The hotel is located some 20min from the airport, right near the Nile and I must say I was so impressed with it's vegetations and flowers, unlike Cairo, despite the hotter temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius. It is an excellent view from the plane, all the green running on both sides of the Nile, up to the mountain/desert for what I thought to be some good 10km, I was told it is actually only 2km each side of the Nile.
- the hotel has a great location near the Nile (apparently from the top terrace you can see up to the temple of Hashepsut), the swimming pool is great too with its own mini library, ha ha and show running even during the Ramadan. It is greatly set with its small internal details, minus probably the 'Vegas' chandelier in the lobby
- my room 312 was overlooking Nile from one side, was large, cosy with the best pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets I ever slept in
- the halls have thick carpets, you cannot hear almost anything, or maybe it was the 50% occupancy
- I highly recommend Nashed, the driver who took me to the valleys and back to the airport. He even bought me grapes when I was desperate for some fruits.
- I exchanged several e-mails with the hotel, asking for a taxi to pick me up (at 50LE, take me to the valleys for 150LE for wait&transport and 50LE next day to the airport), however there was no one at the airport, they never took responsibility for their fault, the manager however gave himself away when he said the driver did not know what flight to look for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They had all my info and requests.......... also I knew I was paying much more than I should, but I was expecting quality of service
- The anaemic sandwich in the hotel cafe is again much more priced, but probably my brain started switching off on getting value for money. Just like in Cairo, I got tired of starting a sentence, being interrupted with some non-sense thinking they know the end of the sentence, then having to start the sentence again, ha ha
- The hotel has building works running on both sides of the hotel, apparently for the following 3 years, they woke me up at 6am
- the exchange rate in the hotel is not as good as the one in Cairo but slightly better than the one in London
- After visiting each valley/attraction your exit is through a bazaar where you get so much hassle from it's vendors, some of them having followed you previously in the valleys/stalking with the same kind of sentences/questions. Probably these vendors would get some customers if they were not so aggressive.....
- everything is higher priced, just as in Cairo (read info on my review there)
- the airport has the most pathetic sandwich I have ever tasted at 28Le and a 50ml juice in carton at 18LE (which in London is some 50 pence).
Just like in Cairo, I am amazed that tourists comprehend so much better the unimaginable value and beauty of this place than the little businessmen that surround the attractions.
- 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