Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel 5 stars

Customer review rating 4.9/5 2,365 reviews

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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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Services in the hotel and nearby

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

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: 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: 3
  • 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: 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
  • 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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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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ALL Rating 4.9/5

2,365 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5

2,063 reviews

Perfect relaxation

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Friends - 16/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was a great experience. I enjoyed every minute during my stay. I spent one night but it was a cure for me. Many thanks for you effort.

Legend is a good description of the hotel!

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Aliks Couples - 16/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything about the hotel is special, from the views of the Nile, to the grand style of architecture and decoration, the history attached to the hotel, and the quality of the food. We had a Nile View Suite which was just perfect for a romantic holiday, and the staff were attentive and helpful on all occasions. We can particularly recommend dining in the Fouad Corner at sunset, overlooking the Nile with the lights glinting on water as it gets darker.

beautiful location with the best view and service

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Yasmina Y. Friends - 16/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

the overall experience was unique, where the hotel and the view were splendid . also, the people there were very friendly and my satisfaction was their first priority. the amenities there are numerous, i just wished to have more food options

Very nice experience

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Irena R. Couples - 15/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Beautiful accommodation and great location . Maintenance could be better. Breakfast is overpriced.

Magical

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

Sahar H 15/01/2021 TripAdvisor review

An extraordinary place.. truly magical. More than wonderful views, rooms and services. Everyone is treating you like royalty and doing their best to please you. Cant wait to come back again to this exquisite place 💕💕💕

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mohammed A. K. S. E. M. Families - 04/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Visit Aswan any stay in old Cataract ( Accor ) Hotel with Great. I would like if I spent some more days over the 5 days stayed. The staff are friendly, professional and honest.

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

Excllent service

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Sameh H. Families - 04/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is a unique hotel with many special characteristics such as the amazing location and the rich heritage. However, this time our visit was made especially memorable because of the outstanding level of guest service we witnessed from all staff and management. They went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and to provide everything we needed. A big thank you to the whole team

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 appreciate your kind words for our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being undoubtedly one of our hotel's main assets we will definitely congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst staying among us. 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 Warm Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Wonderful stay, great hospitality

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Dina A. K. Families - 04/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We stayed in cataract for 5 nights and our experience were amazing and unforgettable. The hotel is having wonderful view and all the staff shows us a great hospitality .

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! 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 Until then, wishing you only the best, joy & happiness. Warm regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Mythic hotel

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Caroline V. M. Couples - 03/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

To book it was hell, not easy to get hold on somebody the site should be as easy as booking. Com After a while get contact and then it when smoothly for reservation. They didn’t offer me to be Accor member, I forgot to ask it before departure, hope it’s stil possible as we went to the Sofitel in Cairo afterwards. At the start, we had a bad experience. Check-in took a long time as serving lunch on terrace. But once we mentioned it, the staff did their upmost best, this was very appreciated. The suite was really nice

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour First of all, let me thank you for your interest to stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. Reference to your below review submitted on TrustYou , I do apologize for any other inconveniences might be caused during your stay, however I would like to shed light on some facts: •On Dec.12.2020 you booked through Booking.com an Opera Suite at the Nile Wing arriving on Dec.30.2020 then you cancelled this reservation on Dec.16.2020. •On Dec.16.2020 you booked direct with the hotel an Opera Suite at the Nile Wing arriving on Dec.31.2020 for one night. •I have checked with our reservation department and they informed me that there was no any issues regarding your reservation process. • My colleague did not offer to you to be an Accor member as you are already Accor member since 2018 and your ALL number is (308103 1 … 2) •The points of your stay has been credited to your account Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certainly look forward to welcoming you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Fatma D. Friends - 03/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I love the hotel very much coz it’s my favorite one from long time. But unfortunately I had very bad experience with sea bass meal which caused food poisoning. Thank God I recovered after two days in bed In the hotel.

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour We first would like to thank you for making our Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan hotel your preferred choice for your holidays in Aswan , it is always a pleasure to welcome back our most loyal guests year after year. In Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan we strongly believe that there is always room for improvement and your comments will assist our team in their continuous efforts aimed at meeting our guests' expectations, therefore we greatly appreciate the time you took out of your day to share your constructive critics . In the mean time ,regarding to your comment about your experience with the sea bass, we do apologize that our sea bass did not meet your expectations. However after our investigations we found that we served so many sea bass during that period & no other guest was staying at the hotel at that time asked for a doctor assistance informing that he or she had even a problem in his stomach. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certainly look forward to welcoming you again and to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations in a not too distant future. Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Amazing Experience

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Hana S. Business - 03/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything about our stay was more than perfect! First of all the hotel itself is like a museum from how beautiful it is and don’t get me started on the luxurious rooms and breathtaking view! And on top of all that, the service and hospitality of the people there were more than splendid! Nagy and Hossam ensured that our corporate event went smoothly and that we were more than comfortable with our stay! Thanks a million, and I will definitely be back again very soon

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you so much for your truly wonderful review! It is so incredibly heartwarming to read of our Valued guests enjoyable stays, especially when our passionate team members are mentioned personally. It is heartwarming to read our passionate team looked after you & created a truly memorable visit to Aswan. 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. Warm Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Fantastic people

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Kevin R. Solo - 31/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

You have a fantastic property, but, more importantly, fantastic people. The next time I'm in Cairo, I plan on flying down just to stay again for a few days. Thank you for making me feel at home.

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 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 . 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
Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ahmed E. Couples - 27/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent stay Excellent service

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

Exceptional Christmas Holidays ever

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Tamer A. Solo - 26/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was great chance to have Christmas days and Christmas gala dinner at 1902 restaurant , it was marvelous and spectacular , wonderful location, excellent staff , many thanks for Mr Tharwat for his much effort to spend my Christmas Day at your lovely hotel

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. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your Christmas holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ahmed E. M. Friends - 24/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

More than wonderful experience

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent stay at our Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. 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

Everything was amazing except food and pool area

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Abdelrahman Y. Couples - 23/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything was amazing and all stuff are supportive and friendly but the breakfast was awful , juices (Cantaloupe, strawberry and guava) were full of water and not tasty at all however orange juice was nice , omelet was not cooked well and I had to ask for another one , overall we didn't like the breakfast. We order pizza and grilled chicken from room service , the pizza was amazing however the grilled checking wasn't taste good , I think it was burned as it has unpleasant smoky taste Pool area was full of flies , its very annoying to stay there and pool water was cold around 4PM while its supposed to be heated , I discussed this with the pool stuff and they mentioned this is the flies season and there is already flies traps hidden in the tress but I couldn't see them anyway. definitely I will come again because of the location and room size but I hope you will do better next time.

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

An amazing experience

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Shehab E. E. Couples - 18/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We had a great stay The room had an extraordinary view of the Nile , food and service was great

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent stay at our Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. 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 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 great experience

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Soufiane M. Solo - 14/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Amazing hotel in perfect location, beautiful and refine style, great services and food, and incredible history. All the staff are beautiful people. I spent 3 great nights there

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. 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

Reliving the "Old Legend"

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Aisha E. (. Families - 14/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

This was my fourth visit, and am still delighted by my stay there. As soon as I leave, I'm anticipating and looking forward, for my next visit. It's a magical place, with an amazing location and an enchanting view, and there is a sense of tranquility and serenity prevailing the whole place. The rooms are spacious and very comfy, with a nice touch of elegance and style. The staff are all very hospitable, and the service was very prompt. Taking breakfast by the Nile with the welcoming waiters is a fantastic experience.

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour We first would like to thank you for making our Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan your preferred choice for your holidays in Aswan , it is always a pleasure to welcome back our most loyal guests year after year. It is wonderful to hear we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. 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

Luxurious

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Sherine K. Families - 11/12/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was magnificent as usual . The hotel , the staff and the atmosphere are all beyond describing. This hotel is heaven on earth

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. 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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