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Lotus Luxor Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Khaled Ebn El Waleed St, Luxor 856856, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #28 of 57 Hotels in Luxor
chelmsford,essex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“What a great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Just back from second trip to Lotus-What a view-what great staff-We stayed for a month this time-and wish it could have been lingerThis is not a 5 star hotel-if you want five star stay next door and pay much more-If you want good honest value for money then its the Lotus every time-You are a friend in the Lotus not just a room number-We stayed from 11th Jan to 8th Feb and it was so good will book again soon

Room Tip: generally the lower the room number the better the view-the higher the floor the best.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed bed and breakfast but the breakfast was poor with little choice and never hot enough.If you wanted an omelette you had to wait until the chef came back from his frequent walkabouts to chat with colleagues who in turn spent most of their time huddled in little groups.If you wanted anything it was easier,if you could,to get it yourself,unless it was tea or coffee,when,invariably you had to ask for tea/coffee satchets as only two were ever on view at one time.I understand it was an economy measure!(In fact at one point they were making one coffee satchet do for two cups but this was discontinued after protest.)
We noticed bed linen hadn't been changed so I marked a sheet to be sure.It still wasn't changed so on pointing this out the room maid admitted it and all was ok thereafter.
Then there was the noise of slamming doors!Due to the design of the hotel the interior was one giant echo chamber so all doors being closed resounded throughout the buiding and sometimes throughout the night.
Other than the above all was fine but I wouldn't touch the place with a bargepole again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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18 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We had our room changed to a suite, the room we were given was nothing like their website pictures

Their idea of a double bed is 2 singles pushed together

The suite was big, so that was a bonus, but we never used the adjoining room, we had 2 balconies, but only used one

The TV could do with retuning (some days it was cold and misty, so wasnt worth going out until 12ish

No coffee in the room, but they dont have a problem using your own kettle

Breakfast was a joke, coffee seemed to be on ration, only 2 satchets put out at a time (everytime they put them out, someone went and made a coffee with them)

The breakfast was a bit sad, the food was never hot, the chef has no idea how to do 'fried eggs' the omlettes are made with one egg, lots of staff seemed to be milling about but no doing much, they ran out of serviettes on our last day

They had huge tables in the dining room, but only 2 people ever sat at them

The girls on reception and the evening guy were very nice and helpful, the bell boy couldnt do enough for us

The maid did a great job, made up a few funny sculptures with the towels, but never spoke much

The hotel could do with updating, get rid of that bath and make it a walkin shower, rooms could do with a lick of paint, and the room furniture updating, shavbby chic doesnt do it for me, new towels, the ones we had were gray and frayed, no shower gels or other stuff provided, but they do have these things stuck on the walls, but I dont think they are used, they tended to smell a bit off

Nice pool area, but the sunbeds need a lick of paint, the white is flakey and peeling, the mattresses thin and could do with replacing, along with the towels

The hotel is fairly well placed, but is really in need of a decent update, it looked and felt like a hotel in decline, too many staff doing not very much (apart from wiping floors and carrying 1 cup somewhere

If you had food in your room, it was delivered uncovered and probably cold (we treaved up in the lift with some poor buggers breakfast)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Colne, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed here overnight whilst on an excursion from Soma Bay, Hurghada.

Obviously we didn't expect The Ritz, but we also didn't expect a dark, small, dirty room in the corner that overlooked a building site! You think that sounds bad, our first room had a huge noisey generator outside that looked like it was on its last legs. We managed to be moved to the former room without much fuss, however after a few minutes we discovered our room safe didn't work! I placed a maintainence call to reception but nobody came, so I had to go and see the receptionist and log the problem again. Eventually some chap turned up and allegedly fixed it, however when we tried to open it ourselves, it remained locked! Our valuables were then stored in our pockets!

The buffet style food was very tasteless, boring and there wasn't much on offer at all. We settled for boiled liver and we had to pay for our drinks with our meal too. There was only our tour party and another couple in the restaurant and it was a very solemn atmosphere.

We can't rate the pool or the services offered during the day as we had arrived early evening as the sun was setting and yes, this was beautiful watching it from the foot of the pool terrace, although the constant smell of diesel fumes was quite nauseating :o)

On returning from our light show at Karnak Temple we retired to bed. The toilet decided not to flush as no water was filling the cisturn but to be honest we were too tired to care. Despite the really dirty rug that had definately seen better days and the lack of anything on the TV we slept pretty well. Our 6am wake up call was 15mins late too, so make sure you request a little earlier than anticipated.

Room Tip: Avoid room 102
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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dalkeith midlothian
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

stayed at the LOTUS hotel once again 04/01/12 until 25/01/12.what a setting right on the banks of the NILE..service to die for all the staff from top to bottom carried out there duties with a smile .resturant or room service.no problem
If eating out cheap meals (prices reduced) 7-days-7-ways about 10 mins slow walk up towards Sheraton Hotel..Or DEANS Bistro 50yds down street right opposite Hotel enjoy..

Room Tip: rooms on north side wide open views of West Bank & Nile
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I stayed @ this hotel for the second time ! Still a very nice place to stay good staff nice pool and a excellent new year gala dinner. But i noticed that there is a lot of older english women with egypton young men and if it goes on they will stop english couples visiting it as it will get a bad name and it is a shame cause me & my husband had a great time & met some lovely people so dont let it get spoilet as it will !! Betboo 1

Room Tip: 305 or 307 great view
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Hotel.
Lotus is a perfectly good three star hotel - many elements of it are worth a 4 star but the food lets it down. Breakfast is fairly mundane. You get the same selection every day. Only freshly cooked item is your choice of egg. Everything else will be pre-cooked and kept in warmers. Same goes for the lunch and dinner buffet. Most other aspects of the hotel are a lot better. We stayed in a suite that was very comfortable and had masses of room including two balconies. There were no coffee making facilities though. All rooms have a mini fridge and are cleaned daily by staff who seem to specialise in towel art. Beds were perfectly comfortable. Common areas were very clean. Pool has an adjoining bar/kitchen. There is plenty of seating around. Staff throughout the hotel were courteous and helpful. If you are after a bit of entertainment for adults or children then forget it; because there is none. Overall, Lotus Hotel is good if you are looking for a good, comfortable and clean base to explore Luxor or to spend the day by the pool. If you expect to spend most of your days there then it is best avoided as the food is poor and nothing by the way of entertainment is available - even the TV has just terrestrial channels plus BBC world and Al Jazeera.

Luxor
If you think England, France or India have old buildings to look at then think again. Nothing compares to Luxor. Temples and tombs built 4 or 5 thousand years ago just litter the place. Some of it is jaw droppingly amazing. The people are very courteous....if you manage to get past the traders, taxi drivers and calleshe drivers who ambush you the minute you step out of your hotel. Having said that, they are not threatening at all and the thought that I might be pick-pocketed or robbed never crossed the mind. They are out to earn money that's all. If you are out with a child then you get royal treatment wherever you go. We had a 5 year-old daughter and there was not one shop that we went into that didn't give her a small present - even if we didn't buy anything. Everyone in Luxor seems to adore children and welcome them with open arms.

Taxis/Calleshes
Both are cheap but you have to bargain. Tell them a price and stick to it (be reasonable). I always looked out for a healthy looking horse if hiring a calleshe. Make sure you agree a price for the whole party in Egyptian Pounds; and don't let them take you to a 'special market', 'good shop' etc etc which you didn't ask for. They get huge commissions from these premises for every customer they bring in - you just end up paying a lot more for the goods.

Trips
Travel agents who arrange package holidays are the most expensive as we found to our cost after the first outing. Shop around at the numerous agents dotted around Luxor. We eventually used Larose tours (it's a 100 metres or so on the left on street opposite Sonesta St George Hotel). It goes without saying you need to bargain as anywhere else in Egypt. The service was excellent and they always turned up on time and gave you what you wanted. Even had the courtesy to come and say goodbye and thank you to us in the reception of the hotel when we left Luxor.

Food
Good Indian - Taste of India
Good Italian - A Roma
Good English/Egyptian King Htut

Room Tip: Choose rooms ending 5 or 6; these are towards the middle of the hotel and give best views. Suites ar...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Khaled Ebn El Waleed St, Luxor 856856, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 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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