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This Luxor hotel is close to Luxor Temple and Luxor Museum.
Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel has a health club, an outdoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 5.0-star Luxor property features massage and treatment rooms, a hair salon, and spa services. Business amenities at this 5.0-star property include a business center, wireless Internet access, and audio-visual equipment. The property has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar. 24-hour room service is available. This property provides an airport shuttle (surcharge). Event facilities consist of a ballroom, conference rooms, and banquet facilities. The staff can arrange wedding services, event catering, dry cleaning/laundry services, and currency exchange. Additional amenities include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.
Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel has 304 guestrooms. 21-inch televisions are equipped with satellite channels. Guestrooms provide wireless Internet access (surcharge), direct-dial phones, voice mail, and in-room safes. Bathrooms offer separate bathtubs and showers, bathroom phones, scales, and bidets. Balconies are featured in guestrooms. Additional amenities include climate control, minibars, and air conditioning. In addition, amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available. All guestrooms at Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel are non-smoking.
Reserved rooms are available from 3.00 p.m. on your day of arrival. Please feel welcome to use your room until 12.00 noon on your day of departure.
285 rooms and 19 suites
Heated outdoor and kids pool, Health Club with massage, sauna and steam bath, fitness room
tennis court on the rooftop
18-hole golf course nearby (8 km)
historical sites close to the hotel, for example the Karnak-temple, Luxor temple and the valley of Kings
Booking counter for balloon rides
11 different capacities of meeting and breakout rooms that can host up 2,000 participants and the main ballroom that can host 1,400 participants
Laundry and dry-cleaning service
High speed internet access
55 U.S.$ per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and including service charge & taxes.(rate valid from 1/10/2010 to 30/4/2011except xmas & new year and easter period)
93 U.S.$ per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and including service charge & taxes (rate valid for xmas & new year and easter period) .
Rate valid for all markets except Euro markets.
New year gala dinner obligatory on 31/12/2010 at 182 U.S.$ per person.
Christmas gala dinner obligatory on 24/12/2010 at 130 U.S.$ per person.
46 euro per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and including service charge & taxes..(rate valid from 1/10/2010 to 30/4/2011except xmas & new year and easter period)
85 euro per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and including service charge & taxes.(rate valid for xmas & new year and easter period)
Rate valid Euro markets.
New year gala dinner obligatory on 31/12/2010 at 182 euro per person.
Christmas gala dinner obligatory on 24/12/2010 at 130 euro per person.
Rate valid from 1/10/2010 to 30/4/2011
Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor
The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, announced that a tunnel in the tomb of King Seti I (1314-1304 BC) has been discovered by Dr. Zahi Hawass and his team in the Valley of the Kings. They’ve been searching for this tunnel for over twenty years in the West Bank necropolis. Dr. Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the head of the mission, finally succeeded in completely excavating the 174m long tunnel after several seasons of work that began in November 2007. The tunnel was cut into the bedrock near the end of the beautifully decorated tomb of Seti I. In addition to excavating the tunnel, the team braced the walls and ceiling with metal supports. They also built a wooden walkway over the original stone staircase of the tunnel to preserve it and installed a mining car system to remove rubble from the team’s excavations. During their work, the mission uncovered many shabtis and pottery fragments that dated to the Eighteenth Dynasty (1569-1315 BC). Several limestone ostraca fragments, as well as a small boat model made of faience were also found. During their excavation of the staircase, the team found that three of the steps were decorated with red graffiti.
The only other excavation of the tunnel took place in 1960 under the direction of Sheikh Ali Abdel Rassoul. His team was able to reach a depth of 136m but they had to stop their excavation because it was too hard to breath. Upon reaching the end of the 136m section, which had been partially excavated by Abdel-Rasoul's workmen, Dr. Hawass’s team were shocked to uncover a descending passage which measures 25.60m in length and 2.6m wide. The mission eventually uncovered a fifty-four step, descending staircase.
After the first descending passage, a second staircase measuring 6 meters long was cut into the rock. At the beginning of this passage the team found a false door decorated with hieratic text that reads: “Move the door jamb up and make the passage wider." These written instructions must have been left from the architect to the workmen who were carving out the tunnel. Dr. Hawass said that when he went inside the tunnel of King Seti I for the first time he noticed that the walls were well finished and that there were remains of preliminary sketches of decoration that would be placed on the walls. Unfortunately none of this was every completed. Dr. Hawass added that he was very surprised to find a second staircase inside the tunnel. It appears that the last step was never finished and the tunnel ends abruptly after the second staircase.
Dr. Hawass believes that the workmen and artists first finished the original tomb of Seti I during his twelve-year reign and then began to construct the tunnel. It appears that Seti I was trying to construct a secret tomb inside a tomb. It is likely that when Seti I died his son, Ramesses II (1304-1237BC), had to stop the work and bury has father. Dr. Hawass believes that Ramesses II continued where his father had left off and constructed his own tunnel within his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The Egyptian mission is currently working in the tomb of Ramesses II to preserve the wall paintings and to look for a similar tunnel to the one in the tomb of Seti I.
The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb. The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb, and even before the room had been opened, I could see the statue's crystal eyes gazing back at me. The statue shows Kai sitting on a high-backed chair. He wears a shoulder length wig, decorated with horizontal rows of curls. Each eye is framed in cooper, while his eyebrows are in raised relief. The lips are thin and finely drawn. The musculature of the body is very well defined and Kai's right arm is bent across his chest. His left arm is resting on his lap on top of his short, white shendyt-kilt. The base of the statue is decorated with five lines of hieroglyphic text which list Kai's title including the "Steward of the Great Estate." On either side of Kai are his two children. They are very small figures and barely reach to his knee caps. His daughter is sitting next to his left leg in a long white sheath dress. Kai's son is standing naked next to his right leg. Depictions of naked figures with their finger to their lips, was an ancient Egyptian artistic convention for depicting male children.