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Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corniche El Nile St, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #11 of 57 hotels in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Redruth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This has not been my first visit to this grand old lady of a hotel and it will certainly not be my last as I intend to return next June bringing friends and colleagues with me. However, I wanted to comment on the changes noted since my last visit four years ago. Certainly as several contributors have mentioned, there are... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Winter Pavilion many times over the years for the wonderful gardens, the attractive pool and the convenient location. This time we booked for the Pavilion and were upgraded to a Nile view room in the Palace because the Pavilion was closed. The public rooms are magnificent but shabby. Our view was magnificent and the bed... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed at a number of Sofitel hotels, and being a regular consumer of hotels in the luxury market, I have to say I was extremely disappointed with this hotel. Yes, the period features add history and a superficial elegance but that really all that is good. Bathroom fittings were decrepit and far removed from what you would expect in... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fabulous time at the Winter Palace. It's been a dream of mine to stay here since I was a young boy with a passion for Egyptology. I finally had a chance to visit Luxor, so I made reservations at the more affordable Pavillon. Upon arrival, I was upgraded to the Winter Palace, which was a delight. My... More

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Milano, Italia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving from our unforgettable stay at the Old Cataract in Aswan of the same Chain, my wife and I hoped to enjoy a similar experience at the Winter Palace, but much to our disappointment it wasn't even close to it although Sofitel pretend they are in the same League (Sofitel Luxury Hotels). The historical background is impressing as well as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great upgrade to the iconic Winter Palace;shame that is showing its age; little bit frayed around the edges. All inclusive package went ok although the evening meals where an exercise in home economics that would have made my mum proud. Gardens and pool where superb - the state of the net curtains in my bathroom less so. Lovely staff and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned on 30th. July, staying for one week on an all inclusive package. We had booked the Winter Gardens but were told by our Thomson rep., on the coach to the hotel, that we had all been given an upgrade to the Winter Palace. This turned out to be less fortunate than we thought. The Winter Palace was once... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building was built in 1886 or thereabouts and is very grand looking, Massive grand hallways as you'd expect for an old palace. The lift is old, very quaint and a great feature. Lists and pictures of famous people that have stayed here etc etc, Now that's where the positives end. Firstly to generate custom they have made all inclusive... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful hotel and great time we had. The hotel is like stepping back in time! The staff where all friendly and helpful and those that spoke English where very helpful in giving advise in where to visit. The food was superb, but like other comments made the evening meals did become repetitive. We were there for 14 days,... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start? Had the most amazing week in The Winter Palace. We arrived late due to a technical issue on the plane, around 11pm. They still kept dinner on for us so we could eat before bed. We found out we had been ungraded free of charge to the winter palace due to lack of guests. This was... More

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Address: Corniche El Nile St, Luxor, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor 5*
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor Hotel Luxor
Accor Winter Palace Luxor
Winter Palace Luxor
Sofitel Luxor
Luxor Sofitel
Old Winter Palace Luxor

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Winter Palace, built in 1886 on the Nile banks in a tropical garden is a magical experience of history luxury that hosted royalties and celebrities throughout the years. Winter Palace offers the mythical atmosphere with the modern decor comfort of a 5 star hotel. It is located in the city center, just minutes from Luxor Temple and the airport. We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur due to the construction work taking place nearby the hotel as of June 14 th 2008 for a period of 6 months. ... more   less 
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