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Sofitel Legend Hotel

Hotel Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street 
ASWAN
EGYPT

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Hotel Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Iconic hotel, where heritage meets modernity

Step into the legendary site where King Fouad once entertained and Agatha Christie sipped cocktails: the 5-star Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel. In the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile, opposite Elephantine Island, the majestic hotel sits on a pink granite cliff overlooking the world's longest river. This ravishing hotel with its legendary guest list of royals and dignitaries is both ideal for romantic getaways, and a perfect venue for small summits and corporate meetings.

buried, are close to the hotel. Aswan city centre is a stroll away. Other attractions to tempt you during your stay: the Nubian Museum, the Philae Temple, the Unfinished Obelisk... then return to indulge in French and oriental cuisine and wines. If you can tear yourself away from the beauty of the magnificent Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, a world of fascination awaits you. Elephantine Island and the Aswan Museum are at your feet. The rock Tombs of Amarna, where ancient Egyptian nobles are

Hotel extras
  • Feast as architect H. Favarger intended, under an Arabian dome, ringed by mashrabiya windows.
  • Indulge in a deep Nubian massage with sandal wood oil or a papyrus wrap with white clay.
  • Stroll halls that have hosted Margaret Thatcher, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Queen Noor.
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Check-in from 15h00
Check out up to 12h00
Paying

Services in the hotel and nearby

  • Online check-in

    Online check-in: Your arrival will be carefully prepared by our team
    Fast check-out: Simply return your key

  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • High-speed internet (Paying)
    • Wi-Fi in the communal areas
    • WIFI in your room
    • WIFI access
  • Parking
    • Bus/coach parking area
    • Valet parking
    • Well-lit parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
    • Reduced mobility rooms
    • Wheelchair access
    • Reduced mobility facilities
    • Accessible bathroom
  • Swimming pool
    • Number
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Outdoor heated pool
  • Breakfast

Services and practical information

  • Online check-in

    Online check-in: Your arrival will be carefully prepared by our team
    Fast check-out: Simply return your key

  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • High-speed internet (Paying)
    • Wi-Fi in the communal areas
    • WIFI in your room
    • WIFI access
  • Parking
    • Bus/coach parking area
    • Valet parking
    • Well-lit parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
    • Reduced mobility rooms
    • Wheelchair access
    • Reduced mobility facilities
    • Accessible bathroom
  • Services for children
    • Babysitting on request
    • Outdoor playground for children
  • Hotel open 24 hours a day
  • EARLY CHECK IN FROM 8AM
  • Laundry
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
    • Shoe shine machine
  • Boutiques/shopping
    • Currency exchange
    • Gift shop/newspaper shop
  • Porter
  • Concierge

Leisure and activities

  • Swimming pool
    • Number
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Outdoor heated pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Well-being
    • Hammam
    • Jacuzzi
    • Massage
  • Services for children
    • Babysitting on request
    • Outdoor playground for children
  • Boat excursions

Catering

  • Breakfast
  • 4 restaurant(s)
  • 4 bar(s)
  • Room service
    • Hot meals
    • Cold snacks
    • Opening hours : Week 24 hours
    • Opening hours : Week-end 24 hours

Business services

  • 5 meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available
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Hotel location

Hotel - Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street

ASWAN
EGYPT

Tel: (+20)97/2316000
Fax: (+20)97/2316011

Check-in from 15h00
Check out up to 12h00
Access and transport
  • Upper Egypt Bus Co : 
  • ASWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT At 18km / 11.18 miles
  • ASWAN CENTRAL At 2km / 0 miles

GPS : 24.082139, 32.887508

Our rooms

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.

  • PALACE PREMIUM ROOM, 1 king-size bed, garden view
    PALACE PREMIUM ROOM, 1 king-size bed, garden view

    45m²; 480sqf, stunning master piece of art elegantly decorated with warmly painted walls, high ceiling, balcony, tropical garden view. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, shower, French amenities, complimentary low band.

  • PREMIUM ROOM, 2 Single beds, Nile view
    PREMIUM ROOM, 2 Single beds, Nile view

    36m²; 390sqf, Intriguing blend of modernity and opulent luxury, with stunning views overlooking the charming Nile. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, separate shower and bathtub, French amenities, complimentary low bandwidth internet.

  • OPERA SUITE, 1 king-size bed, terrace, Nile view
    OPERA SUITE, 1 king-size bed, terrace, Nile view

    84m², 904sqf; elegant contemporary furnishing and luxurious design, separate living room, panoramic views. Spectacular bath room, Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, safe box, marble bathroom, shower, bathtub, French amenities and butler service

  • NILE SUITE, 1 King size bed, Terrace, Nile view
    NILE SUITE, 1 King size bed, Terrace, Nile view

    138 m², 1500sqf; located at the first floor. A gentle blend amongst the legendary world and the contemporary comfort, 50 m² terrace overlooking the charming Nile and the pool gardens. Sofitel My Bed, marble bathroom, French amenities.

  • PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King size bed, Terrace, Nile view
    PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King size bed, Terrace, Nile view

    67m², 750sqf; live the luxury featured by the fashionable elegant furnishing and spacious design with oversized Nile view marble bath room and large terrace, Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, shower, bathtub, French amenities and butler service

  • PALACE LUXURY ROOM, 1 king-size bed, sitting area, balcony, garden view
    PALACE LUXURY ROOM, 1 king-size bed, sitting area, balcony, garden view

    53m², 570sqf, reflects the sense of the history with its classic furnishings, high ceiling and soothing color, Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, shower, bathtub, French luxury amenities, complimentary low band internet access.

  • PALACE OPERA SUITE, 1 King Size Bed, Terrace, Nile View or Garden View
    PALACE OPERA SUITE, 1 King Size Bed, Terrace, Nile View or Garden View

    90m², 970sqf; delight in the richness of history with the classy furnishing, spacious design, Separate living room with stunning terrace. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, shower, bathtub, French amenities & butler service

  • AGATHA CHRISTIE SUITE, The Palace, 1 King size bed, balcony on Nile view.
    AGATHA CHRISTIE SUITE, The Palace, 1 King size bed, balcony on Nile view.

    175m², 1900sqf; savor the pure historical indulgence featured by the classy décor, high ceiling, separate lounge with large balcony overlooking the Nile, separate dining room. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, French amenities.

  • LUXURY ROOM, 1 king-size bed, sitting area, terrace, Nile river view
    LUXURY ROOM, 1 king-size bed, sitting area, terrace, Nile river view

    62m², 667 sqf; stunning master piece of art elegantly decorated with warmly painted walls, high ceiling, balcony, tropical garden view. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, shower & bathtub, French amenities, complimentary low band internet access.

  • SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SUITE, The Palace, 1 King size bed, terrace, Nile view
    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SUITE, The Palace, 1 King size bed, terrace, Nile view

    138m², 1500sqf; Step into a genuine world of legend created by the hand- carved furniture, high ceiling, and 80 m² scenic terrace overlooking the Nile, dining area. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, French amenities & butler service.

  • PALACE PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King Size Bed, Terrace, Nile View or Garden View
    PALACE PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King Size Bed, Terrace, Nile View or Garden View

    70m², 650sqf; lavish historical interiors design, walls and high ceiling paintings in warm colors separate living room, terrace with Nile view. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, safe box, marble bathroom, shower, bathtub, French amenities & butler service

  • PALACE CATARACT SUITE, 1 King size bed, sitting area, balcony Nile View or Garden View
    PALACE CATARACT SUITE, 1 King size bed, sitting area, balcony Nile View or Garden View

    64m², 700sqf, enjoy the royal life offered by the hand-carved classical furnishing, spacious design, high ceiling & walls elegantly painted. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, separate shower and bathtub, French amenities & butler service

  • 138 rooms
  • 43 non-smoking rooms
  • 4 rooms for people with reduced mobility
  • 34 family rooms
  • 34 connecting rooms
  • Extra bed in room for child
  • Crib on request
    • Ice machine
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Airconditioning
    • Data port in room
    • Turn down service
    • Emergency exit map
    • Spa/Jacuzzi in bathroom
    • Safe deposit box in room
    • Free in-room mineral water
    • TV with on-screen billing info
    • Bathroom doors 32 inches wide
    • Web TV
    • TV with VCR
    • Telephone
    • Radio in room
    • Opening windows
    • Cordless telephone
    • Remote control TV
    • WIFI in your room
    • Telephone in bathroom
    • Work desk in all rooms
    • DDI - Direct Dialing In
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Manual temperature control
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Crib on request
    • High speed transmission line
    • Iron in room
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Minibar
    • Bidet
    • Bathtub
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Make-up/magnifying mirror
    • Sprinkler in room
    • Keycard-operated door locks
    • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
    • Smoke alarm in room
    • Emergency info in rooms
    • Voicemail
    • Alarm clock
    • Message alert
    • Operator wake up call
    • Automatic wake up call
Our rooms fittings

Our restaurants and bars

TERRACE Restaurant
Lunch 06:00 - 23:30
Dinner 00:00 - 02:00

TERRACE Type of cuisine: International


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.

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1902 RESTAURANT Restaurant
Dinner 19:00 - 00:00
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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.

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SARAYA Restaurant
Lunch 06:00 - 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.

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ORIENTAL KEBABGY Restaurant
Dinner 19:00 - 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.

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PALMS Bar
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PALMS


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 Bar
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PROMENADE


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.

THE BAR Bar
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THE BAR


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.

YASMINE Bar
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YASMINE


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

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Meeting Room

Our meeting rooms


  • Number of meeting rooms: 5
  • Maximum size: 72 m2
  • Maximum banquet capacity: 32

Our customer reviews for Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5 Based on 925 reviews
GFLane 2016/07/17
« One of the Best »

I have been to Egypt several times but have never stayed in Aswan. We enjoyed our daily excursions to the various sites, walking along the corniche, and talking with the locals in the markets. We always looked forward to returning to the Old Cateract because it was so relaxing and peaceful. The setting on the bank of the Nile is just spectacular. The staff was top notch, friendly, and took care of us during our stay. We will definitely return again.

RKhairallah, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear M. GFLane, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts of your recent legendary experience with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence. I sincerely hope that you are taking home memorable moments of your stay and that we will have the pleasure to welcoming you back very soon. Best regards, Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager - Sofitel Upper Egypt

2016/01/09
« Great Luxury Hotel with Charm & Service ! Agatha Christie is alive ! »

Great place to stay for relax and as a base to travel around Egypt & Aswan area by boat, car or plane to Abu Simbel. The charm of early Art Nouveau last century still operates in the rooms, and main areas in the Palace old building, after great recent restructuration, service at the top and all kind of offers. Hermès amenities in the rooms. Top service & food at the 1902 restaurant in a incredible hollywood style setting ! Unforgettable stay !

RKhairallah, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the treasure of the Nile Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to sincerely thank you for sharing with us and our future guests your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit. We are glad to know you fully enjoyed the Legendary experience of staying at the hotel where most of the celebrities stayed in which is a blend of historical building and the modern style all with the French touch. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to Aswan in the close future. Best regards, Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager - Sofitel Upper Egypt

ABC215 2015/10/21
« One of the Best »

One of my favourite hotels on the planet. The location of the Old Cataract Hotel is magic, as is the view from the terrace at any time of the day. The hotel is full of old-world charm an character and the service is excellent, as is the food everywhere. Helpful and friendly staff throughout. Get yourself a Nile View room in the main hotel if possible. The annexe is comfortable too and has balconies and excellent views as well, but it's too tall and chunky and a bit of an eye-sore, particularly when viewed from the islands and the water. Additionally, the boat jetty within the hotel grounds and its feluccas are not to be missed. Get a ride in the late afternoon and you will be hooked for ever and want to do nothing else! Forget the motor boats. They are noisy and only to be used if you want to go somewhere in a hurry. Enjoy!

RKhairallah, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan and your wonderful feedback. we are glad that you fully enjoyed the historical charm of the great old palace which is a blend of historical building and the modern style all with the French touch. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the facilities, Nile view room and service is a reward in itself. And also glad that the staff succeeds to come up to your expectations it will be my pleasure to pass on your nice words to our colleagues. 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. I sincerely hope that you are taking home memorable moments of your stay and that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager - Upper Egypt

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