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Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

#15 of 58 Hotels in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
5.0 of 5
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Corniche El Nile St, Luxor, Egypt
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
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Ranked #15 of 58 Hotels in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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faversham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Late review of ourMarch holiday in the wonderful Winter Palace Pavillion. Just brilliant, this was our second stay at this lovely hotel and we afre already booked for our next one. This hotel is like an oasis in the dessert with its beautiful gardens which are tended solivingly. The hote lis a beautiful tranquil place to stay, the people are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Winter Palace Hotel is in a class of its own. The adjectives that are routinely used in reviews to characterise this Grand Dame of hotels are accurate and fitting. It is most certainly 'charming', 'elegant', 'a throw-back to a bygone era', 'gracious' 'captivating' 'historical' and 'majestic'. But these words do not quite convey the actual lived experience of staying... More 

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RKhairallah, General Manager at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your stay at the Sofitel Luxor Winter Palace and your feedback. I am happy to see that you enjoyed the historical charm of the great old palace which built in 1886 which is a blend of historical building and the modern style all with the French touch. And also glad that the staff succeeds... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the winter palace for a week of relaxation in mid April 2015. The hotel is just a wonderful time warp, where everything is gentle and relaxed. Ok, it takes a couple of days to adjust, as the fast paced 21st century has not yet arrived to this grand old dame on the Nile. ( wi fi only... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is like stepping back in time! The public areas can only be described as "grand." Service is of the highest standard, with a genuine warmth, and our room was vast. Tourism along the Nile is suffering, but with hotels like this, it is undeserved. Food is excellent, and decent value by UK standards, but drinks are quite expensive.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking into the lobby of the Winter Palace is like walking into a time capsule: the luxurious textiles, carpets, drapes and furniture welcome you as an old friend. What is memorable for me was sitting in the parlour having coffee and looking at a 120 year old book about the building of a rail system from South Africa to Cairo.... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two weeks at the Winter Palace Pavillon hotel in March 2015, having been to Luxor on several previous occasions. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens and despite the distant sounds of the chaos that is Luxor, it has a peaceful atmosphere. Facilities are largely shared with the original Winter Palace Hotel, which can be entered at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of let me say Egypt is safe, I was worried before I left as an American you always worry but luxor is especially safe and I even walked around and never felt in danger. That being said the hotel it self is beautiful and the staff/service excellent. This is not a cookie cutter hotel it is unique, The grounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great old school hotel that has been serving, kings, world leaders, ex pats and celebrities since the 1800's. This was a treat for myself during a two week journey around Egypt. I believe this hotel and the Old Cataracts hotel in Aswan are the two best hotels in Egypt. The staff is very friendly and check in was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Loved staying at this hotel purely for the historical background attatched to it. We spent three nights in this classic hotel. The hotel has beautiful well kept gardens. Our room comfortable and spacious, with a balcony overlooking the nile. It is walking distance to Luxor temple and the Nile river banks. Access to taxi's and tours are readily available... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from a stay in this delightful hotel. We spent a full week here after our Nile Cruise. I have stayed at the Winter Palace previously and was pleased to note the Grand Dame of Luxor is as beautiful, elegant and timeless as she ever was. It was my partners first stay here and he was quite bowled over... More 

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RKhairallah, General Manager at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your stay at the Sofitel Winter Palace and your nice feedback. We are glad that you have enjoyed so much the Garden view room, the service and the Magnifique garden and also glad that the staff succeeds to come up to your fine expectations. It will be my pleasure toshare your comments with... More 

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