Amon el-Gezira Hotel | Luxor | Egypt
Amon el-Gezira hotel (Also spelled Amun el-Gazira) run by the friendly Ahmed Suleiman. Stay on the west bank. Have tea and share stories with Ahmed and family. Fill up on ful and falafel in the Egyptian breakfast. Taxi with Ahmed's brother to the nearby monuments. You will soon realize family is the most important, and there is always someone in the family who does what you’re looking for!
Luxor was a capital of ancient Egypt for a thousand years. Being the burial place of kings, the seat of gods, and home to priests and peasants alike, there are enough ancient artifacts and architecture for even the most avid enthusiasts. But note the contrasts and similarities to Egypt today. Now the most impressive buildings are hotels; Mosques sit on top of monuments (Luxor temple); and boats still crowd both banks of the timeless Nile.
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Luxor is located in Upper Egypt, about 10-12 hours by train south of Cairo. The Nile divides Luxor into two parts- the east bank and the west bank. The East bank is the main city, with train and bus stations, airport, market, pharmacies etc. Most of the ancient monuments are on the west bank. Both banks have loads of hotels.
Amun el-Gezira Hotel is located on the west bank of Luxor in the village Bairat El Gezira. Take the public ferry from the east bank, and then a twisty walk through the village. There are signs for the hotel, or you can ask people.
Contact: Tel (+20) (0)95-310-912,or just show up.