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Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor
Ranked #6 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
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Sydney
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“Beautiful oasis with great service and amenities”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We stayed at Sonesta St George as part of our great "On The Go" tour of Egypt. It was, by far, the best hotel we stayed at. There was a world of difference between the Sonesta's 5 star service and amenities and other 4 star hotels we stayed at - certainly more than one extra star's worth! The service was excellent, the staff friendly and helpful.

The room was lovely with everything immaculately clean, comfortable and in full working order. We did not have a view however since we were only staying one night this did not matter. Other rooms had views of the Nile and pool area which you could request, I guess, but given you are likely to be out and about most of the time then it isn't really overly important having a view.

We heard from other tour members that the buffet breakfast was amazing. Since we had a very early morning start to do the balloon trip over Valley of the Kings (well worth the early morning - one of the best I've ever done - spectacular) we missed the buffet breakfast but the hotel made quite a large breakfast box for us, which was nice.

The pool area was amazing, complete with a bar, cafe and bookcase from which to choose reading material. This area also overlooked the Nile so it was a great setting.

I would highly recommend the Sonesta St George.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

i have stayed at many of luxors hotels in the last 25 years but the sonesta was everything you could wish for, the room was very clean and all the staff were friendly and helpfull, the food was wonderfull and i am very fussy with food.I would recomend this hotel to anyone and my friends have been and all agree the hotel was perfect.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this review, 14 October 2012
Dear kayleigh h

Thank you for your lovely review , we are really proud you enjoyed your time and liked our food and hope to have you as a regular guest at our hotel
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

Sonesta St. George is a 5-star hotel on the Nile. From the exterior it is not too impressive but walk in the doors and you will be pleasantly suprised! Nice elegant hotel lobby, has restraunts, store for tourist gifts, bank, fitness center, and the pool is amazing with a huge sun-bathing area facing the Nile! They have everything you could possibly need!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this review, 4 October 2012
Dear LizardKing7

Thank you for the lovely review , we are happy you liked our hotel and restaurants , we hope to host you again soon
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Lulu1982
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

I have just returned from a week at the Sonesta.

On arrival we had a quick check in but sadly the door on the room I was given didn't lock properly so I had to go back to reception and wait a while for them to re locate me but they did first try and tell me that the room that I was originally in was fixed which it wasn't! I was put off by the reception area as it looks tired and there was a lot of people sat around smoking etc which just didn't make you want to stay there for long. The rest of the hotel fortunately was not like this.

The rooms are immaculately clean and the housekeeping service very good they change your towels twice in a day if needed and do a turn down service. The rooms however are very noisy, we had noise all through the night and day from the water plant next door, shouting and lorry noise plus people in the corridor at all hours as the trips start very early so I found it hard to sleep and I am a heavy sleeper.

The pool area was great and the service amazing Nagha is so attentive and a pleasure to be around, all the staff would go out of their way for you which made the holiday.

Breakfast was a good selection of hot and cold food and always tasty, we ate at every restaurant in the hotel and were very impressed by the standard of the food, in Luxor in general we found the food quality to be very high. I would especially recommend the Japanese for the novelty. It was my birthday while I was there and reception said they would arrange for a cake the night we ate at the Japanese but sadly it never came!!

When you step outside you really appreciate the sanctuary of the hotel and do get a lot of hassle it is nothing to be scared or worried about but does get annoying. We independently visited the sights and used a taxi driver called Bodi who was based outside the hotel. I would say to be firm with your price and have a plan of what you want to do to get the best experience. The drivers do offer to take you to a lot of places but sometimes you can end up not doing what you want to and feeling slightly disappointed.

I would say the good out weighs the bad at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
Dear Lulu1982

Thank you for your nice review , we are sorry if the noise of the guests disturbed you , it happens sometimes during busy period at our hotel , in the meantime we are happy you enjoyed our services and the staff , we hope we have you as a regular guest at our hotel
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

My partner & I have just returned from a 7 day stay at the Sonesta & have already been looking into booking another holiday at this fantastic hotel.
This was my second visit to Luxor but the first time staying at the Sonesta & I am so glad we chose this hotel.
Check-in was smooth & efficient & we were booked into a side Nile view room which we were happy with but will choose a front Nile view room next time.
The room was a decent size with a nice big comfy bed & sufficient drawer & wardrobe space to be able to hang all our clothes. The bathroom was a good size with a decent shower.
Bedding changed daily & towels were changed twice per day. The bed was turned down & the room tidied early evening whilst we were out which was a nice touch.
The air conditioning was good if a little noisy but it didn't impact on my quality of sleep nor the partners' (who is a light sleeper).
The pool area was nice with plenty of sun loungers, a decent swimming pool with a small 'childrens' pool (but no noisy children which was bliss), 2 large hot tubs & towels are provided for around the pool. Drinks, ice & light snack foods are available around the pool. The portion sizes are large enough to share between two people & are of a good quality standard. A special mention to the staff around the pool who were efficient & friendly - Nagha, Micheal & Youssef. We noticed a huge difference to the waitressing service on Sunday when Nagha was on holiday - she is so attentive without being obtrusive & Micheal always seemed to be there when I needed to put the umbrella up or move the umbrella etc.
We ate in the hotel a few times - the Japanese restaurant was excellent & fantastic value for money if booked & the bill opened between 5pm - 7pm giving you 30% off. The Tepenyaki menu was excellent with a fantastic chef.
The breakfast selection was ok with a little bit of something to suit most people.
The Italian restaurant was of an OK standard. Nobles bar was a nice place to sit & have a drink of an evening.
There are money changing facilities within the hotel & 2 ATMs which is good.
The views of the Nile & the Valley of the Kings mountain range are excellent from the 'deck' area.
A nice personal touch was a chocolate birthday cake presented to me on our second night as at check-in we had mentioned that the holiday was my birthday present.
All in all a fantastic hotel with friendly & courteous staff & we will be visiting again very soon for sure.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this review, 2 October 2012
Dear Emma

I am very happy to read such a detailed and nice review , it is our pleasure when we see that one of our guests enjoyed his stay and that our staff contributed in making the guest feel comfortable , We will pass on your nice comments to Nagha and Michael and we are also happy you celebrated your birthday in Luxor , we hope to have you as a regular guest and have our warm wishes from Sonesta Luxor
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Sonesta for two weeks from 12th to 26th September. We have stayed here before on several occasions and have always found the staff welcoming, the cleanliness indisputable and the rooms comfortable. It is perfectly situated for most of the "touristy" eating places and on the east bank of the Nile. The atmosphere is tranquil especially round the pool, where the guys and ladies look after you so well. The breakfast is probably the best to be had in Luxor, with an abundance of choice and almost unlimited tea or coffee, served by the lovely Eman. We always have at least one Japanese meal in the Miyako restaurant where the Tapanyaki menu is highly recommended by us. The Nobles bar is a relaxing, laid back place with a beautiful view of the Nile, breathtaking at sunset. Usama ( probably the tallest batman in Luxor) is friendly and charming as are all the staff in this beautiful hotel. Be prepared to be stunned by the wonderful chandelier in reception.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Scotland
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

I have stayed at the Sonesta on 5 previous occasions the last time 3 years ago and I always meant to leave a review but never got around to it. I cant fault the hotel...it is beautiful. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the pool area spectacular hence the main reason I am returning there as I love the hotel so much in February for 2 weeks with my husband on Honeymoon. I only hope that this time like a previous reviwer I dont get a 4th floor room with views over the water works. I did email the hotel to see if any thing special could be done as we were on Honeymoon, but had no reply as yet. Also asking about the availability and prices of Champagne Fruit Basket etc so hopefuly I will receive a reply through here as emails are getting me no where.

Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor
Address: Cornesh El Nile Street, Luxor, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Luxor
#5 Luxury Hotel in Luxor
#7 Family Hotel in Luxor
#9 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor 5*
Number of rooms: 322
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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