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Villa Nile House
Ranked #6 of 28 Luxor B&B and Inns
Dunblane, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A true hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Like others below, I am hesitant to raise this place's public profile because it's so good and I'd rather keep it to myself! But, being unselfish, Mustafa and his staff would probably love to have more business right now because Luxor (and most of Egypt) are suffering from low tourism. There cannot be a better time to go!

We stayed for three nights around Easter 2012 and it was simply fantastic. We only called to book about four hours before we arrived and it was no problem for them to give us a twin room. We arrived quite late in the evening and our bags were carried to the room - once we'd been given a choice of two! Both twin rooms looked beautiful, with spacious queen-size beds, mosquito nets (not really needed) and en-suite shower and bathrooms.

The room we chose opened out on to the poolside, which had plenty of loungers and towels for you to use. The pool is not artificially heated, but it was warm enough without that anyway.

The staff were gentle, welcoming and always keen to be at your service - but not overly so. We were offered the chance to eat breakfast wherever we wanted in the hotel grounds - the garden, either of the rooftop lounge areas, or by the pool. We were given a nice selection of local breads, honey, jams, boiled eggs, pastries and meats each morning, along with fruit juice and bottled water.

The location is, admittedly, a little hard to find. When you get off the public ferry over the river (don't be tricked into hiring a boat for yourselves - it's a scam - use the big public boat that has two floors) turn left and keep walking. You will eventually find yourself walking along a dirt road, past one or two riverside restaurants and shops. Turn right after a couple of side streets and you'll walk past a laundry/ironing shop, follow the road around to the left and at the end of this street, you'll look to your left and there'll be a wooden gate (see pictures on this page and hotel website) where the hotel is located. It's a secret for a reason :) You'll be grateful you tried hard to find it once you arrive!

Room Tip: You can either choose a room that opens out to the poolside, or one of the rooms upstairs which has...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank fraseyboyd
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

I came to Egypt, Nile House for a much needed break. Very pleased to say what a wonderful stay i had at Nile House. My room having a double bed, shower room, television with a balcony overlooking the swimming pool and jacuzzi. The staff couldn't do enough for you. I was made to feel at home. The food and drink went down very well. Delicious! Ideal for couples and families. Enjoy the Nile house garden and tent area. A wonderful experience. Great service Badaoui and Mustafa. x

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

Living in Cairo, my partner and I came to Luxor for a winter break from the noise and bustle of the city. We did a lot of research looking for somewhere on the West Bank where we could relax, recharge our batteries and do some low-stress sight-seeing. We were lucky enough to find Nile Villa House on our second day and checked out of our first choice hotel immediately.

English-speaking, with vast experience and great understanding of the expectations of visitors to Egypt, Badaoui and Mustafa put us at our ease and made us feel like part of the family. The friendly staff providing meals and drinks to order and arranging a local guide and transport when asked, but leaving us in peace otherwise.

A dozen rooms with balconies, overlooking a tranquil courtyard swimming pool, a shady garden to enjoy the inclusive breakfast and other meals, along with an elegant salon and bedouin tent, provided a variety of charming spaces to enjoy. Even in mid-winter, the pool was delightful, with sauna and massage room alongside. The sheltered roof terrace has views of the Nile and the Luxor Temple.

Our room and bedding were (kept) clean, were simply and tastefully furnished, with net over the comfortable double bed, fridge and air-conditioning, as well as a huge bathroom and sunny balcony, complete with fans and comfortable seating. We didn't watch the satelite LCD TV, but did appreciate the free wifi. You can hear the call to prayer, but otherwise just birds singing.

We really cannot recommend it highly enough and look forward to our next visit.

To check vacancies, or get a current phone number, email nilehouse1@hotmail.com - you will be glad you did ;-)

Room Tip: Most rooms overlook courtyard and pool
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

This small pearl of a hotel is a genuine home from home. The staff just couldn't be more helpful and it's easily apparent that all they want is for their guests to have a magical experience. So much nicer than being amidst the endless hassle of the east bank corniche, it feels like NILE HOUSE is somehow taking you back in time to a pace of life which is so rare these days. Ideal equally for first timers to Egypt and the much travelled, you really must stay here next time!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Debragoldston
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Additional Information about Villa Nile House

Property: Villa Nile House
Address: Ramlah - El Gezira | West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Luxor
Price range (per night): $25 - $48
Number of rooms: 5
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