Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan 5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.9/5 570 reviews

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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

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Hotel location

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street
81511 ASWAN

GPS:24.082139, 32.887508

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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms

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.

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ALL Rating  4.9/5  570 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.5/5  2,750 reviews


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

lea_12_12_12_12 Couples - TripAdvisor review

We had the opera suite in the New Cataract, the suite is really nice, the view is wonderful, the restaurants lovely, the staff is amazing! We had a visit of the Agatha Christie suite, the tour is really nice We will definitely come again

Amazing historic hotel

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Bby85 Families - TripAdvisor review

Stayed here for 3 nights on the second floor, coincidently just 2 doors down from the Agatha Christie suite. This hotel has to be seen to be believed. Everything from the idyllic setting to the decor, ambiance, service, and attention to detail is spectacular and has to be seen to be believed. No wonder so many rich and famous people have stayed here. From the moment you arrive, you are wowed by the immaculate gardens and greenery, and the hospitality of the staff, from the bellboys to the front desk. The lobby is beautifully decorated in oriental style. There is an upscale restaurant, 1902 which is beautiful and has a formal dress code. There are 2 other casual restaurants, one in Egyptian. We visited both and liked the food. Service was top notch. The breakfast buffet was great and the dining area overlooks the Nile, so you have a great view while you eat. The rooms are clean, spacious and modern, while still maintaining that oriental style charm and decor. My bed and pillows were super comfortable, so I had great sleep. The bathrooms are spacious and very clean. All of the expected amenities are there: in room safe, telephone, flat screen TV etc. Its a pleasure just to be in your room! I had a view towards the pool with a bit of a view of the Nile, which was amazing. The AC was just right, wifi was good and free of charge. There is an outdoor pool, which faces the Nile, I highly recommend you use it for the view alone. The grounds of the hotel are so charming, with palm trees lit up at night. It really is a magical place. And the setting of the hotel, on a cliff overlooking the Nile is like something out of the movies. My favorite hotel in Egypt for sure, and one of my top 3 I've ever stayed in. FYI the hotel does daily tours of the Agatha Christie suite and the 1902 restaurant. They start at 5 pm at the lobby. The tour took about 20 minutes for us. Highly recommended you check it out, so you can see the suite and view that inspired Agatha to write Death on the Nile.

Unbelievable experience

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

T4872RAmichaelw Couples - TripAdvisor review

From first arriving at the Old Cataract Hotel you cannot but be impressed both by the Hotel and it's excellent staff - friendly ,professional and offering top standards of service. Luckily we are here for an extended period of time and can appreciate just how good it is. To mention all the excellent staff and their service given would mean pages and pages of writing. We must however mention the tremendous pool area and panoramic views of the NiLe! Also people must experience dinner at the Kebabjy restaurant. The ambience and food are unbelievable. Mike & Linda

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 are truly happy to know that we have managed to meet your expectations in regards to hospitality and service delivered. 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, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

Lives up to its reputation

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

joesob Friends getaway - TripAdvisor review

This hotel is situated in a lovely setting along the Nile. Our Nile-view room was in the newer annex, and was very comfortable, quiet and had outstanding views! Our double balcony was incredible and we certainly took advantage of it. We ate at the on-site Oriental Kebabgy restaurant for dinners, and the service, location on the river, and the food were all exceptional. Breakfasts also at the Oriental were a nice-sized buffet of many tasty items. Would return here in a heartbeat.

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 most certainly lucky to have such a privileged & unique location situated above the Cataracts of the Nile with fabulous view. We are delighted to read that you had a good 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 again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Warm Regards, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

Just Perfect

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

annewQ3202PF Couples - TripAdvisor review

Arrived without booking for drinks on the Terrace. Warmly welcomed by Ramadan, who couldn't be of enough help. Gave us a wonderful table on the Terrace with it's magnificent views of the Nile. Mohammed's drinks service was prompt and friendly. All staff so smiling, attentive and kind. An experience to remember!

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you very much for giving Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan a perfect rating. We very much appreciated your great comment about our hotel; we are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us. Ramadan & Mohammed are so grateful to have been mentioned personally. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan ensuring you a magnifique journey with us. Best Regards, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

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