Luxor, Egypt

Often referred to as the world's greatest open air museum, Luxor is the ideal base to explore the areas many historical sites. Here you will find the Luxor and Karnak Temples, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Colossi of Memnon and Deir el Medina (the workers' village).

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Luxor

Situated in the Nile Valley, Luxor is another major destination for discovering the ancient history of Egypt. Consisting of three areas; on the east bank is the city of Luxor, the town of Karnak on the north edge and the ancient city of Thebes on the west bank.

Read more about: Things to see | Out and about | Luxor Reviews

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Luxor Hotels (?)

Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel Photograph of Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
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The Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel enjoys a great location looking out onto the main road in Luxor and backing on to the banks of the Nile....

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Sonesta St George Luxor Hotel Photograph of Sonesta St George Luxor Hotel
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Situated on the banks of the River Nile at the heart of Luxor, the Sonesta St George Hotel provides a luxurious base to explore the many sights of interest....

4.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

Mercure Karnak Resort Photograph of Mercure Karnak Resort
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The Karnak is set in its own extensive and well kept gardens on the banks of the River Nile, offering a very good standard of facilities and services always with a warm friendly and relaxed atmosphere...

2 / 5 from 1 reviews

The hotel is set amongst beautiful palm trees in a lush greenery on Crocodile Island on the river Nile. The resort is ideal for families or couples who are looking for an informal hotel, offering rela...

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Iberotel Luxor Hotel Photograph of Iberotel Luxor Hotel
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The Iberotel Luxor Hotel enjoys a splendid location on the banks of the Nile which is ideal for boat excursions....

2.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Sheraton Luxor Resort Hotel Photograph of Sheraton Luxor Resort Hotel
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The Sheraton Luxor Resort Hotel is built in 8 acres of gardens on the East Bank of the Nile. The hotel is a good base from which to explore Luxor....

3 / 5 from 2 reviews

Pavillon Winter Luxor Hotel Photograph of Pavillon Winter Luxor Hotel
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Pavillon Winter Luxor Hotel serves as an extension to the historic Winter Palace. The hotels share facilities and are well located in the midst of their own tropical gardens....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Al Moudira Hotel Photograph of Al Moudira Hotel
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This hotel is said to be more like a palace with it's beautiful, luxurious decor and 8 hectare garden....

El Luxor Hotel Photograph of El Luxor Hotel
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The El Luxor is a lively, comfortable, modern hotel with a wide range of leisure facilities in a great location on the Corniche....

Emilio Hotel Photograph of Emilio Hotel
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The Emilio Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area and all its attractions....

Gaddis Hotel Photograph of Gaddis Hotel
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The Gaddis Hotel is a 3 star cosy hotel offering travellers good services and comforts as well as good value for money....

Hilton Luxor Hotel Photograph of Hilton Luxor Hotel
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Situated in the heart of Luxor, the hotel is a great base for visiting the many ruins such as The Temple of Karnak and The Temple of Luxor....

Luxor Reviews

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

So much history, so much to see it really is an open air museum. The Valley of the Kings and West Bank are a must see.

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Bed & Breakfast
( suns)

Luxor is an open air museum, lots to see from temples to ancient tombs, a colourful bazaar downtown and lots of places to eat. Egyptian people are very friendly and it's completely safe.

Holiday Date:2nd Apr 2017
Accommodation:Mercure Karnak Resort
Room:Double Or Twin - View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Luxor has everything - if you want to laze about by the pool you can or if you prefer explore the Valley of Kings and Queens. Visit the locals food markets - the local bus drops you right outside - near the railway station and watch the locals. Luxor is what you want to make of it.

Holiday Date:29th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
Room:Standard Room - Nile View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Open air museum, if you love Egyptology this is the place, amazing.

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Things to see

On the northern edge of Luxor is the Temple of Karnak, a huge site worth visiting in the early hours of the day to avoid the stifling heat, the Luxor Temple is situated in the centre of the city while the fascinating tombs of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens are found on the west bank, after being greeted by the two faceless Colossi of Memnon which are the first monument to see on route to the Valley of the Kings.

Out and about

Luxor is divided by the Nile River, creating a West Bank and an East Bank, the Luxor and Karnak Temples, the main tourist hotels, shops and tourist market are all on the East Bank. To go from one side to the other can be done by road, though this involves a 15km detour via a bridge to the south of the city. The 'National Ferry' provides an easier and quicker route and it runs every 15 minutes during the day. Taxis are plentiful and cheap, providing an easy choice for travelling around Luxor; ensure to agree the fare before setting off.

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