Thursday, January 05, 2012

just back from a week with Flats in Luxor - Review of Flats in Luxor, Luxor, Egypt - TripAdvisor

Another great review on Trip Advisor, we now have 82 reviews. if you have stayed at the flats and haven't made a review then please do :)

just back from a week with Flats in Luxor - Review of Flats in Luxor, Luxor, Egypt - TripAdvisor: We stayed with Flats in Luxor for one week starting Boxing Day 2011, trying out both the Al Gezera and Goubli appartments. We'd been to Luxor before about 11 years previous and had stayed on the East bank (ie main city) but now with 3 kids wanted a self-catering option somewhere more low key. The hassle factor on the West bank is definitely much less and once a few hundred meters from the port you can basically do what you want with people saying hello, welcome etc rather than try to sell you stuff. The regular ferry across to Luxor Temple is 1 LE per person, so does not break the bank. Al Gezera is more central a couple of hundred meters from the river, whereas Goubli is quieter amidst fields of bananas and sugar cane about a mile down a dusty road next to one of the many irrigation canals. Perfectly straightforward and safe to walk even at night. Both have great views though swimming only for the brave / kids in winter! Easy to buy local bread, fruit and other staples to eat at the appartment, but the West bank has good restaurants too.

Jane was very friendly and helpful and fixed us up with great local guides/ cars/ donkeys/ boats/ camels/ cooks for hassle free trips around the sites and local colour.

All in all a great trip, kids healthy and happy throughout and expectations exceeded.

Stayed December 2011, traveled with family

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