Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor
Reviews - Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young & Single
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel
nice hotel but not 5*from pilchard
The gardens are fantastic and i would highly recommend the food around the pool (service again though is slow).
The location of the hotel is good. There is a very good restaurant direclty opposite on the new lower corniche called El Kababy. HOwever, apart from this restaurant you have to walk a good 15 min to get to another decent one.
Overall a good week with a nice room and good pool facilities. I would recommend it, but be aware of the lack of restaurants and the expectations to tip.
Great View, Great staff!from working4vacations
Very beautiful landscaping on the hotel grounds. Like an English country garden. There is a large garden with a pond. Old winter palace, new winter palace and pavillon are connected by this shared garden.
The breakfast area was beautiful. Many birds sit in the bushes to sing and wait for opportunities to eat the scraps.
A house-keeping guy saw that we were a couple. He used rose petals to create a heart-shaped decoration on the bed.
Located walking distance to Luxor temple (5mins), the railway station (1omins). The Nile river is just across the road. Many eateries nearby including MacDonalds.
pavillion wing is the real 5 star wing not the main hotel roomsfrom sandgropper
i had heard that the pavillion wing was the wing to go for and yes we did get upgraded to it at no extra charge and yes it was lovely a completly different hotel. the rooms the views every thing about it was great. so much we are going back later this year(to the pavillion wing of course). we english tend to just put up with what ever we are given, be polite and stand your ground after all you have paid the same as every one else. in all fairness to the hotel staff they were very helpful and understanding, the gardens and pool area are magnificent, if you stay in the pavillion wing i do not think there is a hotel in luxor to beat it, its location is spot on cant wait to get back there.
some good some badfrom pineridge
The Bad - the rooms are "tired" and need refurb. Also the traffic noise at the front is deafening for those wanting the windows open - but read on
The Good - you choose this hotel because it is right in the middle of the front street to the Nile, and you therefore choose a front view. The balconies are big and the views are excellent, but the higher the less the traffic noise is (and the more expensive the room).
The hotel is a 3rd of the price of its sister OLD WINTER next door (but it is joined by a big corrider). Both hotels (and the Pavilions) sit in one site and share ALL facilities. The gardens are outstanding as is the pool complex set at the back of the gardens. There are 6/7 restaurants and the food is very good. I would stay here if you want the Nile views or in the Pavilions for a bit of quiet, but you get all the added advantages of being part of the upmarket OLD WINTER complex
Beautiful Luxorfrom A TripAdvisor Member
An escapre from the madness of Luxorfrom FrequentFlyer123
The staff here are really nice.
Only downside is the breakfast buffet which became very messy and looked and felt institutional - not up to usual Sofitel standard by any means. (Food was ok but ambience and service were sorely lackning).
Beautiful Gardensfrom iseededpple
Sheer blissfrom Deborah_Lincoln
Two weeks of pure unadulterated bliss in Luxorfrom CarolineTittaSue
Just like a palacefrom A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed in the Old Wing overlooking the gardens at the back of the hotel.
The hotel itself is on the main road of luxor and is in walking distance of some shops and some restaurants.
Great food and a great ambience to it, a character of its own. If you want to change money you can do so at the sister hotel the new one next door. Also it has some gift shops.
You can imagine Howard Carter staying here!
A great place to stay in Luxor the best!
Top Local Tips for Luxor
backsheesh although egyption are friendly be wary especially on markets thats the one place things were dodgy and we felt unsafe my we were almost robbed when buying items always have small change handy for backsheesh [tips]they expect tips flor everything even running the water for washing your hands after using the loo. seems just the culture look for joseph calesh 339 he really looks after you as a good friend
do your own thing and dont be afraid of the hassle Organised tours are fine for orientating yourself to the sight of Luxor and the west bank but are often expensive and geared to retail commission opportunities for the guides. Crossing the Nile under your own steam is easy - the public ferry from opposite Luxor temple is only 1 Egyptian pound (9p in UK currency!) or by private motor boat at 5 Egyptian pounds plus 1 or two pounds tip. On arrival on the west bank, taxis are plentiful. Bargain hard and a morning visiting the sights should cost no more than 40 Egyptian. Get the driver to take you to the ticket office and buy your tickets there - usually 25 Egyptian for each temple. Another idea is to hire a bicycle at the west bank ferry area and do it yourself. Except in high summer this is a great way to get around. Much is made of the hassle from Egyptian taxi drivers, carriage drivers, shop owners etc - yes it can be tiresome but we just smile, say no thank you and move on. In 10 years visiting Egfypt we have never had problems.
Bargain ! .Treat bargaining as a game. Offer 20 per cent of what is asked and settle for 40-50 per cent.
Other names for Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel
- winter palace hotel luxor
- pavillon winter hotel luxor
- new winter palace luxor
- luxor sofitel
- luxor pavillon winter hotel
- Address: Cornish El Nile - Luxor - Egypt
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