Winter Palace Luxor

Amid luxuriant tropical gardens and ancient temples on the Nile, Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is a historic hotel offering unrivaled hospitality. Blending rich colonial design with the glory of Pharaonic times, this elegant palace offers a distinguished experience in a romantic setting. Since 1886, this five-star hotel has been the choice destination for luminaries and dignitaries and has remained a popular choice for today’s political and cultural elite. Just steps from some of Egypt’s most celebrated attractions and cultural landmarks, the hotel is a convenient starting point for exploration and entertainment. Offering 104 guest rooms and suites, a variety of refined and casual dining experiences, refreshing swimming pools, and unrivaled service, Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is truly an authentic treasure in and of itself.

Awake in the colonial charm of Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor's 92 guest rooms and suites, each adorned with fine woods, satin fabrics, and marble bathrooms. All rooms feature sweeping views of the Nile River, the Valley of the Kings or the botanical gardens.

Guest rooms are available in Classic, Superior, and Luxury varieties, each offering layouts with one king-size or two single bed furnishings.

Offering magnificent views of the Nile River, The Prestige Suite offers a spacious retreat with a separate bedroom and living room. From the suite, observe life on the river, admire the bougainvillea-dotted gardens and invite guests in to a lounge. Featuring a palette of crimson, silver, and gold enlivens rich fabrics and rugs, the suite is furnished with two single beds and is the epitome of spacious luxury.

Accommodation Amenities:


Complimentary in-room mineral water

Safe deposit box in room

Turndown service

Direct dial telephone

Manual temperature control

Remote control

Television with satellite cable


Hair dryer

Valley of the Kings

Explore the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the Nile opposite Luxor, which sits on the ancient city of Thebes. The Valley of the Kings is the most famed collection of the tombs and public monuments to the ancient Pharaohs of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties, and visitors can stop by the Visitors Center to learn even more about this historic valley.

Karnak Temple

Explore the Karnak Temple complex on the East Bank of the Nile, which was one of Ancient Egypt’s grandest construction projects. Karnak was the house of the gods, and every Pharaoh built and amended the series of buildings throughout their reigns.


Explore the Mummification Museum, which is housed in the former Visitors Center on Luxor’s corniche. Learn about the mummification process and examine the tools and materials used in the process, as well as mummified animals and other artifacts that were included for the journey to the afterlife.

Felucca Sail

Ride a felucca, a sailboat that has been used since the time of the Pharaohs, and get off at the Banana Island Botanical Gardens, a natural park full of trees from all over the world as well as a botanical museum.

Luxor Market

Wander the Luxor Center Market and browse the artisan goods at this colorful “souk” for a true cultural experience.

Hot Air Balloon

Experience a hot air balloon ride over Luxor and see the historic temples and ruins that surround the Nile from a bird’s-eye perspective.