Leave the clamor of a shop-filled Downtown street and enter a cool, quiet retreat popular with budget tour groups—and fans of small marble lobbies. Given the negligible price difference between Standard and Superior rooms, Superior rooms are the better choice: larger, more modern, with balconies and a higher standard of furnishings and fittings. The Philippe's major asset, aside from value for money, is a swimming pool on the remarkably spacious sixth-floor roof. The basement restaurant, with its Tiffany-style glass panels, is a lovely bonus.
Shar‘a Dr. Labib Habashi, just off the Corniche al-Nil near the El-Luxor Hotel, Luxor, Egypt