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Reviewed 20 May 2012

this was nine times i have stayed here the first time on my own. i like the rooftop bar and views, good bar snacks and very friendly staff . the hotel might be abit old but it doesnt detract from the good ambience created by the staff. i will be returning again shortly . says it all really

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank lentee93
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

This is very good value for money. Very clean with a helpful staff. We were long stay so got a very good rate. The breakfast is quite good - although we did supply our own cereal (muesli and Weetabix) as we do not find Egyptian cerials to our taste. They do a very good evening meal deal, involving vouchers. This is an excellent system as you can eat in and out as you choose. The only criticism is the noise and the very unpleasant kaliche drivers outside the hotel. It is wise to ignore them as much as possible especially as they are not licensed and God help you if there is an accident!! We enjoyed our 11 week stay there. The laundry service is excellent. Enjoyable in the hotel, but needs more police outside to stop the tourists being hasselled. I did find the bed very hard and didn't like sheets with holes, even though spotless. I obtained foam rubber to sleep on which enabled me a good night's sleep except when I was woken from late night/early morning TV. I do not think the pool is up to standard, having no rail and the metal steps are not covered with rubber. Some of the staff need to be more motivated to international standards and some need training is definitely needed.

Room Tip: Where you stay depends on the length of time there. If a short time, it doesn't really matter. I think better to be higher or even at the back if a longer period. All the rooms are okay.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank annlivo5
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Great views of the Nile from the rooftop bar/swimming pool area. A budget hotel, but in need of
a refurb. Bed linen needs renewing - frayed edges and same is true of the other facilities, including 'fridge, phone socket and light bulbs. Room constantly smelt of cigarette smoke. The hotel didn't have the courtesy to respond when we e-mailed regarding and item of lost property.
If you don't pay your bar bills as you go (but keep a hotel tab of extras), keep your receipts and make a note of those you have paid, we got charged for things we had already paid for!
Not impressed by the hotel's jewellery shop 'no haggling - set price policy' - friend was offered the same item 50% cheaper as an opening price.
The taxi and caleche drivers ambushing us at the hotel door was very unpleasant at the least and frightening at the extreme. I suggest that the St Joseph Hotel enlist the tourist police to protect the few tourists they do have from intimidation and blatant dishonesty. For this reason I would not recommend Luxor as a holiday destination. Watch out for Tour Reps coming to the hotel selling excursions without price lists, or prices much higher than same trips from offices in the town centre.
Yes a budget hotel,but in need of a refurb. Bed linen needs renewing - frayed edges, and same it true of the other facilities, including 'fridge, phone socket and light bulbs. Room constantly smelt of cigarette smoke. The hotel didn't have the courtesy to respond when we e-mailed regarding and item of lost property.

If you don't pay all your bar bills as you go, keep your receipts and make a note of those you have paid, I'm sure we got charged again for things we had paid for!

Not impressed by the attached jewellery shop's 'no haggling policy' - friend was sold item 50% cheaper!

The taxi and calesh driver ambushing us at the hotel door was very unpleasant at the least and frightening at the extreme. I suggest that the St Joseph Hotel enlist the tourist police to protect the few tourist they do have from intimidation and blatant dishonesty. For this reason I would not recommend Luxor as a holiday destination.

Room Tip: Hotel has Nile views, but can be noisy a the front to the building
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank fcotters
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Excellent value hotel where the staff go well out of their way to make you feel welcome. Lovely room, excellent air con and satellite tv. Pool area is great and pool is heated in winter. However they turned the heated water off when it reached 102 degrees. Fine, but you felt the cold water again when it dropped down to 95 which it did for a few days! Wi fi throughout the hotel but as in most of Egypt it tends to play up and goes off all too regularly. Food at the restaurant is excellent and provided us with 15 gourmet evening meals at a bargain prices as half board customers. Down side is the lack of tourists in Luxor, which meant being constantly hassled when we left the hotel. Hotel didn’t have many guests so we were well looked after. Hotel bar didn’t open as often as we liked often due to us being the only customers who were up for happy hour! Will definitely stay here if in Luxor again. Even gave us a superb breakfast box when we were leaving at 4.30am. This is a 3* hotel that thinks it should offer 5* service. No wonder it won a 2012 trip advisor award.

Room Tip: Nearer the top and not at the front will get you a quieter room
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Danny100
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Myself and a friend have just spent a week at this hotel. We found nothing to complain about, every area is always spotless, clean bedding and towels every day. Our room was at the front of the hotel (room 402), it can be a bit noisy but once you close the window its not too bad. The staff are always friendly without bieng in your face and always have a smile for you. The best bit for me was the roof. The pool is big enough to have a good swim and the cheeseburgers are to die for!!!!! As there is a bit of unrest in Egypt at the momment the hotel was very quiet so most afternoons we had the roof to ourselves. Beware of the calesh drivers at the front, they hassle you big time and can be very persistant. ALWAYS agree a price first and dont let them wait for you because they will try to charge you extorbitant prices.If you want a no nonsence, clean friendly hotel then I would definately recomend St Josephs.

Room Tip: All rooms come with a Nile view.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank shazer
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