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Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

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Discover Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor a 5-star luxury hotel built in 1886 by British explorers perched on the Nile River amid luxuriant tropical gardens and ancient temples.

This opulent Luxor hotel blends rich colonial design with the glory of Pharaonic times. In this 19th-century palace once a winter retreat for the Egyptian royal family Agatha Christie wrote her famed 1937 novel Death on the Nile.

Illustrious dignitaries - from presidents and politicians to artists and celebrities - have stayed in this Luxor hotels sumptuous suites overlooking the Valley of the Kings.

Archaeologist Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamen's tomb, wandered the gardens of this sumptuous hotel in Luxor almost a century ago.


Corniche el Nile street 17 Cornish El Nile Street, Luxor
11 432 LUXOR

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Find yourself immersed in Egyptian history, gazing from your balcony at the Nile or Valley of the Kings. Swim up to the bar for a cocktail, take afternoon tea in the Victorian Lounge, taste inspired French cuisine in 1886 Restaurant, where royals dined. Life is Magnifique in Luxor..

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Each Sofitel is a unique blend of the French art de vivre and local refinement. In the midst of magnificent ancient Egyptian temples by the Nile, Sofitel Luxor Winter Palace blends the rich historical past of a colonial building with French luxury.

The palace was the winter residence of King Farouk, and later a harbor for 19th century explorers fascinated with Egyptian culture. From the very imposing staircase, Howard Carter announced he had discovered the immaculately preserved tomb of Tutankhamun.

With strong Victorian influences, the palace was built using master craftsmen. French details, like the grand chandelier and curtains made of sumptuous textiles, were added to achieve a distinctive level of elegance and refinement.

Wander in lush royal gardens with exotic flowers, as birds envelop the Winter Palace. The gardens were carefully designed to enhance the architecture of the building and provide a luxuriant space where you can linger outdoors under centuries-old trees.

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The ultimate luxury experience

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

Set on the Nile near the historic center of Luxor, Hotel Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor overlooks beautiful gardens and the distant Valley of the Kings. Steps away, discover Luxor Temple, Luxor Museum, Luxor market and the Karnak Temples. Luxor airport is 15 minutes away. Arrange a limo pick-up or drive northwest towards Luxor center on Road Lead to Oksor Airport. Cross Luxor Bridge and follow Airport Road. Left on Karnak, straight on, left on Kornish Al Nile to hotel.


Corniche el Nile street 17 Cornish El Nile Street, Luxor
11 432 LUXOR

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  • Phone: (+20)952380422
  • Fax: (+20)95/2374087
  • E-mail:

Accessible by public transport

  • Airport :
    LUXOR INT'L AIRPORT (13.0 km/ 8.08 mi)
    Shuttle paying
  • Railway Station/ Station:
    LUXOR RAILWAY STATION (2.0 km/ 1.24 mi)

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Indulgent Sleep in Luxury & Elegance

Each of the 86 rooms and 6 suites appeals to a dream deep in your heart, calling on the allure of colonial charm, the distinction of fine woods, elegant materials and harmonious decor. Take in the spectacular view or unwind after a day of adventure.

Indulge in the ultimate Luxor accommodation in our seven lavish suites. Observe life on the Nile River, admire the bougainvillea-dotted gardens and invite guests in your lounge. A palette of crimson silver and gold enlivens rich fabrics and rugs.

Executive floor

Sofitel offers Club Millesime or Club Sofitel rooms and lounges that provide additional benefits with personalized service . Attentive services from dedicated team of staff and butlers in the comfort of the Club Lounge and rooms.

A smile and cocktail at your beck and call

in The room dinning 24/7 serving breakfast , lunch, dinner as well as beverages

Weekday hours : 24 hours

Weekend hours : 24 hours

Cold snacks

Hot Meals

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor fittings

Room fittings

  1. Air conditioning
  2. Safe deposit box in room
  3. Free in-room mineral water
  4. WIFI in your room
  5. Minibar

Bathroom fittings

  1. Bidet
  2. Bathtub
  3. Hair dryer in bathroom

Security fittings

  1. Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
  2. Smoke alarm in room
  3. Emergency info in rooms

Get ready for an exquisite culinary experience in LUXOR

At our historic 1886 French restaurant in Luxor you dine in the original crystal lit salon where royals and dignitaries were served. Enjoy breakfast or dinner in light filled La Corniche. For a poolside lunch, L'Oasis offers gourmet pizza and salads.

After strolling bougainvillea-lined gardens, sip champagne at the Central Park Bar of this Luxor hotel. Victorian Lounge is ideal for a tête-à-tête and afternoon tea beneath crystal chandeliers. Ruby-red Royal Bar is an elegant Luxor bar for an apéritif.

Delight your delicate tastebuds

Tea with a view at the Terrace

Partake in an enchanting afternoon tea and revel in spectacular sunset views over the Nile.

Palatial yet intimate dining at 1886

Crisp lamb with confit onions is served by candle light, gilded mirrors and silk draperies.

An inviting atmosphere at the Royal Bar

A delightful way to cap the day is with a divine glass of sparkling wine and live piano music.

Our best selection of elegant dining experiences

For fine dining and cocktail enthusiasts


In the Victorian Lounge, richly decorated with a majestic crystal chandelier and plush, pink oriental carpets, sip afternoon tea with delicate macarons and scones. King Farouk, the last King of Egypt, enjoyed the beloved tea ritual in this opulent salon.

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On the vast Nile Terrace, savor afternoon tea and scones or unwind beneath a canvas umbrella with cool, sweet hibiscus tea. Sunsets are beautiful. Agatha Christie relished these same Nile River and West Bank views as she penned Death on the Nile.

Openings hours : 16:00-22:00


Deep red walls, damask fabrics, and rich wood paneling add French elegance to this cozy Luxor bar. Sip fine champagne and French wines to the soothing sound of classical piano every night. Traditional afternoon tea is served in the library lounge.

Openings hours : 09:00-01:00

Service : Service in room, Light meal, Musical entertainment


After a stroll through the gorgeous Winter Palace gardens, past the bougainvillea and fruit trees, refresh yourself at Central Park Bar in Luxor. On a peaceful palm-shaded terrace, sip Chardonnay or mint tea and enjoy a light, savory snack.

Openings hours : 10:00-21:00

A smile and cocktail at your beck and call

in The room dinning 24/7 serving breakfast , lunch, dinner as well as beverages

Weekday hours : 24 hours

Weekend hours : 24 hours

Cold snacks

Hot Meals

Organize magnifique meetings

Important meetings require exceptional venues and exemplary service. At Sofitel Winter Palace, our dedicated staff will take care of everything so you can focus on your clients/guests. The Horus Meeting Room, in the Royal Garden, is ideal

for up to 60 people. The Victorian Lounge comfortably fits 100. Both offer adjustable seating arrangements, the latest technical and audiovisual equipment, and fine cuisine for intimate summits or extravagant galas.

Meeting planner

Meeting planner

Mr Abdul Raheem MAHMOUD

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Our meeting rooms

Meeting rooms specifications

Room name Area size Height Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity Boardroom Capacity Classroom Capacity Banquet Capacity
HORUS ROOM 68.0 m² 0.0 m 80 24 14 20 0

Meeting room fittings

  • High-speed Internet
  • Audio and video equipment(1)
  • Podium
  • Day light
  • WIFI access
  • Video equipment
  • Airconditioned meeting room
  • High speed transmission line
  • Slide projector(1)
  • Overhead projector(1)


Honeymoon Romance specials

Our elegant building and luscious gardens are a charming setting for romance to bloom. Your new life begins with an idyllic honeymoon in a palatial suite, offering stunning views over the Nile, captivating colonial charm and lavishly exquisite décor.

Make timeless memories

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Party in style

Indulge in sur mesure services and amenities at this 5-star Luxor hotel, including complimentary Wifi, babysitting, dry cleaning, massages on request, currency exchange and private parking. For Luxor tours and transport ask our expert concierge.



Discover the trendiest spots in town

Step outside the historical Winter Palace - situated next to the 3500-year-old Karnak Temple - and discover Luxor, an open-air museum of Egyptian treasures. Let us arrange a private tour of the famous Valley of the Kings and tomb of Tutankhamen.

Mr. Mohamed ALI (+20) 95 2380 422
Suggestion from the concierge at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

Roll into town in a limo

Pamper yourself and be chauffeured to majestic ancient temples, the Valley of the Kings and Luxor Museum. Just a call to our Concierge and our exclusive limousine service will take you wherever you desire.

Enjoy value-added services

  • Accessibility
    • Ramp access
    • Phone light for hearing impaired
  • Business travel
    • Porter
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
  • Shops/entertainment
    • Hairdressing salon
  • IT/Business
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • High-speed Internet
    • Porter
    • Airline desk
    • Internet connectivity
    • Safe deposit box at reception
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
    • Translating/interpreting service
    • Currency exchange
  • Sports
    • Table tennis
    • Billiards/Snooker
    • Boat excursions
    • Sailing facilities
    • Volley ball facilities
  • Beauty salon
    • Hairdressing salon
  • Family
    • Connecting rooms available
    • Babysitting on request
  • Restaurants
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
  • Parking

    Private outdoor parking, Private enclosed outdoor parking

Useful Information

We remain at your disposal for any info you may need.

  • Excursions
  • Airline desk
  • Tourist information desk
  • Museum Tickets
  • Show tickets

Mr. Mohamed ALI (+20) 95 2380 422 Suggestion from the concierge at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

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