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“Sprayed myself with Off! before going to sleep.” 3 of 5 stars
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Sofitel Pavillon Winter Luxor
Ranked #8 of 59 Hotels in Luxor
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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Sprayed myself with Off! before going to sleep.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed a couple of nights in this hotel. There is free Internet. The rooms are OK, but we had problems with mosquitoes in our room since we checked in. We reported it and a housekeeping member of the staff came in with an insecticide, sprayed the whole room and asked us to leave the room for 20min. While it worked for that night, the next day the mosquitoes were in our room again, this time we asked for a room change. Still, I sprayed myself with mosquito repellent before going to sleep. The staff does try its best but lacks some english language skills. I had to speak to five different members of the staff to get complimentary water. Traffic noise from the street and prayer calls could be heard. I did regret not choosing the Hilton instead.

We had dinner at Safra, 10min walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Clean spacious rooms, large balcony, courteous staff and very good selection for breakfasts. The hotel is set in the most beautiful large gardens along with the large pool and very comfortable sunbeds. It is a haven of peace and tranquility within busy Luxor. We would definitely return to this hotel and would thoroughly recommend it to family and friends. A big thank you to all the courteous and professional staff within the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Clean quiet rooms, courteous staff, ample and varied breakfast. A few of rooms are a bit tired, but not in any way that diminishes pleasure. Massages good value. Pool and pool restaurant are excellent. Beautiful gardens and very convenient for ferries, shopping and Luxor temple.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Winter Palace hotel comes in two parts, the original grand old hotel facing the Nile and the modern Pavilion that is situated in the grounds (but about as far away as possible from the older building). We stayed in the Pavilion which in some respects is run as a separate hotel (separate check-in for example) but for most purposes it is just like a modern annex to the main building. Most of the facilities seem to be shared between the two hotels, such as restaurants, the extensive gardens, the pool, and the famous tea on the terrace facing the river.
The Pavilion is a pretty nondescript modern building with rather average rooms and bathrooms. There are big terraces though. The staff were very helpful and courteous. The pool is quite magnificent -- it is huge with an area for children and is heated, apparently even in the coldest weather. There are several restaurants to choose from and the three we tried were all very good. One restaurant which we didn't try had a dress code. The internet facilities were not up to scratch, a promised wifi signal just wasn't there in the rooms. The location in Luxor is very good in one respect, it's close to the major sights. In another respect it's awful. Because it's in the center of things there is an assembly of touts and hustlers waiting to descend on you the minute you set foot outside the hotel. They try to sell you boat rides, statuettes, camel rides, tours, taxis -- you name it. And they don't take no for answer. (If you say No, they say, Why not??) We tried a walk along the Nile outside the hotel but gave up after a few minutes because the hassle was just too overwhelming. If you are accompanied by a guide though you will be left alone. We would probably stay somewhere further from the center if we visit again, just to avoid all the hassle.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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cheshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Having 3 weeks in Luxor in December but can only have week here , would love the 3 weeks!! but staying at Lotus again , staff are great in both hotels managed a fantasic deal in Pavilion for 1 week.
I had already bookked Lotus , but had flight 3week for cost of two so very good deal
number of years since I stayed in the Pavilion but standard were high pool and setting out of this world , pease and quite , if you don't want the busy town, but you must go out side the hotel and mix with the locals, the kalesh are not at the side now they have had to move !!
If you go to Egypt like Turkey, please expect some Hassle no trade for 2 years just say no thank you or buy t shirt with it written on in Arabic and English NO THANKS BEEN THERE

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Barbara K
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'honorary' Egyptian - Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I had yet another wonderful stay at the Pavillon for the month of March 2012 (this must be at least my 20th stay!), so something must be going well. Where to start? The very warm welcome at the Hotel; the wonderful smell of jasmine as you walk through the gardens to the Pavillon; the excellent service from all staff in the restaurants, poolside and just throughout the Winter Palace and Pavillon Hotels; the genuine feeling that staff are pleased to see me as a friend as well as being a guest.
I am generally a solo traveller, but feel so relaxed in the hotels' atmosphere and know that nothing is too much trouble for anyone.
My only concern is 'will my little bubble burst'? - not if I have anything to do with it!!
I know Egypt is still going through tough times, but do not let anything deter you from travelling to Luxor and this hotel - all has remained calm (I stayed in Luxor just after the Revolution).
I cannot wait for my next visit in November!

Room Tip: The rooms on the higher floors (between 1-14) will give you a lovely view of the gardens.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Sofitel Pavillon Winter Luxor
Address: Corniche El Nile St, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Luxor
#6 Luxury Hotel in Luxor
#10 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Pavillon Winter Luxor 5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the banks of the River Nile in the midst of a tropical garden in the city centre, near the luxor Temple and other attractions such as the Karnak Temple, the Luxor museum, the International Convention Centre and the Mummification Museum. The Pavillon Winter Palace features three restaurants, two bars and a swimming pool. 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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Also Known As:
Pavillon Winter Luxor Hotel Luxor
Pavillon Winter Hotel Luxor
Luxor Pavillon Winter Hotel
New Winter Palace Luxor
Luxor Sofitel
Winter Palace Hotel Luxor

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