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Sol Y Mar Pioneers

Gamal Abdel Nasser St. | Al Kharga Oasis, New Valley, Kharga 11211, Egypt
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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london
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161 reviews 161 reviews
61 hotel reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

The basic structure is perfectly ok. It could be very nice. But the whole place is falling to bits. You would sit on a chair and it would collapse. Balcony doors would not open. The plumbing is a whole question of its own. Each room has its own water heater. Ours was broken. Five men came round to mend it.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

could see that it used to be a wonderful place, but sadly in deteriorating condition. could obviously see continued inability to keep up with maintenance (as some doors were in need of replacement or repairs, cracked and taped glass windows, sheets/towels fraying, lampshades yellowed/browned, broken or cracked, etc). it was practically a "ghost city" when we stayed. we saw nobody... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Pioneers Hotel in Al Kharga Oasis is a sprawling resort-type place like those found on the Mediterranean in the 1960s and 1970s. Echoing public rooms and tortuous corridors and stairs leading in all directions. Possibly once acceptable, but now not well kept, with an overall tired and sorry feel. Staff hang around for no obvious reason - not doing... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

probably was nice once-now it is a ghost-spooky not much in the area so do not know what will happen here-sad

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Long Beach, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

amazing view from room 328 very quiet location smiley staff good service and food. sad for there were no buddy else except us.

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Worcester, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

This is the only starred hotel in Kharga. Reception sent me to a room as far away as possible. To be kind, I would say that this was on the shady side and near the pool, but more practically it was to slow down any complaints being returned to them. The hot water tank in room 224 was not working,... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

After our trip trough the different oases in the western desert, we stayed in this hotel. It is a good hotel to relax and have a swim in the pool. Rooms were very clean, although the towels were dirty. Besides us (= 4 people) there were another 3 persons staying in this big hotel (with some 100 rooms). So it... More 

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london
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

i got surprised when i enter the hotel it was the best in the area i saw someone to offer me a wet towel and someone else offering red drink really coolll

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London England
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32 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

Having read the two reviews in English, was a little apprehensive but found the "pink palace" (as our guides called it with a certain irony) a very pleasant place to stay for 2 nights. The room was spacious, the aircon perhaps over-efficient (the fan was fierce even on low), the bathroom worked well, clean shower curtain(!) and you can't blame... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2008

The Pioneer is the top of the line at Kharga Oasis. Unfortunately that doesn't get you much. The hotel setting is quite lovely but the rooms are less than clean with basics only. The shower curtain in my room had mold on it! The restaurant had great service and a wonderful breakfast and dinner buffet. Lunch was al carte and... More 

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