Sheraton Luxor Resort
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At last Swanning around is finally on the move again! As most of you know our plans to set off to Costa Rica with Paul and Sheila were blown off course as Jim had a medical problem. We felt very guilty about letting them down but they seem to be having a great time and have posted some fantastic pictures on their blog. It has only …
We had read in the Lonely Planet that Luxor was the hassle capital of Egypt, which must be going some. When in a group the effect is less, but once on our own we got hassled.
Luxor is a strange place and feels like it is completely predicated on tourism. This means since tourism has dropped 90% in the last year, there is a sad desperation …
Having learned through exhaustion that we have to stop now and then and do nothing, we chose Luxor as our R&R stop. Luxor is relatively small, 500,000, very pretty, and has a fabulous Sheraton right on the Nile. We took two rooms and with Dana's status as a frequent guest, one of them was upgraded to a suite. Thus we basically have a 2 bedroom …
As I said previously, I really wanted to get out of the Sheraton Hotel and look around the Town of Luxor but since I was travelling on my own and on a scooter to boot, the guides look at me as if I was nuts to even ask and told me it was not safe for a woman on her own who is Western and looks as if they might have money. So I settled for …
Met by guide and drive at 7:00 AM again for tour of Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut. Very little time to drive to these temples unlike Cairo where we seem to spend hours on the road. I am not allowed to go out of the hotel complex on my own as they do not feel it is safe. I did not like this until I went on the carriage ride covered in …
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Luxor Resort
Just average/below among Sheratons
Although the rooms are large and well conditioned, the hotel itself is not that big and the amenities provided are limited. If you are unlucky enough to be assigned to a smoking room (even if you requested otherwise during your reservation) the odor will be impossible to tolerate. The buffets are not worth the price in my opinion BUT the Italian restaurant was a great chioce, in fact make sure you arrive early for dinner or make a reservation, otherwise you'll have to wait. Also, there is only one computer for internet access, so you may have to wait as well. There is room for improvement, specially at front desk, the problem may be the lack of competition in a small city like Luxor.
Good choice in Luxor
This Sheraton is located on the north end of the Corniche in a secluded location, away from the activity of central Luxor. Most rooms have a good view of the Nile, the pool is on the Nile, and the outdoor cafe also looks pleasantly out to the Nile and beyond. Staff was helpful and friendly, the Indian restaurant was very good, the Italian was fine, and the buffet breakfast was varied and excellent. The only downside is if you have more than 2 persons in a room; those facing the Nile are quite small and while the hotel will tell you they accommodate an extra bed, with one in the room, you are very cramped. If you are 3 or more, forget the view and take a room in the bunglow area; good sized rooms and very quiet/private.
When I arrived, while my room was prepaid, they had no room for me.
The first room we were allocated was a cottage in the gardens facing a high brick wall, and quite basic, so we immediately asked to be given another, which the bellboy wasn't too pleased about (bad attitude!). Our second room was in the main building and was a great improvement, very clean though the bathroom was a bit tired. It didn't face the Nile, but it caught the sun in the morning which was very pleasant to wake up to. The food and the staff in the main Karnak restaurant were very good. The pool area was very small and crowded (quite a few kids unexpectedly), but pleasant enough. One thing we weren't impressed about were the recpetion staff, where it could take an age to just retrieve your key, and they weren't at all attentive. I could go into the hassle I had trying to secure a late checkout, but I'd be here all night! We went to visit some friends down the road in the Sonesta St George, and we wished we had stayed there instead - much quieter and plusher. Despite the knocks, we did enjoy our stay, but maybe we've just been a bit spoilt by the Sheartons we've stayed at previously.
This hotel is in the most spectacular location, next to the Nile with a view of the Valley of the Kings in the distance! Breathtaking.
The hotel was lovely, but I would say that the eveing meals were expensive, but if you eat at the Italian it is much better value for money, or venture out down the road meals are much much cheaper. The staff were very helpful too.
A good base for a holiday of exploring lots of Egyptian relics!
One of the worst so called 5 star i have ever visited!
i was booked into this hotel for 4 nights in october, we had booked two bungalows in the grounds we were given the keys and when we arrived 1 room was still being prepared. so we decended on our friends room.when we arrived we found that the carpet was black in places with dirt! dirt and even mould growing in the corner of the room. the windows can be opened from the outside,and there was no safe so valuables would have to be taken to reception. the furniture and beds were damp so we imediatly checked out and we moved to le meridien 10 minutes away what a difference .
We went to Luxor hoping for a honeymoon to remember. The Sheraton was absolutley perfect for everything we wanted. It was set in its own lovely grounds, which meant you had no hasle as soon as you stepped out of the entrance. Everything is well maintained and very clean, they are always cleaning somewhere!! The room was lovely with a beautiful view of the nile. We could not have asked for more but we got it! The Italian restaurant was our favourite, very romantic, candlelit, excellent service, the little lake with ducks and pelicans. It was amazing. The karnack buffet breakfast were great lots to choose from to suit all tastes. The pool was great not to warm but not to cool. It was great to cool down in there and then relax beside the pool on a sun lounger.
The Sheraton is the place to stay in Luxor! The grouds are well kept and beautiful. The rooms are spacious with great bathrooms. The service in the restraunts is friendly, and the food available at the hotel is good value, with the breakfast buffet being the best. The Italian restaurant is beautiful, with wild pelicans and ducks swimming past. A meal at the hotel will cost you about £10 for 2 adults. (Bare in mind though that eating in local restaurants, like 7 days and Maximes, between Le Meriden hotel (not as nice as the Sheraton, but more exensive to stay in!)and Sheraton will cost you £3 for both of you!) The hotel is situated right on the baby blue Nile, with fantastic views of passing boats and great sunsets in the evenings from the hotel bar. The pool is warm, like a bath you don't want to get out of, with gorgous sun loungers (nicer then the one's we had at Sandals in Jamaica) all around the edge. A great location at which to explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt. Worth every penny. Unbelievable. You'll never regret it.
Super, Super, Super!!!
This hotel was fantastic. The location was incredible and the sunsets over the nile at night were amazing.
As two girls travelling alone, we were slightly nervous about what to expect and what to do, but those at the Sheraton could not have been more helpful, nothing is too much trouble for them.
It is only a short way into town and posed no trouble at all for us to get in there as taxi's are waiting outside all the time.
The staff are tremendous and extremely helpful, also the Indian restaurant Agra has the best indian meal I have ever had - it was perfection.
One of the best hotels I have stayed in.
really recommend this hotel, stayed here for one week, buffet breakfast each morning was just amazing, staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms are very comfortable and there is a lovely pool with gorgeous sunloungers! Would definetly stay here again. The italian restaurant in the resort is lovely.