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Oberoi Zahra

Cruise on the Nile, Egypt
5 star

Hotel Overview

With a small number of cabins, the luxurious Oberoi Zahra offers outstanding standards of service in cosy and intimate surroundings.

Aboard the Oberoi Zahra is a cigar lounge, internet area and games area for guests to relax and enjoy. The ship also has a theatre and gives both egyptology and astronomy lectures.  For all guests convenience there is a laundry and dry cleaning service and a medical serive on call. The ship's restaurant serves international cuisine daily. The ship also benefits from private docking areas to enable guests to make the most of the spectacular scenery.

Uniquely, it even features four massage suites*  with Nile views, and a hair salon* for a spot of pampering at the end of a days sightseeing.

(*Denotes payable)


  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Services
  • Library
  • Pool Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Stylist
  • Swimming Pool

Travel Information

Departure Airports
London Gatwick
Arrival Airport
Luxor (via Cairo)
Flight Time
Luxor, 15 mins
From Luxor airport, 15 mins

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Customer Hotel Reviews

Kay & John Lockyer says:

Hi Rossella,

I would just like to say a huge thank you for organising our holiday. It was exactly what I had planned for John’s birthday and we both loved Egypt.

Marhaba tours who arranged our transfers and trips were fabulous, efficient and gave us memorable trips to Alexandria and around Cairo. It was so reassuring to be met at the airport and helped with our visas and luggage collection as it was the first time either of us had been out of Europe.

The Mena House Oberoi was absolutely fabulous; the staffs were so friendly and efficient. When we were upgraded to the Carter suite I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The new pool is lovely and we really enjoyed the different restaurants and the cocktails at the bar. It was a truly 5 star experience and although I was excited to go on the cruise I loved it so much I was a little sad to leave as well...since we got back we have agreed this was our favourite part of our holiday

The Oberoi Zahra was everything that I had hoped it would be and more, we would like to say thank you for arranging that we went onto that cruise once the Philae had been decommissioned. With that in mind some people on board were not so lucky with their travel agents and I have recommended Western & Oriental to them. If you email me back I will forward your details to them.

If they make a booking please feel free to offer us money off our next holiday ;) as we will definitely book with you again....we felt that we could go on holiday and relax and enjoy ourselves completely as we felt very confident in everything that had been arranged.

We were slightly disappointed with the Movenpick Resort as after staying at the Oberoi hotel and cruise as it did not feel 5 star, but that is something that we have put down to experience and it did not diminish our holiday at all. In fact it has made it clear that the Oberoi group are something special and we will definitely try to stay at one of their hotels again...

So thank you Rossella and Western & Oriental
Best wishes
Kay and John

October 25, 2011

Room Facilities

No. of Rooms: 27
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • DVD Player
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Hairdryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Satellite/Cable Channels
  • Stocked Mini-Bar
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom with Shower

Oberoi Zahra Room Details

Cabin - maximum occupancy 2 adults.
All 27 cabins have a King-size bed or Twin beds with a private bathroom with double shower. and a seating area with large picture window. All cabins are provided with sun hat, adaptor and torch Suites - are spacious with a separate living room, a walk in closet and a private terrace with Jacuzzi. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
Suites are spacious with a separate living room, a walk in closet and a private terrace with Jacuzzi. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

Pricing Information

All our holidays can be tailor-made to meet your specific requirements. Please contact one of our destination experts for first hand knowledge and expertise.

How To Book

How do I talk to a specialist in Egypt holidays?

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Why use our specialist service?

Our travel specialists provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.

Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?

No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.

I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?

It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.

What can I do when I get there?

There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.

What financial protection do you offer?

When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.


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