The Sofitel Winter Palace on the banks of the Nile was once the private residence of King Farouk of Egypt. Designed like an English stately home, this 19th century palace is a landmark on the riverfront.
Each of the 86 guestrooms and suites is different, with high ceilings, beautiful fixtures, modern amenities and comforts and all rooms enjoy views of either the Nile or the hotel gardens. Set amidst the gardens is a heated swimming pool. The hotel is also home to one of the best-known restaurants in Egypt, the '1886', which is a formal dining room requiring gentlemen to wear a jacket and tie.
why we like sofitel winter palace
For its incredible history. Guests here include the archaeologist Howard Carter who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb and it is also reputedly the place where Agatha Christie wrote Death on the Nile.
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- A choice of restaurants
- Swim up bar
Explore the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, take a cruise on the Nile or settle down for afternoon tea in the Victorian lounge.
Located in the heart of Luxor, next door to the Temple of Karnak and a short 15-minute transfer from the airport.