I needed some winter sun after summer surgery. We did a lot of research and chose the Sonesta based on frank reviews posted on Trip Advisor. We flew to Luxor on 14th Nov 2012 and had the most fantastic week. Sun shone, hot but not too hot. Sonesta fabulous and really enjoyed the stay. Our room was on the side, 404 on the 4th floor,, so we had afternoon sun on the balcony and a view of the street and the Nile. The pool area is so peaceful and clean with excellent service. (no kids there during our stay). It looks directly onto the Nile and if you get adventurous take a felucca as sailing on the Nile is wonderful. You get used to the noise calling people to the mosques. Many nationalities passing through so very Internationla hotel.
Our room was fabulous and very clean and the chambermaid kept it spotless. We enjoyed exploring on our own so didn't take any formal (Thompson) trips and we saved money by doing it ourselves. Would def recommend this hotel to new Luxor tourists. We would stay there again.