ACHTI Resort Luxor
24 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"The sheraton is a great hotel, very clean, fantastic service and the rooms are a good size with a nice size bathroom and come with satellite tv.
The breakfast buffet is fabulous and has enough fresh or cooked food to satisfy anyones tastes.
I loved the pool with the brilliant nile views, the pool guys are also very friendly and more than happy to bring food & drinks direct to your sun lounger!
In terms of location the hotel is great, loads of very good(and cheap!) restuarants 3-5 mins walk from the hotel. Its also just 5 mins in a taxi to the main luxor centre(where luxor temple/museum etc are located). Taxi ride from the hotel to luxor temple(town centre) is 10 egyptian pounds(Â£1) each way, do not pay ANYMORE no matter what the taxi drivers tell you. Always agree the price before gettin in a cab, and take taxis instead of calache's as the later always try and rip you off. If you want to read my full guide to luxor go here -
Hope u enjoy luxor as much as we did."
- Travel date: Sun 29th of January 2006
"just had our honeymoon at this hotel.
wow can't praise it enough.
the people are wonderful, the food is lovely and quite cheap too.
the pool is idealy situated looking right out over the nile.
try and get a nile view if you can, it's well worth it!!
we did a balloon flight over the valley of the kings, highly recommended!"
- Travel date: Thu 19th of January 2006
"Spent a week at this hotel from 26/12/05. Very nice and relaxing place to get some winter sun. Service was good, look out for the pool man as he will want a tip for getting you a sun lounger, i think i saw him getting into a Ferrari one night.
Food good, facilities good, bar ok with a touch of dodgy singing but it was Christmas."
- Travel date: Sat 14th of January 2006
Sheraton Luxor - good hotel, not spectacular
"I booked a room at a good rate in the Sheraton,Luxor through Otel.com. I found the hotel comfortable enough and good value at the price I paid. I respect an hotel that does not overcharge for the minibar, especially in hot countries where you need to drink a lot. This hotel has a good deal for the minibar where you can get something like 10 soft drinks or so for about $6. They also have a kiosk selling bottled water etc at close to shop prices. However drinks and food served in the hotel are relatively expensive. While there is wireless Internet access, for those of us who do not bring our laptop on holiday, the Internet access facilities are poor. Two PCs available in the lobby cost LE70/hour ($12)."
- Travel date: Fri 13th of January 2006
A bit secluded location
"We stayed at the sheraton luxor for 4 nights recently
and had a garden-view room with 2 twin beds. The rooms
were clean, shower tub was a bit awkward being placed horizontal with very little room in the bathroom, it appeared to be retrofitted. We were on the fourth floor, being Starwood Preferred Gold.
Check-in took a horrendous amount of time, almost 30-45 minutes. The staff were incompetent and not what you would expect from Sheraton in any other country. They had trouble with the reservation, kept telling us to come back since the room wasn't ready, etc. Check-out was equally as painful if not even longer.
The restaurants in the hotel were ok. They have an indian place, italian, and their own restaurant. Food was clean and safe, prices were more expensive than other hotels.
Location was secluded away from the bustle of luxor, but required taking a taxi to get to most sites. They did offer a shuttle to luxor museum that ran every hour which was nice."
- Travel date: Fri 13th of January 2006
Balcony? All I see is a window box!
"Paid for a room with a Nile view and balcony. Got the most incredible view of the river, but top floor rooms have an 18 inch wide 'balcony' so could not even stand on it in comfort! (No chairs as no room!)Tour company rep was insisted that we had what we paid for... eventually moved us lower down the hotel so we could sit on the balcony we had paid for. BE WARNED the brochures are flexible with the truth!!!
The hotel was clean but disappointing compared to others like the amazing New Winter Palace's Pavilion.
Food choices were great, especially the Pelican restaurant - but avoid the 'Indian' curry as it is just spicy gravy.
Swimming pool was small and crowded, sunbeds were limited, space was at a premium and it all felt like a 3 star Spanish B+B. Even a cheap hotel like the Etap (Mercure Coralia) has a better pool area.
Once you get used to the view of the river, the location is a bit of a draw back as everything is a hot taxi ride away from the town's sights and sites - add at least Â£10 a day to your spending money if you really want to enjoy the town.
We've visited Luxor 6 times now and we were disappointed by this hotel: we just could not have the holiday that we expected."
- Travel date: Thu 5th of January 2006
Nice hotel, great location
"Got a great deal from the Sheraton website, and bagged a club room (nile view, top floor) for less then my local travelodge !
Overall we had a great time (wife plus 2 kids 8& 2). Hotel has a great location by the edge of the Nile - stunning views.
Pool was clean, heated and service was great.
Rooms were nice size, bathroom was a bit dated - but everything was clean and more importantly we felt very safe. Food was superb, and the breakfast buffet had everything you could have wanted.
Remember Egypt is a Muslim country so no Pork/bacon etc.
Would definately go back."
- Travel date: Tue 3rd of January 2006
Room with its own Chicken Coop Next Door
"Albeit we spent our time in Cairo at the Four Seasons which was wonderful, we were very disappointed with the Sheraton after being told our room had a nile view (while standing at the front desk checking in) to be lead far away from the river, behind other buildings, to be backed onto a chicken coop. The room was uninspired, depressing and would be fine, had I been 22 and backpacking through Egypt. If possible, I would recommend booking the Le Meridien as soon as possible. We tried more than seven months out and they were already booked."
- Travel date: Fri 30th of December 2005
A little dissapointed
"I stopped at the sheraton Luxor for 4 nights, we stopped in one of the garden rooms which were ok. the main dissapointment was the buffet resturant, the food was of very poor quality and they did not have enough staff waiting on and clearing tables. the other resturants in the hotel were very good Italian & Indian. The prices for drinks & food were also a little expensive."
- Travel date: Tue 13th of December 2005
"I always thought the Sheratons to be reasonable class hotels, not this one it is very tired. The pool and terrace bar furniture is a disgrace, cane furniture which went out of date & service at least 10 years ago, the lounger matresses were dirty and falling apart. The pool is small and the water was NOT crystal clear.The owners need to spend money or lose money/customers. The rooms are very small - motel size, fortunately we got a 'good' rate on our room. The prices for drinks and food were higher than a 5* in Cairo! The staff are quite helpful and friendly. I would be reluctant to stay there again or recommmend this hotel."
- Travel date: Tue 22nd of November 2005
"We had a family holiday over the christmas period here. It was in the process of a refurb which was good as only half the hotel was occupied. We have seen a refurbed room the manager took us to see one and they are fab, if any one stays from end of jan 09 onwards they will be delighted by the standard of the rooms. I would tell anyone to have half board or all inclusive as it is EXTREMELY expensive to eat in the sheraton and the food is more than ok but for the amount we spent we would have expected Gordon Ramsey to be doing the cooking. The staff in the restaurants and around the pool are excellent and make the stay more enjoyable. The reception staff are not very helpful or friendly though. Go on a ballon flight with blue sky tours it was an early start book from the moment you get picked up to getting dropped off it is truly magical."
- Travel date: Thu 8th of January 2009
Absolutely beautiful hotel. Staff were f...
"Absolutely beautiful hotel. Staff were friendly enough. Pool was always packed so deck chairs were hard to come by.
There was a beautiful view of the Nile from our bedroom window which was a perk.
Restaurants of all types are on the hotel grounds for a choice which was good but if you go a mere 5 minute walk out from the hotel there is an absolutely amazing little English bar and restaurant ( 7 ways 7 days I think itâs called). Well worth going to if you want a taste of home which we did after 3 weeks.
Luxor is a lovely town with so much of Egyptâs history to see. Well worth a visit. But heat is shocking in July which was when we were there - bad time to go.
Hot air balloons, tomb visits and temple visits are all available from the hotel.
- Travel date: Wed 17th of October 2007