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Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor
Ranked #5 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
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“Glorious weather & plenty of fumes”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We have just returned from a three week break at the Nile Palace over the Easter period.

We booked B&B thankfully as the buffets advertised were withdrawn (due to the low number of guests) with an unexciting table d'hote substitute.

The in-house a la carte 7 room service were adequate and there are a number of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel - if you don't mind the constant hassle from the desperate taxi & carriage drivers.

Facilities and staff at the Nile Palace were very good, however a down side is the number of crusie ships that are laid up close to the swimming pool and sun terrace which spew out exhaust fumes constantly. We would not return to the Nile Palace because of this problem of which the hotel is aware but unable to resolve at any time soon.

Room Tip: The court yard rooms can have noisy children at certain times of the day
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Devon, UK
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights, paid to upgrade to full Nile view room - definitely worth it - the balcony is large, the view of the Nile and Valley of the Kings is superb, especially as the hotel looks directly over the river, with no road between you and it. There is a slight issue with cruise ships moored below keeping their engines on - not too noisy, but a constant drone. The pool and pool terraces are excellent, and service to them was generally very good.

The location was excellent, walking distance to Luxor Temple and various restaurants etc. Caleches and taxis easy to find - negotiate the price before getting in.

We share the views of several other reviewers: keycards constantly needed resetting; Thai restaurant was excellent service and food; the Italian restaurant was poor service and very poor food. The breakfasts were very good, inside and outside space worked well. We were however very unimpressed that we had to pay for cold water (but fruit juices were free) or any tea other than that in the jugs. The daily room charge for a kettle and tea/coffee was also pennypinching.

Staff were generally professional, friendly and helpful. We'd stay here again if we return to Luxor.

Room Tip: Go for a Nile view
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Stayed for 3 nights B & B in a Nile view room – the extra cost was worth the view. The rooms were large and very comfortable and spotlessly clean at all times. The staff were very please to see us – the overall numbers at his time (April 2012) are well down on the norm, which is a shame.

The breakfast choice was more then adequate – as we were out all day for both days we had dinner at the hotel all three nights – the Lebanese and the Italian restaurants were fine but the Thai restaurant was by far the best.

Room Tip: Nile view room – the extra cost was worth the view
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

This hotel has comfortable rooms, a terrific pool, great staff and restaurants, what it also has is up to 3 Nile cruise ships moored at hotel next door, who run thier engines all day and all night. You can't relax by the pool without the continual throb of engines and the smell of exhaust fumes. They also block a good third of the Nile view. The hotel say they can do nothing as the boats are to do with the hotel next door. It was a real shame as i would have upgraded to a nile view room, but the noise was just too great. I advise to check if the boats are there before booking.

Room Tip: courtyard rooms on the far side from reception have no view but are cooler and very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is a fantastic Hotel, i would not stay anywhere else in Luxor. We upgraded to a nile view and i recommend that as the balconys are large and the view is beautiful and you can see the valley of the kings in the distance which is lovely.
The layout of the hotel is fantastic with an open air courtyard with 2 restaurants and a coffee shop bit but the evening entertainment is a bit strange. Its a shame that alot of people dont eat at the hotel as the prices are not that bad and the quality is really high. I ate some fantastic dishes and the mixed grill is superb. The best restaurant is outside on the terrace next to the nile, not the buffet restaurant but the lebanese one next to the shisha bar. We were the only couple there and it was lovely - we went for walk outside the hotel afterwards and saw a load of brits in dingy restaurants saving about 3 quid - lovely.
The rooms are good and spacious and the service is very good. Our flight was slightly late and we asked for late checkout and they said we can stay till 2pm for no charge - which is rare in hotels so brilliant.
The pool area is fantastic and big and its a perfect place for a week. Prices are low compared to what we are used to.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor

Property: Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor
Address: Khaled Ben El Walid Street, Luxor 85111, Egypt
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Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
#3 Business Hotel in Luxor
#3 Spa Hotel in Luxor
#3 Family Hotel in Luxor
#4 Luxury Hotel in Luxor
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,255 - ₹ 5,927
Hotel Class:5 star — Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor 5*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Our Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel, It is a 5 stars hotel has a unique location amidst relics of a 7000-years-old civilization, in the heart of Luxor, only 1.5 Km. From the temple of Luxor and 10 Km. From Luxor Airport. Guests can enjoy a marvelous view of the mighty Nile in addition to the cliffs of the Theban Mountains on the western bank where the valley of kings and Queens lie. The hotel offers a variety of service and facilities, 11 conferences and break out rooms that can host up to 2000 participants, among other things. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel Luxor
Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel Luxor
Nile Palace Luxor
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