Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

Location: Luxor | Egypt

Price guide: $$$$$ $200-$350 per person per night

The Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is a luxury hotel perched on the Nile River. Rooted in history and traditional Egyptian culture, this 19th-century palace was once a winter retreat for Egyptian royalty. This regal influence, combined with French touches, is illustrated in the rich décor throughout the hotel, making your stay here a historic and luxurious experience from start to finish.
Perfect forA historic hotel in the centre of Luxor.
In the knowThis regal retreat remains a favourite of dignitaries, artists and celebrities and during her stay in the early 20th century, Agatha Christie was inspired to write Death on the Nile.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Service & Hospitality

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is set within stunning gardens in the heart of Luxor on the River Nile.

Rooms at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

Combining modern finishes whilst continuing the colonial experience of the 19th-century palace, the 86 rooms and six suites are spacious and comfortable, with touches of gold and crimson. Opt for a room either overlooking the beautiful gardens or across the corniche to the Nile. The Imperial Suite features a king-sized bed, living area and balcony, placing you right at the heart of the sights and sounds of Luxor.

Food & drink

The three restaurants offer a variety of dining styles. The 1886 restaurant lets you dine in the original crystal-lit salon of the palace and offers service, with traditional French cuisine. At La Corniche you can enjoy international cuisine, and the large sun-lit windows allow you to dine with a sunset backdrop.

Finish your day with a nightcap at one of the bars or enjoy an afternoon break with tea and champagne at the Piano Bar. Richly decorated, the feeling of royalty never escapes you.


In the heat of the day, take a break and have a swim in the pool, or simply unwind on a sunbed or enjoy a cocktail from the swim-up bar.

Activities at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

If you’re feeling active, try your hand at volleyball or table tennis or take to the water for some sailing. 

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is an ideal base from which to explore and has many attractions nearby.  The 3,500-year-old Karnak Temple is right next door, and the Valley of the Kings and the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen are a short drive away.

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Hotel location

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is a 20-minute drive from Luxor International Airport,

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