Pavillon Winter Luxor
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It was a quiet day, fortunately for Ivan and me, as neither of us was feeling all that well. We suspect that it was the chocolate mousse TT ordered but didn't eat, the one that her parents gladly devoured. :(
We did manage to take a stroll down the corniche, and see the Mummification Museum. It was small but very nice. We saw some …
The Valley of the Kings should also be known as the Valley of the Touts. The moment you step out of your vehicle, you are bombarded. You start by being polite, smiling and saying "No, thanks." You add a few flourishes and become firmer in your tone as the first dozen no-thank-you's don't have an impact. Of course, even if they do, there's always …
Much more village life. Abydos has a blue hue. Lots of colour painted on the walls. The town is heavily guarded. There was violence in the 90s. It's the only temple we've been to where a guard with a semi-automatic machine gun followed us around. He tried to stay in the background but the Uzzi-like weapon was just too hard to ignore. A 3-hour drive …
Our day started with a wait for the train. Lots of interesting sites. People continued to cross right up to the moment the train passed in front of them, including the blind man guided by a family member. Good thing the train was only going about 10 kph.
It was an hour drive to our first temple, two hours to our second, and three hours to …
The title pretty much says it all. We started out early and beat most of the tour buses from Hurghada. Met a fine young man from Ireland, living in the U.S. He shared the mini-van and guide with us.
Mo, our guide, was a bit of a peacock. We think he was a little tired of the tourist trade, though he did a good enough job of explaining what …
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Ok, so it might not be the best hotel in Egypt, but it certainly was the best that we stayed at. I loved this hotel. Their reception areas were gracious, the rooms were comfortable (and cool!) and the pool area and gardens were extensive and well maintained.
***Just Got Back From N.W.P***
I've just returned back from The New Winter Palace last night and just HAD to write a review!
As soon as we pulled up in the coach, I knew we had made a good desicion! The rooms were very nice with lots of storage space, and the cleaners came in and tidyed 2 times a day. The staff spoke good English and were very helpful and had a good sense of humour.
Literally right next door is Luxor Temple. This is a must as it is breathtaking. So is The Valley of The Kings, Valley of The Queens and Karnak Temple. It is also advisable to do a Hot Air Balloon ride. Go with a company called 'Magic' something. They are EXCELLENT!
My boyfriend has taken loads of photos so unfortunately I cannot put them up here. But if you are going... youre in for a treat!
2nd time at the Winter Palace. First time in original building :This time at the New Pavilion.
Wonderful staff. Beautiful gardens. (Mango trees in grounds.)
Would definately stay there again.
Felt very at comfortable and safe.
Sareena and Jackie UK
The new winter palace is unbelievable and deserves more than 5stars.
The staff are very friendly and helpful and never forget you!
Luxor is an amazing place and you are right in the midle of everything.
Get your drinks outside of the hotel as they are much cheaper. If you want a good evening go to the Tout nightclub and kings Head pub which is literally 2 minutes round the corner.
Me and my partner loved it so much we are going back in october!
Also, be prepared for the heat if you go in July. It was 46 degrees when we stepped off the plane, I nearly got back on it! Dont worry though, the heat is bearable!
Beautiful Hotel, however we rocked the place with much needed entertainment at the poolside!! Please do tip the staff who work for such lowly wages, and not forgetting the gardeners who are never appreciated yet they work very hard in intense heat to maintain the beautiful gardens. Dining Out -Maximes is the place! it has better food/surroundings/cheaper than seven days seven ways. Luxor is surrounded by beautiful scenery and history Enjoy...Ash
Excellent hotel, Brilliant staff, loved every minute of the holiday, The hotel is set in Beautiful grounds and is in the middle of Luxor near to everything, I mean you are next door to a 3000yr old temple for godsake!
A bit of old charm
This is a very grand hotel located on the nile in Luxor. We stayed in nile view rooms and the morning experience of waking up to the busy nile was one we'll never forget.
Some of the hotel is in a need of updating, but apparently the new rooms tick this box. The view made up for some of the misgivings of our room.
The restaurant was good, we ate breakfast and some evening meals here, and we couldn't knock the service or food. Great value for money.
The pool and gardens are gorgeous, and we had lunch by the pool a couple of times.
I never really fancied egypt, but it really does have a magical feel to the place especially the view over the nile to the West Bank.
One tip, do not stray from the hotel restaurants!
I have stayed at the New winter Palace twice and would return, I have a personal rule never to go to the same place twice but that rule was broken on this occasion. The previous writer is right that the rooms need a redec but your in Egypt go with the flow. The pool area is beautiful and the Nile view rooms are out of this world. Have not had a meal there but did go to the old winter palace and it was worth every penny (quite cheap) you feel that you have slipped back in time. Do NOT book your trips with the reps, next door to the Winter palace is a travel agents go there we saved ourselves an absolute fortune. We did the balloon trip over the Nile and it was amazing, Valley of the Kings is unbelievable and I really enjoyed the day cruise to Dendera. Take a water bottle that keeps your water cool and the hand held electric fans, you will not regret this. The egyptian men find it very difficult to barter with a woman and can be rude, do not take it to heart. I would go again the reason I went a second time is I needed a relaxing holiday and I knew that I was perfectly safe at the hotel when my husband repeated some of the excursions we had done the first time.
I stayed at the New Winter palace after staying at the Hilton in Luxor. It was a fairly average hotel but then you get what you pay for. It was one of the cheapest out of the 3 hotels I stayed in.
The New Winter palace is in need of an over haul as the rooms were spacious but run down. On the positive side - the view was impressive and looking over the Nile at Sunset was lovely as the building is comparitively quite tall. Make sure you book a Nile view obviously. The pool area is also lovely at the New Winter palace...
Service was prompt and courteous but to be fair I didn't really use any of the restaurants or room services.