We stayed in the Hilton for five nights after a four day cruise on the Nile on the Royal Viking. Both aspects of the holiday were excellent. Egypt is still suffering from a lack of tourists but this makes it an ideal time to visit - it is not that the main sites are in any way deserted but the guides indicated they are substantial down on normal activity.
So having seen Abu Simbel, Valley of kings and queens, etc, we came to the Hilton looking for a restful few days. Our sons (15 and 12) loved both aspects of the trip. The Hilton spoiled us and all the guests. The hotel is a calm oasis in a busy city and is clean, well appointed with a superb location on the Nile.
What stood out was the quality of the service - nothing was too much for the eager and helpful staff. They would move the sun shades, extend check out time, bespoke a felucca ride, and it ges on. The standard phrase was whatever you want. Towards the end of Aprl it is warming up but not yet oppressive - but ice lollies were given out by the pool. These little touches make all the difference.
In terms of food, we preferred the Rosetta; this is not a standard grab and go buffet. The foot was outstanding with a chef preparing special dishes as you wait. The selection and quality was superb.
We went on a felucca ride as the sun set and had dinner on board. All was organised by e Hilton to the same usual Hugh standard and without fuss.
A word on tipping; the lunches and dinners already come with a service charge built in. We generally tipped 10% on drinks and LE20 for small tasks. The staff were not asking - and this also differentiates the Hilton with the rest of Egypt.
Overall, superb and remember it is s short drive from Luxor airport - so all in all a luxury say in every sense.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you desire to visit Luxor, you will find Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa the ideal base from which to explore the rich and ancient culture of the Nile Valley. Situated on the east bank, you can enjoy glorious, unobstructed views of the river Nile from our unique, water's edge location, with the largest waterfront on the Nile. Luxor is the site of ancient Thebes, and has a legendary reputation as the world’s finest open air museum, with an unparalleled range of historic monuments. The Temple of Karnak and Valley of Kings are on our doorstep. Our newly renovated resort & spa offers the ultimate in luxury, unparalleled in Luxor. Lounge in one of our five stylish bars, perhaps smoking a shisha pipe while gazing at the Nile. Sample the finest in Egyptian, Eastern and international cuisine in one of our three restaurants Rosetta, Olives and Silk road. Hilton Luxor boasts a World Class Spa covering an area of 1,150 m², including a beautiful garden, a 160 m2 Spa Infinity Pool, and 12 individual treatment rooms. Our palatial Karnak ballroom is the most contemporary and cutting-edge Nile Valley venue for corporate events and celebrations.You will find the attention to service as immaculate as the hotel’s contemporary Arabic design, At Hilton Luxor our highly trained and dedicated staff will make you feel like a Pharaoh during your Egypt holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Luxor Hotel Luxor
- Hilton Luxor Resort And Spa
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