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“Nice but watch the food” 4 of 5 stars
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Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cornesh El Nile Street, Luxor, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #8 of 57 Hotels in Luxor
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice but watch the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is a pretty nice hotel with a great pool and Nile view. We cant say anything much about the food other than breakfast was very good. However, we ate in the Italian restaurant on site (Beban) and were very disappointed. The food was bland and unoriginal, service terrible, and we got sick. Not happy at all with that place but don't want it to sour our taste of the hotel which proved to be just fine.

Room Tip: Most rooms have a good view but the angle is such that you might only catch a glimpse of the river.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Having stayed in the Sonesta during the week of the Egyptian riots two years ago, many people could not believe we returned again this November. However, the Sonesta I feel is one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed in. With a Nile view, clean towels twice a day, and breakfast overlooking the Nile who could ask for more. The entrance is grand, the staff are always polite and even the lift has an elegance all of its own. Totally recommend,

Room Tip: Email to request a Nile view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We stayed for 1 night in November off our cruise ship. We had an overnight in the port of Safaga, and decided to stay in a hotel in Luxor rather than on the ship.The drive one way is 3 hours from Safaga to Luxor. We had both a buffet breakfast and lunch at the hotel with a great selection of items. We did not go away hungry! We had a view of the Nile from our room and could see the hot air balloons in the morning from our balcony. Both Bedroom and bathroom were a nice size. If you wanted the use of a coffee maker for your room or wifi, there was an additional cost. We thought the location was central with many other hotels in the area. We took a sunset boat ride from the hotel which was beautiful. The pool area looked very nice and tables had been set up below for a dinner function later that evening.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Dear snoopy647,

Thank you for nice review , we are happy you enjoyed your stay at our hotel as well as the food and the service , we hope we can host you again soon at our hotel .
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

On the advice of the travel agent it was recommended that I "upgrade" to the 5 Star Sonesta St. George where he would request a Nile View room for me. I thought okay I will treat myself to something special over Christmas (6 days) so I upgraded. Well the hotel was not a 5 Star as far as I was concerned. The room had two single beds which made it very very difficult for me to get any sleep. The Wi-Fi was an additional £30 only because they had a special otherwise it is £10/day and if I wanted a kettle in my room it was an additional $35 U.S. The view was of a car park and residential homes which wasn't at all nice. As for the customer service at the front desk I found them to be somewhat short and dismissive. Perhaps it was a language issue but it put me off so tried not to interact with them if possible. The fitness area isn't much but one could argue you are on holiday. I don't know but perhaps I was in a budget room but my experience was nothing like so many others on Tripadvisor. There wasn't much I enjoyed about my stay and I would feel comfortable recommending the Sonesta St. George to anyone thinking of coming to Luxor. On the advice of the travel agent it was recommended that I "upgrade" to the 5 Star Sonesta St. George where he would request a Nile View room for me. I thought okay I will treat myself to something special over Christmas (6 days) so I upgraded. Well the hotel was not a 5 Star as far as I was concerned. The room had two single beds which made it very very difficult for me to get any sleep. The Wi-Fi £33 was an additional £30 only because they had a special otherwise it is £10/day and if I wanted a kettle in my room it was an additional $35 U.S. The view was of a car park and residential homes which wasn't at all nice. As for the customer service at the front desk I found them to be somewhat short and dismissive. Perhaps it was a language issue but it put me off so tried not to interact with them if possible. The fitness area isn't much but one could argue you are on holiday. I don't know but perhaps I was in a budget room but my experience was nothing like so many others on Tripadvisor. There wasn't much I enjoyed about my stay and I would feel comfortable recommending the Sonesta St. George to anyone thinking of coming to Luxor.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Dear Roevin43,

Let me wish you first Merry Christmas and happy New Year . As per review you mentioned that you could not sleep because of the single bed , i just wanted to know if you requested to change the room and they did not change it for you? Also for the kettle , the hotel offers free kettle only in Royal Club rooms and it is charged around 5 $ for normal rooms so i guess the 35 $ is for your whole stay . I apologize for any inconvenience you may have faced during your stay .
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Only spent one night at this hotel but I loved it and would happily stay longer. Beautiful view over the west bank and sat on the balcony watching the balloons go up at dawn.
Very high tech. ablutions, and took a while to work out how to get a shower without disco lights and use the loo. Sure I would have nailed it with more time.
Only possible very minor fault, the pool was too warm yes, I did say too warm. Not as refreshing as it might have been. I love Luxor and this hotel is a great base from which to explore.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The location is great, very central. We tried to go for a walk, but so many hawkers were pressing us to buy something, we actually turned back and instead shopped in the hotel for gifts. There is a terrific little shop on the ground level that sells handmade blown glass items, especially lovely and delicate little perfume bottles. The store also has various perfumes in bulk to sample and buy in various quantities, and all this at very reasonable prices. The room was most interesting, appointed in what one assumes is a more local style. Beds were very comfortable but the bathroom stole the show with its automated shower/bathtub and toilet. There is an entire page of instructions on how to use the toilet. There are balconies also; we faced the street and that was interesting just for the sights and sounds. The pool is nice in the spacious back of the hotel with the Nile right there. The food is good but not too memorable. All in all, a good place to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the Nile at a higher floor, but even the street view is fun.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Enjoyed a return visit to the sonesta st George. My friend and i visit Luxor every year to volunteer at the sunshine Orphanage and this was an ideal base. Hotel has a lovely pool area, with only feluccas moored up beside it unlike some hotels who had cruise ships. Service around the pool and breakfast buffet was excellent. the room service also excellent, clean towels twice a day, beds turned down. We had a side nile view, so best of both worlds, nile view to watch the sun rise and set, and a view of the street to watch the world.
All staff friendly and helpful. We will return to this hotel again next year.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cornesh El Nile Street, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Luxor
#5 Luxury Hotel in Luxor
#5 Business Hotel in Luxor
#5 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
#7 Family Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor 5*
Number of rooms: 322
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five-star grandeur on the banks of the Nile awaits at the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor. In a city of ancient Pharaonic treasures, this 322-room Luxor, Egypt hotel redefines luxury in a contemporary style. Only minutes from the world-renowned historic sites, the hotel is an ideal setting. After touring, guests relax in the hotel's Key of Life Health Club, dine in one of its restaurants or soak in the pool as they overlook the Nile. ... more   less 
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