St Joseph Reviews
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18 November 2011
A little gem!
Mary Violet Kincaid, Londonderry
Have stayed at the St Joseph now many times. This small hotel is nothing fancy to look at but what it lack in appearance, it more than makes up for with the most wonderful friendly staff. They make the St Joseph what it is, one of the nicest, cleanest, most comfortable relaxing hotels in Luxor. The food is excellent and affordable both at the roof top restaurant and the Tudor Rose Restaurant. The swimming pool whilst small, is heated and kept scruptiously clean. I have stayed at some of the larger, fancier hotels in Luxor but always return now to the St Joseph as it feels like a second home.
The best thing about my stay was ...
The wonderful staff.
07 August 2011
If you want a value hotel in Luxor the St Joseph fits the bill
I stayed at the St Joseph back in March 2011, having had to cancel my original trip when the uprising occured, and I didn't regret it. The staff all seem to be keen to help, the room was clean and comfortable and the food was very good and very reasonably priced. Although showing some signs of age the St Joseph is kept clean and well managed. The rooftop pool is small but Luxor is not really a beach resort so most people aren't looking for large swimming pools. The terrace is perfect for a view over the Nile while you have a snack or a drink, although it can get a little breezy. The restaurant do a special offer to try and tempt you to eat there every night, although there are a number of others locally if you wish to have a change. As a technophile I was surprised but pleased to see free WIFI on offer, which proved very useful. The St Joseph is on the outskirts of Luxor centre. Although it is walkable I found that I was approached every 10 yards or less by either a taxi or caleche driver, some of whom were very insistant. As a regular to Egypt I was prepared for this but even I was surprised by the frequency and insistance. However my flight was almost the first after the FCO restrictions were lifted and by this time Luxor had been without guests for a month or more. I never felt unsafe but it was annoying. The one slightly negative comment I would make on the St Joseph is about the position with local guides. As an independant traveller I made my own guide arrangements but my guide advised me that the St Joseph don't allow local guides to come into the hotel to meet people who have booked. They are told to wait outside. I don't know what the reason is for this but it is a pity. However it does not detract from the overall position
The best thing about my stay was ...
The location and the service
12 August 2007
rob n sue, newcastle
2star hotel with 5star treatment staff brilliant. swans and mummies made out of towels greeted us everyday cleaners brilliant. were told continental breakfast but had choice of fried luvvly jubbly. 1 thing i must add go see ahmed captain tom and get a beautiful trip - no hassle great lad opposite luxor temple saving 4 next year.
05 May 2007
I stayed here on my own in March 07. I chose the hotel as I wanted somewhere that was not too artificial or too large that I would be lost or alone. The hotel is lovely - basic/tired looking but very clean. I met lots of people who chose the hotel for a number of reasons - from cheap package to a stay of 3 months. There are plenty of great restaurants only 10 minutes walk away and the temple and main square is only a 15 minute walk away. Would go back to Luxor and to this hotel.
04 April 2007
Review of 'St Joseph'
mick, bury lancs
stayed here god knows how many times.the staff are GREAT the food was GREAT. the beer was, well,what can i say - not a lot.if you go to luxor give it a try.thanks again to all the staff for a great holiday.mick of bury lancs.
11 August 2005
Review of 'ST JOSEPH'
This Hotel is easily one of the best in Luxor, i thoroughly enjoyed my stay and was treated like a princess for the week, the staff are completely friendly and helpful and really make your stay in Luxor all the more enjoyable. We had a sixth floor room with one of the most amazing views of the Nile, the sunsets really were spectacular. Luxor itself is a beautiful resort, and while the hassle is extreme, a harsh no will usually keep them at bay, it is intimidating at first but after a day or two it actually becomes quite amusing, being offered 50,000 camels for yourself is always a treat, above all St. Josephs is the best hotel and i would most defintely go back. It is a great place to meet people, i met two friends there who i still keep in contact with.