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Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor
Ranked #6 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 10, 2010

Spent a few nights at the St George Hotel and enjoyed the stay. The lobby is a bit over the top with marble and chandeliers, but typical for this part of the world. The rooms on the 6 and 7.floors are completly different then those on the lower floors, so be sure to ask for 6 or 7. The rooms on 6 and 7 are very modern new and elegant, the rooms on the other floors are a bit dated but adequate. Linens and bedding are excellent. The pool area is huge, service in the restarunts a bit slow but adequate. They charge for WiFi access. But it is located right on the Nile sothe view is great.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

The sonesta in Luxor has an excellent location and great pool area. The rooms are nice and have great views. The toilets are a bit hard to use (they don’t flush) we had ours fixed a couple of times. The big problem with this hotel is they charge by the minute to use the spa. The only hotel in the world that I have had that happen. There is so much to do in Luxor and this is great. My advice is walk down to the river and have dinner. We had two outstanding dinners.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2010

Love it, been to this hotel twice and it lived up to standard on both occassion years apart. Would recommend it to anyone without doubt.

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Reviewed June 29, 2010

The biggest shock of the Sonesta St George was its holiday atmosphere - this is NOT a criticism but not what I expected. A swim up pool bar, loads of sunbeds - it felt more like Marbella than Egypt. The location is incredible, right on the Nile. The restaurants at the hotel are good - buffet, Italian, Japanese, Egyptian. The waiting staff are incredibly helpful - the reception and guest relations quite aloof. The platform over the river is covered in very worn out imitation grass and needs to be replaced urgently as it gives the hotel a run down feel that it really doesn't have.
Take a falluca trip at sunset - excellent value and the guys that run it are great fun

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2010

We stayed at the Sonesta and couldn't say a bad thing about this hotel, didn't hear any building work going on.
Hotel was more for adults as noithing to do for children but this suited us, like a second honeymoon.
Would book the Sonesta again on our next visit.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2010

Date of stay 14-21 June on a half board basis, firstly the building work that many people continue to worry about isn't a problem, I didn't notice any noise for the entire week and would guess they are at second fix stage anyway.

This was my second stay at this property and my partners eighth! They must be doing something right. I think it's fair to point out that she and I are excursion'd out as far as the City of Luxor is concerned so for us this was to be a week of relaxation by the pool with a smattering of football thrown in for good measure! Yuk I here you all cry, lol . Although irrelevant to the report itself I have to say the Monarch flight on Monday was very straight forward and although we have sampled all the charters on offer over the years we found the Monarch flight to be be superior if nothing else due to the wide body aircraft they use on this route compared to the shocking 757's the other's use on what is a long old flight.

Check in was very efficient and the staff behind the desk were cheery and helpful. We were allocated room 434, a side Nile view overlooking what was the old public baths and located to the front of the hotel so noise from the street was apparent, during the first night at around midnight we were awoken by a member of staff (assume/hope) who let himself into our room and switched the lights on, somewhat startled by this and indeed half asleep I arose to challenge him to which he apologised and legged it lol. The next morning we asked to speak to the manger who on hearing this upgraded us to room 403 which is a direct Nile view suite funnily enough on the fourth floor at the rear of the hotel overlooking the pool and beyond to the Nile.

The room was superb being double aspect (aswell as the large sliding patio doors to balcony there was a large window to a Juliet balcony facing north) In the lounge area there is an additional tv and further balcony. The bathroom was adequate with the additional facility of a whirl pool feature in the bath. We did find that the king size bed in this room to be a little firmer than the two singles that the staff often on request push together in other rooms. The one negative we found with these Nile facing rooms would have to be the heat, the A/C system was losing the battle towards the end of each day so housekeeping provided us with a fan.

This was to be our first time staying half board and if the the truth be known we were a little dubious perhaps to the quality and indeed choice of the evening buffet in the breakfast restaurant each night, however we were very satisfied with what was on offer and the serving staff were excellent, we did however eat three times in the Italian restaurant which I might add was very good and a discount is added to our final bill. The overall stay was yet again superb with all our expectations met, I will however add a final rant, on previous stays I found the pool and sun bed area to be extremely well managed, on this occasion I was very disappointed, every morning without fail before the staff were even on site many guests would be out putting books on sun beds around the pool, the most extreme case was at 6:57am I kid you not, most often the same people and regretfully they were all English( not a German in site). The pool rules state very clearly that sun beds cannot be reserved! Anyway rant over and I cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2010

After a nearly 5 hour delay we arrived at our hotel, SONESTA ST. GEORGE late evening. We were most impressed with the hotel. We had read reviews before going and majority said how nice the hotel was, well i must agree with them - WOW. Our room was lovely and clean and we had a side nile view. The hotel staff were very nice to us and service was excellent. Breakfast was good and plenty to choose from too. We ate in the italian restuarant quite a few times and loved the food there and the view you have is lovely. We had lunch at the pool bar and that too was good. We had a couple of luches at the little cafe and that too was good. Yes it was expensive to have a drink at the hotel but you are in a 5* hotel, the local spirits were fine so drank them. We ate out at Jewl of the Nile restaurant and had a lovely meal there. We also ate at The Lantern and had a good meal there too.

The weather was very very hot, not used to that heat but had been warned, just keep covered up and drink plenty of water and wear a hat.

We did the sites in Luxor and a day cruise on the Nile to Dendara. We absolutely loved our trips and can understand why you are up so early.!! We were in awe of the sites and it so worth getting up early to see them all. We also went to the museum and that too was worth a visit. We have some lovely photo's to remind us of our time at these beautiful sites.

We were also warned of the hassle you get from the locals, you do get used to it eventually although it can be tiresome, but it did not spoil our holiday at all. Just say No and they will leave you alone, eventually LOL.

I would definately recommend SONESTA ST GEORGE HOTEL, the staff are so attentive and cannot do enough for you. What a lovely touch to get a cold flannel in the afternoon to cool you down.

We were so glad we chose to go to LUXOR for a holiday and would recommend it to anyone, expecially if you like History, which we do. If you do decide to try LUXOR and SONESTA ST GEORGE HOTEL we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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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
#6 Family Hotel in Luxor
#9 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
Price Range: $58 - $102 (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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