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Location and how to get there:
The hotel is located on the East Bank of the Nile, 12 kilometers from Luxor International Airport and just a few minutes away from the Luxor Temple and Luxor Museum. The hotel can arrange for airport meet-and-greet service, transfers and car service.

Number of rooms and amenities:
224 rooms in total. All rooms include a satellite TV, individual climate control, radio, hair dryer, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone and a safe.

Price range:
$70-196 USD based on double occupancy per night.

Time of year to go:
September- November for good rates and great weather.

Named by the Greek poet Homer as “Thebes of the Thousand Gates,” Luxor was the center of power for almost 1,500 years. The name “Luxor” means “the palaces” in Arabic and reflects the city’s rich array of magnificent temples and tombs. During the 7th century B.C., the Assyrians invaded Egypt and left the city of Thebes in ruin. Happily, today’s “invaders” are visitors who arrive in Luxor to view the remnants of a truly magnificent civilization. Within the confines of Luxor are some of the grandest monuments of the ancient world. On the East Bank are the splendid Temples of Luxor and Karnak as well as the Luxor Museum, which houses an impressive collection of local antiquities. An overwhelming display of complex gateways, ruined temples, ancient chapels, gigantic columns and majestic obelisks, make the Luxor an extraordinary tribute to the ancient Egyptians. On the West Bank are the Valley of Kings and Valley of Queens, both profusions of historic and artistic wealth, where the Temples of Hatchepshut and Ramses II stand in magnificent contrast to the unmarked tombs of the pharaohs hidden underground.

Five-star grandeur on the banks of the Nile awaits at the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor. In a city of ancient Pharaonic treasures, this hotel redefines luxury in a contemporary style. Only minutes from the world-renowned historic sites, the hotel is an ideal setting. After touring, guests relax in the hotel’s Key of Life Health Club, dine in one of its restaurants, soak in the pool, or enjoy a refreshing beverage as they overlook the Nile. Discover the mysteries of ancient civilization and the comforts of modern luxury at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor!

Why is this location so great for women?
Luxor is a very safe destination with many of the attractions within walking distance of the hotel. The local Nubian population and the destination as a whole is very tourist friendly. Sonesta’s employs a very helpful co-ed staff which is unusual for the region.

Services:
24-hour room service, tour desk, hairdresser, on-site bank, money exchange and ATM, travel agency, children’s activities and babysitting.

Hotel Restaurants & Bars:

Serapis serves a daily breakfast buffet of international and Japanese selections and nightly themed dinner buffets.

Beban is an à la carte restaurant overlooks the Nile and swimming pool. Beban serves Italian specialities.

Miyako is Luxor’s first Japanese restaurant and features a Tatami room and Teppan Yaki tables.

Lotus coffee shop is open around the clock and serves light meals, fresh pastries, ice cream and beverages.

Aladdin is an Oriental restaurant with a magnificent view of the Nile.

Nile Pontoon – spectacular riverfront setting for lunch, dinner or cocktail parties. A concert is performed daily at sunset.

Nobles Bar is an authentic British-style lounge serving a wide variety of refreshing cocktails and beverages.

Jeb’s is a casual poolside Restaurant overlooks the Nile and offers light fare.

The Swim-Up Bar makes it easy for you to quench your thirst with cool, refreshing beverages, all without leaving the pool!

Spa, health club:
The Key of Life Health Club, located at the hotel, is Luxor’s first spa and fitness center. This full-service facility offers free weights, exercise machines, strength-training machines, stationary cycle, treadmill, plus sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi and Swedish massage. Showers, day lockers, towel service and guest amenities are included. The hotel also offers an outdoor heated swimming pool and aerobics classes.

Bath products in rooms:
Kato Aromatic Company’s line

Specials for women/girlfriend:
The Key of Life Package:
Includes luxurious accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, 1 full-body massage, and unlimited use of Sauna and Steam room for just $70 per person, per night.

Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor,
Comiche El Nile Street,
Luxor,
Egypt

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