Stayed at the Sofitel Karnak for 2 weeks in October. Went to Egypt purely for the guaranteed weather at this time of year. Hotel is lovely, maybe not 5 stars but nevertheless it was everything we wanted it to be. It is in a lovely quiet location, not within walking distance of anywhere really so you do need to take this into consideration. We however were lucky enough to be picked up from the airport when we arrived, by a lovely driver who continued to look after us for the whole duration, stopping to buy us bottled water (never asking us for payment) and even refusing to take money from us one day because he was late picking us up!
The review that is headed up 'basic miserable hotel with lousy food' is a completely unrealistic review, but this is fairly obvious when you read all the other positive ones surrounding it. The food isn't fine dining, but there always plenty of choice, every night something different and always served up with a smile. Our rooms were cleaned well every day, as were all the other areas of the hotel and I was always stopped by our housekeeper who wanted to make sure that we were satisfied and he also made sure I had the fruit juice that he knew I liked, stocked in our fridge. If you put yourself out to talk to the people who work in this hotel, they will look after you so well.
The pool is beautiful, cleaned every morning, the grounds are very well maintained, there are masses of sun beds with plenty of shady areas to sit. The pool bar is great with trays of fresh fruit juices continuously being brought round.
In summary, it's off the beaten track (therefore blissfully quite, which suited us), it is clean, comfortable, beautiful grounds, perfectly good food, and the staff are absolutely amazing, they made our holiday wonderful and we even got a personal send off when we left. We will be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the east bank of the majestic Nile in one of the most exciting & intriguing settings, Karnak Resort Luxor lets you experience the timeless & exotic beauty of Luxor, 6 km from the city center,18 km from the Luxor international airport, 3 km from the glorious Karnak Temple. Savor the wide selection of fine cuisines at our main restaurant or a-la-carte restaurant "O'Nile". Discover ancient history at your doorstep in any of our 347 rooms& suites or enjoy the vast leisure facilities the hotel offers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Karnak Luxor Hotel Luxor
- Accor Karnak Luxor
- Sofitel Luxor
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