This place has been designed with a nod to its surroundings – think low-rise, sand-coloured buildings, arched windows and leafy gardens. It's in a peaceful spot on the East Bank of the Nile, and it's only 5 minutes in a taxi from Luxor's centre. It makes the most of its riverside location, with an outdoor pool that's right by the water. Plus, there's a bar called Sundowners with shisha pipes and a lookout over the Valley of the Kings. Inside, food is taken care of by two restaurants, including a buffet-style place with country-hopping theme nights. It's done out like a temple, complete with hieroglyph-etched columns.
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- Floors: 2 (ground floor +1)
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Late breakfast 10.30 - 12.00. Snacks and ice-cream 15.00 - 17.00. Afternoon tea 17.00 - 18.00.
Local beer and spirits, local wine at lunch and dinner, local soft drinks and juice 10.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Available until sunset with sunbeds and parasols.
Opet buffet restaurant
Offering breakfast and dinner. In the evening there will be a different themed every night, expect Italian, Egyptian, French, Asian, Tex-Mex, seafood and oriental dishes. There's a non-smoking area on the terrace dining area and indoors is air-conditioned.
Poolside snack bar
Open until sunset and offering a selection of drinks and snacks.
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Special once again
I returned 2 weeks ago from my 11th stay at what is now the Karnak Resort hotel. Once again I cannot fault the hotel or the staff. Even though there were only a few other tourists staying the first week there was no lack of attention from any of the staff. It felt almost like my own private villa with waiter service. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, from cleaners to waiters and pool staff. The second week several international Taekwondo teams stayed at the hotel and even though staff were occasionally 'run off their feet' I never once felt that my needs were not attended to in a most efficient manner. Even though there were very few tourists the swimming pool was heated to a comfortable degree and was very clean and well maintained. The lifeguards put towels on tourists preferred sunbeds and even put extra padded cushion on mine to make it easier for me to get on and off it due to my back problem. I cannot praise the staff at this hotel highly enough and I recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Luxor. I can't wait to return.More
Go to Luxor!
We were a bit nervous about going to Egypt but could not have felt safer, both at the hotel and at the Temples and in the Valley of the Kings. It is such a shame people are scared of going there at the moment - the Egyptians are lovely people and kept thanking us for visiting their country. The Karnak Resort was great, although very quiet, and the staff worked incredibly hard to make sure our stay was good. Food is ok, freshly prepared lunches were the best, especially the Greek Salad. The tailor at the hotel was very tolerant, highly skilled, and extremely good value. Highly recommended.More
Jmh882014, London, United Kingdom
Once a 5 star, now a 3 star hotel
It has a nice garden and pool, you still can see that it was a Sofitel 5* hotel once... but unfortunately it is in need of renovations... However, price/quality is fine... It's located a few km outside luxor, so you need a Taxi to go out. My advice is to use Alah Crocodile, or his brother Tarek Crocodile, from all the taxi chauffeurs I trust them most, and they not give you any hassle and have fair prices.More
Luxor1971, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Be prepared for a great time
Just returned from our holiday from Luxor.Stayed in Karnak Resort Luxor, previously part of Sofitel Group.We arrived at 9.30 in the morning.Received a very warm welcome from the receptionist and a cup of tea while our rooms were getting ready.Very surprise to see that the hotel was nearly empty.While our room was being prepared,we took the opportunity to look around.The hotel has a large swimming pool,,gym,jacuzzi and sauna,kids play room,open air theatre,as well as free squash and tennis courts. We stayed for six nights on half board basis.Breakfast was served from 5.30 in the morning and we can honestly say that we had nothing to complain about.Waiters were all eager to make us feel comfortable.Evening meals were great though at a time choice of food could have been better.This was compensated by the hotel serving us whatever we liked from the menu. My wife is not very keen in fish from the sea.Next day we were told that the hotel manager has ordered special fish from the Nile. Just for us. We are so happy with service we received from all the staff that we have recommended our friends to go to Karnak Resort if visiting Luxor. Our big thanks to every body who made our stay so warm and welcoming that we find it hard to find any fault. I even had two three piece suit stitched from the Tailor shop within the hotel.Cost £70.00 for each suit.A bargain.More
Javedk980, London, United Kingdom
Oasis of calm and tranquilty be prepared to be looked after!
We stayed here for 5 days after a Nile cruise and were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel has a lovely old fashioned colonial feel to it and whilst not new is very well maintained. The free facilities include a large pool , separate kids facilities,gym, Jacuzzi and sauna as well as free squash and tennis courts. The staff our very helpful, immaculately turned out, very polite and particularly cheerful. Our room was very comfortable, cool and airy with an Egyptian theme appropriate to historic Luxor. The hotel has atmosphere and you cannot help but feel privileged and relaxed to be away from the very busy daily world of real Egyptian life. If we were worried about security then just like the rest of Egypt we had nothing to worry about as looking after tourists is a way of life and this hotel was a very good example of this. The food was very good with plenty of choice and very attentive staff and in particular the local wine was of a much higher standard. Well, what more can I say - We loved it here! The views over the Nile and walks through the hotel grounds were so relaxing. Finally I should mention Ahmed and the hotel Felucca sail from the hotel to where ever you want should not be missed - he is an excellent host and guide and will help make your holiday in Egypt complete.More
Bollards2, Norwich, United Kingdom
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