Novotel: "Novotel -Great Central location" Luxor Hotel Tip by Angelal

Luxor Hotels: 151 reviews and 226 photos

  Novotel Luxor
by Angelal

The Novotel in Luxor is in a great location set on the East Bank of the Nile, South of Luxor Temple. When we stayed here we paid extra for a Nile View and it was worth it, if you do not have a Nile View the view of the road is not that brilliant (although good to watch the Horse and Carriages below.

The Novotel is part of the Accor group who also own the Mercure Coralia, Winter Palace and Mercure Inn. I believe that this enables you to use the other hotels swimming pools and if you are on half board you can usually use at either of the hotels - but do check!

The hotel boasts a floating swimming pool which gives you excellent Nile views , there is also a pool bar to grab a snack. The garden at the Novotel is nice, there are some water fountains a pool table and a pizzeria at the far end. Once a week the Entertainment staff organise a pool competition. The Novotel used to have a disco on a boat that was moored next to the hotel but when we stayed it was not on every night. There is also a boat owned by the Novotel that does day cruises down to Dendara for about LE130 and this can be booked through the hotel. The cost includes the trip, a lovely buffet lunch and afternoon tea however drinks are extra.

The Breakfast is Buffet style as are most of the hotels in Luxor and eggs are cooked to order. Breakfast consists of the usual cereal, croissants, Danish pastries, toast, fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, fried potatoes, beef sausages and tomatoes. Plus a wide range of fruit juices. Very nice!!

The lobby area near reception has a seating area bit is not particularly welcoming.
The bar at the Novotel is very nice and the barman are friendly, you can either drink inside or take your drinks outside. Be careful of the mozzies in summer as they will bite your ankles to death!

It can sometimes be a bit dead in the evenings as there is not really any entertainment ..

Unique Qualities: Nice pool and great views -make sure you pay extra for a Nile view!

Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: South of the Winter Palace Hotel
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 8, 2004
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