The Old Winter Palace Hotel is a Victorian-style hotel built in 1886. It is located on the banks of the Nile in the heart of a tropical garden close to the temple of Luxor and just a 15 minute drive from the airport. There are 86 rooms and six suites. The front terrace faces the Nile so you can hardly find a better place to see the red sun going down behind the Valley of Kings on the other side of the river. The large, beautiful garden has a large swimming pool and is a perfect place to take a stroll if you are not ready for the more crowded streets. The hotel offers three restaurants featuring fine dining with French or regional cuisine and several cocktail bars.