Great hotel! Location, clean, view, pool
Posted Nov 16, 2016
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.