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Re: Hotel pool facilities (use of)

Post by newcastle » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:50 am

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Wiffy wrote:Sometimes things work out for the better,and its paid for now which is good as now i dont have to fork out when i get there, :) sooo looking forward to getting to Luxor and chill out.
Probably just as well.

It used to be the rule that foreigners had to pay hotels in “hard currency “ rather than EGP. Still is as far as I know.

So you’d end up paying with plastic anyway. :)
I've used bookng sites like booking.com, expedia, etc for Luxor hotels using both the pay in advance and the pay hotel direct method. When paying the hotels direct I have never used my card.
When paying cash, both before I ever used internet booking sites, and when using them I have always paid in LE.
The law regarding foreigners paying in hard currency is still in force but not applied consistently. If you say you don’t have plastic or anything but EGP I’d guess they’d accept what’s on offer. This is Egypt :lol:

The President, where I usually stay when in Cairo, has a big notice in reception pointing out their obligation under the law.

I doubt the Thebes is too bothered but I have come across the issue in Iberotel....where the receptionist had to get clearance from the duty manager for a “regular “ guest..



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Re: Hotel pool facilities (use of)

Post by Winged Isis » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:52 am

newcastle wrote:
Wiffy wrote:Sometimes things work out for the better,and its paid for now which is good as now i dont have to fork out when i get there, :) sooo looking forward to getting to Luxor and chill out.
Probably just as well.

It used to be the rule that foreigners had to pay hotels in “hard currency “ rather than EGP. Still is as far as I know.

So you’d end up paying with plastic anyway. :)
EGP was quite acceptable at our apartment in Alexandria and hotel in Cairo.
Carpe diem! :le:

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Re: Hotel pool facilities (use of)

Post by Wiffy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:07 pm

It did say on the booking site that payments had to be in sterling which was not a problem,but as i said its all paid for now so job done :) :) :) just got to find my way to there when i get to the West bank,is it walkable from the ferry ? or best to get a taxi?

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Re: Hotel pool facilities (use of)

Post by Yildez » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:06 pm

Wiffy wrote:It did say on the booking site that payments had to be in sterling which was not a problem,but as i said its all paid for now so job done :) :) :) just got to find my way to there when i get to the West bank,is it walkable from the ferry ? or best to get a taxi?
You'll need a taxi or a tuk tuk. Enjoy your stay!

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Re: Hotel pool facilities (use of)

Post by Wiffy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:49 pm

Thanks for that,got a rough idea of cost,want to make sure i have right sort of notes on me,

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Re: Hotel pool facilities (use of)

Post by Brian Yare » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:01 am

newcastle wrote:
Wiffy wrote:Sometimes things work out for the better,and its paid for now which is good as now i dont have to fork out when i get there, :) sooo looking forward to getting to Luxor and chill out.
Probably just as well.

It used to be the rule that foreigners had to pay hotels in “hard currency “ rather than EGP. Still is as far as I know.

So you’d end up paying with plastic anyway. :)
Very few places in Luxor take plastic. Last time I was asked to pay in hard currency was at Iberotel a couple of years ago. They would have accepted plastic but their machine was bust. I spoke with the manager and paid in Egyptian pounds.

Hurgada may be different, ...

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Re: Hotel pool facilities (use of)

Post by newcastle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:09 am

I’m always wary of using my plastic in Egypt.

But they’re quite happy with real money....dollars, sterling or euros. Sometimes EGP.....if it doesn’t bear a picture of Sisi with a cucumber stuck up his ar*e :lol:

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