Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor
Khaled Ben Walid St , Luxor
The Steigenberger Nile Palace
hotel stands at the very top of the list of 5 star hotels in Luxor, with its
high standard of accommodation and first class hospitality you’ll be hard pushed
to find better. With stunning views across the Nile to
the West Bank, home of the valley of Kings and Queens, the Steigenberger Nile
Palace is situated in the heart of Luxor and is the perfect base from which to
explore this wondrous city.
Other holidays makers have already commented below about their memorable stay at
the Steigenberger Nile Palace but here are our views to add to the long list of
On arriving at Luxor Airport, as previously arranged with the hotel, we found
our driver ready and waiting to help us with our luggage (please note that the
transportation whilst extremely comfortable was not, as advertised, a
limousine as we know it back home) however at the very reasonable price of 12 euros each way, for both of us, it was excellent value.
We arrived at the hotel in a matter of minutes and
we were immediately shown to our room which was comfortable, spacious, well
decorated and had a delightful (if somewhat small) balcony overlooking the
courtyard. Along with the usual mini-bar, satellite television, hair
dryer, air conditioning and varied complimentary toiletries, the hotel provides
in each room internet access (terms arranged with customer services) and a safety
deposit box (free of charge).
A lavish buffet breakfast,
with a wide selection of local and international specialities on offer, was served
in the relaxed surroundings of the air conditioned Nubian Restaurant on our
first morning, however,
on subsequent days we preferred an earlier breakfast on the terrace
enabling us to soak up
the warmth of the sun whilst taking in the
splendid views overlooking the Nile.
The staff both in the
restaurant and on the terrace were pleasant and extremely attentive, and happily
arranged for pots of hot water for my green tea along with the usual fruit
juices, coffee, etc.
Relaxing around the swimming
pool was delightful, no need to get up at the crack of dawn to put out towels to
reserve a sun bed. At all times of the day there was always a vacant
lounger with the pool staff providing a first class service of freshly laundered
towels and chilled refreshments.
After an action packed day, we were grateful to
return to the hotel and take advantage of the
hotel’s facilities at the Health Centre for a relaxing massage. Friendly and
experienced staff pampered and revived us ready for the evening.
The hotel courtyard, surrounded by the Italian and Lebanese
restaurants, is the venue for an hour or two of nightly
entertainment (although a little repetitive during the two week holiday it was
by far the best on offer from any of the major hotels in Luxor)
After our evening meal we were privileged to be able to listen to the
music and enjoy elevated views of the shows from the comfort our balcony
overlooking the courtyard. As the entertainment finished no later than
10.30 each evening we were never
disturbed by any noise, so we regarded the courtyard view a big plus. We did however
checkout the Nile view rooms and have to say if you are planning on spending a fair
amount of time on your balcony then it’s well worth the extra money for the
breathtaking views. There are however many excellent areas in the hotel and grounds were you can enjoy
equally impressive views.
The Steigenberger Nile Palace customer service staff closely
monitored the performance of the hotel with frequent telephone calls to check
that everything is satisfactory and to see whether they can be of assistance.
For those who have a late flight home like us Reception are
able to arrange a late room checkout for the very reasonable cost of less than £20.
It allowed us to enjoy our holiday right up to the last minute instead of
hanging around with our suitcases.
We found all the hotel staff efficient and friendly, with the
customer service staff ringing us the evening prior to departure to confirm our
flight details so that our transport could be arranged for the correct time for
the return journey to
As regular visitors to Luxor we have tried many of the top
hotels but this has to be the best hotel to so far, they seem to have just the right balance offering a quality
hotel with a friendly service that the guests feel comfortable with. It’s
easy to see why so many
of the guests we spoke with said they would be more than happy to return to this hotel.
Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor
“Loved this hotel. We paid the extra for a Nile view room and were soooo glad we did! The Hotel is fantastic the room, the restaurants, the entertainment, the pool, the massages and the shops (if you are doing a multi-centre trip like we did Cairo-Sharm El Sheikh Luxor, wait until you get here to buy your souvenirs…. more ”
“I must make it clear that these are my impressions of my stay between 21st and 28th September 2009. They are not a definitive guide to the hotel and may not have been experiences shared by anyone else. The Good : 1. Breakfast : Huge range of dishes from eggs and bacon, to fruit, to danish pastries, to toast….couldn’t be… more ”
“This is a great hotel and great value. Definitely worth the extra money for a room with a Nile view. The service in the hotel is excellent and a much required respite from the normal egyption street husslers and the heat. The food in all four restaurants is excellent, a little more expensive than in the surrounding area but worth… more ”
“We have just returned from a two week stay at this hotel and I can’t praise it enough.From the minute we arrived we were impressed.The check in was fast and friendly and the room was spacious and immaculate. All the staff are extremely efficient and always smiling. It was our first visit to Luxor and we explored other hotels but… more ”
“This is the second stay at the hotel which my wife and I enjoyed. The reason for our return visit within a year was because the hotel offers excellent service. We were allocated a front Nile view room which offer an excellent views off the Nile. The rooms are very clean and have great beds. They were so big I… more ”
“I wouldn’t of picked any other hotel as it was amazing and definatly 5*! The service was brilliant and all the staff were very friendly and great! One of the nicest pools, so clean! Lots of sunbeds in the shade, in the sun and even by the nile so you can watch the boats go by:) Restaurants in hotel are… more ”
“I loved the airiness of the hotel, the great restaurants in the foyer and the fact that thery were outdoors, the variety of the food available. The pool was great, the view from the hotel was amazing.. make sure you go to the top floor for a great views of the Nile. Yes, it could get very crowded when it… more ”
“Stayed in this hotel with husband , sister and her husband. Good points would have to be the staff especially housekeeping and dining staff. Oh and Susan the American girl on the reception. Food excellent with a varied selection. Entertainment very much the same night after night. Pool staff very good very especially , ‘ash’ who from day one knew… more ”
“I’ve spent here 3 nights on my trip to Egypt this august and was very happy with the choice. The hotel is well situated about in the center of the old Luxor , a couple of kilometers from Luxor Temple and a few meters from the river bank that you can see from the inside of the hotel. We choose… more ”
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