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“Truly a luxury Palace on the Nile”

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Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
Ranked #4 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
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“Truly a luxury Palace on the Nile”
Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

The staff at this Palace deserve credit for their genuine care and hospitality. This was an amazing Hotel for its beauty, it's awesome gardens and shisha bar. We were upgraded to a bigger and better room with a splendid view on arrival. I couldn't fault anything with this place or its food as we were always spoilt for choice.

Shukran to all the wonderful staff! :)

Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Osayed, General Manager at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear guests,
Thank you for your stay with us and for taking the time to send us your feedback on tripadvisor. We are glad that you have enjoyed the charm of history, the service and the Sofitel Luxor Winter Palace location. It will be my pleasure to pass on your nice words to our colleagues.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back on one of your future trips to Egypt.
Best regards,
Rafic Khairallah
General Manager
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

What to say....outstanding historical place! I'm here very often during winter time for working reasons. This a the place where you really rest. Perfect in any corner, excellent accommodations, great restaurant, great food. Gentle, educated and always ready to help staff. A breathtaking garden with a giant pool. Yes, it's all true! You must try it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Osayed, General Manager at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear guests,
Thank you for your stay with us and for taking the time to send us your feedback on tripadvisor. We are glad that you have enjoyed the charm of history, the service and the Sofitel Luxor Winter Palace location. It will be my pleasure to pass on your nice words to our colleagues.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back on one of your future trips to Egypt.
Best regards,
Rafic Khairallah
General Manager
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

The Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor, Egypt is situated on the banks of the great river Nile. This former palace still contains all the luxury and charm of yester year. Note that there are two hotels. One is the actual palace itself and an adjoining hotel. I would recommend splashing the cash and staying in the main palace hotel. There is a world of difference.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the front of the hotel for views of the Nile and brilliant sunsets.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Corona del Mar
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Reviewed 25 December 2012

Dear Mr. Kahil, 12/13/12

Thank you very much for the nice welcoming note and upgrade to the Royal Suite (Rm 343)..I have had a wonderful 5-day adventure in Luxor, seeing ALL the major sights
and enjoying your hotel particularly breakfast, garden with fountain, trees, and birds,
and especially your team most notably Monia in guest relations and my day maid
(Baghdadia Hussien).

I have stayed at all three Grand Touring Hotels of Egypt, and yours is the only one that employs women - Good for you!

Sincerely,

Everett Daly

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

We spent one night here before we started a Nile cruise. Such an impressive building and very romantic. We had a free upgrade which was lovely on our honeymoon. We ate in the restaurant which was very quiet but the food was nice and it was romantic for us. There was a musician playing the guitar who was fantastic. The next day we had a far too short walk around the gardens and pools and wished we could stay longer! Very poirot very glam and very special

  • Stayed September 2012
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'honorary' Egyptian - Surrey
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

I returned last Monday from three wonderful weeks at this hotel. I originally booked the Pavillon wing, but was very, very lucky to be upgraded to the Old Winter Palace. For my travelling companion, this was something that had been very high on her 'wish' list, but never thought would be achieved!

I have been coming to the Pavillon since 2000 and I am never disappointed with the service provided by all the staff (nothing is ever too much trouble). This is why I call the hotel and staff my second 'home' and 'family'.

There were many dignatories staying at the OWP, to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb (Lord and Lady Canarvon and many foreign Ambassadors), so this all added to the general excitement.

Sadly, for Luxor, tourism is only 30% of what it should be at this time of 'high' season, so I would say to anyone thinking of holidaying in Egypt - COME TO LUXOR (and to this hotel - it could not be more central to the temples and museums on the East Bank)! All is very calm there and the people are suffering from lack of business and would welcome everyone (though not without hassle, but it is out of desperation, not maliciousness).

Although I have only been back a few days, I am already looking forward to my next holiday in Luxor for the month of March 2013. Egypt is in my blood and I have to keep returning - for the people, monuments, tombs and history and in no small part the Old Winter Palace and Pavillon hotels!

Room Tip: If staying in the Old Winter Palace Hotel, rooms with a garden view tend to be larger and certainly...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

We had booked the Pavillion which is in the grounds of The Winter Palace, but were upgraded to The Winter Palace. There is something very special about this hotel in an excellent central location. It was built in 1886 and todate it still feels very grand as you walk up the stairway to the front of the hotel. The Royal Suite and Lord Carnarvon Suite were just a few doors away from our room at the front of the hotel.The staff were very helpful and courteous. There are beautiful gardens and swimming pool to the rear of the hotel (these facilities are shared with the Pavillion). There are 2 restaurants, one of which you guys have to wear collar/tie. The breakfast was brilliant, so much choice. We had afternoon tea one day and this was well worth the £15 approx., each we paid. Plenty of tea to drink, sandwichs, cakes and scones. I have stayed in Luxor many times and the only thing you wont change is the hassle you get once you step outside the hotel, although I expected worse this time and to be honest I didn't think it was any worse than previous. Even if you don't stay at the hotel, a visit to see the gardens and sit and have lunch/drink round the pool is well worth it, it is so peaceful, so different to the chaos at the front, although we had a room overlooking The Nile at the front of the hotel and you soon get used to the noise and accept it as everyday life in Luxor. A wonderful place to visit and a wonderful hotel. Take a visit - you won't regret it!

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
Address: Corniche El Nile St, Luxor, Egypt
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Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Luxor
#5 Business Hotel in Luxor
#5 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
#10 Family Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor 5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor Hotel Luxor
Accor Winter Palace Luxor
Winter Palace Luxor
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Luxor Sofitel
Old Winter Palace Luxor

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