Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan 5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.9/5 618 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • 19th-century Victorian Palace on the Nile with cultural heritage

  • 5-star hospitality & An invitation to follow the footsteps of famed guests

  • Stunning infinity pool overlooking the Nile & sparkling spa indoor pool

  • Historical fine dining restaurants including 1902 & outdoor terraces

  • Therapies of ancient wisdom at Sofitel Spa & 24/7 fitness center

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Hotel location

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street
81511 ASWAN

GPS:24.082139, 32.887508

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On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets not allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Room service

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ALL Rating  4.9/5  618 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.5/5  3,543 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2024

Best hotel in Aswan

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Elizabeth S TripAdvisor review

I am a big fan of Agatha,they usually only took the room guest for the tour,but I don’t know at first, so the manager arranged another private tour for me,they are so nice! and I have dinner here, the food is also delicious, M.Sayed guided for me,he introduced a lot history about the hotel, it’s so amazing here, I wanna come back next time ~

Fantastic Vacation Stay in Aswan Nile Riviera

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

johankusch TripAdvisor review

Most people stay in this hotel for one to two nights while visiting Abu Simbel or at the beginning/end of a Nile cruise. By contrast, we stay for 10 days and do so every May when the large pool overlooking the Nile is at its most inviting. The hotel is a destination in itself and merits being treated so. The Winston Churchill and Agatha Christi suites are one of the must-see tourism sites in Aswan, and the fabulous 1902 restaurant is the best in Upper Egypt. You can also take a traditional afternoon tea on the lower terrace - this is an interesting hybrid of English and French cuisines. The hotel staff are to a person simply delightful and willing to meet any need promptly and courteously. My lifestyle is to combine work with vacationing to maximise the physical time away from the office. This hotel makes it possible with a separate large workspace provided in the 80 square metre suites in the newer Old Cataract building. The top floor suites have a panoramic view of the Elephantine area of the Nile that is arguably unmatched anywhere. It is our intention to continue returning to the Old Cataract every May. Until kingdom com..........


TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

patriciamarsden66 TripAdvisor review

Yes the pillows are the fluffiest ever but this hotel leaves a lot to be desired. We arrived at the hotel from a Nour el Nil cruise and had heard one of the Directors of Nour el Nil, Eleonour the previous night telling other guests to certainly visit the hotel but not to eat in the hotel as the food was not good. We thought this was was just sour grapes from a fellow compeditor but actually she was spot on! We had decided not to be influenced by her and yes we thought the setting of the hotel was amazing but this place is sitting on its laurels. The food in 1902 was grim and a couple of main courses were unavailable from an already limited menu - there were 6 other people in this cavernous dining room the night we dined there..... Breakfast was ordinary . We also ate on the terrace bar on 3 occasions which was okay but the service was poor. 4 unremarkable Negronis in the bar were £100 (£60 Four Seasons Nile Plaza Cairo) Luckily our Abu Simbel trip made up for this blip in our otherwise perfect 13 day visit to Eygpt. I love Eygpt and have visited for both business and pleasure at least a dozen times over the last 10 years - sadly I will not be visiting nor recommending Old Cataract in the future.

Hotel was Amazing, just piece of advice double count your money....

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

nhanna005 TripAdvisor review

Hotel was amazing, great location, Front desk staff was mega friendly. We stayed in the new tower and the rooms were big and new!!! we used the spa it was very nice (steam room was co-ad). The only thing that happened to us was the following: We ordered from the restaurant to be delivered to the room. A nice man came and we paid him in cash (Egyptian currency). He left, then came back 2 minuets later and said that we miscounted and we under paid by 1,000 pounds. I apologized and gave him the money. I could have miscounted the money, ok. Our last day we went on the terrace to have lunch, order came, we ate then bill came, again we paid in cash. What was odd this time is that the server took the money and the receipt folded them and put it in his pocket and left. Never counted the money. Came back 10 minuets later and said that we under paid him unless this is his tips. again, we counted the money and gave him the difference. We stayed in Egypt for 2 weeks and paid in cash the entire time and not once this happened to us, only in the Sofitel. I guess what I am saying is, it is not the hotel's fault, the hotel was amazing. Just if you pay in cash double count your money before you pay and ask the server to count the money infront of you and not walk away with it then come back and say you under paid.

Nile Views and Superb Service

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Zhang B TripAdvisor review

An unforgettable stay at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan is guaranteed with the must-see Nile views and exceptional service led by Mr. Nagy, the Food & Beverage manager. His thoughtful arrangements and the friendly, considerate approach of his team made our experience uniquely memorable

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