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“Very clean, good food and facilities, and a great view of the Nile river”

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Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor
Ranked #6 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The hotel is located in the bank of the Nile River, in Upper Egypt (south). Check-in was pleasant and quick, and the porters and staff friendly.

The room is laid out and decorated well, with an LCD TV, fully functional aircon and digital safe.

There is sufficient mirrors and cupboard space and the king size bed was quite comfortable.

Things i found lacking in the room was that the bathroom did not have an extractor fan, and wi-fi was quite expensive.

Breakfast was a good choice of food in an open buffet, which I found much better in variety from some of the other hotels in the country. The pool area and facilities in the hotel were good, however during power outages, only inside facilities work with the backup generator, which means that no outside restaurants are functional wrt preparing any food.

Overall, a great place to stay in if you are visiting Luxor.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

we stayed here june 12th till june 19th and had a wonderful stay the hotel, facilities & staff were absolutely great. everyone at the hotel were very helpful and they all spoke very good English. Before we visited I looked at some reviews and I,m sure some people don,t know which hotel they have stayed at.I only hope the present troubles are resolved on 30th june because we really felt sad for the people of Luxor.

Room Tip: city view rooms are noisy (examples 441/442
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Dear Dipper53

Thank you for this nice review , we are happy you enjoyed your time and liked our hotel , we do hope the situation gets stable in Egypt and we hope to have you as a regular guest at our hotel

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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile


If you stay here you must book a Nile View. Nothing beats looking across the river at the Valley of the Kings as it changes colour during the day then is illuminated at night by floodlights.
The biggest positive of this hotel is the staff who are both friendly and helpful.
Rooms are large and comfortable with mini bar, bath etc but not sure I would be happy unless I had the Nile view as side view is of a construction site.
Wifi is also very reasonable. I paid around 100 pound for 48 hours and it worked beautifully.
Room service food tasty and quite cheap. Not that enthused by breakfast at all but again, staff delightful.
We arrived very early and out rep from Memphis Tours helped organise early check in which was much appreciated.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Dear Aussiesisters2

Thank you for this great review , we appreciate taking the time to write it , it is always a pleasure to know that our staff contributed in making your stay an enjoyable one , we would love to have you as a regular guest to our hotel

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

I have stayed at the Sonesta 4 times since 2006 most recently in October 2012...each of my visits have been trouble free in fact I have always felt welcomed at the hotel. Most recently I checked in at 8am due to an early morning train arrival and my room was ready and waiting...a nice touch. Nagha a staff member from around the pool is especially welcoming. I will return here.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Tom474,

Thank you for this nice review , we do value a lot our regular guests and we will pass on your nice comment to Nagha , I am sure she will be very happy . Waiting for your 5th visit soon

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

After a 3 days cruise from Aswan to Luxor, also on the Sonesta Goddess of the Nile Cruise boat - also a wonderful relaxing experience, we stayed at this beautiful Hotel/resort on the Banks of the Nile. We were privileged to stay in Nile front rooms with a view of the West bank. We had a view of the temples and the mountains that contain the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens etc. We also had a great view of the hot air balloons rising in the early morning. The two drawbacks were the price of food - though it was very very good - at the Italian Restaurant and the cafe both and the fact that it took a degree in mechanical engineering or computer science or both to operate the toilet and the sophisticated jacuzzi shower. Probably the nicest hotel of our entire 3 1/2 week trip. We sat poolside with a couple from England who comes every year to that resort and had in fact been twice already to Luxor that year. (There is a direct flight from the UK to Luxor.) Luxor was very relaxing, sunny and overall a very positive experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Delbe M,

Thank you for your great review, we are happy you enjoyed your accommodation on board our Sonesta cruise and hotel too , we are waiting for you to come back again soon

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is for the Sonesta St George Cruise which we took from Aswan to Luxor. The whole experience was fantastic, and from start to finish you couldnt be looked after any better.
Food onboard was excellent, and the standard of cabins really comfortable, clean and well appointed.
Site seeing was well planned and stress free, and we had an excellent guide who really knew his stuff him being an Egyptologist.
Cruising down the Nile with the setting sun ahead of you was an afternoon I we will never forget.

Room Tip: All rooms are well appointed, if possible get the higest floor available for the best views.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear StewartR216,

Thank you for your review , we are happy you had a good time on board our cruise , we hope we can host you soon at our hotel

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Me andm my partner stayed at this hotel last summer, and i have been stunned at some of the positive reviews of this place. We had the worst holiday experience of our lives here. We are very well travelled, have stayed in many standards of hotels in remote areas and in fast-paced cities. I don't know where to begin about this place.
Most of the staff are extremely, rude the food was almost inedible, and the room we paid extra for 'side nile-view' was overlooking a smelly sewarage pool. All of this is bad enough, but there was an incident round the pool side while we were swimming and the pool manager had the audacity to look inside our personal bag near sunloungers in which were a small bottle of water and small packet of crisps and then publicly shout for us to come out of the pool, and in front of other guests loudly tell us off for having non-hotel refreshments on the premises. Firstly, i have never stayed at a hotel where it hasn't been allowed to buy stuff from a nearby local shop for our personal use, secondly even five other guests at the time came over and expressed outrage at how the guy had publicly humiliated us.
Then there was the constant hassle we had from over-eager and aggressive local caleche and taxi drivers right at the hotel entrance on the main road, and the security guards offered no help, just stood there arms folded unconcerned.
Egypt was one of those destinations i'd wanted to go for years, and i understand in recent years since revolution in cairo things have been difficult. But the sonesta st george made our trip even worse, there is no way this is a 5-star property as it classes itself, i've stayed at 3-star hotels in china where we had better treatment. There are better places in egypt and even luxor, i'm sure, but what we experienced at this hotel has put us both off every visiting the country again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Dear adrian a,

Thank you for getting back to us concerning your problem , I just need to clarify that this was last year and some of the staff have left the hotel , but please help me by giving me more details on the date of your stay and your name so I can investigate the incident with the management

Thank you

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Additional Information about Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor

Address: Cornesh El Nile Street, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Luxor
#5 Luxury Hotel in Luxor
#7 Family Hotel in Luxor
#9 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
Price Range: $35 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor 5*
Number of rooms: 322
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five-star grandeur on the banks of the Nile awaits at the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor. In a city of ancient Pharaonic treasures, this 322-room Luxor, Egypt hotel redefines luxury in a contemporary style. Only minutes from the world-renowned historic sites, the hotel is an ideal setting. After touring, guests relax in the hotel's Key of Life Health Club, dine in one of its restaurants or soak in the pool as they overlook the Nile. Free Wifi in the lobby and the swimming pool . Also a happy hour every evening at Nobles Bar with a 30% discount from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm ... more   less 
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