Sheraton Luxor Resort
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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.
Great view. Dirty walls.
When I arrived, while my room was prepaid, they had no room for me.
They were filled to 100 % occupancy rate. They finally got a room for
me at 11pm. When I entered the hallway from the elevator I was shocked how filthy the floor and walls were. Then to my dismay my
room was not much better.
The staff was beyond courteous when they proceded to move me three
times during my stay. My third room had a Nile view on the third floor.
It was much cleaner than the other two, but still not to the standards
one naturally expects from a Sheraton. But the rate was also much
less expensive than most other Sheraton's of which I have stayed.
The pool was beautiful. The food was very good. But the location is
at the end of town.
Next time I am in Luxor I will spend a little more and stay at the
Old Winter Palace.
Not up to usual Sheraton standards
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 .
Honeymoon to remember
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.
I would go to this hotel agian it was perfect for us. Set in the right location not on the main street but only 10 mins walk away. I would recommend to anybody.
Lucky Lovely Luxor
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.
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Travel Blogs from Luxor
Early morning start to avoid the heat. Caught a small ferry across the River before jumping on a small bus to visit the Valley of the Kings, Temple of the (naughty) Queen Hatshepsut and
the Colossi of Memnon. Seems the Queen enjoyed power, so she locked up her son
in law (who became pharaoh at the age of 12) along with her daughter and ruled
in his name for 21 years.
Group travel had the down side of feeling more touristy / like sheep but the up side was ...