Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor
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We were picked up at our hotel for the trip to the temples of Edfou, Kom Ombo and the temple of Isis in Philae. These temples were built by various pharaohs during the different kingdoms. We travelled for about one and a half hours, through the West bank of the Nile where the farmers (fellahin in Egyptian) grow dates, corn, sugar cane and …
Luxor, to be forever etched in my memory as the day I nearly melted, saw the sun rise and set over the nile and achieved the most ever on a holiday.... a hot air balloon ride, rode a donkey, visited a temple and explored the valley of the kings, all before lunch!
So started the day with another early wake up call, and headed off for …
We flew into Luxor at 7.30am and were met by our Petra tour representative, who took us to the Steigenberger hotel and waited, whilst we checked in. We were then driven to the West Bank of the river Nile. The first stop was the Valley of the Kings. This is the site where the tomb of King Tutankhamen was found by Howard Carter. It was amazing that …
On the surface, our hotel could pass for a resort hotel anywhere: It has a pool, clean rooms, an Italian restaurant, and a Thai restaurant. Unlike when staying in a hotel in the US however, opening the bedside drawer will not reveal a Gideon’s bible, but will instead reveal a sticker that indicates the direction of Mecca. And if you are in a …
Arrival into Luxor is nothing like arrival into Cairo. Whereas getting from Cairo airport to your hotel involves a harrowing game of chicken through congested streets, where a constant stream of pedestrians cross 6 lanes of traffic one car at a time, the journey from Luxor involves travelling along a flower lined road past fields of workers …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor
Good, but cairo meridian far superior
When we arrived we did request a nile view, instead we, as in my husband and I and my mum and daughter got two rooms on different floors no nile in sight. This was disappointing, we got moved closer, but not what we wanted. The hotel is very clean and the staff can't do enough for you, but after staying at the Meridian in Cairo, well, there was no contest. I would, however, stay there again, judging by the other hotels around us this was definately the best.
On our trip to Egypt, we stayed four nights in Le Meridien Pyramids in Cairo, and the next three nights here. The hotel in Cairo was far superior, and far better value. It was Easter time, so high season for Luxor, but the level of care and attention was well below its sister hotel.
We travelled with Jules Verne to the Nile and stayed 4 nights in the Meridien in Luxor, and then 3 nights on a cruise from Aswan to Luxor on the MS Caprice. Everything was excellent and the tour guide was informative and entertaining. The Meridien was everything we hoped for, with a view of the Nile and good food etc. We visited the Luxor sites independently and found this to be easy by Taxi. Your taxi driver will return for you at the time you ask and we found them reliable. The Cruise was even better than I had imagined, with a spacious cabin, good food and service and good company from our other travellers. Full marks to Jules Verne. The only downside was the poverty, which I found worse than when I was there 20 years ago. Luxor and that area rely completely on Tourism, and every bomb is a devastating blow to their livelihood. Bring biros etc for the children, as speaking to an Egyptian Primary School teacher, supplies are poor. Tip well and enjoy your stay.
Have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Egypt I would like to comment on the Le Meridian Hotel in Luxor. It is a very good hotel, however we could not get a room with a Nile view as we were only staying three nights, it seems to be that you have to stay seven or more nights to have a chance of getting a Nile view. This would not have been a problem except there was a circle of 5 floors of balconies overlooking a kind of patio area where all the eating places were situated, we could see directly into the other rooms and no net curtains were supplied so we had to keep the heavy curtains drawn all the time, it was like being in a goldfish bowl. It is such a pity that a lovely hotel could spoil the rooms for want of a net curtain.
My family and I spent 3 nights at Le Meridien Luxor in mid Feb 2005. After investigating a number of hotels in Luxor I decided on Le Meridien based primarily on the TripAdvisor reviews.
Stayed at the Meridian for a week at the end of Jan 2005, late booking and didnt go for any upgrades, glad we didnt as what we got was just great. We were given a city view room as booked and I did think that it was going to be a bit noisy but apart from the call to prayer at sunrise I was soon back to sleep and hoping we made breakfast (10.30 finish). Its about a 10min walk into the main part of Luxor and the Carriage and Taxi people are a bit of a pest but you just have to ignor them as best you can, a few words of Arabic go a long way so do your best prior to going, the Egyptions are very polite but do not take NO (LA) for an answer. Food in the hotel is good and the Italian restaurant is cheap, a pizza is around £3.50 and pasta the same.
We stayed at this hotel early Jan 2005, on a half board basis. Le Meridian is the newest upmarket hotel in Luxor. Sited in the southern part of Luxor only a few minutes walk from the highly regarded Sonesta St George and about 20/25 minutes walk to town centre. The hotel is built around an open air atrium, which is overlooked by some rooms and encircled by two restaurants and some shops. In January the evening air was chilly, so not too inviting of an evening, but I would imagine it would be very pleasant in warmer weather. Rooms can be facing main road, noisy; into the atrium, probably ok; or Nile facing, recommended. The building facing the Nile is U shaped ,so to get the evening sun in January it is best to be at the north end of the hotel. This may alter during later months. Rooms are well decorated, and include small fridge and safe (no charge). There were no tea/coffee making facilities, which was disappointing.
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Stayed at Le Meridien first week December 2004. Straight away asked to change the room as the balcony was the smallest we had ever seen. Reception changed the room straight away. We had a Nile view which was excellent.
Hotel overall lovely and clean. Rooms spacious. Food - breakfast ok however only a small section at breakfast was non-smoking which was very disappointing for us as a couple of times we sat in the smoking section. 3 Restaurants in the evening to choose from - the best was the Lebanese. However we went to The Old Winter Palace Hotel (a 10 mins walk away) 3 nights as the food and service there were 1st class.
All in all had a great time, the Egyptians are a lovely, friendly people - would recommend the hotel.
we moved to this hotel because we decided not to stay at the shereton as wasnt up to standard. very clean and modren hotel.while we were there 1 of my party celebrated a birthday, to our surprse a birthday cake was waiting in the room when we got back from a busy day of sightseeing. the hotel had photocopied all the passports so they knew that it was somebodies birthday! although it was an excellent hotel the food was not as good as the sonesta george hotel next door ,this hotel i also highly recommend. these two hotels seem to be the best standard in luxor. would certainly go back again
Brief note on this hotel as no other reviews yet. We stayed one week in Dec 2003. Attractive modern interior with very pleasant well equiped nile view room. Good hygiene standards and OK but not very special food options. Good pool and small gardens although they did not seem under pressure as most people sightsee during the day.
Staff very willing and pleasant but could be more professional.
Would stay again as seemed about the best option in Luxor which is not over supplied with good modern 1st class options. Visited the Sheraton which seemed really tired. Old Winter Palace OK but a bit old and dull (nice gardens and good location).
Brand new Sofitel at Karnak looked promising (lovely pool ) but not quite open when we visited and a little out of the way.