Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

At a glance

  • Dating back to 1886 with modern sister hotel annexe
  • Views of the Nile and Valley of the Kings
  • Former royal family residence

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


A legendary landmark on the banks of the Nile with all the preserved charm of a royal winter residence.

Formerly the winter palace of the Egyptian royal family, the elegant Sofitel Winter Palace offers a classic palatial experience close to the River Nile. From the Nile Terrace, views reach as far as the Valley of the Kings, the ancient Egyptian burial site of pharaohs including Tutankhamun, and the main restaurant is in what was the former master dining room for 125 years. The hotel is complemented by Pavillon Winter Luxor, the newer sister hotel annexe, which is recommended for guests looking for excellent value with the benefits of sharing some of the decadent facilities.

Just a few minutes from the Temple of Luxor, this hotel exudes a timeless splendour and is well-placed for an indulgent stay in this historic city. In the Victorian Lounge, guests can enjoy afternoon tea and in the main restaurant, La Corniche, a buffet spread fit for royalty is laid out for breakfast and dinner. For fine French dining, book a table at the stately 1886 Restaurant and choose between the Nile Terrace or the Royal Bar for a nightcap. 

Rooms are colonial in feel and design, with satin fabrics, marble bathrooms and superb views of the Nile, the ancient Valley of the Kings or the botanical gardens. Classic Garden View Rooms look out onto the grounds and are tastefully decorated in regal style, while Classic Nile View Rooms overlook the iconic river. For more space, opt for a Superior Room while Luxury Rooms offer supreme comfort.

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Key information

On the corniche, across the road from the Nile and close to the Temple of Luxor, Luxor Museum and shops

Airport transfer time: Approx. 20 minutes’ private transfer from Luxor airport
Rooms: 92

Good to know

Accommodation information

92 regal rooms and suites


• Discover the Valley of the Kings* • Cruise along the Nile* • See the light and sound show at the Temple of Karnak*.


2 restaurants, 4 bars, lounge

What's included

Breakfast at La Corniche.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £59 • Breakfast and dinner at La Corniche
Full Board from £118 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at La Corniche.

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*Denotes local charge