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Philippe Hotel
Ranked #48 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
Reviewed 1 August 2007

We were rather strapped for cash but desperate to have some form of honeymoon and we have to admit to choosing the holiday on the basis of the price. When we got there I was impressed with the service provided by the staff who are all very helpful. The room was clean but had no natural light as we were in one of the inner rooms. There are better rooms which have a balcony but we were quite happy with the room we had. There was very cheap room service available and satellite tv. We went half board and the food was very nice. Obviously we could have eaten out save for our budget and the area has lots of bars and restaurants to try. There is a restaurant downstairs and a rooftop bar and swimming pool. The pool looked very inviting but sadly was not heated. The hotel is very central to all the attractions. if you want to do daytrips we would advise you to ask around because we paid for a tour from the hotel but another party found someone else to do it for half the price. REMEMBER this is a muslim country and as such it is not geared up for drinking in the evenings. The poolbar is shut at night and the restaurant had no idea why we would want to sit of an evening with a glass of wine. There are some english bars but they are of the Irish Pub/karaoke kind. Some of the larger hotels allow you to use their facilities but unfortunately we were so broke we couldn't really try this out. We recommend the felucca trips, the pony trap transport and the temples. This is an awesome location and all in all we had a fantastic time. We went in January. it is hot during the day but not scorching but the sun goes down between 4 and 5 pm and you will need a jumper or coat for the evening.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Knightsbridgewarrior
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Reviewed 29 March 2007

Besides the comfy beds, there's really not much positive things I can say about this hotel. The breakfast was so-so. They always gave us one egg and bread. When I turned on the shower, the water was brown and I had to let it run for 10 minutes to get the water to clear up and get warmer. The room was clean but very dark. Overall the entire hotel needs more light! It's very depressing inside.

  • Stayed: March 2007
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Reviewed 12 March 2007

We stayed at the Phillipe for 7 night and were very happy with all aspects of the hotel.It was clean,the food was very good and the staff were all without exception cheerful and friendly. The Hotel is very convienient for all the sights being within easy walking distance of most.Would recommend it to all.

  • Stayed: May 2006, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank bigaljo
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Reviewed 8 March 2007

Staff could not be more helpful if they tried! Just remeber though if they do you a favour it will cost you :-). the hotel is basic but exceptionally clean. The food is also basic - but there was nothing at al that we could not eat! All staff had "family and firends" that had boats and taxis to take you on trips - but be warey. Hotel is on six floors and there are 2 lifts. The roof has a small pool that is always VERY cold, but spotlessly cleaned every night. Roof top bar with sun beds and tables and chairs - take your pick in shade or sun.
We are booking at same hotel next year.

Stayed: March 2007
1  Thank julieanne13
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Reviewed 25 February 2007

stayed at the philippe with my husband my brother and his wife also a friend found the hotel clean and comfortable food not to good but eatable george the morning waiter was great so was albeir at night time staff very friendly will do anything for you cant wait to go again for a month

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with family
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1  Thank EnglandLayla
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Reviewed 10 February 2007

being a regular traveller around the place i always, always use tripadvisor.com to check out any potential hotels, resorts ect and because its written by people like myself with completely independant views i find this site invaluable, anyway on that note i would like to give you my review of the philippe hotel luxor egypt, the first night we arrived shattered around 2.30am and were given room 216 which to call it a box was doing it a compliment it was so small you had to move the bed across the room to open the window and when you did open the window the view was horrible looking straight at a brick wall almost like a ventilation shaft we had to keep the lights on even in day time! anyway i immediately went to reception and was told after endless complaining that i would be moved first thing in the morning by 11.00am we still hadnt been moved and with patience wearing thin we decided to just sit it out at reception hoping someone would notice us and do somthing about us! eventually the receptionist came over and asked us were we ok we told her all what we were expecting ect and then after another while she got some keys to show us rooms the first one she took us to was still fairly bad but bearable then i asked was anything else available she took us to the front elavator (theres 2) and anyway the next room she showed us 504 was like a completely different hotel!! wooden floors beautiful balconies and nice bathroom and everything spotless so we immedeatly agreed on this one and after moving all our stuff in a getting settled in we were informed by reception that an extra £65 would be added to our bill which in egypt is a hell of a lot of money! i didnt argue because to be honest we were just so glad to get out of the back rooms but £65 to move from A to B we thought was a bit of a rip off, anyway having said all that we did enjoy the hotel and although the front of the hotel is much noiser the view of the river nile to your right and the city straight ahead is really lovely so overall we would be fair and say its not a bad hotel with a great location and being a budget hotel you get what you pay for breakfast is continental but if you ask for something warm like eggs or toast ect they will make it for you, but if you are booking make sure you ask for a front room nile view the difference really is like night and day, just one other thing if you hate being hassled by local traders and shop keepers dont even go near this area of luxor! we literally couldnt step out the hotel door without being accosted by someone trying to sell you stuff and trail you into their shops to buy something but if you dont mind that then yea the philippe is a fine budget hotel you get what you pay for, hope this review is of some help to you its 100% accurate (click on my hotel photos)

Stayed: February 2007
9  Thank paul&rosie
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Reviewed 8 February 2007

Stayed here Nov 2006. Nice clean little Hotel in the heart of the city. Staff wonderful, first few days, we just had basic breakfast, then learned we could order cooked breakfast. Dont be afraid to ask. Swimming pool, top floor where you can order brunch, try the FRESH juices.Outside its quite noisy as this is where the horse/carriage and taxi ranks are. Convenient. local markets and banks walking distance.
Overall, a good stay.

Stayed: November 2006
1  Thank mina.c
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Address: Dr Labib Habashy Street, Luxor, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
Price Range: £13 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Philippe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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