Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel 5 stars

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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
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  • Therapies of ancient wisdom at SoSpa

  • Historical fine dining at 1902

  • Follow the footsteps of famed guests

  • Unique exterior and interior design

  • 19th-century Victorian palace on the River Nile

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Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

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Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Babysitting on request
  • Air conditioned
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-outPaying
  • Laundry
  • Boutiques/shopping
  • Porter
  • Concierge
Leisure and activities
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Well-being
  • Babysitting on request
  • Boat excursions
Catering
  • Breakfast
  • 4 restaurant(s)
  • 4 bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 5 meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available

Hotel location

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street
81511
aswan
egypt

Tel: +201022229071

Fax: (+20)97/2316011

Contact email

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • Upper Egypt Bus Co :  

  • By plane

    ASWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT At 18km / 11.18 miles

  • By train

    ASWAN CENTRAL At 2km / 0 miles

GPS :24.082139, 32.887508

Our accommodations

The hotel offers 2 different luxury experiences in which heritage is preserved in the Palace,76 rooms and suites while contemporary elegance is lavishly designed in the Nile, 62 rooms and suites.

PREMIUM ROOM, 2 Single beds, Nile view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 36
  • Views: River side *
  • Most of the accommodation: Terrace *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

PALACE PREMIUM ROOM, 1 king-size bed, garden view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 45
  • Views: Garden side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

LUXURY ROOM, 1 king-size bed, sitting area, terrace, Nile river view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 62
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

PALACE LUXURY ROOM, 1 king-size bed, sitting area, balcony, garden view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 53
  • Views: Garden side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

NILE SUITE, 1 King size bed, Terrace, Nile view

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 138
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

PALACE CATARACT SUITE, 1 King Bed, Sitting area, Garden View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 64
  • Views: Garden side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

PALACE CATARACT SUITE, 1 King size Bed, Sitting area, Nile View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 64
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

PALACE PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Garden View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 70
  • Views: Garden side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

PALACE PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Nile View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 70
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

PALACE OPERA SUITE, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Garden View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 90
  • Views: Garden side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

PALACE OPERA SUITE, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Nile View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 90
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King size bed, Terrace, Nile view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 67
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

OPERA SUITE, 1 king-size bed, terrace, Nile view

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 84
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SUITE, The Palace, 1 King size bed, terrace, Nile view

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 138
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

AGATHA CHRISTIE SUITE, The Palace, 1 King size bed, balcony on Nile view.

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 175
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)

Our restaurants and bars

TERRACE

Type of cuisine: Mediterranean

Watch the sun set over Upper Egypt while sampling from a menu of beautifully presented dishes and delicacies at Aswan's "hottest table." Stunning panoramas from this terrace restaurant and bar soar over Khnum Temple and Elephantine Island.

1902 RESTAURANT

Type of cuisine: Gourmet

At our signature 1902 restaurant, celebrate 12 decades of gastronomy with exquisite French cuisine paired with fine wines from the sommelier. Relax beneath the grand Arabian dome by a Qualaun crypt, and savor steamed lemongrass fish or filet mignon.

Dinner

19:00 - 00:00

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SARAYA

Type of cuisine: Mediterranean

In this gourmet all-day dining restaurant in Aswan, feast on fresh Mediterranean cuisine with local flavors, from handmade pasta to fish. Copper lamps flicker in our Aswan dining room with Moorish arches in cream and scarlet. Outside, a terrace tempts.

Lunch

06:00 - 11:00

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Dinner

12:00 - 00:00

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ORIENTAL KEBABGY

Type of cuisine: Regional

Oriental chefs blend local flavors with rich Levant cuisine at Oriental Kebabgy, a top Aswan restaurant. Over a feast of spicy, grilled meat and herbed rice, recline on gold banquettes or linger on the terrace with sweeping views of the Nile River.

Dinner

19:00 - 00:00

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PALMS

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Relax and unwind with a cocktail while you gaze at incredible sunsets over the Nile. Or indulge in traditional High Tea with scones, strawberries and cream, gourmet sandwiches and savory snacks.

PROMENADE

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Set on the Palace's rose granite promontory, the Promenade offers prime views of Elephantine Island and the Khnum Temple. Sip champagne cocktails or sweet hibiscus tea at our majestic Aswan bar, as the sun disappears over the flowing Nile River.

Lunch

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Dinner

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THE BAR

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Sybille de Margerie invokes the elegance of Egyptian codes in this British-style piano bar: brass lantern chandeliers, rich mahogany, crushed velvet and cool leather. Enjoy a malt whisky or dry martini, a favorite of Sir Winston Churchill.

Lunch

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Dinner

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YASMINE

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Tucked by the pool overlooking the Nile, this healthy Aswan bar displays striking décor: deep purple, rich wood, glowing crystal. Cool off from the Nubian sun with a hand-squeezed lemonade or energy-boosting smoothie. Unwind on a grand chaise longue.

Lunch

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Dinner

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Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 5

  • Maximum size: 72

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 32 people

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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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ALL Rating 4.9/5

2,175 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5

1,929 reviews

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Wonderful place

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

Sahar H Solo travel - 17/01/2020 TripAdvisor review

Extavegant royal place. Even the ordinary rooms are very spaceous ,and very very elegant. All facilities are there even a coffee machine in the room. The views are beyond incredible. The staff are very efficient ,professional ,yet friendly and treat you like royalty. You get a free tour to see the presidential Winston Churchill suite and Agatha Christie suite where Death on the nile was written .

Excellent and very welcoming experience

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Sherif S. Couples - 13/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was a very relaxing, comfortable stay at the old Cataract. The property is amazing, the food was great and the people and staff were very Kind and extremely helpful specially the GM Mr Ahmed EL Shandaweli with his very kind and professional Management

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend old Cataract. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience. Your enthusiasm for our staff is very much appreciated and will be a great source of motivation, we will certainly not fail to convey your very kind compliments to all of them. It has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Amazing Service and Accommodations

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mimi A. Friends - 11/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything was perfect during our stay. Everyone was so attentive and made my stay very pleasant.

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend old Cataract. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Unforgettable

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Rania Friends - 10/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was extremely amazing stay, the historical building, the friendly stuff and the most welcoming GM we’ve ever meet , big thanks to you all , wish to visit you again soon,, keep it up

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. We are thrilled to read your praising comments about our staff as we strive to provide our guests with a caring and personalized service and we lay high value on our personnel being guest orientated and welcoming at all times. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, M. Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Fabulous Hotel!!

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Pamela S. Couples - 10/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

One of the most gorgeous hotels in the World! We had an incredible suite (larger than my first house). Service was amazing. The bed and bedding were wonderful. The view of the Nile, swimming pool, and gorgeous landscaping were unsurpassed. The restaurant provided outdoor seating and and a gas heater to keep us warm, while enjoying the incredible view. Lovely Egyptian wines by the glass were offered. Thank you so much, for an amazing visit to your hotel!

Dear Valued Guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Sofitel Legend old Cataract hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. We are delighted to see that you really enjoyed the beauty of our installations. It is our intention to offer pleasing and clean accommodations so that our guests can still enjoy their vacation memories once they are back home. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Fantabulous

Customer review rating 4.9/5

H. S. H. Couples - 08/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was a stunning short stay The staff and what they offered was overwhelming starting from Mr Mahmoud all the way to the team of 1902 led by Mr Mansour. Special thanks to Mohamed Adreano and Hedra (bar area) Many thanks to all Cataract Team

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend old Cataract. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Brilliant destination

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Families - 07/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had a wonderful experience at the Old Cataract full of quality time and happy memories . I shall be coming back in the near future . I would like to thank the management team and especially Mr Ahmad Shandawili for making all the effort to ensure We had the best time in the hotel . I have recommended the hotel to all friends and associates .

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend old Cataract. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Marvellous

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Barrie Y. Couples - 02/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Loved it but terraces with sun few & far between!

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ezz Couples - 29/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

One of the best hotels in Egypt

Dear Valued Guest We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Legendary Hotel and Superb Location.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Paul N. Couples - 28/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Enjoyed staying at your beautiful property. Very nice room and a truly wonderful view from our suite (1224) however generally disappointed with the food offering. 1902 too formal and not busy so we elected to eat on the Terrace and food very underwhelming. Also found breakfast adequate but nothing special for such a top of the range hotel.

Just perfect!

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Rania Friends - 26/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had a great time, location, view, rooms, facilities and above all the Staff. They make the stay unforgettable:)

Dear Valued Guest We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Wish we could stay longer

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Dave C. Couples - 25/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Outstanding service, great restaurants, beautiful views.

Dear Valued Guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Sofitel Legend old Cataract hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Mr

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mohamed R. S. E. Solo - 24/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Families - 22/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Superb service, beautiful property.

Dear Valued Guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Sofitel Legend old Cataract hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Fabulous stay!

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

April M Family - 21/12/2019 TripAdvisor review

We should have added one more night here as it was our favorite hotel in Egypt. Historical, beautiful, and in a perfect location with excellent service. Definitely take the tour if you can and do not miss the breakfast buffet.

Dear April M, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our Sofitel Legend old Cataract hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Amazing

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Friends - 20/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent in the whole hotel and services

Dear Valued Guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Sofitel Legend old Cataract hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Very special historic hotel, splendid stay

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Uma Solo - 16/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

What a hotel, awesome architecture, steeped in history, delightful location, and to top it all excellent service. Wishied I stayed longer - got a nice upgrade also.

Dear Valued Guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Sofitel Legend old Cataract hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Respite from the busy visit

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Karen J. Couples - 11/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff, food and facilities were flawless

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Amazing!

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Kavita B. Friends - 07/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Loved everything about my stay. I loved the staff, the food, the decor, the location. Everything. I will be back.

Dear Valued Guest, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our Sofitel Legend old Cataract hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Anniversary Weekend before A Nile Cruise to Luxor

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Gregory &. G. Couples - 03/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

This is an incredible historic hotel. You feel as though you are stepping back in time from start to finish. The staff is fantastic. We LOVED the view of the Nile from our balcony and the beautiful infinity pool. We had an amazing anniversary meal in the 1902 Restaurant … I brought a jacket and tie just to eat one meal there … it was worth it! We only wish we could have stayed 3 days. The hotel is relaxing and unforgettable.

Dear Valued Guest, First of all, we congratulate you with your Wedding Anniversary and we thank you for choosing our Sofitel Legend old Cataract hotel for such a special occasion.We take a lot of pleasure in making each of our guests' visits "fantastic", especially when it comes to special occasions. We are delighted to see that you really enjoyed the beauty of our installations and pool. It is our intention to offer pleasing and clean accommodations so that our guests can still enjoy their vacation memories once they are back home. Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
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