Following my previous blog about self catering accommodation, I thought I would share a few more of my recommendations for somewhere great to stay.
Sit on your balcony and watch the river traffic as it wends it way up or down river while gazing at one of the most impressive monuments of Ancient Egypt.
Hotel El Mesala is currently adding 6 additional rooms, making the total number of rooms at 18. All have individual air conditioning, refrigerator and television. The rooms are simple, but spotlessly clean.
A new rooftop restaurant is also currently being created and I do have to say the views from the roof are absolutely amazing, virtually the whole of Luxor lies in front of you! And within the next couple of months there will be a brand new swimming pool for your enjoyment.
They currently have a small restaurant at the front of the building, with excellent egyptian and international food at great prices, and their onion bahjis are simply to die for! They even have a small selection of Indian dishes on the menu.
Give it a try if you are looking for somewhere smaller and more intimate than the large East Bank hotels, a hotel that is just a few minutes walk from the local ferry is a perfect place to combine peace and solitude with all the life that the East Bank has to offer.
Hotel El Mesala but please mention Spirit of the Nile in your enquiry.
More small hotels and apartment rentals to come soon....... all personally known to me and highly recommended.