Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel 5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.9/5 2,580 reviews

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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
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Hotel extras

  • 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

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Hotel location

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street
81511 aswan
egypt

Fax: (+20)97/2316011

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

Hotel services

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In summary
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms

Our accommodation(s)

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.

Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 4

  • 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

2,580 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5

2,290 reviews

a phantastic place

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Sightseer06291424740 02/12/2021 TripAdvisor review

we enjoyed our stay very much: the splendid view particularly from the nile wing, the excellent and friendly service, the top standard of the rooms and the whole atmosphere of the property - our first choice for a future stay

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour The team at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan are so incredibly proud to read your review. We are so thankful for you taking the time out of your day to provide our hotel with this exceptional feedback. It is great that you were able to benefit from the great & unique location of the hotel and the most beautiful views of Aswan. We are so thrilled to read of your enjoyable stay with us. We are incredibly lucky to have such talented, passionate, eager and engaging team members throughout the Hotel. Thank you once again for your truly wonderful review! The entire team look forward to welcoming you back very soon to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan ensuring you another magnifique stay. Warm regards, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager
Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Solo - 26/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I arrived at the Old Cataract after staying at your sister property, Winter Palace Luxor. So I have a good comparison to make between the two hotels.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you so much for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan! It truly is a delight to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry that your experience with our breakfast and sanitizer did not live up with your expectations .Please rest assured I have shared your feedback with our Food and Beverage Manager and our Executive chef to ensure that we follow this up and find out what to improve. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable feedback. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel again in the near future. Warm Regards Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

Luxury on the Nile

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Lauren Friends - 22/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

A truly amazing hotel experience. Our private balcony provided us with a wonderful view of the grounds and the Nile, the room was immaculate and the shower was fantastic. The staff were friendly and treated everyone like a VIP. Highly recommend including breakfast in your package, the selections were all delicious! The location is also ideal - you can walk to the Coptic church, Nubian Museum and easily access boats to Elephantine Island.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour The team at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan are so incredibly proud to read your review. We are so thankful for you taking the time out of your day to provide our hotel with this exceptional feedback. We are incredibly lucky to have such talented, passionate, eager and engaging team members throughout the Hotel. Thank you once again for your truly wonderful review! The entire team look forward to welcoming you back to your home again soon for another magnifique stay. Warm regards, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager
Customer review rating 4.5/5

Nahed T. Couples - 15/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We enjoyed the stay , actually for the second time this year. I wish to accommodate soon again. All the staff are so friendly, location is more than perfect.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour 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, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

Best Service in every department

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Paulus A. Couples - 14/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We really appreciated the support from the guest relations lady, when my wife had an nervous attack. And secondly the rapidly response from our butler Ahmed to my questions.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour 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

Fabulous, but the service in the dining room could be better

Customer review rating 4.5/5

B B. Friends - 14/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Improve service in dining room….not as attentive as it should be. Our ship had better service . Really.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics We have passed your to your valuable comments about the service in dining room to our Food & Beverage Manager as we are always searching for ways to enhance our overall Customer Experience. Thanks again for sharing your experience & we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan in the near future. Best Regards Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

Amazing stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Noelperez Couples - 13/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Majestic is the only word I can use to explain how our room was..our view..your level of Hospitality.. MARIAM was an excellent tour guide of the hotel.. My only complaint is that I was not able to stay longer due to my initnerary...rest assured that wont be the case next time

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour It truly is heart-warming to read of our valued guests stays and how our passionate team create only memorable moments for them. We are so delighted to know you enjoyed your stay in one of our wonderful suites with a magical view of the Nile. Mariam is so thrilled to have been mentioned personally. We would love to welcome you back to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan for another wonderful stay with us. Warm Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Wished we stayed more than 1 night.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

James Friends - 06/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

This hotel is beautiful and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The new tower rooms are beautiful and have a fantastic view over the river. Dinner on their patio was a very pleasant experience, the food is well prepared. Breakfast was included in our hotel stay/rate, and that even included having it delivered to our room. We enjoyed the breakfast on our balcony over looking the river and the boats. We wished we stayed more than the 1 night stop-over.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour 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 look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan again soon. Warm Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

A stay i will remember

Customer review rating 5.0/5

H. Couples - 02/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

An amazing experience The best location and nile view in Aswan The rooms are just splendid! huge in size, quality, cleanliness and amenities The staff is super friendly across the entire stay - impeccable service Amazing food options at restaurants (even if pricey) The pool is amazing and circulated with fresh water from the nile (didn't feel any chlorine in there)... Must stay for anyone on their honeymoon in Aswan

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you so much for your wonderful review in regards to your stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan! It is truly heart-warming to read of our valued guests stays and how our passionate team create only memorable moments for them. We are so delighted to know you enjoyed your amazing stay at our hotel & your experience was mesmerizing. Thank you again for continued love for our hotel. We deeply appreciate your loyalty. I am proud to see that our team strove to create only the best possible experience for you once again. We are looking forward to welcome you again to our hotel ensuring you another mesmerizing experience with us. Warm Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Well located, great service, excellent food and wonderful room.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Francis O. Couples - 02/11/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We had a terrific stay at the Cataract.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour! Thank you very much for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the hotel. We are delighted to read that you had a good stay and enjoyed your visit at our hotel. It is always encouraging to learn that guests are satisfied with our service as it is what we strive for every day. 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 Manger

Great location

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Rgm Couples - 31/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great place and views.. room had cockroach

Beautiful but the food wasn’t good

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Randy S. Couples - 30/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Service was slow and food was not good (both breakfast and dinner were disappointing). The hotel property however is gorgeous as are the rooms and the view.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Legend, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Amazing royal-like stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Business - 29/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Service, ambience, food, room and overall stay were more than satisfying. A great and beautiful place to stay at.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour! Thank you very much for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the hotel. We are delighted to read that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed your visit at our hotel. It is always encouraging to learn that guests are satisfied with our service as it is what we strive for every day. Thank you for your kind feedback, and we are looking forward to welcome you back soon for another magnifique stay with us. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Mythic Hotel

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Vasthie G. Families - 28/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very good experience

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Legend, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Amazing

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Viorel Friends - 27/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I heared about your hotel but once I arrived I saw that it was more than I expected .started from the entrance we where treated like we where in a 7 stars hotel. I am Bachmatchi Viorel . And I shared the suite with Hratch because we did not found one more room available. Your place is just amazing .I wish I could stay more but for sure I will return.Thsnk you for making us feel like royals in your hotel.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour The team at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan are so incredibly proud to read your review. We are so thankful for you taking the time out of your day to provide our hotel with this exceptional feedback. We are incredibly lucky to have such talented, passionate, eager and engaging team members throughout the Hotel. Thank you once again for your truly wonderful review! The entire team look forward to welcoming you back to your home again soon for another magnifique stay. Warm regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Perfect Comfort

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Jennifer Couples - 25/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Only a one night stay but truly a very magical and warm experience. Room was very spacious and comfortable. Lunch at open air restaurant was very good ! Would definitely recommend a longer stay at this hotel !

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour We would like to express our gratitude for the comments you made about your recent visit. They help us to understand how our guests experience their stay with us. It is always our goal to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and we are delighted to hear that your holiday at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract was an enjoyable one. We continuously strive to deliver high standards and to ensure that all our guests leave with beautiful vacation memories. Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Impressive hotel by the Nile

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Maria S. R. C. Couples - 21/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Am quite impressed, very kind staff, excellent food with service, it’s no wonder with VIPs having stayed there and still go there. Thank you for keeping up its tradition of excellence in service.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour 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. Warm regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Glorious reminder of the Gilded Age

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Laura M. Couples - 21/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We were supremely well cared for in this glorious, historically-significant facility that harkens back to a time of great travel during the Gilded Age. In lush surroundings at the first cataract of the Nile, the facility iis lovingly preserved and is a marvel to see. All rooms are magnificent in their detail to period history, but have been lovingly updated to meet the needs of the modern traveler. No detail was neglected to make our stay perfect. It is easily the favorte of the probaby hundred hotels that I have stayed in.

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with such wonderful feedback. It truly is heart-warming to read of our valued guests stays and how our passionate team create memorable moments for them. The entire team are exerting every effort to make every valued guest enjoy his stay at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan again soon for another romantic & memorable stay with us! Warm regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Very beautiful and superb hotel

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Momokichiboo 04/10/2021 TripAdvisor review

Our first visit to Aswan.Originally we thought,this Hotel should be a very convenient base camp for the visits to ancient monuments,like Abu Simbel.Indeed,their location is perfect.What we surprised is that this Hotel is one of the best Resort Hotels.They have sevedal nice restaurants,and very nice swimmjng pool,facing the river Nile.You shoud stay the room,overlooking the Nile.All the staff,people are very nice,helpful,and alwayswith smiles.Jf possible,we should come back next year.

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your first stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. 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 always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our hotel with us and Tripadvisor readers. Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to welcoming you again soon Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

The best hotel of your lifetime!

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

U3500IPelenag Couples - 16/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

I highly recommend everyone to stay in this hotel, it has all you need and more. If you can afford it, do not doubt it! It is the best option to enjoy Aswan and its surroundings. It was definitely the highlight of my holidays. I am very grateful with all the staff working in the hotel.

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you very much for your interest to stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the hotel. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing stay and enjoyed your visit at our hotel. We are very pleased to read that the hotel ambassadors were instrumental to anticipate your needs & made your stay memorable. I’m sure that our entire hotel ambassadors enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan ensuring you another magnifique journey with us. Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

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