Friday, July 30, 2010

Featured Apartments in Luxor - Anubis and Seth

These one bedroom apartments are situated in Flats in Luxor East Bank building. This is located in the heart of tourist town. Seen here on the satellite map.

The street which is unnamed is off Khalid Bin Walled street which is the main street housing the Sonesta, Nile Place, St Joseph, Gaddis hotels. This side street is opposite the Isis Pyramisa and MobileNil is on one corner and BNP Paribas on the other.

The side street used to be a cul de sac but recently access was made to Medina street but it is still little frequented so an oasis of calm in the middle of busy Luxor. There are staff on the premises 24/7 and they maintain the communal areas, provide security and will run errands or help with translation.

This was the second apartment block we built and was complete in 2005. It comprises three apartments with three bedrooms and two apartments with one bedroom. The one bedroom apartments are on the ground floor making them ideal for the less mobile.

Luxor has a limited nightlife and for those wishing to enjoy it this location is ideal being within reach of western style restaurants, bars, hotels, discos and other night time attractions. Just across the Nile River you have all the cultural attractions of tombs and temples.

The flat itself consists of one separate bedroom, a shower room and an open plan kitchen and bathroom. This is the layout of Anubis and Seth is a mirror image. Ideal for a single person or a couple, we often have long term rentals in these apartments from people working or studying in the area. There is a roof terrace for the use of all the apartments in the building. Both these apartments are for sale, long term rental or holiday rental. Please contact us at for more details.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Excellent apartment and lovely host - Review of Flats in Luxor, Luxor, Egypt - TripAdvisor

Excellent apartment and lovely host - Review of Flats in Luxor, Luxor, Egypt - TripAdvisor: "“Excellent apartment and lovely host”

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Nice to get a review on TS after a break of 5 weeks and from such a nice family as well

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Location, Location, Location

How nice of Google Earth, they have just released up dated satellite pictures of Egypt. So at last you can see where all out buildings are. You might want to select the actual image to see it properly.

When selecting accommodation in Luxor you want to make sure where you are in relationship to central Luxor and the sites. You want to be in the centre of things not miles out like and needing a taxi when you want a loaf of bread, the bank or a visit to the sites. Egyptian Experience is a classic example of a poor location, over 9km from central Luxor.

The more popular hotels are in south Luxor, around the area of our East Bank building and this is where you will find a whole variety of restaurants and shops as well as banks. Central Luxor is situated around the railway station, our Al Gezera building is just across the Nile from there. The ferry goes from Luxor temple to Al Gezera village where our original flats are located. There are lots of Egyptian restaurants here; prices are much reduced from tourist town. All our other West Bank properties are with 1km of there and are within sight of the temple of Hatshepsut.

So here are close ups of all our buildings, first Al Gezera

This was the first building we built 7 years ago consisting of 4 three bedroom two bathroom flats and a penthouse. The pent house is sold and the owner is mostly resident but occasionally rents it. I live on the second floor and my spare bedroom is available for rent. The other 3 flats are available for sale or rent. We refurbished the entire building in June 2010, installing a second bathroom and painting it from top to toe. The flat names are Osirus, Isis, Horus and Ra is the penthouse. There is a swimming pool, pool table, garden and chef will deliver.

Next along the road is the Arabesque House; we bought this building and completely refurbished it. It has 2 two bedroom 1 three bedroom and a penthouse. Just along the road from Goubli residents can use the facilities there e.g. swimming pool, restaurant, Wi-Fi, library, washing machine. This building is decorated in an Arabic/Islamic style. The flat names are Nigma, Amar, Layla and Noor.

Next we have the villas, at the time of the satellite picture they were being built but you can at least see the foundations lol. They have their own special website the villa names are Manga, Limon, Tofa and Tine.
Next door is Goubli with 7 three bedroom two bathroom flats 2 have owners but only one is resident so 6 available for rent and 5 available for sale. This building has free Wi-Fi, restaurant, swimming pool, garden, library, washing machine and a resident’s lounge. The flat names are Maat, Mut, Hathor, Bast, Neith, Selket, and Sekhmet.

Lastly the East Bank building, that is in the heart of tourist town and great for those wanting more nightlife. This building consists of 3 three bedroom flats and 2 one bedroom. One flat is sold and the owner is in residence, another Shu, the owner keeps one bedroom locked so it is available as a two bedroom two bathroom. The other flats are Geb, Anubis and Seth.

Al Gezera Refurbishment Completed

If you have been following the photo diary on Facebook you will know that we have been refurbishing Al Gezera the flats we first built 7 years ago. They now have a second bathroom in the big main bedroom, the outside is terracotta and each room has a feature wall with a paint effect that looks like wall paper. The stairs have a paint marble affect. It all looks really smart, ready for the winter season.

It looks like we are going to have a busy winter as our forward bookings are good, Christmas is pretty full but we still have vacancies, especially at the villas.