The Sonesta Hotel is of a good standard and very clean,the staff are attentive and polite.The rooms where comfortable and had side nile views.We stayed in rooms 321 and 323 on the right of the hotel as you face it,the balcony's overlook the water treatment plant,there is some noise from this but it is not excessive.Breakfast was very good with a wide variety of food options,i opted for omlette most days,made to your choice ie Egytian,spanish etc. The hotel has a pontoon area on the nile and the view is breathtaking,also a nice breeze in the evening while you watch the sunset.There isnt a lot to be negative about,if you regularly tip the pool guys they reserve sunbeds near the pool for you,this isnt hotel policy and a bit naughty on there part. The balconys had some large cracks down the sides and i would sujjest that this should be looked at sooner rather than later.Assuming these are not structural then nothing to affect your enjoyment,however as the hotel has had extra floors added it might be worth asking the question.Although i didnt stay in the rooms on the left hand side,we did notice the noise when the cleaners where in these rooms with the doors open when we passed.There is major construction work going on and the noise is excessive.If i had been placed on that side of the hotel i would have been upset. One major gripe i have is not with the hotel but the travel company,on arrival at Luxor airport you are herded into a line as soon as you enter the terminal building.(do not enter this line) immediatly on your left is the Egyptian Bureau de change,go straight there and purchase your visa for£10. If you enter the queue without this visa one will be placed in your passport at the end of the line,you will then be charged £13 on the coach as you travel to your Hotel. Do not fall for this dubious practice. Keep your money in your pocket not the tourist reps. All of the population try to sell you either calesh rides or taxis,despite what people say,a polite no rarely works and ignoring them is the nearest to a deterent.If you walk down to the souk you will be offered a ride to an alternative market and told the souk is not on that day(ie religious festival etc,this is a blatant lie,the souk is on every day).If you are at all interested in ancient egypt then you must come here.They havn't even scratched the surface,they could spend another 200 years assembling all the artifacts here and they would still have work to do.
- 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