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“Not as expected”
Review of Sol Y Mar Pioneers

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Sol Y Mar Pioneers
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kharga
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
252 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Not as expected”
Reviewed November 26, 2008

The Pioneer is the top of the line at Kharga Oasis. Unfortunately that doesn't get you much.

The hotel setting is quite lovely but the rooms are less than clean with basics only. The shower curtain in my room had mold on it!

The restaurant had great service and a wonderful breakfast and dinner buffet. Lunch was al carte and very reasonably priced.

  • Liked — Meals
  • Disliked — cleanliness
  • Stayed November 2008
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Reviewed November 2, 2008

After travelling 2 1/2 hours through the desert to get to an "oasis", I was sadly disappointed with the accomodations. While the set up of the building was nice, the room, pool and "gardens" were anything but. The walls in the room was blistering and extremely dirty, there was an inch ring of mildew and mold around the tub, the sheer drapes were disgustingly water marked (don't know where the water came from), and the room smelled old and moldy. The gardens were nothing to write home about and the pool had a 2 inch ring of greem slime around the sides!
The staff were very friendly and nice but that does not make up for the hovel of a room. Instead of eating dinner and socialising with my fellow travelers, I went to bed and wished it was all a bad dream. Morning and check out could not come soon enough. Now be that as it may, the local area was rich in antiquities and they do have a lovely, well designed museum, which I enjoyed very much.

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  • Disliked — I'm sorry but the entire experience.
  • Stayed October 2008
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Additional Information about Sol Y Mar Pioneers

Property: Sol Y Mar Pioneers
Address: Gamal Abdel Nasser St. | Al Kharga Oasis, New Valley, Kharga 11211, Egypt
Location: Egypt > New Valley Governorate > Kharga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kharga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sol Y Mar Pioneers 4*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pioneers, a deluxe desert hotel in Kharga (Oasis Magna), offers a taste of consolation and serenity. In a magical locale, Pioneers caters to travelers who share a love of nature, a longing for adventure, and appreciation of aboriginal culture, offering the comfort of an oasis and the unforgettable Sahara experience. ... more   less 
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