Built in 1998 and renovated in 2008, the Isis belongs to the Pyramisa group (that owns 5 other hotels in Egypt) and is one of Luxor's biggest hotels. The white facade is particularly impressive but doesn't convey how big the establishment actually is. Once inside, however, guests get some idea of the scale of the place, with its massive lobby, a piano bar, shops, a night club, and numerous rooms. You'll never feel alone here. Despite the high number of guests, the establishment is spacious enough not to be overcrowded. The atmosphere in the lobby is a bit cold and we much preferred the exterior facilities: 2 beautiful swimming pools with deckchairs and sunshades surrounded by beautiful and well-kept gardens. To the side there are 3 restaurants that serve various specialties à la carte (Italian, Asian, and Egyptian). Our favourite spot was the Badea Cafe, located at the far end of the complex. The setting is simply splendid: small benches, massive cushions, and tables strewn around the place. It's the perfect spot to enjoy some tea. Just picture yourself puffing away at your hookah and contemplating the boats sailing up and down the Nile in the setting sun. It truly is a unique setting.