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Top five resorts for a luxury family holiday in Egypt

From Cairo to Hurghada, through a cruise on the Nile, these luxurious locations are perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing

With astounding views of the Nile from your suite and superb cuisine, we invite you to experience Egypt in luxury.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence in Cairo

As a city rich in bustling culture and historic architecture, Cairo requires attention. Unknown corners reveal pieces of world history including Coptic Cairo,  home of the Coptic Museum and the Hanging Church. With so many new adventures awaiting curious travellers, the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence offers a luxury haven for all.

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence is conveniently near the First Mall complex, where you can shop in high-end boutiques. Perfectly situated in the west bank of the Nile, it provides privileged views of the river and Botanical Gardens.

The expansive rooms and suites feature gold, red and green tones and gilded, empire style furnishings. Children can play in their dedicated pool  and adults can relax in the spa that offers a range of treatments.  Enjoy a bath infused with milk, honey, rose petals and essential oils that will leave your skin deeply hydrated with the Cleopatra bath. The hotel also offers child-size robes and a babysitting service. Indulge in Italian cuisine in Seasons, authentic Thai cuisine in Lai Thai and contemporary Lebanese dishes in Aura.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract – Aswan 

The quiet waters of the Nile’s east bank and the vibrant green flora of palm trees paint the scenery in Aswan. The colourful Nubian villages city’s main attractions. From here you can also visit the majestic Abu Simbel.

The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract understands the beauty of Aswan and complements it with luxury for the whole family. Built in 1899 as a base for British travellers in Egypt, the hotel has hosted emperors including Tsar Nicholas II, prime ministers, and renowned authors since then. This is the location that inspired Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile  detective fiction novel.

The pink, granite façade overlooking the Nile, presents you with splendid views. Inside, you are welcomed with polished marble floors and tall, Islamic arches. Its modern comforts and historic architecture create an elegant atmosphere.

Sanctuary Sun Boat III– Nile  

A luxury family holiday to Egypt would not be complete without a cruise along the Nile. It offers an extraordinary experience of exploring Egypt's history found along the course of the river. Aboard of the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, children over 10 are welcomed and invited to discover awe-inspiring sites. See Abu Simbel, Luxor, and the lesser-known Abydos from a distinct perspective.

Relax in the intimate and elegant atmosphere of an exclusive club in the Sun Boat III. All 16 suites include views of the Nile, private bathrooms, air-conditioning and minibar. The no smoking policy and no mobile phones in public areas ensures you and your family can have downtime.

The stylish decks invite you to reconnect and create new family memories while sunbathing or in the heated pool. Indulge in exceptional and award-winning cuisine. The private docks in Luxor and Aswan, elevate your luxury family holiday in Egypt with exclusivity and priority.

Sofitel Winter Palace– Luxor  

 The modern city holds the Avenue of Sphinxes, a three-kilometre road lined with more than 1,050 sphinxes. It connects the Luxor Museum, in the south with the Karnak Temple in the north. On the other side of the river, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens display an array of royal tombs.

Surrounded by a tropical garden on the banks of the Nile, you can find the Sofitel Winter Palace. The hotel is just minutes from Luxor’s centre and Luxor temple. The fine woods and the modern décor create a homely feel. Choose between views of the garden or the Nile.

The hotel offers a range of activities for all ages. Enjoy a spa or message therapy while the children play on the playground. The whole family can participate in games of ping pong, golf, tennis, billiards, and badminton. Indoor and outdoor pools are also an option here. Parents can have access to a babysitting service if they wish. 

Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh – Hurghada

After exploring tombs and monuments, in Hurghada the exploration takes on a new form. Set on the shores of the Red Sea, it invites you to discover the vast coral beds and the fauna and flora of the sea.

The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh is an extension of that, with an 850-metre secluded beach and its own coral reef. The hotel offers 102 suites with sunken bathtubs and balcony sea views. For relaxation, the award-winning spa offers a range of invigorating massages and treatments. From playing in the pool to snorkelling, scuba diving and tennis, the fun is endless for all ages. Children from five to 12 years old can make new friends at the children club that features a playground and children’s pool.

This elegant resort features high domed ceilings, displaying its Moorish architecture. When it comes to dining, three restaurants are at your disposal. Choose between range of Middle Eastern, Indian, and international cuisine. Alfresco dining feeling the soft sea breeze under the Pergola at sunset is the perfect way to end a luxury family holiday.

With so many options and sights to see, have we enticed you to book your next trip to Egypt? Our travel specialists are experts in all things Egypt and can advise to you visit and experience all things on  your bucket list.