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Pavillon Winter Luxor
Ranked #7 of 54 Hotels in Luxor
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“AS GOOD AS IT GETS”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I have just returned from the Pavillon Winter Palace Hotel (room 5015) after a glorious 10 days. I have stayed in this hotel over 23 times now and always look forward to returning. The staff in the Pavillon are really 1st Class - especially Mr Komaty in reception. (I apologise if I have spelt this wrong) He really is one of the most polite, friendly and helpful people I have come across in the hotel. He treats everyone the same and you will be sure of a warm welcome.

Nothing is ever too much trouble to him and any requests are actioned immediately.

The hotel itself has recently been refurbished, the rooms are quiet and spacious and all look over the gardens. This pavillon part of the hotel sits quietly behind the grand building of the Old Winter Palace and shares all the facilities. The gardens I mention are very impressive in size with mature trees dating back to the early 1900s. It is well tended and each morning you will see the team of gardners cutting the lawns and trimming the plants - being hot, the greenery does grow fast!

The pool area is a real treat, extensive with many areas whether you like sun or shade. Of course this is the best time to go as Luxor still remains fairly quiet.

Sitting on the front terrace and watching the sunset with a G&T in hand is rather magical - and if you like, you can have a nice dinner in the garden or one of the other restaurants before retiring to the Royal bar for a nightcap.

This hotel has it all, the history, the grandeur and the location, so it will come as no surprise it gets many return guests. I would not stay anywhere else in Luxor, it really is like 'home from home'

Room Tip: Room 5015 and 5016 face towards the Valley of the Kings which is lit up in the evening - they are ni...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We found just one aspect to critisize:
The buffet at the Corniche restaurant was not up to standards - but maybe my standards are too high.
For all the rest I quote one of the nice people from the reception desk:
"Consider this hotel to be your second home."
It was more than that, a tranquil piece of heaven where you relaxed after sightseeing and enjoyed a real holiday.
Many thanks to all employees who allowed us an unforgettable week.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

I have just returned from my second stay at this hotel, and I am getting to love it more and more. The standards are tip-top all the way, everything is clean, efficient and very friendly. The view from the balcony of the room is like a fairy tale, the breakfast is a great start to the day. If you just want to relax by the pool, that's a very pleasant experience, and if you want to explore Luxor it is just on the doorstep. If I ever go to Luxor again, I would not stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view to the south seem to be nicest, but all have garden views, as far as I could see.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Hi,
I am going back 2 my second home next mth, April 2012 the pavilion hotel winter palace. We have visited many places in Egypt however Luxor always draws us back. I would never stay in another hotel in Luxor. Going back to the pavilion winter palace is like going home to old friends.
The service is first class & everyone looks after you so well. So what if the food & drinks are a little more expensive than outside the hotel. Don't you find that in any country you go to !!!
So having been going to Luxor & my lovely hotel for the past 15 years why now have I decided to write a review ! Well to put the record straight about the pavilion hotel as I have been reading some not very nice reviews lately! The winter palace and pavilion wing share the fantastic gardens and beautifull swimming pool. The pool staff look after you so well & always make you feel so welcome, as I said its like going home to old friends. They get you a towel and escort you to your chosen bed. Nothing is ever to much trouble for the staff. I have always found the food to be excellent. The bedrooms are large and are cleaned every day. Fresh towels every day. you don't need to take a hair dryer as one in your room. The balcony is much larger than any other hotel I have stayed in. Lovely to sit early morning and watch the gardners at work.a very relaxed and peaceful place to stay.
Afternoon tea in the old winter is a must , the atmosphere is unbelievable. You expect Howard Carter to Pull up a chair to join you!!! You need to be smartly dressed for afternoon tea. Then the 1886 for a evening meal is another must again smart dress, men need a tie and jacket . Don't worry if you have forgotten to pack one as the staff have got some to lend you. ( said they think of everything ) Take a pre dinner drink in the bar prior to dinner just soak up the athmosphere. All of this is a experience that you will never forget.
Well first the hotel is in a brilliant location as you overlook the Nile & are about 5 mins away from Luxor temple. If you did have any problems during your stay then see customer services they will do anything to help you. The only problem we have ever had was on our last vist , the room we booked was not available so Mr Christian Rue the manager and Mr Mohamed Gouda then came to see us and upgraded us to the old winter palace , not only that but gave us a choice of rooms.
Yes you will get hazzle on stepping out of the hotel , taxi or Kayleigh !! Please remember this is now people make a living just try & enjoy the banter ! Make sure you don't over pay as well. Remember to fix a price for the whole of your party.Now as for tips they will say a little for my horse etc , I tend to give a little however I always take a apple at breakfast to give to the horse. Accept that this is their way of life and just enjoy it. I will always tip just remember don't earn much so a £1 or £2 is ok it does not have to be a lot. I have seen many changes over the years in Luxor and yes some are good but also some not so good. Gone are the road side cafe's and amons being one of them . Now re located in the shopping mall. still the same staff and lovely food but it's missing that bit of sitting by the side of the road and watching the world go by. As everywhere their is a KFC or MD, but there are some really good places to eat - 7 days/ 7ways English an Egyptian, jewel of the Nile fantastic, snobs, amons and the lantern to name a few lovely food and not expensive . Buy your duty free when you get off the flight, go throught passport control, then pick up your bags then go through .The duty free shop is on the left just by the main doors as you go out. A taxi to Luxor from the airport should cost you about £4 English for two people always I give a little more.
My best tips are - (1) even if this is your vist vist to Luxor pretend that you have been many times before you will get less hazzle then ! (2) don't buy a news paper from the street you may be given a old one (3) . When you buy water & soft drinks from a shop don't pay over the odds.(4)The best exchange rate I have always found to be in Luxor so only change a small amount prior to your holiday.(5)Treat people as you would like to be treated.(6)Be friendly with the locals and you will have a fantastic holiday.

Room Tip: Book the pavilion wing as the winter palace is much more expensive and you share the same amenities...
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

location was nice near to luxor temple and Downtown There are a lot of gardens and We enjoyed in the heated pool service was very good ,food was excellent especially club Sandwich ,Atmosphere was very relax at all we relly enjoyed

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We stayed at the Pavillon Winter Palace during the first week in February mainly to get some sun with a bit of luxury thrown in. We could not afford the actual Winter Palace and I must say we were more than happy with the Pavillon as the rooms are comfortable with a large balcony, the breakfast room is near and allows you to sit on the patio overlooking the gardens to enjoy breakfast in the sun whilst watching the hoppoe birds dig for thier breakfast. The pool is large and heated and the gardens are just perfect, with quiet areas in which to sit in peace and tranquility enjoying nurtured nature at its best. High tea in the Victoria room is a delight with its old world charm you can almost imagine Howard Carter to be sat at the next table.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

My husband and I booked a basic garden room in the connecting hotel. However, when we arrived we discovered the hotel was empty due to the recent revolution so they upgraded us to the main hotel in a beautiful room with a balcony facing the river! It took our breath away. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was beyond words as it covers 2 full walls and a number of dessert tables. The pool was perfect for hot days, however, there are not many shade options in the pool (other than around the bar). Pool side service was delightful. The hotel grounds are amazing and full of lush green grass and flowers. This hotel is perfect location for walking to the waterfront or down the street to the Luxor Temple.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pavillon Winter 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 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 — 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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