My partner and I stayed at The Sofitel Karnak in March for my 40th Birthday. After an initial upset about my room, Mostafa on reception couldn't have been more helpful and we finally got the room we had paid for. This was my first visit to Egypt and I certainly wasn't disappointed! I thought the hotel was beautiful, the location great out of the hustle and bustle of Luxor, the facilities were good and the gardeners were working constantly to ensure the grounds were kept spotless. It was so amazing on the first night to walk through the hotel grounds and be able to look out over the Nile.
It was easy and cheap enough to get a taxi into Luxor and we also made use of the free shuttle bus and shuttle boat. The shuttle bus driver was extremely accommodating and would drop you off where you need in Luxor.
The food was good, meals on an evening were lovely with special thanks to chef Ahmed who makes the best tomato and garlic pasta. Lunchtime meals were good in the first week with a lovely location in the poolside restaurant but I was slightly disappointed with the lunch in the second week as the poolside restaurant was being renovated and lunches were served inside in the main restaurant. The choice at lunch in the second week was disappointing however I only had to ask and the chef made me some lovely spicy chicken breast.
The bar areas are nice especially the Sundowner ( a little chilled music would improve the atmosphere) and Mahmood (Denzel) is a credit to the hotel. Carters bar is nice but can get a little crowded and could do with some variation in the entertainment. I would also like to thank the bar and restaurant manager Imed, waiters Badry and Terry, Lifeguard Mohammed, Yaseen from the leisure complex, Hussein from Carters and Amer from the pool bar for making us so welcome and looking after us so well.
We dined in the a la carte restaurant on my birthday and I was given a beautiful birthday cake. I never felt like a second class citizen because I was all inclusive and can't wait to return next year.
- 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