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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Me and my wife have just spent 2 weeks at the hotel St Joseph Luxor.

We found the staff to be very helpful and always on hand.

The rooms are reasonably comfortable and very clean. Since I was there in 1999, each room has been equipped with a modern air conditioning unit and fridge. Every room has a view of the nile.

Breakfast is served from 5 in the morning which is idea, especially if you plan to visit the Valley of the Kings or Karnak temple as you will be able to visit on a full stomach and even have seconds if you're back at the hotel before 10.

The roof bar offers food from 12 in the afternoon until late at night and the meals are very good quality and not overly priced. The roof itself is open from 8 in the morning. The hotel also has the Tudor Rose restaurant on the ground floor.

The pool is open from 9 in the morning and mattresses and towels are supplied upon request.

The hotel has everything one should need and it's ideally situated for exploring Luxor. Excellent views of the Nile including a front row seat to see the magnificent sunsets.

We are looking forward to returning next year and in the meantime if any of you stay there, please say hello from Paul & Evelyne room 606

Room Tip: If possible, request a room on the upper floors.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

The Hotel looked a little tired, but the staff were great and did all they could to make your stay a good one.Both resturants were good, the one down stairs did a special offer on 4 courses for 50 ep = aboiut £5.50 definatly too much food we had two meals in there and we were stuffed. The food on the roof terrace was very good and it was nice to sit outside and look at the view which we never tired of. It took about 15 - 20 minutes to walk into town, We were on the 3rd floor facing the road and yes it was very noisy but after the 2nd day you don.t notice so much.either that or you are exhausted from all the sight seeing, as we had to get up and be out of the hotel be 6.30 am and do our sight seeing as by 10.30am the temperature was in the high 40s.The taxis and kalesh drivers were a pain constantly asking you to take a ride never wanting to take noi for an answer, sometimes they were rude when you refused. One tour operator said be like the Germans keep your head down and walk on past.
Before we went to Egypt I was very worried about our safety, but I can honestly say we felt perfectly safe. You need to be aware of where you are and don't go wandering down the back streets after dark. If you wanted to organise your own trips we found a good travel company called Misr Africa Travel just round the corner next to the Egyptians Tesco both of which we used excellent service and good rates.
All round we had agreat holiday.

Room Tip: Rooms at front facing a great view but noisy from traffic great air con
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank julia a
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

I have stayed now at the St Joseph many many times and it alway feels like a second home. The Hotel may not be modern and trendy like some of the bigger hotels but what it lacks in looks it more than makes up for with some of the nicest staff I have met, who genuinely remember you each time you return. The food both at breakfast and in the Rooftop Restaurant is excellant and also in the restaurant downstairs offering some really good deals. The location of this little hotel is also a plus as you are within walking distance to shops, souks, temples, everywhere! The hotel is very clean and the beds are so comfortable I always want to take the matress home with me on the plane!!! So, if its glamour, glitz and hassle you want stay at the more expensive hotels but if its friendliness, relaxation, comfort and no hassle then stay at the St Joseph.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Violet K
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

The Hotel St. Joseph overlooks the Nile River and is an ideal location for touring Luxor. The hotel is a little dated, but clean and has a great included buffet breakfast in the adjoining restaurant. In the morning, you can go out on your balcony and watch the hot air balloons float down the Nile.
The roof top restaurant/bar is a great place to watch the sun set over the Nile and hang out in the evening. The desk clerk was very helpful in lining up a taxi driver and guide for our tour of the Valley of the Kings. There's always a taxi right outside the entrance if you're interested in hiring one. Pleasant lobby if you just want to read and unwind.
I'd recommend getting the highest possible room for the best view.

Room Tip: Get the highest possible room for the best view of the Nile and to minimize the street noise.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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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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