Hi all, Im not sure if many know how hotels are * rated. I have read countless reviews of the Sofitel Karnak Luxor where people have stated that it is not 5* .
Hotels are not * rated on how luxurious they are but the facilities they have available in them. With this in mind the Sofitel Karnak for instance has a huge amount of facilities that most holiday hotels don.t IE meetings rooms & can be used as a wedding venue. It also has a gym, tennis courts, football courts, Jacuzzi, & sauna. I have worked in 4* & 5* hotels in london with less facilities. Things are tough for the tourism industry as visitors from Europe & the USA are scared to holiday there at the moment so investing in hotel decor could be catastrophic for even the profitable ones. Thomson holidays also rate 4t . This hotel is next to Histories most famous river & close by is the amazing ancient city of Thebes whose streets & temples were walked on by the likes of King Tut, Seti 1, & Ramesses The great. This alone beats the 4 & 5* in the likes of the costas. The Sofitel according to many of the reviews has a good manager and attentive staff this also would give them high marks when compared to the surly unfriendly staff in many UK hotels & many in other holiday destinations we visit Im sure you would agree.