Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel 5 stars

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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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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 excursionsPaying
Catering
  • BreakfastPaying
  • 4 restaurant(s)
  • 4 bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 4 meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available
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Hotel location

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street
81511
aswan
egypt

Tel: +201022229071

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

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.

PREMIUM ROOM, 2 Single beds, Nile view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 36 / 388 sq ft
  • Views: River side *
  • Most of the accommodation: Balcony *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee/tea making facilities(...)

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

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 45 / 484 sq ft
  • Views: Garden View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee/tea making facilities(...)

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

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 62 / 667 sq ft
  • Views: River side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee/tea making facilities(...)

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

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 53 / 570 sq ft
  • Views: Garden View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee/tea making facilities(...)

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

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 138 / 1485 sq ft
  • Most of the accommodation: Terrace *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee/tea making facilities(...)
Rooms

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.

Cocktail menu (PDF)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

2,310 reviews

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2,019 reviews

Above ad beyond

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mariam A. Couples - 10/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel was perfect in every way. Thanks for a wonderful 5 nights! ❤️

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour 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 Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel with us. We were most concerned to read your remarks on the service you experienced during Breakfast, mostly because your comments do not reflect the usual standard of service we strive to ensure for our guests, nevertheless please rest assured that your review will be shared with our head of departments for information and further revision. Once more We thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Gorgeous property and well-located with incredible views

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Jason Families - 09/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The property is extremely spacious and elegant, our rooms were incredibly large, amenity-packed, comfortable, and aesthetically were a great mixture of "old" and "new."

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 appreciate your wonderful description of the room we accommodated you in during your stay, it is our goal to provide our guests with spotless, attractive and spacious rooms and we are really happy to know you liked yours so much. In regards to your comments about Breakfast options,kindly rest assured that your comments will be shared with our head of departments for information and further revision. Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

GOOD STAY, LOCATION , EXCELLENT STAFF ,

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Hany A. Business - 06/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very good experience , historical building , all staff are excellent specially Mr Hosam and the front office employees.

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel. 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. 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. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Beautiful Property

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Radwa S. Couples - 05/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We have always wanted to have the experience at this beautiful hotel , and we always heard amazing feedback about the property and the service . We thought it might be a chance for us since we are living in Cairo and we can not travel much due to Covoid , to do the things we always wanted to do in Egypt . But we were not happy at all about the quality of the food , the breakfast offered was below a standard of 2 stars hotel .

Dear valued Guest Bonjour We first would like to thank you for choosing our Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel for your holidays in Aswan and for letting us know your concerns relating to your time in our hotel as it gives us an opportunity to look at areas which may have for improvement and for that we are grateful. We were most concerned to read your remarks on the service you experienced whilst staying among us, mostly because your comments do not reflect the usual standard of service we strive to ensure for our guests as you have stated in your general comments, nevertheless please rest assured that your review will be shared with our head of departments for information and further revision. Thank you again for your visit and constructive critics, our primary goal being to assure our guests feel comfortable and fully enjoy their visits, we are eager to regain your confidence during another occasion if you gave us that chance. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Perfect location and perfect stuff

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Dr J. A. Families - 04/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

it was a real stress releasing trip every thing was really great accommodation stuff Maybe the only thing was the food and beverage beyond my expectation

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent 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 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. 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

All service

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mohamed R. S. E. Solo - 03/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent stuff and room

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent 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 are very pleased to read that you did like the room we accommodated you in and that you found it to be clean and comfortable at all times. Again we thank you for this very kind review of our hotel and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mariam B. Couples - 30/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Best hotel all over the world.. its not the our 1st visit. The warm and the hospitality of the staff is more the perfect. Everything was great. I must make special thanks to Mr.Tharwat for his help in everything. If i need anything i just call him and things been solved smoothly.. i do recommend this hotel to many of my friends . Thanks alot

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 our hotel ambassador Tharwat was 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 Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Warm hospitality in a magical place

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Omar G. Friends - 27/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I loved the hotel it self with all the history in it and the magical view its capturing is just spectacular. One of the most important factors that made me feel home at Sofitel Old Cataract is the warm and kind hospitality of the hotel crew and how they are always making sure your comfort is their 1st priority.

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, Wessam Farah Guest Experience Manager
Customer review rating 4.9/5

M. I. S. Couples - 27/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Thanks for the great hospitality,specially the welcoming of the receptionist Mr tharwat mahmoud who has an amazing smile and very helpful... Great everything thanks alot

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, Wessam Farah Guest Experience Manager

fantastic

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Hamada Couples - 27/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I love it.... first stay at this hotel. Everything was spectacular....

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, Wessam Farah Guest Experience Manager

Heaven on Earth

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ahmed G. Friends - 27/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Aswan for me is one of the best places i've ever been to. But, the vacation is never complete without staying in the historical Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. You will feel yourself at home from the first moment you step in. The hospitality, the kindness, the elegance, and the love are what the whole staff share. Mr. Islam the receptionist was extremely helpful to accomodate us the rooms we wanted, and was always making sure that our stay is going just perfect. Mr. Tharwat the concierge was always around, making sure that everything is ok, and giving advice to how to spend our day, where to go and what to see. Last but not least, was the legendary Mr. Hussien, his stories with the celebrities and the famous people he met through out his career in the old cataract, will let you enjoy having your morning coffee in the Terrace. We never imagined that the weather in mid September would be that nice. I always recommend Aswan in general, and Sofitel Old Catarct in particulae for any kind of vacation. Whether a family trip, a friends trip, or even a "run away" spot for couples. Already looking forward to my next stay.

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, Wessam Farah Guest Experience Manager

AMAZINGGGGGGGG

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Nihal T. Friends - 27/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It’s the best place to be, i love everything there. People are soo generous and helpful and the VIEW, it’s out of this world. Literally it’s heaven on earth. Thank u for a wonderful stay and beautiful memories.

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, Wessam Farah Guest Experience Manager

Amazing hotel

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Osama K. Families - 22/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Enjoyed a lot

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, Wessam Farah Guest Experience Manager

Location / Service / Ambience

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ian Friends - 23/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Overall great all round. If anything, the carpets in the old hotel area could do with a change

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

Superb setting

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Thor Friends - 23/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Beautiful grounds, views, and rooms. Exceptional staff. Food service was sometimes slow and inconsistent. Food was wonderful. Cocktails in Egypt are expensive ie. Grey goose and soda for $750 pounds/ US $50...wow. We brought our own for cocktails in our suite. Wish we could have enjoyed one more day.

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

Excellent all round

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Liz C. Solo - 23/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Service was excellent and upgraded suite was sublime. As an Agatha Christie fan it was wonderful to sit on the terrace and imagine her writing 'Death on the Nile' All your staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable.

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

Beautiful Hotel

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Friends - 18/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We all received a plate of sweets during our trip. Our Nile view rooms are luxurious!

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

Absolutely fabulous

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Couples - 18/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

An amazing 48hrs.

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

Historic beautiful hotel

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Cheryl L. R. Friends - 17/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

This hotel was a step into history with beautiful landscaping on the historic Nile Cataract. Our balcony, in the newer building had an amazing view of both the Nile and Elephantine Island. The food was wonderful, with also an awesome breakfast buffet. We also got a tour of the hotel’s spectacular dining room and the Agatha Christie Suite. I hated to leave.

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

Exceptional! As world class as Egypt, itself.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Solo - 17/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The setting - right on the Nile 1st Cataracts and overlooking Elephantine Island with ruins dating back over 3,500 years - should be enough of a reason to stay here, in and of itself. But... The hotel works relentlessly each and every day over its 100+ year history not to do justice to simply to its setting, but also to do justice to its own history. And what a history. From Winston Churchill to Aga Khan III to Princess Di to Agatha Christie, world class people are inspired by this world class hotel. If you can’t stay here, at least treat yourself to a dinner at the 1902 Restaurant. There is no interaction that you can have with the Old Cataract Hotel that won’t move you in some fashion.

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

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