Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel 5 stars

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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.

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

Paying

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

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: 2
  • Area: From 36 / 388 sq ft
  • 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: 2
  • Area: From 45 / 484 sq ft
  • Views: Garden View *
  • Most of the accommodation: Balcony *

* 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 / 667 sq ft
  • Views: River side *
  • Most of the accommodation: Terrace *

* 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 / 570 sq ft
  • Views: Garden View *
  • Most of the accommodation: Balcony *

* 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: 2
  • Area: From 138 / 1485 sq ft
  • Most of the accommodation: Terrace *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Nespresso machine(...)
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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Our guest reviews for
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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ALL Rating 4.9/5

2,439 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5

2,108 reviews

2020 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of excellence 2020

Wonderful experience as usual , its the best place to stay :)

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Ingy S. Business - 08/04/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel is amazing , Stuff are more than friendly and so attentive to all details. Food has improved and alot of varieties were added.

Amazing Hotel

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Simon Friends - 07/04/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We absolutely enjoyed our time at the Old Cataract Hotel. Great staff, great design beautiful rooms.

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. 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 hotel in every way

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Adam B. Couples - 02/04/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Beautiful legendary hotel, modernised but not spoiled. Personal and fridndly service. Excellent food.

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
Customer review rating 5.0/5

Rasha S. Couples - 30/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

An experience to be looked for again

Top-Notch Service and Amenities

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Corina D. Friends - 27/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The staff at the hotel were very friendly and courteous. My beautiful room was spacious and the view overlooking the Nile was spectacular. One little complaint was that the mini-bar was not filled and we were told it would be. I stayed in Ste 2204 and my travel companion was in 2202. Neither of our mini-bars were stocked. That said, all my meals (in-room dining as well as the restaurants) were delicious and the presentations stellar. I hope to visit again and stay longer!

The best hotel in Egypt !

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Yasmine C. +. A. A. Couples - 23/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I came to Old Cataract a long time ago and I always told myself that if I have the opportunity to pass by Aswan again, I must stop and stay for a few days in your hotel again because this is the best hotel in Egypt ! Many thanks to all the staff and to Mariem, her shining smile (even hiding behind her mask) made us feel even more comfortable. I will definitively come back again.

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 team 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

Happy stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Dalia Friends - 22/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything thing was more than perfect. The view is amazing. The room was more than amazing. The staff are excellent

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 amazing 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

Great place to stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Couples - 21/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Aswan is the best and the old cataract was beautiful. The people were very helpful and kind. Never felt pressure from them like other hotels we've stayed in Egypt. Our favorite place by far!!!

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback in regards to your recent stay at Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan. 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 . 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, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Beautiful views

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Austin L. Couples - 21/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Best hotel in egypt

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. 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 historical hotel

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Ринат Р Couples - 18/03/2021 TripAdvisor review

We visited this beautiful historical hotel. We enjoyed everything. Very beautiful room with beautiful Nile view. Quite and comfortable room, with beautiful balcony. Tasty breakfast on open terrace and great French restaurant. You feel like in Orient Palace. Staff is very friendly. And all measures for Covid are in place. There is no evening live piano music, but is missed.

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 also very pleased to read your complete satisfaction with the comfort of the room we accommodated you in and are grateful for your highlight on the beauty of our accommodations aimed at guaranteeing a memorable stay in our hotel. 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 Warm regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Love to come back

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

aas0liman 17/03/2021 TripAdvisor review

exceptional hotel with friendly stuff special thanks to Mr Tharwat at the concierge , excellent location and view ,rooms are clean with beautiful shower , all over the experience was perfect enjoyed my stay !

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

Great hospitality staff and everythingggf

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Mai E. M. Families - 16/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had the best stay ever , best crew, food, service , even they knew it was my daughter’s bday they got us a complimentary cake it was amazing surprise And the nxt day i lost my gold bracelet in the pool they stopped the jacuzzi an dived to get it to meit was a pleasant royal stay thank u

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

The legend..

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Dr. R. S. Friends - 14/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Spectacular experience and royal hospitality

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. 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

One of the most beautiful hotels

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Philipp K. Couples - 13/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is beautifully situated on the nile with spectacular views. Breakfast is delicious and the rooms are great. The staff is very helpful. The only quirky thing were the plastic cups at breakfast. This was probably because of covid, but I am not sure how that helps since the plates and silverware were regular.

Excellent

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Ahmed Families - 11/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent view Great staff Very good big room Excellent view Thank you all the stuff for making our accommodation amazing and thank you Mariem for the great customer care

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

A legend stay! :)

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Deena A. S. Friends - 07/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was an amazing experience. Super Friendly & helpful staff. I felt like in my home. View is beyond relaxing and refreshing yet calm.

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 team 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. Until then, wishing you only the best, joy & happiness. Warm regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Friends - 04/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Exelent location Exelent service

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback in regards to your recent stay at Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan. 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 . 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, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Best hotel in Egypt

Customer review rating 4.5/5

David S. Solo - 02/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Had a lovely few days in Aswan - hotel, room, staff, pool, everything was amazing! Sunset Views of the Nile were amazing! Tharwad the Concierge was so kind and did his job perfectly - as did everyone on staff!

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

Legendary hotel

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Karine Families - 02/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

History and serenity on the Nile...

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

Fascinating stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Yasmine E. Friends - 02/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is very quiet, super clean and well located in the heart of the nile. Friendly and professional staff with a warm hospitality. Never worry if you have a room with garden view because the view is really nice and calming.

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 also very pleased to read your complete satisfaction with the comfort of the room we accommodated you in and are grateful for your highlight on the beauty of our accommodations aimed at guaranteeing a memorable stay in our hotel. 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

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