Luxor Hotels


This beautiful ‘belle époque’ property was built in 1886, and has housed Heads of State, famous writers including Agatha Christie and was central to Howard Carter’s announcement of the finding of Tutankhamen’s Tomb. The hotel is on the Chorniche overlooking the Nile. There are only 86 rooms and 6 suites. All rooms are tastefully decorated, Spacious and contain every modern amenity. High ceilings, cotton sheers and light colours provide a cool and elegant ambience. Rooms overlooking the Nile are highly prized, and those with garden views look on to the wonderful tropical gardens and pool area. Suites are superb – large, elegant and with wonderful views. Try 1886 Restaurant, or enjoy a nightcap in Royal Bar. The Old Winter Palace is a hotel to savour.


Set quite literally on the banks of the Nile, this property certainly retains the best position in Luxor. The foyer is decorated with marble and presents a clear idea that this property has strong ties to the Egypt of a bygone era. Views of the river are fabulous from most of the rooms and public areas, and it is a joy to sit out on the terrace to dine, watching the feluccas ply their trade on the river. Décor is certainly ‘high Egyptian’ and guest rooms reflect the French influence often found in Egypt. The outdoors areas including the pool step down towards the river, so you are certainly close to the river action wherever you go in the hotel. Staff are attentive and uphold the excellent standards of the Sonesta group of companies.