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Fontana Luxor Hotel
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Fontana Luxor Hotel
Ranked #19 of 32 Luxor B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The rooms was clean, the shower was hot and the people behind the desk helpful. There was good wifi in the reception and also the possibility to order pizza to your room from a local Italian! The young lad behind the desk was a massive credit to the place, made me laugh and feel so welcome!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights, just when redecorating was going on, but did not affect our stay at all. We had spacious and very clean room with big bathroom. Owner pays attention to detail (towels/stand for drying clothes in the room, welcome drinks upon arrival, perfect signal for wifi) and looks after the place. He is very helpful and speaks excellent english, arranged great excursion for us to the monuments. Breakfast was simple but tasty (omelette,bread,jam,cheese and hot drink). Staff would boil water for us when we fancied coffee. Highly recommend for any travellers.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

1. The owner will charge you what ever he thinks he can get away with. No prices are displayed, and he is likely to try and ask where you stayed previously to get an idea of what he can charge you. You would be crazy to accept any of his tours or offers - they are awfully overpriced.

2. My room was absolutely grimy. The pillows were awful. The bed was sunken and incredibly uncomfortable. Struggled to sleep due to the noise and light from the street outside.

3. Breakfast was a few pieces of stale bread with jam.

4. The bathroom certainly doesn't look like the one in the picture. It was however fairly clean, albeit could have done with a shower curtain.

Room Tip: Avoid a room with a window onto the main street (ie the street you enter from). Very noise all thro...
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I'm genuinely shocked to see so many negative reviews. We found the Fontana a solid value with a super family running the place.

Checked in almost at sunrise and the owner didn't fuss when we asked for four nights starting that day, so we got the room 6 hours early. Breakfast was ample for hot Egypt days when you need energy and not a bloated stomach. The Wi-Fi was the best we've had in the middle east (yes, I know Egypt is Africa, but I'm culturally grouping here), if a little inconsistent.

Additionally, the clientele here is great. We met other long term travelers, travel writers, and a dude who'd been to Egypt 60 times in 30 years! So much knowledge hanging out in the dining room.

Now all of that said, avoid the tours like the plague. While I don't hold the owner at fault for making a few extra bucks selling such things, our tour we booked through them almost ruined our trip to Luxor. Another fellow joined us who'd payed 50% less than we did after factoring tickets and the guide was just a straight up jerk. I probably wouldn't have mentioned it, assuming it was a one off problem, but per other reviewers, it seems to be a systemic issue. Just stay away from them.

Also, wife says -.5 for really hard pillows.

Anyhow, if you're on a tight budget or just like a super deal, you'd do well to stay here. Just firmly say no to the 'information' you will be offered at check-in.

P.s. We agreed to a price on arrival and paid cash up front. It was more than fair, included breakfast, and were not hassled at all regarding money.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
1  Thank GrantNeck
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

A good location with reasonable facilities and space, however avoid this hotel for a few reasons, the main one is that you CANNOT trust the owner or his son for a second, after talking and bartering about the agreed rate, it spiked up as he says the dorm rooms with external bathrooms were occupied then also added to the bill a "great" breakfast is included for a slight increase in price, however both were blatant lies, the occupancy it was not enough for those rooms to be booked out and breakfast was very poor quality. Furthermore there is a constant and pushy hard sell of more overpriced tours, bus tickets etc..seriously every five minutes you are pressured to buy something, even after you have declined it before.
The beds are in poor condition and one of the ones I tried was sunken halfway through the night.
Really they are silver tongued salesmen, without any reservation about ripping you off while making it seem like they are your best friend and they are saving you from the devil agents and taxi drivers outside, alas you are already staying with the very type of people they are trying to warn you about. Please heed the warning and avoid the place.

Signed an unhappy and foolish former customer, with an unreasonably lighter wallet.

Stayed: February 2015, travelled solo
4  Thank David D
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Additional Information about Fontana Luxor Hotel

Address: Radwan Street, Luxor, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Luxor
Price Range: RM12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High standard of service, manager speaks English and French, 25 clean rooms with private bathroom, A/C and hot water 24 hours. Bicycles for rent. Free breakfast and free use of kitchen. Free internet. Shops and grocers close-by. Restaurants close by. Just 10 minutes walk from train station and Luxor Temple. Free pick-up service from train station to hotel. ... more   less 

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