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A Stunning New 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom Villa On The West Bank Of The Nile



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Situated right on the river bank directly opposite the Winter Palace Hotel

From the garden gate, steps lead up to a wide veranda with a sunny seating area. As you enter through the front door, there is a new but traditional kitchen to the left and a reception/dining area to the right. A spacious hallway leads to two bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with their own bath/shower rooms. Both have Nile views. Another door opens onto the garden.

A marble staircase leads to the first floor with a magnificent long domed sitting room extending the entire width of the house with windows opening onto the Nile; and two more bedrooms, one double, one twin, both with their own bath/shower rooms, and with views of the Nile.

The top floor contains the fifth bedroom and separate bath/shower room. The roof terrace includes a sheltered domed eating area with views of the mountains behind and the river in front.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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7 Reviews

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A jewel by the Nile

  • 5 of 5

This house in Luxor is absolutely amazing and we have enjoyed every moment of being around the house, in the surrounding village, and popping to the main city over the Nile!

The staff looked after us so well, with good humour and care; such nice people. We asked for daily meals, and what a treat they were; better could not be found outside - this is a must and quite inexpensive.

The local manager knows everyone and everything that is going on; from politics to pharaohs and was able to produce an academic, a tailor, a boat, some camels and everything we needed - we settled in and got to know the area within hours, making friends and being made to feel just so welcome.

And to be in that location, with the village behind and fields next door..gazing over to the Old Winter Palace hotel on the banks of the Nile....wow.

Naturally we did the usual things from a tomb and temple point of view, and of course these are wonders to behold - but I really think that just mixing with the locals and taking a stroll along the tracks, nipping to the shop, taking a donkey ride and motorcycle ride (we managed to borrow these for a couple of hours) was a high point for us all.

We will certainly want to go back, hopefully often. The kids were in great form and had one of the best trips ever. Not a moment of boredom for them. We plan to return with friends and family as soon as possible.

Being slightly security aware, particularly in that general region, I have to say that I felt completely at ease everywhere.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can only echo the remarks in the previous reviews. Khyry is a huge asset, ably assisted by Madhi & Hadjadi. You have the chance to visit at leisure places not on a "group" agenda to cross the Nile in your own boat, or dangle your fingers in the water while sailing in a felucca. I cannot rate a stay at Riverbank more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond imagination

  • 5 of 5

It was a great privilege to stay in

Riverbank House, to revel in the Nile flowing past every window and to be introduced to Khyry and his team. He showed me his country from the “inside”, which is rarely given to a visitor to experience, and Mahdi, Ahmed and Sayed cooked, cleaned and provided security with great competence and courtesy. Mahdi's food and artistic towel arrangements would be quite at home in the Winter Palace Hotel.

It was all beyond imagination - the place itself and the people are equal in my memory to the great antiquities and the beautiful river. The House provided the most comfortable and atmospheric base from which to explore the wonders on its doorstep and Khyry's advice was invaluable. He is the "go to" man for information and can provide

a solution to almost everything, from how to get to your chosen destination and what to eat when you get there.

It was the most memorable of holidays and I have already signalled a strong wish to return!

Fiona, Chichester

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Jewel on the Banks of the Nile

  • 5 of 5

I was invited to Luxor for a week and was lucky enough to stay in Riverbank House. This house is newly built in traditional style, immaculately clean and stylishly furnished with views from all the rooms. Riverbank House is on the West Bank of the Nile, opposite the Luxor Temple, Karnak and the famed Winter Palace on the East Bank. The bedrooms are comfortable with ceiling fans and large wardrobes and the sitting areas are large, cool and comfortable. The rooftop area is a perfect place for breakfast, overlooking the Nile on one side and the Valley of the Kings on the other. The efficient staff treated us like royalty - (Mahdi's omelettes and pancakes were legendary!).

We spent many fascinating hours visiting nearby museums and tombs, and sunset in the desert is an unmissable experience. 
Another highlights of our stay was a trip down the Nile on a felucca. There are small, pleasant restaurants nearby, with fresh food and wonderful service, some of them prepared to cook to order. We also enjoyed an evening of entertainment at the nearby Al Gezira Hotel Restaurant with a Whirling Dervish! The local people couldn't have been more friendly and we were welcomed with open arms by all the Egyptian people we met, including the children, who spoke to us in English!


  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Authentic Villa on the Nile

  • 5 of 5

The listing is accurate on all fronts. The location is directly facing the Nile, which is fabulous! Hours spent on the roof terrace gazing across the water at passing sail boats and river bank birdlife; turn 180 degrees and marvel at the sandstone mountains - tombs of the Kings, Queens, Nobles and Workers.

The layout and facilities: Everything was as you can read on this site.

Visiting from November to April is probably the best time heatwise (it almost never rains all year!) The evenings are cooler and the need for air conditioning was not necessary! Each room has the traditional ceiling fans, very effective if needed. Bedrooms were much larger than expected; very tradi in style (cool tiled floors; wood- carved shaded windows; efficient en-suite bathrooms with shower/bath (and plenty of hot water). Mattresses extremely comfortable and nb. the pillows – they surpassed my own travel pillow! For those who love to soak up the light the roof terrace was, without doubt, the place to be: sunny (with optional shade and cooling fan if needed) magnificent views; for peaceful, spiritual shade, then the first floor sitting room was the perfect.

Great kitchen. Breakfast: the ever-smiling Mahdi prepared breakfast: fresh fruit juices, fruit salad/yoghurts, omelettes or pancakes, and fresh local breads. For dinner try local restaurants recommended by Khyry. “Africa” excellent roof terrace dining room and the local hotel, El-Gezirah Garden, very good buffet supper with live music. You can inexpensively use their pool.

We were met at the airport by Khyry, who manages this beautiful home and who can take your holiday from “special” to “sublime”! I cannot recommend this man enough as he takes care of all your plans and he made our holiday completely stress free. We felt safe and valued throughout our stay. Here, on the West Bank, life is very peaceful; like stepping back in time. Banana groves and agricultural land 5 mins walk. Access to tombs and historic sites relatively tourist free and the whole atmosphere was one of timeless history. Oxen, donkeys, camels, goats exist side by side with the ever impinging modern lifestyle. Visited the East Bank, Winter Palace (pool side lunch) Karnak’s Temple and Museum (superb guide, Ahmed,) and the souks.

Evening G&T“Sundowners” on the roof. Rooftop BBQ.Walk along the banks of the Nile with torches. Driving to the desert to watch the sun set – all forever etched in our memories!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sejour inoubliable

  • 5 of 5

Séjour inoubliable dans un cadre idyllique. Dans ce havre de paix sur la rive orientale du Nil, à quelques encablures de la Vallée des Rois et de ses touristes, on retrouve l’Egypte des traditions millénaires. Auprès de cette population accueillante et chaleureuse, oubliez tous vos a priori : ici on se sent totalement en sécurité. Dès votre arrivée tout est mis en œuvre pour vous apporter confort et sérénité : transfert de l’aéroport a la villa, choix de repas à préparer vous-même dans la grande cuisine, à réserver sous forme de table d’hôtes ou à prendre dans les restaurants typiques du quartier, chambres avec balcon et salle de bains privative… Un grand merci surtout à Khyry, qui nous a fait découvrir des endroits insolites et insoupçonnés, impossibles à trouver dans le cadre d’un voyage organisé ou dans les guides, et qui nous a régalés avec ses anecdotes et son humour. Bref, une adresse incontournable pour tous ceux qui veulent découvrir l’Egypte autrement, que ce soit en couple, en famille ou entre amis.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Luxor International at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Nearby hotel has pool-side bar at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Public Ferry 10 mins; private launch 3 mins at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf course on East bank at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : 2 km if crossing river by launch, otherwise 12 km at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Aswan - Abydos and Cairo highway at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many good restaurants nearby on West bank at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Red Sea 3 hrs (new road 2 hr) Swimming pool 5 min at 0.2 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Luxor (ancient Thebes) is a World Heritage Site and is unrivalled in its wealth of monuments from ancient Egypt. Amongst the most famous are undoubtedly the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the stupendous Temple at Karnak, but the variety of wonders easily reached within 15 minutes from our villa includes so much more.


Rental rates

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10 Oct 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
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12 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
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16 Jan 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
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11 Apr 2017 - 15 May 2017
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16 May 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
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12 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Payment accepted in Euros or US dollars
Transport from/to Luxor airport included for up to 7 people. For larger parties there may be a charge. Full Egyptian breakfasts provided.
Note: Guests should have normal travel and sickness insurance at the time of booking. (The UK Government has now relaxed its travel advice for this part of Egypt and there should be no problem in obtaining such insurance.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathrooms for Bedrooms 1 and 3 are en- suite


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large dressing room area, ample storage space. Nile view.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ample storage space. Nile view.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large dressing room. Ample storage. Nile view. 2 balconies.
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Ample storage. Nile view. Nile views and balcony.
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Ample storage space. Magnificent river views.
  • All bedrooms have their own bath/shower rooms. Bedrooms 1 and 3 ensuite.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Whilst the house is fully equipped for self catering, breakfast can be provided daily at very reasonable cost. Other meals can also be provided by arrangement.

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