Stay in the best suited accommodation if you want to visit most important tourist attractions without crossing the Nile all the time! Not only will you have the best value for money place but also a friendly host who is always there for your needs!
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When you visit Luxor, you have to know that all the tombs and several temples are on the West Bank, but most hotels are in the city on the East Bank.... We are on the West Bank where it is much quieter and more relaxed as well as more convenient to visit the Valley of the Kings, The Valley of the Queens, Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple, Habu Temple, Papyrus and Alabaster Factories.
The accommodation is situated on a quiet back street of the main road where you can find public transport if you don't want to rent a car.
Each apartment has a spacious salon, a well-equipped kitchen, 2 double bedrooms with balconies, and a bathroom. There is also access to the roof terrace.
Next door to the house are several shops to satisfy all your needs - food, internet, hairdresser, and pharmacy.
The place is only 5 minutes walk to the ferry which brings you to Luxor Temple and the city. Luxor Temple is just across from the ferry and the city lies nestled behind the Temple with its big market where you can get anything you need!
Interaction with Guests
I want the guests to have the best experience. I will offer them certain things and leave it to their decision what to do.
The apartment is in a quiet neighbourhood. It's on a side street just off the main road where you find shops, restaurants and street cafés.
No smoking in the house please and leave the place as clean as you find it - thank you!
Ismael made all the difference for us during our visit to Luxor. He really went out of his way to accommodate all of our needs! The flat was more than described! We loved every minute of being there and hated to leave! We had lunch with his wonderful family, his wife cooked a super lunch! One thing that I wish that we had known.. His village is very poor and he helps with providing used clothes..we would have packed an extra suitcase with second hand clothes for him .. (Next time!)
It has been a very good experience, staying in Ismael’s flat. It is very spacious indeed, with a large kitchen, living room, clean bathroom with hot shower, two bedrooms with balcony overlooking the street. A lot of care in the details. Downstairs a minimarket where you could buy for example breakfast essentials, bakery close by, and a small internet café next door. (I paid a little money so I could use their wifi connection inside the flat.) I stayed in the apartment on the second floor, one floor up there’s a roof terrace; a serene private space. Important for me was that I felt very safe in the flat and also in the neighbourhood, especially since I travelled alone. It is only a few minutes walk to the ferry. It is easy to bike to all the historical sites, and also nice to see the villages around!
Ismael is very kind, always there to help and give advice. He helped me with practical things like transportation from & to the airport (even in the middle of the night!), changing money, he showed me the neighbourhood, arranged the internet connection and bike, and also invited me to his home to meet his family for lunch. He knows the neighbourhood and the people around very well and is very trustworthy.
I think the West bank is a good choice if you prefer to be closer to actual Egyptian life and have a more peaceful experience (less tourists, less hassle…), at the same time you are closer to all the things you might want to see.
So I recommend this place highly!
Ismael è stato un ottimo padrone di casa. Ti ha fatto sentire come a casa (website hidden) è stato di grande aiuto per ogni nostra necessità. La sua casa è molto accogliente. Luxor è una città tutta da scoprire bellissima. La casa si trova sul sul lato opposto della città, ma facilmente raggiungibile col traghetto ventiquattr'ore su ventiquattro. Esperienza bellissima se andate a Luxor dovete conoscere assolutamente ismael.
Wow everybody said egypt was unsafe I am very glad I did not listen. We where met at the train station in the am and where wowed by our apartment it did not look like much from the outside but once in we felt at home. Our host came to see how our day was everyday and was welcoming and always asking if we needed anything. He arranged for a donkey ride we declined the ballon ride he was able to advise us and arrange different things to do. We decided to go to the international eye clinic in Luxor and where very pleased with the LASIK surgery the staff and surgery where exceptional. The apartment was the best place for recovery. We enjoyed the nice stove and fridge in the kitchen and the comfortable beds my daughter and I had our own room and did not want too leave. We are really truly grateful for the hosts attention and care and advise. We felt very safe in this neighborhood.
Ismael is the nicest person in Luxor. He speaks good English and all he wants is that his guests feel comfortable. He lives in the same building so he is always ready to assist. He took care of me since day one. The flat is spaceous clean and brand new. Its strategicly located in the west bank. The east bank is easily reached by ferry 1EG or 5EG on a fast boat.
We had some family members come to Egypt to visit, and their time in Luxor in Ismael's flat was the highlight of their entire trip! They said it was very clean, and even had drinks waiting in the refrigerator. Ismael was a perfect example of Arab hospitality, and went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome. He absolutely went above and beyond. We will recommend this flat and host to anyone! This was our first experience using Airbnb, and I doubt we'll ever find a better host, or a better place for such a reasonable price.
You are making a mistake if you travel to Luxor and do not stay in Ismael's flat. It is, first of all, a very clean, well-equipped, well-located, and comfortable retreat after the long, tiring days about Luxor. You're on the west (far more relaxing) bank, a five minute walk from the ferry, and a number of shops are even more nearby. The bed is very comfortable, the shower is warm, the kitchen is very easy to use (we didn't have to eat a single meal out), and there's a lovely rooftop patio where you can watch the neighborhood go about its day. We also felt very safe in this part of the city. On these amenities alone the flat is already an outstanding bargain.
But the best part about hooking up with Ismael is how much easier he makes every aspect of your visit to Luxor. Ismael booked us bus tickets to Dahab, arranged a lovely felucca ride for us, and gave us all kinds of advice about navigating what can be a very stressful city, without ever pressing us. We had peace of mind knowing that we could rely on Ismael's honesty and insight for any questions that came up. It's hard to stress how important this is in a place such as Luxor.
We advise that you take a felucca ride at sunset, walk the quiet west bank, and check out some of the lesser-known tombs, which you will currently have to yourself. But most importantly, book this flat with Ismael! He will have many more suggestions for you and ensure that your time in Luxor is wonderful.
Max and Chelsa
My wife and my two little daughters are the sunshine of my life!
I am an open-minded person and I am looking forward to showing people the Egyptian hospitality! Just let me know what you want and I will do my best to make it happen!