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“Lovely Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lotus Luxor Hotel

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Lotus Luxor Hotel
Ranked #25 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

I have been staying at the Lotus Hotel for the past 3 years, I visit twice a year in April and October for a 2 week holiday. I find the staff very friendly and very helpful, breakfast can be a bit hit and miss, but if you want something, just ask.
I don't have dinner at the Lotus, but eat out at Snobs, Dave's Bistro and Jewel of the Nile, very good food at reasonable prices. I usually have lunch by the pool, Alaa is very attentive as are Nazer, Ashra and Mahmoud.
The Calesh drivers can be a nuisance when you step out of the hotel, but just ignore them, it may seem rude, but is effective.
I go for a Falucca boat ride during the heat of the day, very relaxing, drinking mint tea, I always use Mohamed Sayed and his co-owner Hamdi Saadi, they come to the Lotus in their Falucca to pick me up and drop me off at the hotel in the afternoon. The sunset cruise is delightful, as is the trip to Banana island and Crocodile island. You can contact Mohamed on 002-01003846912 and Hamdi on 002-01064894044 they are both lovely guys, and their prices are very good, they will fit in with you and pick you up from the Lotus.
Am going back to the Lotus in April 2013, can't wait to get there and get some sun!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

I have recently spent a week at the Lotus hotel in Luxor. Last year I stayed at the Sonesta next door. Whilst the Lotus lacks the sophistication of its 5* neighbours it does offer very good value for money. Food is tasty, nutricious and hot although it is a little lacking in variety., The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and have excellent views of the river and the west bank. Staff are friendly and helpful. It has an attractive pool area and numerous terraced areas where guests can relax. The big attraction of this hotel is the price you pay in comparrison to its neighbours. Well worth considering.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

Don't pay the crazy prices at the Sonesta hotel or others for a Nile view room, we had the best view for half the price, we had room 406 great room and view, I would recommend room on a high floor such as 3rd or 4th or 5th starting at 301 302, 303 304 the suites are 305 and 306, the same on the 4 th floor 401 402403, 404 suites 405. 406, the same for 5 th floor the best room is 504, 404, 304, for the views if you cant afford a suite, the best suites 505 506, 405 406, 305, 306The swimming pool was great heated in winter, The sandwiches we had at the pool were good, about £3 for a large sandwich chips and salad, not bad value I felt.The breakfast was average and a bit laid back, the fruit salad great, and the chef cooked your eggs as requested, but not the best breakfast I have had in Egypt by far! the staff were polite and helpful, we alawyd left our cleaner a E£5 tip on the pillow and our room was clean and always a delight to come back to, to see what animal they had created with towels.
dont agree to whole package trips from the horse and carriage guys outside lots of hassle, pay as you go, small fees and regular, bargain hard or they will rip you off! Have fun with them.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

An Egyptian (Luxor) Experience to remember

We stayed at Lotus Hotel for 7nights, half board and have experienced not only the temple tours, balloon flights but also a time spent with a fantastic Egyptian family.

Lotus Hotel is in a great location, having a great view of the River Nile from your room balcony ( just make sure to ask rooms from ( 3rd-5th floor, rm 03-07). The rooms are all just basic, with TV facility (to almost 835 channels, but you have to scroll to find English-speaking channels), fridge (best in keeping all your bottled water bought from outside), safe box deposit (you don't have to pay), a workable not-so-fancy bathroom, and to top it off a room changing service with fancy towel folding skills to tickle you day after a hot walk around town !

If you are booking a half-board offer, the buffet breakfast consist of different Egyptian pastries, with a bowl of fruit and cool yogurts section, and a hot buffet of not-so-tasty offers. The dinner is just as basic with a kebab, beef (hope not horsemeat!), chicken and fish offers. Our fourth day, we have to check out different restaurants around the area, as the hotel's dinner offer became more boring and bland.

The staff varies from being friendly to annoying! I can only count two staff that are paying attention to their guest needs! ... As mostly will attend to your need expecting a tip to be given, otherwise a sour-unfriendly attitude will be given back to you, or more so, will not be even attending to your need.

WIFI- you have to pay if you really need it! They charge £30-35 for a week. And it is per gadget, per person. So if there are two of you in the room, you cannot share it!!!!!

The BEST PART of our travel is when we have met our guide who has taken us in and around the Luxor area. He was recommended by another guest of the hotel, and you can find good reviews of his service here in Tripadvisor. Be aware, the hassling and haggling scenerio in Luxor is ranging from desperate to annoying!!!! At one point, some squared up in front of my face forcing us to use his caleche (horse-driven carriage)!!!! So as a novice visiting this area, having our guide was a relief for us to enjoy the best there is for Luxor to offer.

Our guide, who was recommended by a fellow tourist staying in our hotel, recommended 'Mr Fish'. We later found that 'Mr Fish' is run by three brothers. It was MR WAEL MOHAMED who we have met and gave us a HASSLE-FREE, TRUSTWORTHY, AND RELIABLE tour throughout our stay in Luxor. He did a good job, offering as device and suggestions of what to see and giving us a very good price ( his charges are marked down to less than £20-25 that being offered by hotel/tour agents)

He made our trip to Luxor a more SAFE and ENJOYABLE !!!!

You can contact Mr Wael Mohamed and get a good quote for any private tours and travels in and around Luxor and/or Egypt. He can even give you a DAY IN THE LIFE OF TRADITIONAL EGYPTIAN LIVING.

Business Name: WAEL's WHEELS
Owner: Mr Wael Mohamed
Skype name/address: waelswheels
Email address: wael826@yahoo.com
Contact number (Egypt): 002 01 003745355

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

we stayed at the lotus for 2wks in janurary had a junior suit the room was big enough but u think you pay extra you think there would be a hairdyrer and teas making facilites in the room.the room was clean but could of been cleaner bathroom was rather small only a half bath shower was not up to much.rooms a bit tired.breakfast well food was edible but the same everyday was never enough cups ect out and you keep having to ask for teabags and jam as there were never enough out tables were never set had to ask for cutlery just about every day.pool was good nice and warm very clean a good area to sit.drink was a bit dearer here.staff was ok.good location.it said that they have a gym never seen one

Room Tip: the suits not worth the extra money
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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cheshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

I WAS BACK IN lUXOR 5 -26 DEC 2013 HAD 12 TO 26 AT LOTUS The staff teir usual friendly self , breakfast little down if you want english, plenty of things but run out and HAVE TO ASK for fruit, yogurt and corn flakes, but no need to to next door!! your not paying their prices!! £200 for a single room for 2 weeks, yes we had lot in form other hotel to use the pool only one quater of pool not much sun but at lunch time was to hot most days. Reserved bed arein all hotels !!
Need to tip pool boys, Locals British do use this pool as Others to expensive!
I will be sorry to see the two girl Receptionist leave to get married this year. wi;ll miss them.
House keeper and staff good and things kept clean. Just a note had week at Pavilion 5stars yes, breakfast was better, but eaten alive by mosquitoes , also keys lost to house and car!!! but they found other things, just happened to have silver key fob!! Disppointed stayed here many times also, This is my 36 time to Egypt

Room Tip: 3, 305 404, 405 503,504 trouble was there were heavy smokers around
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

We booked to stay at this hotel from 19th December to 26th December 2012 on a B&B basis. We were under the impression that it was a 4* hotel but at best it was a mediocre 3*. Our room was very dark but had a great view of valley of the kings from the tiny balcony. Maid service was good and room was cleaned everyday. Breakfast was not good, although there was a reasonable selection of pastries if you went to breakfast after 9.00 there was just everyone else's leftovers available. What is put out at the start of breakfast is not replaced as people use it so latecomers get a very spartan offering. Restaurant staff were mostly miserable and hovered around whipping plates away before you had actually finished eating. The menu is very limited and doesn't change at all throughout the holiday. The bathroom was fairly large but very tired, bath was badly marked and rough. The towels were grey and clearly very old but on the bright side if you forget to take your loofah on holiday with you, the towels do an excellent job of removing skin! Pool area is quite dark with limited number of sun beds, half of which are in pretty much total shade throughout the day and the other half were 'booked' by people getting up early and placing towels on them. The pool is heated. After our first day in this hotel we spent all of our time around the pool of the Sonnesta St George and ate all meals, including breakfast at this hotel which is next door to the Lotus. There were several other Lotus Hotel guests doing the same thing. There was nothing laid on for Xmas day. The Lotus could be a lovely hotel but it will require a complete refurbishment including bedding and towels and some of the restaurant staff need to be trained in customer service. Although the Lotus is reasonably priced and some websites list it as a 4* hotel it definitely is not so if you like comfort and fresh looking rooms and bedding (what you get is 2 greyish sheets, 1 brown furry blanket & a dated throw) then do not use this hotel as you will be disappointed. One night we had a 40 minute complete power cut (every other hotel & building around still had power) but no-one advised guests of what was happening or when the power would be restored.

Jackie & Assaf

Room Tip: Suites are ok, tired & shabby but you get a lounge & a bedroom with 2 balconies but they are...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lotus Luxor Hotel
Address: Khaled Ebn El Waleed St, Luxor 856856, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Lotus Luxor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lotus Hotel is a new member in Hostelworld .Lotus Hotel has a unique location in the heart of Luxor. We have 58 rooms and suites all with balcony or terrace overlooking the Nile (40 double rooms, 10 royal suites, 8 triple). All rooms consist of a double bed, air-conditioning, telephone, cable TV, music channel, minibar, smoke alarm, private shower, bathtub and WC. In the hotel we have a restaurant where you can enjoy your breakfast and dinner. ... more   less 
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