Myself, my wife and our grown-up son stayed in the Sofitel Karnak for two weeks in November, after a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester.
Thomas Cook flight OK, food OK, comfort on plane 5/10, punctuality 10/10.
I had done a lot of research on Trip Advisor prior to booking the hotel, Sofitel met our expectations.
Layout and grounds 9/10. My son tells me that the swimming pool was rather cold, but then too hot (as much as 33C)
Food – Breakfast 7/10 (Omelettes 10/10) – a fair choice, Lunch 7/10 – a fairly limited choice by the swimming pool, Dinner 8/10 – always a good choice, items varied from OK to very good, mostly good or very good (Dinner at Nile Restaurant 9/10)
Bars and cafe 8/10
Staff – Reception 7/10, Catering 9/10 – we had a laugh and a joke with some of them them, but all were good, Staff Overall 9/10
Nile View 8/10, without the pylons 10/10
Room 8/10, just a couple of minor maintenance issues
Shuttle bus and shuttle boat 8/10 – would have been more if more frequent, shuttle drivers very good
Taxis from hotel reception 9/10
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the east bank of the majestic Nile in one of the most exciting & intriguing settings, Karnak Resort Luxor 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