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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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
  • 5 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 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 / 388 sq ft
  • Views: River side *
  • Most of the accommodation: Terrace *

* 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 side *

* 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 side *

* 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
  • 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.

Lunch

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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: 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

2,285 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5

2,010 reviews

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

Our stay at the Old Cataract was a dream stay.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Joyce W. Couples - 15/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel was so wonderful that we stayed on the property for the two days that we were there. We enjoyed the pool, the restaurant, the bar overlooking the Nile, our deck off of our room, etc. We were fortunate that our cruise from Aswan included the tours in the area so we were able to spend time at this amazing property.

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. 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. 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

Great place

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mahmoud K. Business - 13/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

All what I expected

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. 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

I loved my stay.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ibrahim H. Business - 13/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

This hotel is phenomenal

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

Short but pleasant dtay

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Roger J. Couples - 12/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Only stayed overnight arriving late bc and left after breakfast. However the room we had was beautiful, room service efficient and our breakfast on the terrace gave us an idea of how lovely it would be to spend longer in the 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. 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

Beautifully set, luxurious surroundings with excellent service

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Charlotte W. Friends - 10/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Our second stay and I’m planning the third. Outstanding.

Dear Valued Guest, We first would like to thank you for making our Sofitel Legend old Cataract your preferred choice for your holidays in Aswan, it is always a pleasure to welcome back our most loyal guests year after year. 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

The Beautiful Sofitel

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

ellereese39 10/03/2020 TripAdvisor review

The property itself is very beautiful and well kept. We arrived very early and was informed that we would have to pay an extra fee for one the rooms that wasn’t disclosed online when it was booked. There was only one front desk person who wasn’t accommodating, but when asked for the manger he fixed everything. I would definitely stay again.

Dear ellereese39, We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. We regret your disappointment for being unable to check in upon your early arrival and understand reading your review that apparently you were not properly informed about the appointed check in time starting at 3:00 PM although it should be reported on the booking confirmation; at the hotel we always do our utmost to make sure our guests can check in as soon as they arrive, unfortunately during periods of high occupancy it may not be possible considering that check out is at 12:00 pm and our housekeeping staff needs to undertake a thorough cleaning of the rooms before assigning them to new arrivals. but we are glad that we have been able to solve this issue and we were able to meet your expectation . 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

Amazing place.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

B.s Friends - 05/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was a great stay with great service good food beautiful location . The best in Egypt

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time you spent to share your feedback on your recent stay at our Sofitel Legend old Cataract, to be considered as one of the best hotels you stayed at is certainly high praise We are delighted to see that you really enjoyed the beauty of our installations and the room we accommodated you in. 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. 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

Excellent

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ossama S. S. Business - 03/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent

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

Perfect

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Nawal K. Friends - 02/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

fully satisfying

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 Experienc emanagewr

Outstanding and memorable

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Friends - 02/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great history and ambiance. Excellent service.

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 Experienc emanagewr

Best location

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Graeme Couples - 01/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Trip of a lifetime that did not disappoint.

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 Experienc emanagewr

Excellent

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mahmoud Families - 29/02/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent

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. 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

Every thing is excellent

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Sally Families - 29/02/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Every thing is excellent

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. 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
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