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Post by Annie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:41 pm

I'm coming to Luxor for the day and would like to relax beside a pool for a while, does anyone know which central east bank hotels take day visitors and how much does it cost?


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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Who2 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:45 pm

Well if for a day, I suggest the best The Old Winter Palace for that 'Joie de vivre feeling.
A once in a lifetimes experience, walk where the rich & famous once walked,
bathe where the rich & famous once bathed and some still do.

It's probably not as cheap as it was but still well worth the money.
Prices probably on their website ...enjoy!.... 8)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofitel_W ... lace_Hotel

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Who2 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:40 pm

That last post caused me to get out and dust off my business card holders. 'remember those things..?
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So what is wrong with the top left card ? also the most popular hotel for upper egyptians. When in Cairo..
It also contains 7 yes, that's seven bars and a discotheque .... 8)
Ps: I took that picture bottom left...
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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by carrie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:11 pm

Winter Palace 200le per day. Cant cheat they ask you for your room card and number, you also have to sign.
St Joseph hotel takes day visitors as does the New Pola, think the Pola is 50le per day . Gaddis also lets people use the pool but wouldn't recommend it so does the Emilio but last time I went on the roof for a coffee full of youngish Egyptian men and I wouldn't have felt comfortable up in the pool there.
Lot of places on the west bank if you would like to try that and not far from the ferry.

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Yildez » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:07 am

The Steigenberger, but no idea of how much, and the Lotus which used to be 50le but has probably gone up.

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Chris » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:20 am

Carrie, the Winter Palace does not have room cards they have keys with a big brass fobs!

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by carrie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:07 pm

Well I had a card a few weeks ago.

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Chris » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:55 pm

Maybe you were staying at The Pavilion and NOT the Winter Palace. I stay at WP every week and the rooms have always had keys with brass fobs

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Horus » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:27 pm

Some confusion about having a room with a key fob and using the pool, against paying a day rate for the pool and being given a card.?
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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by A-Four » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:08 pm

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Some confusion about having a room with a key fob and using the pool, against paying a day rate for the pool and being given a card.?
Well you see Horus, it's like this,........if you stay at the Old Winter Palace, the key to your room was always on a rather over sized fob, as Chris above points out, this was so to encourage you to leave the key at the desk each time you went out. The New Winter Palace clients simply had the credit card type that we so often see in modern hotels today.

Both these hotels used the same swimming pool, however when the client arrived at that area they had to 'sign the register'. In other words by showing the number of your room shown on said brass fob, you was treated some what rather more importantly ( would you like pool slippers and dressing gown, sir or madam), than the usual credit card key client, who as a rule did not give a tip.

I understand that those blocks called the Pavillions, which remained half built for almost ten years also give their clients the credit card method, obviously they don't want such people tramping through the Old Palace, now that the New is no more.

I only stayed in the Old Winter Palace once, I was about 5 years old, for those that stay there regularly now, will know that along the corridors is/was old low cabinet, these at my time there were at the bottom of the beds in each room and called linen and blanket chests. To me they looked like coffins, and at any moment a monster was going to jump out. To this day I will not have a wardrobe in my own bedroom.

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by carrie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:24 pm

Well it doesn't much matter where anyone stays or whether they have keys or cards, completely immaterial, the question was about the pool.

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by A-Four » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:40 pm

Well I'm not a snob, I was born into a so called family where yr never really had to work for a living, but I say it as it was in those days. If you had the brass key, then yer were totally, and I do mean TOTALLY different from the so called plebs, who came for their one or two week holiday.

I don't want some one telling me what sh*t standards are today, I am here to remind some who as it was in the old days.

Many of my family have stayed at this place, and it is I who have picked up their full tab, and I do mean FULL tab for their stay at this place, when I was living up in them there hills. I knew the staff there, many who lived on the West Bank, they regarded my family as true family, I was thankfully truly regarded that these staff treated my family as though they were in the Old, when in fact I only paid for them to stay at the New.

I do know these days, may be things are different but, are we saying that the simple riff-raff can now get a day ticket to the Winter Palace pool,..................for God's sake ?

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by A-Four » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:43 pm

carrie wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Well it doesn't much matter where anyone stays or whether they have keys or cards, completely immaterial, the question was about the pool.
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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Chris » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:43 am

Just wanted you to get your facts right Carrie - it seems that you might have edited your original post to get it right

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by carrie » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:30 pm

No why should I edit my original post? I tried to answer a question that had been asked.

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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:38 pm

Chris wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:43 am
Just wanted you to get your facts right Carrie - it seems that you might have edited your original post to get it right
It isn't possible to edit (or shouldn't be) after another post has been made. An edited post would also show that it has been edited.
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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Who2 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:02 pm

When the BBC were there I tried several different way's of using their accounts..
One can often say 'put it on their account, pointing to some well turned out guest.

One has to pretend, to own the place, wherever it maybe Harrods, The Ivy, old Winter Palace they are all the same...
It's all down to your panache and self confidence in Cockney terms it's known as 'funcking-it... 8)

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Mind you having worked in similar places helps...
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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by BENNU » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:06 pm

A-Four wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:40 pm

... are we saying that the simple riff-raff can now get a day ticket to the Winter Palace pool,..................for God's sake ?
Yes, and they do not all choose to go there for the tranquility.
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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:13 pm

Annie wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:41 pm
I'm coming to Luxor for the day and would like to relax beside a pool for a while, does anyone know which central east bank hotels take day visitors and how much does it cost?
I'm going to risk splitting hairs, or at least look at the situation from a different perspective.

The post is headed 'day use of swimming pool' but the post says '...would like to relax beside a pool for a while...' so my question is - which is it? Use a pool or just relax by one?

I see these as two distinctly different activities.

To date, the responses have been focused on 'day use of swimming pool'. However, it occurs to me that if you really do just want to 'relax beside a pool for a while' then you do not necessarily require a 'Day Pass' for a hotel. You could just go to a chosen hotel for coffee or a snack/meal and, to the best of my knowledge you don't need to pay for a pass to do that. I've done this when wanting to sit and relax by the Nile, (the pools have not been of interested to me), although at some of the hotels the pools are close by too.

So you see, you perhaps have more options, depending on what you really want to do.
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Re: day use of swimming pool

Post by Who2 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:00 pm

And all Anie wanted was a day in a swimming pool, 'la whaala!......
Wherever You are in Egypt, enjoy!..... 8)

Ps: Margate has some nice pools, no sun shame!
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