Advantages Friendly, inexpensive, good food, swimming pool.
Disadvantages Lots of street noise on the lower floors. That's all really.
Needing some sun and not having much spare cash, we booked this holiday from Lastminute.com for £598.00 for ten days for two of us. As this included flight from Manchester and acomodation, we weren't expecting much from the hotel. In fact I said to my long suffering other half that we might well end up in a shed for that price. We were very pleasantly suprised!
It is situated on one of the busiest roads in Luxor and we spent many an hour sitting on our second floor balcony, marvelling at the way the traffic managed to avoid accidents whilst disregarding every rule of the road, but more of that in my Luxor review. (watch this space!)
Around the walls are the inevitable notices from the various travel agencies that use the place, all promising excursions to the many fascinating sights in and around Luxor. Our luggage was whisked up to our room by a porter who made Samson look like a failed tiddleywinks player. 'Backsheesh' was delivered and the porter left us to explore our room.
The full sized french window onto the balcony had a substantial curtain which matched the bedspreads. More importantly, it was completely lightproof and kept the glaring Luxor sunlight out! The curtain and double glazed window did very little to reduce the noise from the road which was very bad indeed. (I am sure that Egyptian Drivers are required by law to hoot their horn every ten yards!) I should have gone down and asked for a room higher up, I don't know why I didn't. It was probably relief at having got such a good room for such a reasonable price that temporarily made me overlook the din! Or it might have been that the noise of the very efficient A/C unit drowned it all out a bit. Earplugs solved the problem for us and enabled us to sleep well and wake refreshed.The bathroom was a decent size, not huge but not cramped. It contained a toilet, large handbaisin with mirror and little shelves, a full sized bath with shower and the kind of shower curtains that actually do the job of keeping the water in the bath and not all over the floor!
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