Pavillon Winter Luxor

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Corniche el Nile Street, (Formerly Sofitel Pavillon Winter Luxor), Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt

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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
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Very Good
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Average
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 71% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • vcorne00's Profile Photo

    Luxor's best and most famous hotel

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    This hotel has a great history and is still an incredibly imposing and impressive hotel complex and a wonderful base. Howard Carter (discoverer of Tut's tomb) and Agatha Christie are amongst the famous former guests.

    The hotel was imaculately clean, staff helpful and friendly and the food and drink was of the highest quality.

    Unique Quality: The lush green gardens were beautiful. The pool was excellent ande resturants clean and inviting.

    Directions: Corniche El Nil

  • VZ-Pam's Profile Photo

    Hotel New Winter And Pavillon Palace

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    This hotel consist of 3 sections : Old Winter, New WInter & the Pavillon section. I stayed at the Pavillon Section. We got the view over the big court yard and a swimming pool on the side of the court. The services are good and the hotel breakfast is great. Rooms are spacious & clean.

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    A hotel fit for royalty

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    OK, I couldn't possibly afford to stay here, but this hotel is worth featuring for its historical signficance. Completed in 1886 on the east bank of the Nile amidst lovingly-landscaped gardens, the Winter Palace Hotel exudes a romantic Victorian aura that has captivated celebrities and royalty alike. It is told that the hotel's first new year's eve party, a masked costume ball, was attended by crown princes and princesses from Europe and Far East.

    The hotel's august guest list includes:
    ing Farouk and King Fouad of Egypt, the Agha Khan, Empress Eugenie of France, the Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, King Juan Carlos of Spain and Prince Charles. Sir Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Montgomery, President Giscard d'Estaing, President Gamal Abd el Nasser, President Anwar El Sadat and President Hosny Moubarak. President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Margaret Tatcher and Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Agatha Christie and archeologist Howard Carter (of Tatankhamun's tomb fame), veteran Egyptian actor Omar El Sherif, etc.

    The hotel is now ran by the Sofitel hotel group. There is a new wing, flatly called New Winter Palace Hotel, that does not even possess an ounce of the old wing's grandeur (and history, needless to say).

    So if you have a fat bank account and want to be pampered like royalty, this is the hotel for you. Just be kind enough to share your experience with us.

  • The King's old playground

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    Stayed here in the Old Wing back in 1997. This was the first pricey hotel in which I've had the pleasure to stay and a pleasure it was. The only cause for complain was the undesired attention from one of the waiters but I found the other staff members to be great. One chap organised a horse ride for me through the Valley of the Queens at sunset which was absolutley fab, but I couldn't walk for the next two days.
    Large swimming pool with swim up bar. Tennis courts.

    Unique Quality: Reading old leather books in the piano bar; get lulled to sleep by the croaking on the bull frogs in the gardens.

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    The best hotel

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    I only stayed there for a few days. My brother inlaws parents know the hotel manager and he gave us a tour of the OLD Winter palace hotel when it was renovated. Just as a reminder Howard Carter the guy who gound Tut ench amun slept there. InĀ“general the hotel is beuatiful.

    Unique Quality: Oh its just oo much to describe, service, park, pool everything just great.

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    Charming hotel

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    I really enjoyed my stay in that old winter palace. Maybe I am old fashioned, but I think, that you can't feel real the spirit of those old times, when the researchers started coming to explore Luxor and surrounding, if you go to some new hotel. My opinion is, that you can find new hotels anywhere in the world, but something like this is unique. And here, you have to respect some rules of how to be dressed in the restaurants, bar...You can also enjoy in a beautiful view over the Nile in the early morning, and go for a lovely walk through the garden. The hotel, has an open swimming pool, and a tennis court.
    Service was excellent, and I will always remember this lovely palace.

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    Tea for two

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    The Old Winter Palace is the oldest address in Luxor. It was built in 1886 to attract Europe's nobility and perhaps that is the reason for the Hotels name as many used to spend the Winter time in Egypt to enjoy the fabulous weather.

    Howard Carter often stayed in the hotel despite having his own home on the West Bank. Apparently the guests of this hotel were the first to hear of the finding of Tut's treasures as it was posted on the hotels bulletin board.

    I have never had the pleasure of staying in this hotel but have walked through its vast garden, lunched and used the swimming pool. One thing that struck me about the gardens of the Winter Palace was the beauty and the huge Palm trees.

    I would definitely recommend the Winter Palace for Afternoon Tea on the Terrace. Here you will be served a proper English tea of sandwiches (cut in to triangles), tea and cake. You can enjoy the sites below of the carriage drivers carrying their passengers down the Corniche, the fantastic view of the Theban mountain over on the West Bank and if you stay long enough the site of the sun setting over the Nile.

    Unique Quality: The history, the views and the prestige.

    Directions: On the East Bank of the Nile south of Luxor Temple

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    Tea for two

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    The Old Winter Palace is the oldest address in Luxor. It was built in 1886 to attract Europe's nobility and perhaps that is the reason for the Hotels name as many used to spend the Winter time in Egypt to enjoy the fabulous weather.

    Howard Carter often stayed in the hotel despite having his own home on the West Bank. Apparently the guests of this hotel were the first to hear of the finding of Tut's treasures as it was posted on the hotels bulletin board.

    I have never had the pleasure of staying in this hotel but have walked through its vast garden, lunched and used the swimming pool. One thing that struck me about the gardens of the Winter Palace was the beauty and the huge Palm trees.

    I would definitely recommend the Winter Palace for Afternoon Tea on the Terrace. Here you will be served a proper English tea of sandwiches (cut in to triangles), tea and cake. You can enjoy the sites below of the carriage drivers carrying their passengers down the Corniche, the fantastic view of the Theban mountain over on the West Bank and if you stay long enough the site of the sun setting over the Nile.

    Unique Quality: The history, the views and the prestige.

    Directions: On the East Bank of the Nile south of Luxor Temple

  • SumTingWong's Profile Photo

    Great hotel

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    This hotel used to be a palace in Luxor in the early 1900s. It is now a Sofitel hotel. Amazing, but expencive.

    Unique Quality: Pool, restaurant, gardens, nice rooms, etc...

More about Pavillon Winter Luxor

By noon of the eighth day,we...

by mamb-00

By noon of the eighth day,we were ready to move out of Solaris II to our second accomodation in Luxor, the New Winter Palace Hotel. The NWP is situated very centrally on Corniche el Nil opposite the Nile as you might have guessed. It is a much later addition to its 'mother' hotel, the grand Old Winter Palace and sadly,no match to the original grandeur! Our room though in the Garden Pavillion Wing,situated in the lush green settings of the gardens behind the main building, was delightful with a massive spotless bathroom and a balcony from the corner of which we could catch a glimpse of the Nile, the main view being the well kept garden and the pool. Breakfast was amazingly well laid with more than plenty to choose from and separate arrangements for dieters and non-dieters alike and could also be taken out on the verandah outside th main hall. Walking distance from downtown,'bazaar'area,Luxor Temple is literally next door. Taxi and Caleche(horse carriage)stand right outside but, surprisingly peaceful and quiet! And ofcourse, service with a smile!:-)

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new winter palace

by billy+mags

hi
my wife and I were thinking of going to the new winter palace next september,
can anyone advise me on the wings,is nile view better than pavilion room ?
also, wife is a veggie,is there a good choice of food (going b+b)on offer for her?
ta

RE: new winter palace

by michaelayne

the views are a matter of self preferrence. The nile view is excellent and looked very primitive and as if untouched and in a time warp. The view of the pavilion is equally good dependant on what you fancy.

We went on a nile cruise and the experience is not describeable as you need to experience it yourselves.

RE: RE: new winter palace

by billy+mags

thanks,
we are going to go for nile view, wanted pros and cons, and yes, can imagine nile cruise will be great. Next hol. is cyprus and trip to cairo, so luxor has followed on from that. cant wait
billy

RE: RE: new winter palace

by michaelayne

our first taste of Egypt was from a small cruise from Cyprus. We went to Israel and Egypt.

Israel
Jurasalem is great but was raining when we visited the country.

Egypt
The pyramids were a great sight if viewed towards the desert. However, if viewed the opposite directions, the developments are creeping towards it. The Cairo museum is great too with alot of artefacts if thats waht you like.

The trip were great and made us return with the Nile cruise. The cruise is great as you sleep in the night and wake up in the morning on a new location. Had a great time. Food was included.

Make sure you bring bottled water as it is cloudless and very hot after 1300 hours and very humid. Umbrella or a hat would be needed.

Check out our Cyprus and Egypt travel pages. Have a good trip.

RE: new winter palace

by maggiemole

It really depends on how you react to traffic noise. The Old Winter Palace faces the Nile, and I guess there will be some rooms in the New W.P. doing the same. But facing the Nile means the Nile across the Cornish - which is the busiest street in Luxor. I wouldn't want to sit on the (very small) balcony there! I would personally go for a quiet room. The gardens are a delight to look out on to. Have you explored other hotels? In the 5-star range actually backing on to the Nile, you have the Meridien, the Sheraton and the Sonesta St George.

Veggie can't be a problem, you can get anything at all. The Egyptians are great cooks and do lots of wonderful things with beans and lentils, but only in local ie cheaper restaurants.

Have a wonderful trip!
Maggie

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 Pavillon Winter Luxor

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Address: Corniche el Nile Street, (Formerly Sofitel Pavillon Winter Luxor), Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt