Ride Egypt Luxor Accommodation

Luxor Homestay (Included)

Ride Egypt is more than just a riding holiday. You may well arrive as a guest, but you will leave as a friend, and more importantly, as part of our family.

To make this experience even more personal, we would like to welcome you into our home as part of your stay with us in Luxor. Our Dome House is a welcoming haven in Luxor, with exquisite views of the Valley of the Kings from the roof terrace. It’s here you will enjoy breakfast each morning and a cold glass of wine in the evening while taking in the tranquil surroundings.

Each bedroom has its own dome roof, subtle Bedouin lighting and traditional Egyptian themes throughout. The house is located just a few minutes from our horses and surrounded by farmland. From the house you’ll be able to see farmers tend to their land in this quiet and gentle setting.

You will enjoy a host of traditional home cooked meals and our local chef’s delights will be available each day. There is a small garden and a swimming pool is available to use at a neighbouring hotel.

Our home is your home. Welcome to Ride Egypt.

Villa Nile House (£30 extra pppn including all meals)

Villa Nile House is a quirky charming guest house with outstanding service. Built in an oriental style with traditional materials like wood and cob, and comfortably decorated. It has two terraces on the roof with views of Luxor temple and Hatshepsut temple. When you enter the grounds, you will be delighted by the flower garden, and enjoy the Bedouin corner to relax and drink a mint tea, or the traditional Egyptian Karkade. Yes, you are on holiday!

At the back of the garden, the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and hammam are waiting for you. From the patio, you will find the dining room. An open-air stair will lead you to the bedrooms and to the two terraces on the roof.Each of the charming bedrooms celebrate Luxor, find yourself staying in Hathor, Nefertiti, Kheops, Cleopatra, Nefertari, Akhenaton or Touthankamon to name a few!

Each room is full of character and has air-conditioning, an LCD TV, and Wi-Fi access. Also, each has a private bathroom and an outside sitting area close to the room.

Winter Palace (£100 extra pppn including breakfast)

This isn’t just any hotel! Formerly the winter palace of the Egyptian royal family, where Lord George Herbert Carnarvon & Howard Carter told the world of their astonishing find during their discovery of Tutankhamun Tomb, and where in 1937 Crime Writer Agatha Christie stayed when she wrote her masterpiece “Death on the Nile” (along with Old Cataract in Aswan)

From the Nile Terrace, views reach as far as the Valley of the Kings, the ancient Egyptian burial site of pharaohs including Tutankhamun, and the main restaurant is in what was the former master dining room for 125 years.

Just a few minutes from the Temple of Luxor, this hotel exudes a timeless splendour and is well-placed for an indulgent stay in this historic city. In the Victorian Lounge, guests can enjoy afternoon tea and in the main restaurant, La Corniche, a buffet spread fit for royalty is laid out for breakfast and dinner. For fine French dining, book a table at the stately 1886 Restaurant and choose between the Nile Terrace or the Royal Bar for a nightcap.

Rooms are colonial in feel and design, with satin fabrics, marble bathrooms and superb views of the Nile, the ancient Valley of the Kings or the botanical gardens. Classic Garden View Rooms look out onto the grounds and are tastefully decorated in regal style, while Classic Nile View Rooms overlook the iconic river.

From Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill to Hillary Clinton, Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor has, for almost a century, hosted the world’s biggest celebrities and most powerful leaders. If its walls could speak, we imagine they would begin with the tale of Carter and Carnarvon and the hunt for King Tut’s tomb.

November 22nd, 1922, Luxor, Egypt. After making a small hole in the sealed wall, Howard Carter pushed a candle through it. At first he could see nothing; and then his eyes adjusted to the light. When Lord George Herbert Carnarvon asked, “Can you see anything?” Carter replied, “Yes, wonderful things!” Just a few hours before this first peek into the golden tomb of King Tutankhamen, Carter and Carnarvon were discussing the find from the veranda of the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor.

As of January 1923, this hotel had become one of the most famous in the world. Celebrities, thrill seekers, as well as the press flooded the hotel to attend the daily conferences, where Carter and Carnarvon spoke side by side from the veranda detailing every step of the excavation.

The building is constructed around a main hall with a beautiful marble staircase that ascends around a magnificent glass chandelier. On both sides, the hotel has two large wings that run parallel to the Nile. The ground floor is reserved for service rooms, restaurants and a ballroom with a 100-year-old rug donated by the Belgian queen. The bar is filled with antiques and century old furniture and is breathtaking and relaxing to sit in – it feels like any moment Lord Carnarvon could enter to smoke his usual cigar and drink his regular whiskey.

While the atmosphere in Luxor has changed since then, the Winter Palace remains largely the same. True, the facilities have been upgraded to meet modern standards, and a large heated swimming pool has been installed in the garden, but the place still has an old feel to it.

Winter Palace Allows you to take a step back in time whilst offering you unashamed luxury and hosting worthy of a king (or queen).

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