Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by David

Helpful staff and convenient location

Posted Mar 31, 2017 on Hotels
I really appreciated the staff of this hotel, who were extremely helpful. In particular, I want to thank Kareem for his help with arranging a tour for me to the antiquities and also for his patience and help on my final night when it looked as if I might have a problem with my flight back from Luxor and I had to make contact with an Egyptair office late at night. The restaurant staff were also friendly - and the food was delicious, with very generous portions. From the restaurant there is a nice view out over the Nile and it is only a short boat ride across the river to reach Karnak temple. I was also grateful for the very pleasant driver whom the hotel found for me, to take me to the Valley of the Kings and other places, and also to go back to the airport. He arrived very punctually and was willing to wait for me patiently if needed. In all, this was a great place to stay in Luxor because of the kindness and friendliness of the staff and their contacts.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Great hotel! Location, clean, view, pool

Posted Nov 16, 2016
Pros: Location, cleanliness, the small swimming pool, refrigerator, balcony... It was a lovely hotel; one of the best of our trip.
Cons: Expedia's system. Our trip dates had changed and Expedia's system wouldn't allow us or the owner to adjust our trip details which caused a huge hassle
Location: West Bank has Valley of Kings-Queens-Nobles-Workers (ie tombs) so taxis are cheaper from there. Easy ferry to East Bank. Some nice small restaurants
This was a great hotel, one of the best of our Egypt trip. It overlooks the Nile and is located on Luxor's quieter west bank, just a short walk from the ferry to the east side. The West bank has the tombs and a few small restaurants; the East bank has temples, shops and traffic. El Mesala's owner was extremely helpful as we tried to figure out an affordable return to Cairo and one young man on staff there (named Islam?) stood out in Egypt by steadfastly refusing tips, saying all help provided was "his job". Room was clean, sunny and clean. It had a refrigerator and small balcony so was perfect for buying food and bringing it back for a quiet dinner watching the Nile. The included breakfast was very good and served in the rooftop restaurant. They have a lovely small swimming pool, perfect after a hot day of tomb visits.