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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I visited kharga in a business trip and it felt like this was the only decent hotel in the city. It's location was good but the hotel was nearly deserted. They gave me a room that was far away and I had to walk a long distance to reach it. The rooms were always dusty and the pool was never... More 

Thank Abdallah K
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I checked the hotel before going online but missed checking out the reviews. We were a group of 6 people who started an off-road safari from Bahareyah Oasis to Dakhla Oasis and finally stayed in Kharga oasis. After camping for few days in hot.weather we were all looking forward to the hotel. Once we came in we realized we were... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I stayed there for 3 nights for work. The stay there was okay. The staff were quite helpful. The food was good, but the same menu everyday and not very creative. The place is a bit run down, but it is clean. It is definitely not a 4 star hotel, but okay.

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220 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

The basic structure is perfectly ok. It could be very nice. But the whole place is falling to bits. You would sit on a chair and it would collapse. Balcony doors would not open. The plumbing is a whole question of its own. Each room has its own water heater. Ours was broken. Five men came round to mend it.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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58 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

could see that it used to be a wonderful place, but sadly in deteriorating condition. could obviously see continued inability to keep up with maintenance (as some doors were in need of replacement or repairs, cracked and taped glass windows, sheets/towels fraying, lampshades yellowed/browned, broken or cracked, etc). it was practically a "ghost city" when we stayed. we saw nobody... More 

2 Thank d240i
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The Pioneers Hotel in Al Kharga Oasis is a sprawling resort-type place like those found on the Mediterranean in the 1960s and 1970s. Echoing public rooms and tortuous corridors and stairs leading in all directions. Possibly once acceptable, but now not well kept, with an overall tired and sorry feel. Staff hang around for no obvious reason - not doing... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

probably was nice once-now it is a ghost-spooky not much in the area so do not know what will happen here-sad

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2011

amazing view from room 328 very quiet location smiley staff good service and food. sad for there were no buddy else except us.

3 Thank bert_elisabeth
Worcester, UK
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2011

This is the only starred hotel in Kharga. Reception sent me to a room as far away as possible. To be kind, I would say that this was on the shady side and near the pool, but more practically it was to slow down any complaints being returned to them. The hot water tank in room 224 was not working,... More 

2 Thank Yare
Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2011

After our trip trough the different oases in the western desert, we stayed in this hotel. It is a good hotel to relax and have a swim in the pool. Rooms were very clean, although the towels were dirty. Besides us (= 4 people) there were another 3 persons staying in this big hotel (with some 100 rooms). So it... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Sol Y Mar Pioneers

Address: Gamal Abdel Nasser St. | Al Kharga Oasis, New Valley, Kharga 11211, Egypt
Region: Egypt > New Valley Governorate > Kharga
Price Range: ₹ 2,879 - ₹ 14,463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sol Y Mar Pioneers 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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“There was good wifi in the reception area”
 of 5 bubbles Shahenaz, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
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