You get what you pay for. The room was clean, but the bathroom was alittle bit dirty and with hard toilet paper. Good breakfast (omlets, butter, vegetable salad, caffe or tea, bread and cheese). I hated that the resturant had cats in it, but they take it out. The front desk were helpful, they guided us to our room as soon as we entered. The pool is crap and not clean at all. You can get a nice sleep though the light noise. The maid cleaned our rooms regulary, made our beds...etc. It was safe as we didn't lose anything there. The location is PERFECT and that's what its all about. There are Internet cafes near and tourism agencies. You can always take a nice walk in the early morning without disturbing. The rooms are not recently redecorated but with a nice tidy view. The air conditioner was very good. The T.V works well, but only channels in Arabic except for one or two. The view was not interesting, it was a street with tolerable noise. There are great shops in the neighbourhood also and most important a pharmacy right infront of the hotel. You can get to Elkarnak easily on feet(may be long) or by taxi or a carriage.
If you are travelling to Luxor by train, the hotel is near than the train station which is great.
The lobby is not fashionable or extremely clean, but again tolerable. There was some kind of casino on the roof, but I haven't really got the chance to go there. It was very pleasent experience and Luxor is amazing. The hotel is tolerable for what you pay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only a stones throw from the train station, The Golden Palace Hotel is a 3 star budget hotel that can be found along Television Street, on Luxor's main avenues. We have 49 rooms, all of them with air conditioning, satellite television, telephone, private bath, and balconies. Our facilities include a swimming pool with a restaurant, bar and billiard table, a main restaurant serving 120 people, a pizzeria, disco and three licensed bars. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Golden Palace Luxor