Just take a few minutes to come along with me and enjoy this personally guided tour of our beautiful and exclusive apartment, where we might be persuaded to let you stay as a part of your fabulous Egyptian adventure! We'll start out in the main street, look up to the left to see the name plaque; "Haret Osman". (If you click on any of the pictures, you can see them all together, and bigger!)
Our street sign is of the old fashioned type, it was rescued by one of our neighbours when they changed them to the more modern design. The street is named after his grandfather, Ahmed Adam Mohamed Osman; Haret Osman translates to Osman Alley.
Peering through the open entrance doors; we catch our first glimpse of unmistakable Arabian style! The ablaq Moorish arch is emblematic of Egyptian architecture from the Mamluk period, and the meshrabiya screen is redolent of a faintly remembered, bygone age of the mysterious harem with its seductive ambience! The hallway is otherwise sparsely furnished, with antiques set on a handmade woollen rug.
The exquisite hand knotted carpet and heavy fabrics are yet more reminders of the opulence enjoyed by the fabulously turbaned Turkish Pashas of old. (Those who once ruled over the downtrodden descendants of Egypt's all-conquering ancient civilisation.)
Why are we even in here? There's an adequate restaurant on almost every street corner, and food is very cheap, but what's more: if you're staying with us you will be on holiday! Who wants to slave over a hot stove when the sun is shining and you're in a very foreign and exciting place?
The view to the West Bank is particularly impressive in the evening.
If you're interested in joining us as guests, you can email us directly at "Our Luxor" The basic cost for the accommodation and breakfast (for two people) is currently 360EGP per night, or 2420EGP per week. We realise, of course, that not all tourists come as couples. We can accommodate extra guests, and we also offer a self-catering deal.
Just email us (on the link above) with your requirements or questions, we're only too happy to answer, as our purpose in being here is to make our guests' holiday the true 'experience of a lifetime'!
All that guiding has given me a thirst, so I'm off for some tea! Bye for now.