This famous hotel was built in 1886 in the British Colonial style and was soon to become the leading hotel in Luxor. It was here that news of Howard Carter's discovery in the Valley of the Kings was first posted to inform the guests of the day. The list of previous guests reads like a who’s who of the last hundred years and includes King Farouk and King Fouad of Egypt, the Agha Kan, the Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, Sir Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Montgomery, Howard Carter and so on.
Offering all the amenities and comfort of a modern hotel enhanced with a unique atmosphere and the splendour of times past. Set amongst beautiful grounds and overlooking the Nile, the Sofitel Winter Palace has a subtle blend of intimacy and grandeur.
Located on the Nile river within easy walking distance of the heart of Luxor. Transfer time from the airport approximately 15 minutes.
In our opinion: luxury coupled with the character and atmosphere of bygone years. This beautiful hotel, located in the very heart of the city, will enhance your stay in Egypt. For the Trip Advisor rating please click here.
There is a choice of restaurants with à la carte dining served by candlelight at the famous 1886 restaurant, the El Nakheel restaurant serving light meals and snacks in the swimming pool area and the prestigious yet intimate, La Corniche restaurant which serves breakfast and la carte dinner. There are three bars of which the Nile Terrace offers a perfect setting from which to watch the sunset over the Valley of the Kings whilst enjoying high tea and beverages.
There are 92 rooms and 7 Suites in the Winter Palace:
Each room has: