Sofitel Winter Palace

The Sofitel Winter Palace on the banks of the Nile was once the private residence of King Farouk of Egypt and has hosted royalty and celebrities. Designed like an English stately home, this 19th-century palace is a landmark on the riverfront.

Each of the 86 guestrooms and six 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 dating back to 1886. 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. The service continues to be first class.


  • Spend time in the beautiful gardens
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • A choice of restaurants including the 'French 1886' experience
  • Swim-up bar


Take a cruise on the Nile or take a guided tour of the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Return to the hotel to settle down for afternoon tea in the Victorian lounge.


Located in the heart of Luxor on the Corniche, next door to the Temple of Karnak and walking distance to all the sights and attractions including Luxor Temple. The airport is a short 15-minute transfer away.

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