Friday, December 28, 2007
Tony Blair is in Luxor now, perhaps he will visit as well. :)
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
There is a new Italian restaurant opened in Luxor called Benz and the chef Ben Wilson makes wonderful food. I challenged him to do us Christmas Dinner and so this what is on offer to my guests this year, pretty cool
Flats in Luxor
clear tomato & basil soup with vodka
Melon Midari fans
fans of melon soaked in melon liquor
The classic prawn cocktail prawns on a bed of lettuce with a home made Marie Rose sauce
Traditional Roast Turkey
Buttered Savoy Cabbage
Garlic and Rosemary Roast potatoes
Roast Herb Parsnips
Honey Glazed carrots
Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Almonds
Sage & onion stuffing balls, Home made gravy and Cranberry sauce
White Chocolate Pannacotta with a Champagne Granita
Christmas Pudding & Mince pies with Brandy Butter
A selection of Cheese & Biscuits
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Communal areas which are still ongoing include courtesy car, heated swimming and Jacuzzi, bar, restaurant, roof terrace, laundry facilities, pool table, satellite TV, Internet, designer garden and lift.
There are three bedrooms which all open out onto a large balcony. As there are two flats on each floor one balcony has views of the Theban Hills (my favourite)and of the River Nile the other way. These have air conditioning and fans and all linen including swimming pool towels is provided. There is a large family bathroom.
The master bedroom is furnished with a double bed, the other rooms have twin beds.
It has an ensuite shower room shown in this picture with granite sink surrounds.
The lounge has satellite TV, comfortable seating and dinning table for 6 people. As well it's own balcony with a view to the north and Hatshepsut's temple.
The kitchen is full equipped even down to the granite work surface. However we find most guests prefer to use it merely for keep beer cold and provisions for breakfast. Eating out in Egypt is so cheap. However everything is there should you want to cook.
What impressed our guests the most was the 360 degree view, here are views ,north west
and south west. The Nile, Luxor temple, Hatshepsut’s temple all visible from roof and higher flats. Ground floor overlooks the pool and garden.
If you want to book any of these flats please go to our main website and check out the availability or book direct here. Until the communal areas are totally finished we are holding the price at the same as our Al Gezira flats. £165 GBP per week or $330 USD.
If you have already made a booking at the Al Gezira flats and want to swap please email me quoting your booking reference.
Four flats face the Nile and these are from the ground up Maat, Mut, Hathor and Bast. There are only 3 facing the hills and I have one of them, so from the top down they are Sekhmet and Selket. The ground floor facing the hills is a pleasant reception/lounge/communal area, nice for evening entertainment
Monday, November 19, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Reputable local agencies are Flats in Luxor which owns several fully equipped flats near the Pyramisa Isis and deluxe flats with pool and Jacuzzi on the West Bank
Hurrah for us
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Other people have started using the phrase Flats in Luxor on their websites but unless it is our website it is not us. The original Flats in Luxor as recommended by the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide only has one address on the world wide web http://www.flatsinluxor.co.uk/ so don't be misled. Other domain registrations http://www.flatsinluxor.com/ and http://www.flatsinluxor.net/ both belong to us and redirect to the http://www.flatsinluxor.co.uk/ So unless it is one of those it is not the original and best Flats in Luxor.
This blog is the official blog of Flats in Luxor http://www.flatsinluxor.co.uk/ and Jane Akshar runs another blog http://www.luxornews.net/ that deals with events, happenings, history and places in Luxor. These are the only blogs associated with Flats in Luxor.
We wish other flat owners in Luxor the best but wish they would not steal our image but create their own.
A flat is a British word and Americans would be more familiar with the word apartment.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
This person wanted to buy a flat in Luxor and when you are making an important decision like that then you definitely want to know who you are dealing with. But even renting a flat when you are paying in advance or handing over credit card details it is useful. LinkedIn is the professional networking website.
The public profile of Jane Akshar is here http://www.linkedin.com/pub/4/9a4/4a4
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The tour starts in the early morning from the new road and takes the ancient caravan tracks. This is a short cut between Luxor and Kharga where you are free to wander in desert, see a real oasis, met local people and see places of beauty. The route takes you via the Black Valley, Crystal Quarry, Deers Valley, Alabaster Valley, sand dunes and the Temple of Isis at Duch.
Visit one of the oldest Christian necropolises in the world at Bagawat home of the oldest Basilisk church, the Exodus Chapel and Peace Chapel. Then onto the Temple of Hibis built by the Persian king Darius in the 26th Dynasty. The best preserved temple in the Western Desert built for the God Amun Ra.
You will see many different types of sand and rock formations with plenty of wild life birds and reptiles together with a hit spring swim.
Five Day Tour Kharga, Dakhla, Qasir, Sand Sea, Farafra, White Desert, Bahariya, Black Desert, Valley of the Golden Mummies
Day 1 Depart Luxor for Kharga, Visit Bagawat the oldest Christian necropolis and Ptolemaic temple of Hibis. Camp beyond the Roman fortress under the desert sky
Day 2 Drive to Dakhla where you will experience traditional Bedouin hospitality and have a hot spring swim.
Day 3 Experience the beauty of Qasir, the oldest inhabited Islamic town, just outside Dakhla. Visit the old city of Mut and Balalt, one of the earliest Pharaonic sites. Our drive takes us deep into the Western Desert and close to the great Sand Sea. Visit Farafra Oasis for lunch and head into the magical White Desert to look for fossils and black pyrites. . The White Desert is the largest I the world, there are beautiful formations such as mushrooms and ice cream cones!!! The to the chalk and limestone formations in the desert for dinner and an overnight camp sleeping under the stars.
Day 4 – On to Bahariya oasis via the Crystal Mountain where you can hunt for quartz. Take a hot spring swim close to the black desert and its pyramid shaped mountain of Visit the Valley of the golden mummies
Day 5 Leave for Cairo, se the pyramids, sphinx and Egyptian museum
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
The interior is roomy and spacious this shot of the lounge shows the spectacular views that will be available. The rounded windows give character to the room and the entrance hall is open to the lounge giving more space and a cool feel. Essential in the summer months.
There are three bedrooms and one has an ensuite shower room and toilet. The family bathroom is shared by the other 2 bedrooms. They will all be fitted with air conditioning, you can see the hole in readiness, and fans.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Breakfast can consist of cereals with milk but be warned Egyptians have a very sweet tooth so local cereals are highly sweetened and may not be to your taste. If you are used to a high fibre breakfast then bringing a packet of your favourite might be a good idea. Other breakfast options are local fruit (all organic and seasonal), yogurt, eggs, bread, cheese, freshly juices and of course instant coffee and tea. Real coffee is often Turkish style so again if you like filter coffee you may wish to bring this.
Lunch can consist of light snacks and sandwiches. Tuna, cheese, luncheon meat(beef), sardines, corned beef are all available as sandwich fillings. Bread is fresh and baked locally. You can make many pasta dishes with fresh vegetables and frozen mince. Vegetables are truly tasty and again seasonal.
Want to cook meat for dinner then you can buy beef and chicken easily. The more squeamish might prefer to get frozen chicken as the fresh is really fresh. No that is not a pet shop, you choose your chicken and the girl kills, plucks and guts it for you. Meat is hacked off rather than jointed so great for stews but don't expect to get hold of joints. although I did have a guest who cooked a full roast beef dinner with Yorkshire puddings!!
Can't be bothered well most of the restaurants will do a take away and you can get a roast chicken for under £3 GBP with rice, salad and vegetables.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
There are actually quite a few choices of what site to visit and we generally make the selection after meeting you, finding out what interests you and where you have been before. My favourite combination is the Tomb of Ay in the western Valley of the Valley of Kings. the Nobles tombs of Roy and Shu Roy and the memorial temple the Ramses II, the Ramasseum.
This tour is also very good for kids as they find crowds overwhelm them and they can enjoy what is front of them with no grown ups to block the view.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Please quote QT1 when making your booking
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Remember Flats in Luxor have 3 blocks of flats, one on the East Bank near the Isis hotel and ideal for those that enjoy culture and nightlife in Luxor. One in rural West Bank about 2 miles from the ferry that will be opening in summer 2007 and of course the original Al Gezira flats on the edge of the village and 10 minutes walk from the ferry. Both our West Bank blocks of flats have swimming pools and other facilities.
Flats in Luxor is proud of it's international reputation and the high quality of its flats and their communal areas. This is reflected in their inclusion in both Rough Guide and Lonely Planet.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I try and make my children's tours fun by dressing up and take advantage of the quietness of the temple of Seti I by acting out Pharaoh at the window of appearances. The guards are very good natured about helping me and joining in and the faces of the local children watching us had to be seen to believe.