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Great Hotel with amazing interior with lovely staff!
I just found time to rate some of my good experiences from my holidays before corona. Unfortunately I can’t choose August 2019 anymore but I travelled in August not September. Our experience with this hotel was very good. Staff was very professional and helpful and always friendly. Compared to the outside world of Egypt we always felt very very safe and good as two young women traveling alone . I travelled with my friend who is a European lady and I am from the Middle East. At no point I felt bad about the staff or the way they talked or looked at us! Very very professional! Prices are comparable to European prices, just so you know. The food at the pool bar wasn’t really good. Pasta smelled weird and pizza was too oily and too much cheese. But the restaurant was delicious. Steak was grilled perfectly and service was also very friendly and professional. The hotel interior is old but not in a bad way. You feel like you are in a real palace and you can just dream and imagine how a queen would feel like. In the Night time I would recommend to spend time at the pool bar where you can smoke shisha and some days listen to live music or also have dinner. If you need a drink try their bar. You will feel very special :) I hope my review helps you choosing the right hotel !
A unique hotel and a true palace in the center of ancient Luxor
The hotel has a long history whereby the discovery of the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun was announced by Howard Carter from the balcony of Winter Palace. Since then, several royal family members have enjoyed their stay in the hotel. It has also served as a setting for the famous Hercules Poirot film. You can learn more about the fantastic history of the hotel during your stay as the staff knows and tells it perfectly while gently preserving the historical interiors of the rooms, halls, and restaurants with antique furniture, Chinese vases, silk carpets, and reminders of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The hotel also has a wonderful garden, which serves as a retreat from the noise and dust of the city. Walking there, you can even see the birds that are known in Egypt since pharaonic times!
I was so amazed with this hotel. It definitely is a 5 star. My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and I have absolutely nothing but good things to say. I was a bit wary in the beginning because I’m not a fan of older hotels... quite frankly, it freaks me out. But once you enter the room and see their facilities, you will know that this establishment has a lot of history and might I add, it’s very luxurious. Everything is well maintained and the rooms are up to date. We got the luxury room with the balcony. The view of the Nile from our balcony is absolutely breathtaking. We love the personal touches, for instance a hand written card was left in our coffee table welcoming us. The complimentary breakfast is a sight to see. Everything is laid out so beautifully and it totally reminded of our time in France. I noticed most of their guest are French, so their breakfast consist of croissants and wonderful French pastries. The service is wonderful from start to finish. It is actually really close to everything, but I don’t recommend walking because the vendors will hassle you. They are far more aggressive than the vendors in Cairo (totally my opinion). Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t feel unsafe. I’m just the type of person that loves to enjoy my time in peace and Luxor just didn’t do that for me. Other than that, this hotel is absolutely the best in Luxor. The temples are beautiful and an absolute must see. If you ever come to Luxor, don’t stay anywhere else.
Staff top notch! The palace and decor is impressive. Beautiful view of The Nile. Good location, walking distance to Luxor Temple, 15 min drive to train station a little longer to airport. Again the staff is amazing! The grounds are gorgeous. Spacious rooms. Could use minor fix ups but TV is modern and WiFi available.
Amazing/luxurious/antique 5 star!
The sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is an extraordinary antique 5 star hotel. You get all the luxury of a 5 star in an atmosphere that preserves history. It's like a little museum when walking around the isles, also inside the Victorian Lounge. The room was amazing, ours was facing the amazing garden they have, very well taken care of, with trees and flowers and a really good swimming pool. The breakfast is a buffet, delicious. The location is also great, close to Luxor temple and the ferry to the West Bank. Also close to Safra restaurant if you don't want to eat in the hotel. Would highly recommend the experience, even if you go just for one night (as we did). We booked it last minute online and the price was great in relation to the quality you get!
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