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Saint Joseph Hotel
Ranked #26 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
gillingham kent england
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“great budget hotel”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Myself and a friend have just spent a week at this hotel. We found nothing to complain about, every area is always spotless, clean bedding and towels every day. Our room was at the front of the hotel (room 402), it can be a bit noisy but once you close the window its not too bad. The staff are always friendly without bieng in your face and always have a smile for you. The best bit for me was the roof. The pool is big enough to have a good swim and the cheeseburgers are to die for!!!!! As there is a bit of unrest in Egypt at the momment the hotel was very quiet so most afternoons we had the roof to ourselves. Beware of the calesh drivers at the front, they hassle you big time and can be very persistant. ALWAYS agree a price first and dont let them wait for you because they will try to charge you extorbitant prices.If you want a no nonsence, clean friendly hotel then I would definately recomend St Josephs.

Room Tip: All rooms come with a Nile view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Castleton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

This hotel is a little tired, but more than adequate as a base in a good position. If you want 5 star glitz and a big size hotel with gardens, then it is not for you.

Our room had a balcony with a Nile view, two comfy beds, a large fridge, a modern air con/heater ( needed in the winter evenings when the temperature can drop) and a t.v. with good reception and English news and film channels. My notebook got excellent connection in the bedroom from the free wifi, a definite plus for me. There was a bath with a shower over and plenty of hot hot water all the time. Our room boy kept everything clean for us and the furniture, if somewhat well used, was more than adequate.

There is a rooftop pool and a bar is providing drinks and food. There are fantastic views of the Nile and Luxor. It is ideal to watch the sun set over the West Bank. I was well impressed with the sun lounger matresses. They were thick, yet soft enough to actually be comfortable, and they have a towelling cover so you would never stick to the usual plastic. All the staff are really friendly and helpful.

I would recommend that you book only bed and breakfast as there are some good eating places close by. However, I would strongly suggest that you take advantage of the hotel dinner offer at £35 or 290 LE for six x 4 course meals. There are good choices for each course and the food is excellent. My husband had best steak several times and said it was really some of the best steak he had ever eaten. By the way, don't pay the restaurant in English, we got a local exchange rate of 9.55 LE to £1, so 290LE equalled £30.37, this meant each 4 course meal cost us £5.06 each - really good value for an enjoyable meal, and good portions.

One tip - the road outside can be noisy, take ear plugs.

We have visited Luxor many times, though this was our first stay at Saint Josephs, but we will now be part of a large group of people who keep returning.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the main road and on a high floor, for the best Nile views. There is a lift...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

good hotel,clean,friendly,good food and fantastic view from the roof which is where the pool is also a lovely place to have a quiet drink and catch some sun!!

Room Tip: the higher the room the quieter!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

This was easily the best place we stayed on our tour, covering basically all of Egypt. Saint Joseph had nothing I could ever really complain about, not that I ever complain about anything anyway. The rooms were well fitted out and had continual hot water (I now appreciate hot water after visiting the middle east) were quiet by Egyptian standards and overall felt like good value. Located away from the city centre has its drawbacks, but we were hassled far less which becomes exhausting in itself.
This was also the first (and last) hotel I came across where the swimming pool was open in the winter months. On the rooftop, with great views over Luxor, you could see the Temple of Hatchepsut over the Nile whilst making use of the rooftop bar/restaurant. Theres also a proper restaurant downstairs which was good value and a bar in the basement, which offered happy hour cocktails that no person can refuse, unlike my dancing.
A special thanks to the laundry service. My shirt will never be that clean again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

We chose this hotel because it was a bit outside the city centre, breakfast was included and there's a rooftop pool. The rooms were clean and the hotel mostly quiet, despite being located on a major street longing the Nile. There was also a good selection of food for breakfast. The pool is a good alternative to the heat, even though somewhat cold. It gets almost no sun all day, and despite some claims, the water is not heated. However, the rooftop area has a magnificent, unobstructed view of the Nile, the Theban Hills (lit at night).

Room Tip: Request a room with a view on the Nile.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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burnley uk
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

We have just returned home ,after spending a wonderfull two weeks at this hotel.From the minute you walk thru the door you are made welcome,the staff have all been there for years and their customer service is second to none.The hotel is very clean and the housekeeping is first class,the beds are very comfortable,and the bedrooms are a decent size.The food is also very good and there is plenty of choice,and they have plenty of offers on ,super savers etc. It was a bit on the cold side the first few days we were there,but once it warmed up we were sunbathing on the roof everyday,even managed a few dips in the pool They have a snack bar on the roof with great food.All in all it is a good value for money hotel and well worth a visit

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

I stayed at the St Joseph in November and have no complaints at all. It's very clean, the staff are friendly and helpful and the food was great value for money, especially with the 7-day coupon offer there. I was looked after very well in the restaurant, especially by Hassan the head waiter. The kalesh drivers loitering outside are a pain at first, pestering you to take a ride, but if you keep politely brushing them off they get the message eventually. The balcony of my room gave me a lovely view of the Valley of the Kings outer perimeters, with Hatsheput's temple visible to my camera zoom. Give a little tip for service and you won't be disappointed. The St Joseph hotel will get my reservation next time I'm in Luxor. Ray. T.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Saint Joseph Hotel
Address: Khaled Ibn el Walid Street, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #26 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Saint Joseph Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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