Luxor has a wide range of hotels for all budgets. Most package-tour hotels are on the east bank, and so are the shops, restaurants and the hectic town life. The west bank is developing at a fast rate and is certainly no longer as rural as it once was. But it is still a tranquil place, where the pace of life is much slower and where evenings are more often than not blissfully quiet. After the revolution of January 2011 the numbers of tourists to Luxor have dropped dramatically. By late 2011 several places, particularly foreign-owned ones, had closed their doors, perhaps waiting for the good times to return soon. Prices for the ones that remained open have dropped. Be prepared to bargain.