Bob Marley House (also known as Sherif Hotel) is a very good value. It's very inexpensive and, although the facilities are very basic, Ziggy and Achmed are both very, very helpful and nice.
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In Sherief Hotel Bob Marley House, YOU are the star !
3 important questions for you :
- what is really important for you to discover & to see ?
- how long are you staying ?
- what is your budget ?
Once we know this, we'll take care of the rest and make of your holiday an unforgettable discovery of the great pharaonic empire of Egypt
Welcome to the Bob Marley's House (Backpacker's point), we welcome all.
This is a great place to make yourself at home; chill and relax at the best and most comfortable place in Luxor. Join other guests and share your adventures of the day at our Retro-Roof top terrace, with the most comfortable hammock.
Our place is designed to provide you with a relaxed atmosphere : just lay back and enjoy the Luxor sunset in the West bank. Our theme is as Bob Marley said it best, 'Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is going to be alright,' = peace, relaxation, quietness. Our serviceminded staff gives you all the necessary information and overall support.
We organize great local tours and tailor-made excursions at very competitive prices.
Single, double, triple & 4 bed rooms, private or shared bathrooms, aircondition, fans, hot water showers
Rooftop : splendid panoramic view, mountains of Westbank in the background ; sunbathing in the day, illuminations after sunset
Big reception room ; meeting other travellers
Services & facilities :
Free wifi, free use of hotel computer ;
Reception open 24 hrs ; breakfast included (no time limit)
Assistance purchase train-, bus- and airplane tickets
Free pick-up from train- and bus station center Luxor
Taxi or minibus from and to airport
Use facilities hotel after check-out (12 hrs) : showers, rooftop, wifi, computer, etc.
Laundry service ; free use hairdryer
Locker room, luggage store ; safe
Free use guide books (English, French, Dutch)
Detailed information Luxor (East- & Westbank) + free map
Professional advice pharaonic sites (Luxor, Thebes, Karnak, Abydos, Denderah, Abu Simbel, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae, etc)
Excursions pharaonic sites
Fellucca, hot air balloon
Rent : bicycles, taxi, minibus
Horses : safari West bank, horse riding lessons
Trips with donkeys and camels
The hotel is a short walk from the city centre and the Nile River and Luxor Temples.
Upon your arrival in Luxor we will arrange a free pick-up service from the train or bus station to the hotel. A taxi from the airport is 60 LE.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
Badr Street off Television Street
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Well the 'best and most comfortable place in luxor' it is not, but if you are looking for a backpacking hostel, there are certainly much worse. What I liked most about it was the location, in that it was off the beaten tourist path and one could go out to the shops and to get something to eat without the endless pestering from calesh drivers, taxi drivers etc, which is all too frequent on the cornishe and around the Temples.
What I liked least about it is that every sound echoes, whilst trying to sleep I could hear every word that was being spoken on the ground floor, as well as the tv.
Having paid for a room with a private bathroom, I had to use the shared bathroom as there was no hot water in my room, this was fixed on the second day, so in taking a shower in my own room on the third day, the shower head then fell apart.
The sheets on the bed are very old and even though they had been washed, they were very grubby. The manager told me that they were encountering some problems as they had 'only recently opened', from this I assumed that they had just taken over the place, so one would have thought they would have bought some new linens. The towels were new, but they are hand towels, so if you need more than a hand towel for your shower, I suggest you take your own.
Breakfast consists of an omelet, that is just eggs, nothing else, and not very well cooked, plus a pancake, which also could be cooked a little more, plus bread and jam, and tea, you get the same breakfast every day.
The hotel itself is clean, and has some wonderful paintings on the walls. The staff are great and very friendly and courteous. I would stay there again but I would definitely take my own linens and towels, and recommend anyone planning on staying there does this.
In fairness, the hotel is very cheap, and my comments are not by way of complaint, but an honest description of what the hotel is like.
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Bob Marley House (also known as Sherif Hotel) is a very good value. It's very inexpensive and, although the facilities are very basic, Ziggy and Achmed are both very, very helpful and nice. Achmed went out of his way to help us get sold-out train tickets (and gave back some of the money I gave him since the price was lower than they thought he thought it would be!) We went on an amazing felucca ride on the Nile with Said arranged by Bob Marley House. It was a very inexpensive and wonderful experience!
Really nice place to stay with unbreakable breakfast included! Very clean rooms, because of Fati and the other girls, working hard. The staff is very nice and helpful, just maybe a little to relaxed...but this is the Bob Marley spirit! Great!
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