Reviewed 16 February, 2020
Thank you for your hospitality and comfort, it was pleasant stay.
Hotel has very good location, all you can need is in 5 minutes by walking and at the same time - quiet place in the center of the city.
Will be happy to back here.
A great budget hotel within walking distance of Luxor Temple
Reviewed 12 February, 2020
The Gaddis Hotel staff are very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are comfortable and all the basic necessities are provided. The solid buffet breakfast provides everything you need for a full day's sightseeing -- I didn't need to eat again until the evening during the two days I stayed (I recommend the omelettes and the fuul beans). The hotel is about fifteen minutes walk from Luxor Temple (a short cab ride to Karnak), and there are usually cabs outside which will take you for a (pre-negotiated!) price wherever you want to go, including the West Bank. The King Dude Bar at the Gaddis is something special and worth studying in its own right. The bar food is also good (the chicken shawarma is excellent!), and goes well with a couple of Egyptian beers at the end of a long day.
A little jewel
Reviewed 30 January, 2020
This is my third visit to this downtown hotel and, as usual, I had a great time.
I flew from Manchester to Istanbul and then on to Luxor which meant that I didn't check-in to the hotel until 3.30 AM. Check-in was hassle-free, quick and efficient and the porter carried my luggage to my room.
The rooms are light and airy, and although basic, are very clean. There's plenty of hot water for washing and showering etc. The rooms are cleaned daily and linen and towels changed regularly.
Breakfast the following morning was fresh and offered plenty of choice. The waiters in the morning were Bola, Josef, and Marcous (Rambo) and they, as well as the chef do everything they can to make you happy.
Lunch is easily available, but I ate in the restaurant in the evening and enjoyed a variety of dishes. Choices include steak, salads, pizza, fish, chicken, burgers, sandwich snacks. The chef makes sure everything is fresh and well presented. There's something for almost everyone. The evening waiters, Bola (again) and Jacob are excellent and extremely helpful. The whole restaurant and bar are presided over by the ever watchful Romany who goes out of his way to ensure the whole operation runs smoothly and proffesionaly.
Mr Gaddis, the owner, is always available and has an open-door policy so you can always approach him if the is an issue to be resolved. (Not that I had any.)
You will find 'posher' hotels, but I defy you to find a more genuinely friendly or helpful staff team in Luxor. If you need anything just ask and they will do what they can.
My sincere thanks to everyone involved, from reception, cleaners, waiting staff, management and owner for making this a home-from-home experience. I can't wait to come back.
Affordable but this is reflected in quality
Reviewed 10 January, 2020
Stayed here for 3 days while exploring Luxor. Unfortunately the locals of Luxor made us not want to leave the hotel - it is impossible to take more than 1 step outside the door without being harassed to buy something, or ride in a chariot or taxi, and this harassment continues constantly. Perhaps the hotel could ask the locals not to harass the guests immediately outside the hotel. We tried breakfast once but did not have it again during our stay - would have been nice to have fresh fruit. The bathroom leaks badly, the bathroom floor becomes a swimming pool. The beds were comfortable enough, and the cleaning staff did a good job with the daily turndown service. Free WiFi in the room. Room was affordable and this is reflected in the quality. The hotel is in the shade of other buildings night and day so it is very cold when we stayed, however there is heating in the room. The outdoor pool is also in the shade, we did not witness anyone using it. The speakers for the prayer announcements early morning and late afternoons must be near the hotel as this was very loud in the room. When we were selecting this hotel, it showed on Maps as on the Nile River, and this was the reason for our selection. However the hotel is not on the Nile River, and there is no access to the Nile on foot in the nearby vicinity. If we were to visit Luxor again, we would pay a higher price for a higher quality hotel.
Arrive as a tourist, leave as a friend!
Reviewed 28 September, 2019
I have just spent another brilliant week at the Gaddis Hotel. The rooms are basic, but very clean and light. Towels and bedding are changed regularly. The hotel is situated about 20 minutes from Luxor Temple so its situation is ideal for me.
Check-in (even at 2.30 in the morning) was quick and easy. My suitcase was taken to the room for me and the receptionist didn't leave until he was assured that I was happy.
Breakfast consists of cereals, meat, cheeses, Egyptian dishes and eggs and the two waiters, Josef and Bola were friendly and professional.
I also ate dinner at the restaurant where a good variety of food and snacks are served including salads and steak. The steak was beautiful and the Nicoise salad was fresh and very tasty.
In the evening the waiters Jacob and Marcous under the leadership of Romany, the Food and Beverage Manager, were absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they quickly made me feel that I was a member of the Gaddis Hotel family. They were perfect in every way. Romany keeps everything ship-shape and nothing escapes him. He is the ultimate professional. Mr Gaddis OBE, the owner, is always at hand should there ever be a problem.
The staff really make the hotel an experience that I can't wait to repeat. I will be back soon! Thank you to everyone.