Domina Emilio Hotel
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We then had lunch in a local hotel before half the group went back to the hotel and Matt, me and Margaret went on an optional excursion to the workers tombs and Habu Temple with our local guide.
We couldn't take cameras in the workers tombs but the colours and images inside were incredible. It was tiny inside and for a while we had it to …
After the balloon ride we met the rest of the group and set off on a 45 minute donkey trek, my legs ached a bit after trotting for 45 minutes with no stirrups and it was terrifying going through the traffic as we had no control whatsoever. It was Riazat's birthday today so it was a novel way for her to spend it.
After the donkey trek we …
Another early start today for the optional balloon ride. Three of the group opted to do this. We got a boat and bus there and had the safety briefing about landing which put as all off a bit. We were so nervous on take-off and wondering if we'd made the right decision, we were really lucky that our balloon was nowhere near as busy as some of the …
Today we had a 5am wake-up as we had to be at the bus for 6. We got ready and had breakfast on the move before disembarking for the last time and saying goodbye to our crew. Those poor guys had another 3 day trip back to Aswan.
We then got the bus to Edfu and were there at about 7am and it was already boiling hot.
After Edfu we …
Today was a day I was most looking forward to because we were off to Hatshepsut's temple and the Valley of the Kings. We hopped back on our ferry again to cross the Nile and some of our group opted for a donkey ride to Hatsheput’s temple. We hung out at a café and had tea while they made their way by donkey. We watched the hot air balloons …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Domina Emilio Hotel Luxor
We stayed here earlier this month (5/2006) and had a wonderful stay. The location is perfect- one evening we had a few hours to kill before our train and really enjoyed walking around- the Corniche is a few minutes away... the Mummy Museum is < 5 minutes away... there are plenty of carriages parked across the street for a fun way to explore, as well a market.
The hotel itself has a grand lobby and the room also are tastefully decorated. The bathroom was of a good size, and it was always left very clean. the bed was comfortable, and the amenities were all in working order- tv, ac etc.
If I had to make one complaint- the breakfast is a bit on the weak side. But really this is a solid hotel and I'd happily stay here again.
Friendly staff, comfortable lobby, bright breakfast room, enjoyable and relaxing rooftop with (small) pool and restaurant, and nice view (unless you look right down onto the sad rooftop of the neighboring building).
I stayed at this hotel for 5 days in December, 2005 and I was surprised how good it was for a 3 star hotel. It was perfectly situated in the downtown area close to the Nile and the Luxor Temple and Luxor Museum. I had no cause for complaint with the hotel: the staff were very pleasant and helpful; the rooms were roomy and very clean; the dining room and breakfast were excellent; the lobby and bar service could not be better and the roof top terrace (with a swimming pool)was superb with its bar service and shaded areas and views over the city. It was always a delight to get back to the hotel to relax in comfort after a days walking and sightseeing. I'd strongly recommend this place to anyone and I'd certainly stay there again. The garden restaurant, Chez Omar, with its food and staff (Hassan and Hussein) about half a block down the street from the hotel was excellent.
This hotel is totally unprofessional. I made a reservation with them way back in July, for the December (New Year period), which was confirmed in writing. One week before my arrival they e-mailed me to say they didn't have room any more and they had moved my booking to the New Pola hotel. They also said I should pay the same amount.
If you want 5 star, quiet, isolated luxury, this is not the hotel for you. If you want a great location, great views and to experience the sounds and atmoshpere of this amazing city, it definately is. From the roof, with its pool and decent food, you can look over Luxor Temple, the Nile and Hatshpsut's Temple. Recently refurbished, it is clean, the staff are exceptionally friendly and the city is on your doorstep. Yes, it's noisy but that is Luxor. I was a lone female traveller and I felt comfortable and safe throughout my stay. Ask for a room with a balcony on floor 5 or 6 and just sit and watch the world go by.
we stayed at the emilio for a couple of days.it's adequate but nothing fancy.we had a nice view over the city from our balcony.it was extremely hot outside and our A.C. was bearely working.( we could hardly sleep since our room was so hot ) .the fridge wasn't working very well either.we actually were surprised that tour groups use that hotel as it's not really up to standards ! a couple of nights there was O.K. but in retrospect,we should probably have stayed in something a bit more comfortable !
We were told all hotels were booked but could stay at a nice 3 star hotel....Hotel Emillio. The lobby had flies, it was dark shabby, small and staff had to be coaxed to be helpful. Our "double" room was 2 singles, carpeting was torn and filthy, no hot water for shower, overlooks a smelly alley, shabby towels, lights out, beer bottles in hallways, controls didn't work on AC, phone did not work, etc. they did put us in a double the next day, but we looked around for a different hotel!
A good mid-range hotel.
I stayed here for a night while on an organised tour of Egypt. The room was clean and comfortable and the it was centrally located. Breakfast was OK. I heard the roof-top pool was nice but with only a 2 days in Luxor I didn't have time to check it out myself.
The hotel, was approved by Explore and since 2000 it has not improved. We stayed there in December 2004.
All of the previous comments are still valid.
The hotel is poor and can only be described as a slum at best. The rooms are poor, the food not any better and the staff most unhelpfull, getting a replacement tolilet roll was a feat in itself. The aircon did not work.
If you are offered to stay there DONT. it is a vile hotel and you would be better off sleeping rough. Which is a far better option than this hotel.