El Gezira

The Gamal Hassan family welcomes you!

The El Gezira Hotel was built in 1996, renovated in 2021 and is a family-operated business. This small friendly hotel consists of 11 air-conditioned double rooms with ensuite bathrooms, a restaurant, a large front terrace, a lovely roof garden with a fabulous view of the Nile and Luxor. The rooms are used as single, double or triple rooms and are equipped with TV, refrigerator, air conditioning unit and free Wi-Fi. Our hotel is in the village of Geziret-el-Beirat near the river Nile. Here you can experience life in a traditional Egyptian village and you are not far from the thriving historic and commercial centre of Luxor.

Allow me to introduce myself: I am Gamal Ahmed Mahmood Hassan. My German-born wife , Britta, and I go to great lengths to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay. We strive to create a comfortable family-like atmosphere and attend to all the personal and touristic needs of our guests.

El Gezira's great location - on the famous West Bank of the Nile - makes it easy to reach all of the historic tombs, temples and ruins by taxi, collective taxi or bicycle. The museums, temples and central Luxor on the East Bank are easily accessed by ferry or motorboat; both are quick and inexpensive. The walk from the hotel to the bank of the Nile itself is only 3 minutes. The city of Luxor is full of things to do aside from discovering history: a wide array of restaurants, discos, bazaars and modern shops. After a busy day of sightseeing, EI Gezira offers many attractive possibilities to unwind by walking through local vegetable gardens and sugar cane fields. You can explore the fertile valley on donkey or Arabian thoroughbred. We are happy to organize cruises on the Nile in a motorboat, or a sail in a traditional "Felucca".

Relax and enjoy an amazing sunrise or the stars from our roof garden overlooking the beautiful skyline of Luxor. Snuggle up to a good book from our library. Converse with guests from all over the world or with the local people, who have made El Gezira a social meeting place. Enjoy a fine dinner accompanied with traditional Egyptian music and dances.




Historic Thebes (Luxor) was one of the most important cities of the ancient world. During the "New Dynasty" Thebes was the centre of Egyptian culture.

Today we marvel at the largest of all of Egypt's temple complex located on the East Bank. The West Bank leads us to the gigantic burial grounds of "Necropolis".

Luxor is a city filled with ancient and modem charms, international hotels, cafes, villages, farms, markets and bazaars. Experience Middle Eastern hospitality and a fascinating way of life.

Central Luxor is located on the "East Bank" and is approximately 600 km away from Cairo. Just North of Luxor is one of the most impressive temple complexes in the world: Karnak.

The West Bank region of the Nile, also known as Thebes West, is mainly agrarian and consists of many villages.

The airport is located about 8 km East of Luxor. The Hotel El-Gezira can be approached by either crossing the river Nile with the local ferry or by one of the little motorboats available or driving over the Luxor bridge about 5 km from Luxor centre.

The railway station is at the centre of Luxor town, from where the river Nile is quickly approached.

The best time to visit Egypt is the winter season.

Egypt is located in north-eastern Africa, with the Sinai peninsula extending into Asia.

Luxor map


More Information:

"The wonders of Egypt!"

Egypt serves as a cultural and physical bridge between Africa and Asia, Red sea and Mediterranean, Islam and Christianity. Egypt shares its borders with three neighbours, Israel to the Northeast, Sudan to the South and Libya to the West. The flight distance from London to Cairo is approx. 3510 Km.
Egypt consists of over 95% uninhabited desert. Most of Egypt is located in the Sahara desert, with the exception of the Sinai peninsula and the Mediterranean coast. The Nile valley is the longest river oasis in the world. The majority of Egypt's 90 million inhabitants, 20 million of whom are in Cairo, live in this valley.
With the exception of the coastal areas, the climate of Egypt is arid. Precipitation in the South is much more sparse than in the North e.g. Alexandria with 191mm, Cairo with 24mm and Aswan with less than 1mm per year.
The soil of the Nile valley contrasts strongly with that of the nearby desert. The ancient Egyptians used the terms "Black land" and "Red land" to describe these various zones. The dark Nile silt deposit is unto 10 meters thick and extremely fertile. In spite of industrialization, Egypt has remained a largely agrarian based country. The majority of the farming methods have remained unchanged for centuries. A complex system of irrigation allows farmers multiple harvests per year. The typical winter crops are wheat, barley, beans and onions. The typical summer crops are rice, sugar cane and cotton.
About 85% of the present population are descendants of the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptians belong to an ethnic group of the Berbers and are not Arabs. The Arabs, who conquered Egypt referred to the local people as "fellahs" (arb. Felah= field work), The most intact elements of the ancient Egyptian features are to be found in the Coptic Christian minority, which represent about 7% of the population. After the "Holy War of the Arabs" Islam was established as the dominant religion. About 80.000 Bedouins cling to their traditional way of life as desert nomads. Nubians from Sudan, displaced by the flooded Nasser lake region, also make up a part of Egypt's population.
Due to its sheer age, Egypt has a very impressive history. The Early Dynastic Period of the god-like pharaohs lasted 3200 years. The Old Kingdom is often referred to as the pyramid building era (2780 b.c.-2263 BC). During the Middle Kingdom Egypt was conquered by tribes from Asia. During the New Kingdom (1550 BC -1070 BC) Thutmose III developed Egypt into a world power. Numerous tombs, temples and monuments built by Egyptians, Nubians, Persians, Greeks, Romans Mamelukes and the Turks, are all witnesses in stone to Egypt's fascinating past. Egypt gained its independence from Great Britain and established a republic in 1953

Sightseeing in and around Luxor

Daily life in the ancient world, but above all, the worship of the Gods, took place at the east side of the Nile. The west side was reserved for the dead and the all-dominant death cult as the day was “born” in the East and “died” in the West.

Luxor and Karnak (Eastside)

Theben West


Would you like some assistance with your sightseeing agenda? We can help to optimise your excursion plans. We can provide you with multilingual, licensed tour-guides who can provide you with an individual tour of the historic and everyday treasures of the region. Trips outside of Luxor can also be arranged.

Would you like to visit our museums? Would you like to see the awesome sound & light show in Karnak Temple? Would you like to explore the fertile Nile valley by bicycle or donkey? Or perhaps you would like to visit Banana Island, experiencing a lovely sunset in an Egyptian Felucca on the way? We can organise all of this for you.

And please enjoy the free use of our swimming pool in Gezira Garden Hotel, a 5minutes walk from Hotel El Gezira. Admission fee for non-hotel-guests is only EGP 100.



with breakfast

Single room €30
Double room €35
Triple room €40
Half board + €10

All prices are per room per night including breakfast. Half board supplement applies per person.

Contact and Reservation

Tel./Fax: 002 0952 310 034


You are welcome to contact our German partner Beluga Reisen GmbH in case you wish to book flights to Luxor. They can also offer you a complete tailor made program for you holidays in Egypt