Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

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Corniche El Nile St, Luxor, Egypt
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Set in the heart of Luxor, this hotel is close to Luxor Temple. Another nearby attraction is Luxor Museum.

Dining options at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor include 4 restaurants and a

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bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms, beauty services, and a hair salon. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. For a surcharge, the property offers an airport shuttle (available on request). Guest parking is complimentary. Other property amenities at this Victorian property include a library, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café.

There are 92 guestrooms at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor. Balconies offer river or garden views. Beds come with Select Comfort mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens. Furnishings include fireplaces and desks. Bathrooms feature bathtubs, phones, bidets, and makeup/shaving mirrors. In addition to complimentary high speed (wired) Internet access, guestrooms offer direct dial phones, complimentary newspapers, and in room safes. Plasma televisions have satellite channels. Air conditioned rooms also include washers/dryers, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and welcome amenities. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



Free Breakfast
Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Airport Transfer
Cribs Available
Air conditioning

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This grande dame of the Nile opened in 1907 and was Lord Carnarvon's home base during the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb, which he financed. The hotel was also a popular winter retreat for European royalty, including Albert and Elisabeth of Belgium. You’ll feel a bit like royalty yourself here. The Winter Palace is a luxurious sanctuary with lush, shady gardens, swimming pools, tennis courts, and five restaurants. Have a cocktail on the terrace and watch the sun set over the Nile. Perfection.

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This is a truly distinctive property. The hotel has done an excellent job of preserving the heritage of the building and one can't help but feel that they have stepped back in time when entering. The rooms are spacious and have been updated with modern amenities and are very comfortable.

If you do stay at this property and choose to book online via Sofitel, be sure to reconfirm your reservation with the hotel directly. The property does not seem to be fully connected to the Sofitel system. We had a confirmation via the website but the hotel itself had no record. We also had a similar problem with the Old Cataract in Aswan (Sofitel let us book via the website but the property was actually closed!). Management was smooth in handling the problem and quickly found rooms for us; however, my guess is that this could be a big inconvenience in the peak season when the hotel is fully booked.

The breakfast was adequate but we found the food at the Italian restaurant to be quite poor (freezer burned pizza, low quality ingredients, poorly executed attempts at Italian recipes without access to the necessary ingredients). Stick to local food. If you need a break from Egyptian food, take it somewhere else.

Recommended for:Family TravellersHistory BuffsLuxury Travellers

Marvelous experience.

Recommended for:Budget TravellersFamily TravellersLuxury TravellersHistory Buffs

It's very elegant hotel, the view is amazing.


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Internet Access
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Free breakfast
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Library
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Premium bedding
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
  • Turndown service
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV service
  • LCD TV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Free newspaper
  • Washer/dryer
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 92
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Year Built 1886
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

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