Name: Lazib Inn Resort & Spa
On your next trip to Egypt, schedule some time to relax at the exclusive haven that is Lazib Inn tucked in Fayoum’s Tunis Village just 2 hours from Cairo.
The hotel is located in the very heart of Fayoum’s famed and ultra-serene Tunis Village which lies southwest of Cairo. Fayoum itself is a rich and beautiful oasis with a fascinating past and several archaeological sites to explore. Surrounded by the epic scenery of Egypt’s Western Desert, the hotel is sat atop a lush hillside overlooking Lake Qarun and the wildlife that flourish in the area. There is much to do in the vicinity; horse riding, sand-dune hiking, bird-watching and desert safari are particularly popular activities.
Style & Character
A vibrant boutique hotel awaits you set within a beautiful Fayoumi-style villa. Inside and out there is a stylish, rustic character about the place. The individually decorated guest rooms feature splashes of colour, mystical archways, art from the owners’ personal collection and more than a hint of Egyptian charm.
Service & Facilities
The swimming pools are almost magical (there are two!); both are infinity pools and they overlook the lake and the desert surrounded by the pristine grounds; it’s like nowhere else you’ve ever swum before which makes it a wonderfully relaxing, very memorable experience. For even more relaxation, the luxurious spa is Buddhist inspired design-wise and boasts a lavish Turkish hammam, private gym, sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi and multiple massage rooms; the Moroccan bath comes highly recommended!
The hospitality you receive is excellent; the staff are welcoming and manage to be both attentive without being intrusive. Due to the small number of rooms, a very personal service is delivered, they all remember your name and often your preferences too.
There are just 8 beautiful suites in this intimate little gem. All include a king size bed, spacious separate seating areas, a fireplace and vast bathroom with both a glass-walled rain shower and a separate Jacuzzi tub. The suites also all have a private balcony or patio which enjoy stunning views of the landscapes that surround the villa including Lake Qarun – request a suite on the upper floors for the very best views.
Food & Drink
The fabulously-named Blue Donkey restaurant is a colourful, art-lovers paradise that serves gourmet, locally-inspired cuisine created with fresh and organic ingredients. Dine outside and feast on views of the lake to accompany your meal or snuggle by the fireplace indoors. You can also tuck into snacks and drinks on the pool deck and for a uniquely memorable night, head to the Harley Davidson Bar that is devoted to the iconic motorcycle brand for a game or pool or darts and a drinks menu to match!
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