There are a lot of ATM available in Luxor, some of them at the Corniche and some on the Westbank.
A lot of companies offer a breathtaking trip in a hot air balloon. The start is always very early in the morning. Trips are possible every day but depending on the weather conditions. We can arrange this wonderful trip for you.
There is a variety of national and international banks in Luxor. Opening times are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday and Saturday the banks are closed, but to exchange money you can use for example the Thomas Cook branch next to the Winter Palace Hotel at Corniche, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a nice, relaxing or sporty ride on a bicycle through the landscape and villages. Just ask us and we will bring the bicycle for you to “Nile House”, so that you can start directly from the hotel. We can also arrange long term bicycle rent, for example for three days, one week or more.
You’ll find a small number of books in German, English and French for a relaxing literature in our library. If you want to find a particular travel guide book or a book about Egyptology or anything else, you can get this for sure in Aboudi Book Shop (Station Street beside Mc Donalds) or Gaddis Book Shop (at the Corniche beside the Winter Palace Hotel). If you bring your own books from Europe and you don’t want to take them home again after reading, we would be very happy if you would hand them over to us and we will add them to our library. Thank you!
Breakfast time at “Nile House” is from 6 to 10 a.m. You can choose the place you want to take your breakfast: On one of the terraces, in the garden, at the Swimming pool or in your room…
We can arrange any car, minibus or taxi for any trip or transfer. Just ask us!
Crossing the Nile:
To cross the Nile you have the choice of the public ferry or one of the small motorboats. The public ferry is working without schedule all day and all night. The motorboats are working all day until late at night.
You can take dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. at any place in “Nile House”. Please tell the team by 12 a.m. if you wish to take dinner that day or not. We are not a public restaurant, so everything is cooked fresh especially for you!
Food and beverages:
Small snacks and all kinds of drinks are available all day. You can also take your lunch at “Nile House” from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need a lunch-box for a trip, just let us know the evening before.
For your private laptop we offer free Wifi.
If you have any laundry, please use the laundry-bag you’ll find in your room and hand it over to one of our team with the form supplied. After one day you will get your laundry back, fresh and clean.
If you are sick or you need any medical help, a hospital or medicine, just let us know. We can arrange a visit to a doctor or call a doctor to “Nile House” in case of emergency. We can also obtain the medicine you need.
One Egyptian Pound (LE) has 100 Piaster. Egyptian banknotes are available in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pound and in 25 and 50 Piaster. Coins are common in 25 and 50 Piaster and 1 pound. Take care please; the 1 Pound coin is very similar to the 1 Euro coin!
To exchange money you can use any bank (see point “Banks” above) or any money-exchange office like “Thomas Cook” or on ATM. Or just ask us and we will arrange this for you. We can also tell you the daily currency rate by checking it at www.oanda.com
You can relax in the Oriental Corner of our garden and drink a local tea (or anything else of course) or smoke a typical oriental water pipe (shisha)!
There are two pharmacies on the main street in El Gezira (just 10 minutes’ walk from “Nile House”) and a lot of pharmacies in Luxor-East. Most of these pharmacies offer nearly all the medicine and some of the cosmetics that you can obtain in Europe
The central Luxor Post Office is situated at the beginning of the Station Street in Luxor, just five minutes’ walk from the Corniche and the ferry landing place. If you want to send letters or cards, you can also hand them over to us and we will arrange for them to be sent. You can also buy stamps and postcards in some of the small supermarkets you’ll find nearby.
If you want to enjoy a ride on horse, camel or donkey, just let us know. We can arrange the trip for you and also the transfer to the stables.
Small snacks and drinks are available all day.
You can use the steam-bath from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. but please let us know at least half an hour before you want to use the Hamman.
There are a lot of small supermarkets and fruit and vegetable-shops in El Gezira just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. You’ll find nearly everything you need.
Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi:
The Swimming pool and Jacuzzi are open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. Please note that there is no life guard. The use of these facilities and of the steam-bath is at your own risk. Please don’t let children use the pool or Jacuzzi or steam-bath alone!
If you have a mobile phone and your stay in Luxor lasts longer, we recommend you to buy an Egyptian SIM-Card (Vodafone, MobiNil etc.) and use prepaid cards, because phoning is much cheaper this way, even phone calls to the loved ones abroad. The SIM Prepaid cards are available for 10, 25, 50 and 100 LE. The SIM-Card costs 25 LE. There are several shops in El Gezira and Luxor, where you can buy these cards, but we can also manage this for you.
We can arrange tickets for flights, trains or busses. Just ask us.
The Luxor Tourist Information is situated in Station Street, opposite Luxor train station, just a few minutes’ walk from the Corniche.
Trips and transfers:
We arrange all kinds of trips and transfers for you. For detailed information please check “Activities” .
If you need a wakeup call in the morning or at any time of the day please let us know before 9 p.m. in the evening.