LUXOR - NEIGHBORHOODS
The East Bank of Luxor is the central part of the city where the vast majority of hotels and tourist facilities can be found. The East bank always represented the main settlement through the ages which remains true today, this is where the Luxor Temple, the Temple of Karnak, The Museum and an abundance of hotels and restaurants are located. When visiting the city of Luxor, the East Bank is where most visitors choose to stay and travel across to the West Bank tourist sites. There is a great variety of accommodation options found in this area including 5-star luxury hotels such as the Old Winter Palace Hotel to hostels and camping options.
The layout of the town is pretty simple and the distance between the Luxor Temple and the Temple of Karnak is only about 1.9 miles, the layout of the area is made up of four main roads and a network of small streets. One of the oldest and most famous hotels in Luxor is The Sofitel Winter Palace boasting lush verdant gardens and pools with one of the best restaurants in the city. There is a large concentration of restaurants and pubs found are the Sonesta St George Hotel, there are many menus here with a Sunday roast and Yorkshire puddings. There are popular souq`s that are open late at night and the Corniche is a popular place for an evening stroll, there are many cafes and restaurants found along the riverside.
The West Bank of Luxor is the gateway to the amazing Valley of Kings along with a string of other ancient archeological sites such as Deir el-Medinah and the Tombs of Nobles. The West Bank is considered to be a desirable area to stay in Luxor offering a wide range of accommodations including hotels, guesthouses, and hostels for every budget. The West Bank is a really good accommodation option for visitors putting them near some of the amazing sites and ruins found inside this archeological paradise. This side of the Nile River boasts a laid back atmosphere and boasts a good amount of restaurants found along the river, many offering rooftop terraces with outstanding views. The West Bank is the perfect setting for a stunning early morning balloon ride which takes you over the ancient ruins boasting breathtaking views. Try out some of the best food in the city at Tutankhamun Restaurant by the ferry landing where Chef Mahmoud serves up delicious fresh cuisine.