We had read reports about the building work and did have concerns, although both sides of the hotel did have some work sights, these were out of our sight and hearing range. We could hear a constant hum as we were allocate a room that overlooks a waterplant, a small price to pay as we did have very good view of the nile and if we turned our chairs slightly the Nile all we could see. The tarpaulin in the lobby was removed to show replacement glass which reflected the huge chandelier in the lobby. The Sonesta is beautiful, spacious, clean with polite helpful staff, nothing was any trouble, always at hand for orders or just to place towels on your lounger.
Rooms are comfortable, spacious and very clean, clean towels twice daily if needed and they don't mind you using the mini bar fridge to chill your own drinks.
Location is perfect with a pontoon over the Nile, tranquility inside does not prepare you for the bedlam outside that has been quoted in all reviews, we went prepared for this and so should you. It was very daunting and tiring to begin but you do get used to it. Hassle is worst in daylight hours and almost non existant in the evenings, which is a great time to walk and escape the escalating heat.
The pool area is very clean, swim up bar without seating, shame no decent cocktails.
Main resturant for breakfast is clean and airy with a vast choice to suit all, there can be a wait at the "egg station" for freshly cooked items and you may have to wait for a few mins as you would at home!!!
Bedam with a great decor and piano playing, good menu with plenty of choice, all cooked and well presented.
Jebs pool area, menu ok for lunch we did find this pricey.
Japanese resturant was lovely, we really enjoyed the food,
though at the time was overwhelmed with very loud americans, I'm sure on another evening the abience would have been more graceful.
DRINKS....VERY EXPENSIVE beer £4.50 reasonable wine £24 but both can be purchased halfprice from outside bars and resturants.
Trips We would recommend Mohamed outside the Nile Palace Hotel, good prices, balloon trip is a must, Valley of the Kings with a very good speaking guide she is lovely, Felluca trip to Banana Island....pure bliss and gteat tasting bananas.
We had a fantastic time, meet some great people and will definately return to the Sonesta.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor
- Sonesta Luxor
- Sonesta St George Luxor
- Luxor Sonesta