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Why we like it
- The property stands amidst the lush banks of the Nile two minutes from Karnak Temple and enjoys glorious, uninterrupted views from the water's edge
- The 236 rooms and suites are light and airy, some with balconies overlooking landscaped gardens and the River Nile
- Eight restaurants and bars offer everything from Eastern cuisine to Mediterranean snacks
- The Nayara Spa offers luxurious holistic treatments
- Two stunning infinity pools are situated right on the banks of the Nile
- Other facilities include a fitness centre and a range of activities for children
We fell in love with the Spa Suites which each have their own private pool and treatment room. They are pure escapism.
What made the experience so positive was the absolutely top notch quality of the staff and facilities provided by A&K, right the way through from the day we started planning the holiday to the day we returned to the UK. I must thank you for all your hard work in putting together such a great itinerary.
- HW, Gloucestershire
The rooms and suites exude an elegant simplicity, whilst still packing in all the luxurious touches you'd expect as well as some traditional Egyptian detailing.
This hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the local area and culture - from Nile cruises and Bedouin campfire picnics to the temples and museums of Karnak and Luxor.
Best time to be there
Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.
Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)
4 hours 50 minutes direct
GMT +2 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival
No mandatory vaccinations
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