I had arrived from Cairo to Luxor soon bombarded by touts. I went with one to this Hotel. I found it to be out of the way, a little too much at first as everything I find exciting about Luxor is such a walk away and I do like to walk. The area where it rests does have some thriving restaurants and also there are plenty of Supermarkets in the area. My room was comfortable and the air-conditioning was good and the rooftop is a great place to chill out. I did later find out the kitchen is a free kitchen open to guest use, however I found eating breakfast unpleasant having to do battle with so many flies. They do however have excellent Sat-TV and Internet access and even their own cafe next door that is actually one of the cleanest and relaxing in Luxor. The aforementioned tout now a very good friend is as like all the staff very helpful when it comes to the best local Restuarants and he is a pleasant person always immaculately presented and should I feel be on reception. The rooftop is one of the best I have experienced as the hotel is situated in a nice quiet side street and once you appreciate where you are the location proves no problem. The rooftop is also a great place to take in the sun and you can do so undisturbed. The staff are the friendliest I have ever come across in any hotel and I mean sincerely so without any personal agender unlike some in other hotels who crave commission or additional baksheesh (tips). A very good hotel for those on a budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a popular area, 5 minutes from the train station, 10 from Luxor's temple, Princess Hotel with its friendly staff, French manager and warm welcome, will please the backpackers. There are 20 clean rooms with bath or sharing bathroom, with or without air-conditioner, laundry, with possibility to use the kitchen, satellite TV in the restaurant, roof garden and coffee shop (fresh juice, beer, soft and hot drinks), sunbathing area, internet connection, and tourism information desk. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Princess Hotel Luxor