we friends stayed as a layover from Luxor on the way to Abu Simbel. Rooms were in the new wing: fully refurbished, stunning contemporary design, WiFi, balcony overlooking the Nile bend - i was impressed by the quality!
Please keep in mind this part of Egypt does not have too much luxury to offer, so Sofitel is the top choice and staff working here are extremely proud to work here as well as overly zealous that guests' requests are satisfied. After having spend the whole day in the car visiting various temples in the area at the check-in we were besieged with questions about what we want for dinner and breakfast as well! (All i wanted at that point was a shower!). Due to the very early departure to Abu Simbel, we were then negociating for 20 minutes what could a breakfast box contain, etc - all this is to simply get you ready and patient that staff are really trying to help and keep you happy!
i was a little disappointed with quality of meal in the main restaurant on the veranda - was a very basic mediteranian selection. We ordered a european wine they did not have, but instead of saying so they spent 30 minutes trying to convince us to make another choice - a local Egyptian wine.
Otherwise, is stunning
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