Luxor Journals

December in Luxor

A December 2002 trip to Luxor by suelees1

Quote: All your senses will be highlighted in Luxor. Fabulous place with excellent December weather, wonderful people, great sights, surprising choice of veggie food and and what shopping experiences.

December in Luxor

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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There were no best things or most memorable moments. They went on for the whole week. Don't come to relax as the only place to do this is by the hotel pool and who wants to bake for a week?We explored on foot all the back streets and markets. Took caleche rides, crossed the Nile, rode camels, joined the throngs in the Valley of Kings, sailed on a felucca, relaxed in their gardens then had afternoon tea in the Winter Palace, had a few too many Egyptian Ouzos with a local, and had a fabulous 'new year' meal specially prepared for us veggies.Everything was brilliant - just give yourself time to get into the swing of things and go for it.Quick Tips: Don't be tempted to stay in your hote...Read More

Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor

Hotel | "Sonesta St George"

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Five star hotel with 200+ rooms. Over the top decor depending on your taste, but most thought it gorgeous. Good situation within easy 1k distance from town centre, although it's on busy road at front. Magnificent Nile and West Bank views at rear. Best choice of breakfast ever. Seven restaurants, cafes, and bars. Sumptious suite with two balconies. Lovely pool with smallish gardens and plenty free beds/towels. Pontoon over the Nile. Own feluccas/motor boats. Your every whim can be catered for, but when juxtaposed against the poverty outside seems a bit obscene. If you stay in a place like this we strongly feel you should put something back into the local economy as this is an internatonal chain and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2003

Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor
CORNICHE EL NIL STREET
Luxor, Egypt
011 2095 2 382575

Africa Restaurant

Restaurant

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50 meters from ferry landing. Open air but under cover. We were verbally told the menu (meat main courses), but when we specified veggie were given tahini dip, mixed salad, bread, sliced aubergine in batter, vegetable tagine (stew), and rice. (under £3 sterling). Night was chilly so our waiter brought coals in a cooking pot and put it on the table. They serve alcohol and sheeshas. Friendly staff. Absolutely brilliant.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 4, 2003

Africa Restaurant
West Bank
Luxor, Egypt

Kings Head

Restaurant

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New Years Eve and we didn't fancy the free hotel gala dinner preceded by cocktails, so we booked for the Kings Head. Sounds like British-type pub but believe me it's not. Compared to prices in England for such a night, excellent value at £4.00 sterling.

As non meat eaters we were promised "something special". Although wary it was wonderful. Four courses - soup starter, second course of bread, mixed salad, huge plate of falafels on salad base, and sliced aubergines in garlic. I couldn't manage the main course of lasagna so they told us to go in the following day for it. There was also fruit salad/cheeses for dessert.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 4, 2003

Kings Head
Sharia Ibn Khalid Walid
Luxor, Egypt