Cairo and Luxor are arguably the most important cities to visit in Egypt in regards to archaeological significance, with the Great Pyramids and Valley of the Kings topping most people’s ‘must see’ list. So, to make your Egypt experience as memorable and comfortable as possible, Exodus is proud to unveil the two new five-star hotels we will be using in Cairo and Luxor for most of our Egypt trips.
Mercure Le Sphinx Hotel
At the foot of the Pyramids of Giza sits the elegant Mercure Le Sphinx Hotel. Just a stone’s throw from Egypt’s most iconic monuments, the five-star Mercure is in an ideal location offering an oasis of calm within the hustle and bustle of Cairo.
Through the courtyard of the hotel you are met by immaculate gardens surrounding an enormous swimming pool that features an underwater viewing platform to the gym, Jacuzzi and spa. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink at the Mercure with three fantastic restaurants and four bars, one of which is an indoor pool bar.
After a busy day exploring Cairo, this hotel is the perfect place to unwind; lounging on the roof terrace, drink in hand and bathed in the glow of the setting Egyptian sun, you are rewarded with a spectacular view of one of the great Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Maritim Jolie Ville
In Luxor it would be difficult to find a more impressive hotel than the luxurious Maritim Jolie Ville. Nestled amidst 165 acres of lush natural beauty, this five-star resort is perfectly positioned on its own private island on the Nile. With the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hapshetsut’s temple on the West Bank of the Nile and the Karnak and Luxor temples on the East, the hotel's convenient location between the two makes it ideal for visiting these incredible sites.
Showing off its stunning setting, many of the hotel’s rooms, restaurants and pools are positioned to take full advantage of the breathtaking views across the lifeblood of Egypt. If you still have some energy left after a long day of discovering the history of Luxor, the hotel also offers a wide range of sport and leisure facilities including volleyball and tennis courts, plus the star of the show, a large infinity pool that blends seamlessly with the horizon.