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Sofitel Winter Palace

The Sofitel Winter Palace is steeped in Egyptian history. Built in 1886, it has hosted world leaders throughout the years as well as notable figures such as Agatha Christie, and the 5th Earl of Carnavon whilst excavating Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.

Luxor, Egypt
Sofitel Winter Palace
  • Build in 1886 by the riverside, located near to Luxor Temple

  • 92 rooms decorated in a tradtional colonial style

  • Offers leisure and sport facilities (outdoor heated pool, billiards/snooker, table tennis and volley ball)

  • Its reputation as one of the finest buildings in Luxor still remains and the hotel has played host to a number of famous guests, both past and present

Located in the heart of Luxor overlooking the majestic River Nile, the Sofitel Winter Palace was constructed to attract the aristocracy of late nineteenth century Europe. This romantic colonial hotel still retains the charm and atmosphere of la belle époque and has been recently renovated and refreshed. It is now run by Sofitel to a high standard.

Decorated in a grand colonial style, the 86 rooms and six suites have all the modern amenities and comforts that you would expect including television, air-conditioning and a mini-bar. The high ceilings and long, wide corridors add to the palatial feel of the hotel. Some of the suites have beautiful balconies and many of the rooms have fantastic views over the Nile and the majestic necropolis of the Kings. The hotel is perfectly located to enjoy the ancient delights of Luxor including the temples, River Nile and the Valley of the Kings.

Sofitel Winter Palace has three restaurants, the 1886 serves fine gastronomic cuisine in a formal setting, whilst La Corniche serves an international menu. L'Oasis is a swim-up restaurant located in the centre of the swimming pool. Other amenities include two bars, a swimming pool, billiards table, table-tennis, volley ball court and stunningly landscaped gardens.

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Top tip:

The bar is well worth visiting before heading for dinner in the 1886 restaurant. Always try and go for a Nile View, and in the evening have a stroll outside the hotel down the banks of the Nile.

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Luxor, Egypt

The Old Winter Palace is located on the Nile very close to Luxor Temple, and only a short way from Luxor's centre and Luxor International airport.

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