We stayed here from 1st - 8th July 09 and loved it. As people have stated many times the decor is in need of a facelift but otherwise everywhere around the hotel was always clean. Our rooms were cleaned daily and, possibly because we left a few tips for the cleaners, we always came back to some amusing pieces of towel/blanket sculpture. Our flight was delayed on the outbound journey from Manchester so we didn't arrive at the hotel until around 9pm. We were checked in very quickly and decided for quickness that we would have our dinner in the hotel. We bought 6 vouchers for the 3 of us which proved to be excellent value, although the food wasn't that exceptional. Good enough though.
The situation of the hotel is fantastic. As we were on a B&B basis it was ideal for us with a lot of Luxor's best restaurants were well within walking distance. Best of these was The Lantern, just around the corner. Arkwrights is just a few doors up the street and was great for buying water, juice and very nice fresh baguettes for lunch. If you want to go further afield it's easy to get a taxi and doesn't cost much. We used Aly who was very reliable and not a rip-off merchant. I can pass on his number if you contact me or he can generally be found along the street.
The roof-top pool is the thing that everyone talks about and is a great place to spend some time away from sight-seeing. The pool guys are very quick to bring you a mattress and deserve their tips. By the afternoon there isn't much shade to be had around the pool but there is a good-sized shaded area with tables where you can have a bit to eat (or a beer or two). The views from the roof are stunning, with Hatshepsut's Temple in clear view across the Nile.
All in all we loved our stay here. Clean, comfortable with very friendly staff in a great location. Oh, and there's also free Wi-fi!
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Saint Joseph
- St Joseph Hotel Luxor