Went to this hotel after a nile cruise.Most staff were brilliant and was suprised that the constant hassle we met on the occasions we left the hotel grounds was not evident from the Sofitel Staff.It
was a pleasure to shop the massage was superb and thanks for the great haircut although i am not a great fan of threading ouch.For me as a true Carnivore the food choice and quality was overall very poor and limited.For my wife as a vegetarian it was even worse five days of moussaka as the vegetarian choice was too much even if you do love moussaka.I got the feeling that we were evidencing a hotel using up its remaining stocks at the end of the main season and making do with what was left.It would be a shame if this hotel were to close or change hands but please improve the food quality and selection.Having travelled the world for many years the hassle was the worst upon leaving the hotel grounds.than i have ever experienced.The scam was on whether you were in west or east bank historic sites markets or shops.The worst culprits were the so called guardians of the sites who were masters of the scam and argued vociferously for money even if you did not want to listen and had told them you had no money to pay for their obvious limited knowledge.I wish when looking at these wonderful sites i could have enjoyed them.The caleche drivers were on a par and once when we had a trip with one he spent the whole time hassling us and telliing us how poor he was even though he managed to charge an extortionate price.Having seen the general poor state of the horses i would never employ these people again and regret doing so.Power cuts every day including the tourist areas is not conducive to attracting tourists diesel shortages .I wonder where the electric and fuel is going.The lack of police presence in luxor central was evident.Do they want tourism which is the lifeblood of this country.I WAS ASKED UPON DEPARTURE IF I WOULD RETURN AGAIN AFTER FIVE VISITS OVER FIFTEEN YEARS.I will certainly not return again until i can see a change of attitude towards the tourist industry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- located on the east bank of the majestic Nile in one of the most exciting & intriguing settings, Sofitel Karnak lets you experience the timeless & exotic beauty of Luxor, 6 km from the city center,18 km from the Luxor international airport, 3 km from the glorious Karnak Temple. Savor the wide selection of fine cuisines at our main restaurant or a-la-carte restaurant "O'Nile". Discover ancient history at your doorstep in any of our 347 rooms& suites or enjoy the vast leisure facilities the hotel offers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Karnak Luxor Hotel Luxor
- Accor Karnak Luxor
- Sofitel Luxor
- Luxor Sofitel