well. Wonderful find.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mrtte
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2011

This is a good hotel for the money (we paid 35 euros with breakfast). It is on the west bank of the Nile so is quiet and away from the bussle of the city. It is about a 15 minute trip by walking and ferry to downtown Luxor.
The rooms are a good size with modern clean bathrooms. The beds are OK. Breakfast is simple (eggs, toast, yoghurt & jams) but good. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Trips organised by the hotel are more expensive than others you can arrange of the street.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about El Nakhil Hotel & Restaurant

Property: El Nakhil Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Gezira El Bairat, Luxor, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel & Restaurant at the edge of the village Geziret el Bairat at the west bank of Luxor. 11 comfortable rooms partly with dome, with private bath room, balcony and air condition. German-Egyptian management. The restaurant offers delicious national and international dishes. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are available. From the roof terrace view above the fields around, to the Nile and Luxor Temple. A little botanic garden for relaxing. Accessible to Wheelchairs. ... more   less 
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El Nakhil Luxor
El Nakhil Hotel Luxor

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