Just back from the Sonesta and stayed the same time as the previous reviewer (during the medical conference) but only on B&B basis.
It's getting a bit tired.........the signs were all there of needing a good revamp: worn decor, fixtures and facilities still in place from the original opening and now showing their age.
Breakfast - although the hotel bedroom directory mentions that B&B rate only includes a 'continental breakfast' (coffee/toast/juice) we were not stopped from using all the full hot breakfast options and never challenged.
Room - even though we'd seen photos on Trip Advisor of the Sonesta rooms showing kettles we're glad we took one with tea/coffee as sure enough it was an additional charge item as mentioned in the previous review. Room was kept clean and tidy by the staff (but we had no experience with the floor manager making the repeat visits mentioned) with additional offers of fresh towels in the early evening and occasional bed turn-down service. Beds were clean and comfy and you could have them changed as often as you wanted. TV showed BBC World and 3 english movie channels. Bathroom had all the usual facilities in good order.
Pool and sunbeds - all clean and well attended to by the staff who will move the parasols for you as required to help dodge the sun. Poolside drinks were pricey compared to bars outside (1 bottle Stella beer:30LE vs 10LE). The hotel directory mentions you will be charged for bringing your own drinks.
Whilst by the pool we were approached by Debbie who runs Egyptian Dreams tour company and she arranged both our balloon ride and felluca sailing trip which were both successful and competitively priced. I had reservations which I discussed with Deb re being approached poolside/no receipt offered on payment/only offering a business card as ID etc. however the trips were both very good and her website does offer many good testimonials: egyptiandreams.org.uk
Staff - pleasant and attentive all days (but slightly overbearing on the last day in the breakfast room when looking for additional tips)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five-star grandeur on the banks of the Nile awaits at the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor. In a city of ancient Pharaonic treasures, this 322-room Luxor, Egypt hotel redefines luxury in a contemporary style. Only minutes from the world-renowned historic sites, the hotel is an ideal setting. After touring, guests relax in the hotel's Key of Life Health Club, dine in one of its restaurants or soak in the pool as they overlook the Nile. Free Wifi in the lobby and the swimming pool . Also a happy hour every evening at Nobles Bar with a 30% discount from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor
- Sonesta Luxor
- Sonesta St George Luxor
- Luxor Sonesta