Extremely pleasant hotel in the middle of ancient sites
Reviewed 8 October, 2013
Spent a week there in April.
First thing is the location. The hotel is not exactly in Luxor, but on West Bank, which is way less urbanized. You'll have to take either a taxi or an arabea (collective taxi) - and see the Memnon colosses on your way - then a boat to get to Luxor (expect a 15 minutes travel to get to the Luxor temple).
You have Madinat Habu just round the corner, you can get to the Ramesseum or Deir el-Medina by feet. Kings and Queens Valleys are just a bit farther.
The breakfasts on the roof were quiet exceptionnal. On one side you have view on the fields - and people working into them very early - and on the other side you have Madinat Habu and Al-Qurn, peak of the Theban Hills.
At night, Madinat Habu and the moutains are enlighted and become magic.
The hotel by itself has had its glorious times and now seems a bit tired. But it still is very comfortable, and most importantly the service is really good. Although employees do not speak perfect english, they are as helpful as possible.
Staying only for a week, they granted us a large discount which made it extremely cheap.
I highly recommand you to go to this hotel if you want to visit temples and tombs.
Reviewed 17 August, 2013
I forgot to review this hotel when we stayed in February 2010 but this date wasn't an option so have had to put now.
I chose it because it is just round the corner from Medinet Habu. We only stayed a couple of nights as a treat in the middle of our ordinary package at the El Luxor. It was quite a contrast from a Luxor hotel catering for an international clientele.
The room was on the small side but perfectly adequate with a small balcony overlooking the fields. It had a decent en suite with lovely dolphin taps on the sink. It did have the old fashioned scary ceiling fan - I never like the way they move about - and so was cool enough. The bed was comfortable too.
There is a large roof terrace overlooking the fields towards the Nile but disappointingly you couldn't see the temple for the houses in between.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I hired a bike from the hotel (my husband wasn't feeling up to it) and they spent ages lowering the seat for me. It was glorious to be able to cycle around the sites; along as far as the Colossi of Memnon, stopping to view the excavations protected from the sparse traffic by large unlaid kerb stones then along to view a few more Theban tombs and on as far as the Ramesseum. I cycled back along the desert by the ticket office. When we left the staff kindly flagged down one of the local minibus pick-ups to take us down to the ferry.
I don't remember much about breakfast so I assume it was OK but they were a bit flustered when we asked for an evening meal. They managed one for us and it fine as I recall. It was very nice to sit in the open area surrounded by the hotel. The public areas upstairs were cool, spacious and attractive.
If you want a true Egyptian experience, you must stay at a hotel like this. It was pleasant and very inexpensive. The staff were kind and helpful and it is in a good location within easy walking or cycling distance of many sites. It is also possible to email the hotel for a booking.
Reviewed 15 January, 2019
Merci à Sayed et son équipe pour son accueil à l'hôtel Amenophis. Nous avons passé 3 nuits pour bénéficier de l'excellente situation juste à côté des sites de la nécropole thébaine ainsi que la vie tranquille et amicale du village de Medinet Habout. Cuisine locale excellente. L'impression d'être "à la maison" avec une équipe toujours disponible, discrète et de très bon conseil.
A très bientôt
Enfin en Egypte !
Reviewed 9 November, 2017
Situation de rêve, cet hôtel nous offre aussi un personnel très agréable, des repas délicieux, des tarifs incroyables, un calme absolu, une terrasse que l'on ne veut plus quitter.
Bien sûr ce n'est pas le clinquant d'un ****, les chambres sont très simples, propres et les salles de bain sont équipées avec le (strict !) nécessaire.
On se sent vraiment en Egypte et c'est bon !
Hotel in un posto magico, a pochi metri dal tempio Medinet Abu.
Reviewed 2 November, 2016
Buon servizio, camere pulite, clima familiare e atmosfera di altri tempi. Personale gentile e possibilità di fare colazione o cena in terrazza con una delle viste più belle di Luxor. Internet e aria condizionata nelle camere