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Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel Luxor

Overview:
The second oldest of the four famous Grand Victorian Hotels, that of The Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan and the 5 star Luxury Windsor Palace Hotel in Alexandria, and the oldest being Mena House in Giza, The Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel Luxor, sits in it’s prime position in grand style on the Corniche in Luxor. Built in 1886 by British explorers, it is situated right along side the ancient Luxor Temple with Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings only a few minutes away. Its opulent grand design stands out amongst all other Hotels in Luxor, with its colonial frontage and interiors with 92 rooms including suites. Famous figures of the past have stayed here with Howard Carter, Agatha Christie (where she wrote her famous novel ‘ Death on the Nile’), Egyptian Royal families, world Politicians, artists and celebrities.
Facilities:
A host of Modern facilities and amenities for the demanding traveller at the Sofitel Winter PaIace in Luxor. A crystal-lit Victorian Lounge offering the delights of English afternoon tea with decadent pastries and delicate sandwiches along with fine-dining in the gourmet French cuisine Restaurant.  
 
Languages Spoken at Reception are English French/ German
 
  • Facilities for Disabled


- Ramp access
- Phone light for hearing impaired
- Bathroom doors 32 inches wide
- Phone light for hearing impaired
- Wheelchair access
- Knock light for hearing impaired
- Visual. alarm for hearing impaired
- Reduced mobility facilities
- Accessible bathroom
- Phone light for hearing impaired
 
  • Business Travel


- High-speed internet
- Hotel open 24 hours a day
- Airline desk
- Dry cleaning / Ironing
- Fax machine
- Porter
- Safe deposit box at reception
- Translating/interpreting service1
- Currency exchange
 
  • IT / Business


- High-speed internet
- Wi-Fi at the Hotel
- Fax machine
- Porter
- Safe deposit box at reception
- Translating/interpreting service
- WIFI access
- Wi-Fi in the communal areas
 
  • Internet / multimedia (for all Hotel)


- Wi-Fi at the hotel
- WIFI access
- Wi-Fi in the communal areas
 
  • Parking


- Number of car spaces: 15
- Private enclosed outdoor parking
- Private indoor parking
- Private outdoor parking
 
  • Shops / Entertainment


- Beauty salon
- Gift shop/newspaper shop
- Hairdressing salon
- Concierge
- Currency exchange
- Disco/nightclub
 
  • Laundry


- Dry cleaning / Ironing
 
  • Security Features


- 24 hour security staff
- Annual safety inspections
- Audible smoke alarms in rooms
- Break glass emergency phone
- Complies w. Htl Safety Act 1990
- Emergency lighting at emergency exits
- Fire safety system
- Smoke extractors in corridors
- Smoke extractors in public areas
- Compliant national safety regulations
- Compliant with Accor safety standards
- Emergency information in rooms
- Smoke alarm in public areas
- Smoke alarm in room
 
  • Children


- Connecting rooms available
- Babysitting on request
 
  • Tourism


- Airline desk
- Tourist information desk
 
  • Leisure


- Swimming Pool
- Outdoor heated pool
 
  • Golf


- Golf course 18 holes
- Golf lessons
- Golf practice facilities
 
  • Other Sports


- Billiards/Snooker
- Table tennis
- Volleyball facilities
Internet Wifi Business Center Air Conditioning Swimming Pools Beauty Salon Bar Restaurants Room Service Laundry Services Parking Safety Deposit Boxes Telephone Medical Services Elevators Library Car Hire
Accommodation:
  • Rooms and Suites


Awake to the gentle feel of this charming colonial Hotel with  92 rooms, luxurious in fine woods, satin fabrics, and marble bathrooms. Breathtaking views of the Nile River, the Valley of the Kings, or the botanical gardens.
 
Classic Rooms: *

CLASSIC ROOM - King size bed, Garden view - 258 sq. ft. (24 m²), balcony or window, plasma screen, high speed Internet access, minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower
CLASSIC ROOM - Twin beds, Garden View - 258 sq. ft. (24 m²), balcony or window, plasma screen, high speed Internet access, minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower
CLASSIC ROOM - King size bed , Nile view - 258 sq. ft. (24 m²), balcony or window, plasma screen, high speed Internet access, minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower
CLASSIC ROOM - 2 Single beds, Nile View - 24 Sqm , plasma screen, balcony or window, high speed internet access, minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower

Superior Rooms: *

SUPERIOR ROOM - King size bed, Garden view 344 sq. ft. (32 m²), plasma screen, balcony or window, high speed Internet access, minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, 1 rollway/crib upon request.
SUPERIOR ROOM - Twin beds, Garden view 344 sq. ft. (32 m²), plasma screen, balcony or window, high speed Internet access, minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, 1 rollway/crib upon request.
SUPERIOR ROOM - King size bed, Nile view 32 Sqm ,plasma screen, balcony or window, high speed internet access, minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, 1 rollaway/crib upon request.
SUPERIOR ROOM - 2 Single beds, Nile view 32 Sqm ,plasma screen, balcony or window, high speed internet access, minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, 1 rollaway/crib upon request.

Luxury Rooms: *

LUXURY ROOM - King size bed, Garden view 37 Sqm , plasma screen , balcony or window , high speed internet access , minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, 1 rollaway/crib upon request.
LUXURY ROOM - 2 Single beds, Garden view 37 Sqm , plasma screen , balcony or window , high speed internet access , minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, 1 rollaway/crib upon request.
LUXURY ROOM - King size bed, Nile view 37 Sqm , plasma screen , balcony or window , high speed internet access , minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, 1 rollaway/crib upon request.
LUXURY ROOM - 2 Single beds, Nile View 37 Sqm , plasma screen , balcony or window , high speed internet access , minibar, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, 1 rollaway/crib upon request.

Prestige Suite: *

PRESTIGE SUITE - Twin beds extra living room, Nile views  820 sq. ft. (76 m²), calm, balcony, Flat screen TV, living area, Minibar, Bathroom with Bidet, Rollaway Bed allowed
 
  • Room Amenities:


- Airconditioning
- Emergency exit map
- Free in-room mineral water
- Safe deposit box in room
- Turn down service
- Direct dial telephone
- Manual temperature control
- Opening windows
- Phone with 2 handsets in room
- Remote control TV
- Satellite/cable colour TV
- Telephone in bathroom
- Telephone
- Fax machine
- High speed transmission line
- Minibar
 
  • Bathroom:


- Bathtub
- Bidet
- Hair dryer in bathroom
 
  • Room Service:


- Hot dishes
- Cold snacks
- Weekday hours : 24 hours
- Weekend hours : 24 hours
 
  • Fine Dining:


At our historic 1886 French restaurant in Luxor you dine in the original crystal lit salon where royals and dignitaries were served. Enjoy breakfast or dinner in light filled La Corniche. For a poolside lunch, L'Oasis offers gourmet pizza and salads.

L'OASIS International - Menad Berkani, Head Chef - A swim-up restaurant and bar in the centre of the swimming pool, L'Oasis invites rest and repose. Emerge from the cool waters for a refreshing fruit cocktail and savor gourmet pizzas or salads under a shady reed parasol, any time between lunch and dinner.
LA CORNICHE RESTAURANT International - Mend Berki, Head Chef. Vast sun-lit windows, polished wood floors and crimson-gold details enliven this elegant restaurant in Luxor. At a pristine white table, breakfast on fresh pastries and omelets made to order. In the evening, relax over gourmet International cuisine.
1886 RESTAURANT French - Head Chef Ménad Berkani inspires à la carte creations from crayfish to risotto at this opulent Luxor restaurant. Dine by candlelight among gilded mirrors; a guitarist strums quietly. Dress code: jacket and tie for men, smart for ladies. Reservations required.
 
  • Bars:


THE VICTORIAN LOUNGE BAR - In the Victorian Lounge, richly decorated with a majestic crystal chandelier and plush, pink oriental carpets, sip afternoon tea with delicate macarons and scones. King Farouk, the last King of Egypt, enjoyed the beloved tea ritual in this opulent salon.
CENTRAL PARK BAR - POOL BAR - After a stroll through the gorgeous Winter Palace gardens, past the bougainvillea and fruit trees, refresh yourself at Central Park Bar in Luxor. On a peaceful palm-shaded terrace, sip Chardonnay or mint tea and enjoy a light, savory snack.
NILE TERRACE BAR - On the vast Nile Terrace, savor afternoon tea and scones or unwind beneath a canvas umbrella with cool, sweet hibiscus tea. Sunsets are beautiful. Agatha Christie relished these same Nile River and West Bank views as she penned Death on the Nile.
ROYAL BAR PIANO BAR  - Deep red walls, damask fabrics, and rich wood paneling add French elegance to this cozy Luxor bar. Sip fine champagne and French wines to the soothing sound of classical piano every night. Traditional afternoon tea is served in the library lounge.
 
  • Currency Exchange Service


Here in Egypt, the local currency is known as the Egyptian Pound. It can often be difficult to get smaller notes so it is advisable when you can, to change 200, 100 and 50 notes when you can to either 5, 10, or 20 Pound notes. The Hotel reception will offer you an exchange service and their will be a small commission charge on changing currencies ( they will take British Pounds, US Dollars and Euros). There are ATM machines and Banks next to the Hotel which will also take a small charge for using the machine overseas.
 
  • Transportation


There is local transport in and around Luxor, with various options such as the local ‘Kalesh’ (horse and carriage) which are commonly used by tourists wanting a pleasant ride around Luxor.Another popular ride is the ‘Felucca’ (traditional while one sail boat) crossing from the East to West bank with lovely views. Local Taxis are everywhere but not on the meter, so set a reasonable fare before getting in. There are also the local minibuses used by the locals, safe and very cheap but not really used by the tourists.Memphis Tours provides an excellent transport service with spacious vehicles taking you around Luxor, Airport and  further afield. 
 
Airport to Hotel and Return *
 
The Luxor Airport lies approximately 18 minutes (30km) from the Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor  and hosts internal (domestic) flights within Egypt along with international Scheduled and Charter flights arriving from other outside destinations. From Luxor Airport, the Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel  is approximately a 21 minute drive. If you have not already booked your transportation from the Airport and return, then working with the Hotel, Memphis Tours can arrange the transport for you in our modern air conditioned vehicles with a representative to assist you on arrival and return to and from the Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel Please click on this link for further information. Transfer cost is approximately 22 British Pounds. Any tours booked will  include transportation costs.
 
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