Shar‘a Khaled Ibn El Waleed, Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
Ideally situated at the southern end of the Luxor Corniche, this rather uninspiring tower block combines a Nile-front address and sufficient conveniences to keep European tour groups coming back. There's just enough of the right stuff to maintain a four-star rating, and not one frill more. Rooms, accessed from an atrium, are compact but adequately furnished, decorated in warm reds and creams; those overlooking the street or the atrium are much cheaper (you pay a €30 premium for a Nile view). The swimming pool is on a pontoon floating on the Nile. Thanks to a bounty of flowering trees among the dining and sunning terraces, the pool doesn't have to be a distraction.
- direct Nile views
- good location for strolling along the Nile to Luxor Temple and the Downtown area
- with little sound-proofing, noise travels
- Internet is not free
Rate Includes: Breakfast
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