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Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

Corniche El Nile, Luxor, Luxor, Egypt (Show on map)

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Superb 9.2
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"The location, right close to the centre of Luxor, so that a..."

  • John, New Zealand
  • April 26, 2015
  • Area: Luxor
  • Rooms : 92
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Features of Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

24-hour front desk

airport transfer

ATM/cash machine on site



bicycle rental

car hire

car park


currency exchange


laundry service

luggage storage

meeting facilities



room service

safety deposit boxes




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outdoor pool

table tennis


free Wi-Fi in all rooms


car park

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No hotel in Luxor is richer in history than the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor built in 1886 to attract European nobleman. It is one of the oldest hotels in the city and where Egyptologist Howard Carter first revealed to the hotel's guests his discovery of King Tut's treasures. Located on the banks of the River Nile, the hotel is just 15 minutes from the international airport and closer still to Luxor Temple. The beautiful hotel still retains much of his European elegance, and guests can spend a few hours in that sophisticated past with a candlelight French meal at 1886 Restaurant where formal attire and advance reservation are required. Walk in the footsteps of royals and nobles here at the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor. No hotel in Luxor is richer in history than the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor built in 1886 to attract European ... see more
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John R. Solo travelers New Zealand, April 26, 2015
Relax in the old world charm of the Winter Palace

The location, right close to the centre of Luxor, so that a lot of things were within walking distance.
Thinada P. Groups Thailand, December 13, 2012
Luxury vintage, close to center

Beautiful old palace
Lovely atmosphere, nice bedding and sheets; however, services are still needed to be instructed. Once you tell them what you need exactly, they will deliver it. If not, it seems like they keep forgetting. Some staffs don't speak English well enough; so need to go to higher position staff. Heater didn't seem to work at the time.
Kathleen B. Solo travelers Belgium, September 25, 2010

Old historical hotel with great atmosphere;
This is for sure the best place to stay in Luxor! An historical place with the best modern facilities where you can relax and leave behind the busy city noise. The garden and swimmingpool are amazing. Great place to hang out for a few days and really relax. Location is very central.
Hotel Feature Tip: You can also opt to stay in the New palace, a new building next to the old palace, which is a lot cheaper but you can still enjoy the garden and the swimmingpool.
Peter H. Couples New Zealand, August 17, 2010
Brilliant position with great sense of history

Huge rooms with massive bathrooms, beautiful outdoor pool area, wonderful sense of old world grandeur, very helpful friendly staff.
From the moment you step through the front door you feel as if you are being swept into another world. This was King Farouk's winter palace and it is easy to imagine being a part of this era. The hotel displays many historic items, which makes it a very interesting place to stay. The position is excellent, being right in the heart of Luxor and opposite the Nile. Wonderful friendly staff help to make your stay and the hotel restaurants are all very good value apart from the 1816 fine dining option (see above) The rooms are well appointed and very spacious and the pool area is really lovely. I have to mention the lifts - these are probably the quaintest lifts left in operation in the world !
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Make sure you negotiate your own price with the caleche and taxi drivers and the shopkeepers. Don't let a tout pick you up and then think he "owns" you. They are really annoying but if you don't engage in conversation with them at all you can get rid of them.
Jeremy B. Families with older children United States of America, July 5, 2010
Paradice in the Desert

Superior Service
we were amazed by this property, we had connecting rooms with our 13-15 year olds (great size) , we live in indonesia and are in the hospitality industry and found everyone extremly accomodating , nice pool for doing laps, breakfast was an experience, - should have stayed one more day - stay 2 nights you will not be disappointed!! special thanks to the staff who went to the phamacy to get meds - and was able to do it within 45 minutes!! the best deal through agoda!!
Constance H. Couples United States of America, September 23, 2009
Luxor's lovliest luxury hotel in prime location

High ceilings, gorgeous views, palacial design, fantastic pool, excellent food! And the LOCATION cannot be beat, within 5 minutes walk of the amazing Luxor Temple
There is no other place to stay in Luxor that can compare. The Winter Palace is superb. Some scoff at the high price, and indeed you can stay next door in the adjacent sister Accor Pavillion hotel for half the price, but we found that the Old Winter Palace rooms have a timeless charm that are simply divine. Most rooms have a balcony overlooking the Nile or lush green garden. If you only have one night in Luxor, this is the place to splurge. It's still much more affordable than a luxury hotel in Cairo, and worth every penny! The facilities are 5 star and truly make you feel like you're staying at a fine european resort, but at a fraction of the cost! The rooms are large and comfortable. The view is absolutely stunning, especially over morning coffee on the balcony while felucca boats sail calmly down the palm-rich Nile below, with morning call to prayer humming distantly in the background. It's an equally lovely moment at sunset. Nothing is more exquisite than the impression this setting leaves on your mind. And the location is ideal. It's right next to the Luxor Temple which offers amazing sightseeing both day and night. The airport is only 15 minutes away by taxi. And the souks at the bazaar are just steps away. That is, if you can tear yourself away from your room, the pool, the elegant lounge where afternoon tea is served each day, or the tranquil gardens where you can sit and read a book or smoke a pipe. We highly recommend the Old Winter Palace Hotel and will return again most certainly.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples during the day, and then walk by the Luxor Temple again at night to see the lights! It's a real treat and costs nothing. Nearby within walking distance is the small Mummy Museum and the larger Luxor Museum which offers a little of everything that the Cairo Museum has too.
Daisuke G. Couples July 28, 2010
The Nicest Hotel I've ever stayed!!

最高のホテルです! きらびやかなのではなく、落ち着いていて格式があります。 廊下がとても広く、ゆったりラグジュアリーな滞在ができると思います。 部屋も最高級です。部屋もバスルームも広い! 私が泊まったのはガーデンビューですが、ベランダから見えるガーデンが素敵でした。プールはガーデンの少し奥に入ったところにあるので、部屋から見られる心配もなく良かったです。Sunset(8月末で20時頃)まで泳げました。 ちょっと高いかなと思いましたが、このホテルなら納得です! 若い世代の方達にも、このホテルで一泊することをお勧めします!
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Nearest transport:
  • Train Station Office (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Luxor International Airport (7.5 Km)
Top attractions in the area:
  • Luxor Temple (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Colossi of Memnon (3.7 Km)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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