" Al-Diwan " In our local dialect and village tradition means '' a coming together'' or " a gathering place" . We hope that you will consider the villa your home during your stay, and that here in La-Galta village you will come to know the real Egypt. Villa Al Diwan is an architectural master achievement. Combining contemporary comfort and oriental refinement, you will live in an enchanting environment. Villa Al Diwan is one of the most beautiful villas of Luxor, and opens its doors to a few privileged.
We have built Villa Al Diwan as if we were going to live in it ourselves, following the philosophy of Hasan Fathy. In this way it is different from tourist accommodation planned as a business. Our policy assures our guests a high standard of quality, care for details, and efficient, reliable service.
The Villa is located just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Luxor city, in the quiet La Galta village at the edge of the Western banks of the Nile in Luxor.
Villa Al Diwan has a direct view of the Nile river, from the terrace of the villa one has a beautiful views over the Nile valley, the Theban mountains, the green fields, and the natural life around the villa. Our geographic position is absolutely exceptional, we are close to the Theban Necropolis, the world-wide renowned cultural center, just the Nile river separate us from bustling town of Luxor, which makes it so easy to reach us.
This exceptional five bedroom Villa is available for vacation rental all year around. The Villa being entirely reserved for you. The 5 rooms of the Villa can accommodate 10 people in exceptional comfort. On the first floor there are five air-conditioned bedrooms - two with king sized beds and the other three with twin single beds. The main bedrooms at the front of the property have terraces overlooking the Nile. The master bedroom (one of the terraced rooms) also has an en-suite shower-room. There are also two additional bathrooms on this floor to be shared by the other 4 rooms. Every room of the villa has either a domed or a vaulted ceiling.
The ground level is comprised of : a dining room, open views of the river Nile from a well appointed ground-level terrace, a snug area with chimney (for the winter nights of course!), a comfortable sitting area, a kitchen, a bathroom, a storage room and an office which opens out onto the terrace-garden. Up on the large panoramic roof terrace overlooking the Nile and the surrounding countryside the views are simply breathtaking.
Our geographic position is absolutely exceptional: we are close to the Theban Necropolis, the world-wide renowned cultural centre, just 3 km far from the city center if you come by boat, 5 km if you cross the river and get a taxi, or 15 km if you cross Luxor Bridge to the west bank. See the maps to know where we are.
We always take care of our guests once they arrive to Luxor ( we can arrange guest meeting at any port in Egypt ) .
Just write us your arrival details and we will arrange it our way. If you want to find villa al Diwan yourself, here you are how to reach us:
Across the Nile:
You can take the local ferry from Luxor Corniche to West Bank . The ferry crosses the river constantly until late evening when it becomes less frequent. You can also cross the river by private motor boat ( captain Omar always ready to help you). There are always taxis waiting at the ferry terminal to take visitors around the monuments, so you can ask any one of them to take you to La Galta Village, Villa Al Diwan. Or you can go to the local taxi stop and take one that goes to La Galta village ( south direction).
You can take a taxi from Luxor which will take the long route across the new Nile bridge (7 km south of the city). As soon as the taxi has left the bridge it will take a right turn. After 4 km you will reach La Galta Village. Then you’ll head towards the river. You’ll find us just to the north of the terminal of the local ferry.
Bicycles can be hired in Luxor or at el-Gezira villa on the West Bank.1 km after leaving Al-Gezira, take the first road to your left. Then continue for another 4 km till you reach La Galta village.
Once you are sure that you are in La Galta village, then look for the Nile river and try to find the local ferry boat there, then we are close to it, few meters (American English / British spelling is metre) on the north.
Once you have ensured yourself that you are in La Galta ville, look for the Nile river and find the local ferry boat. We are located a few metres north of the ferry.