Sofitel Winter Palace
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.