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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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 excursions
Catering
  • Breakfast
  • 4 restaurant(s)
  • 4 bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 5 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

Contact email

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
  • Most of the accommodation: Terrace *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

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

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 45
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

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

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 62
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

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

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 53
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

PALACE CATARACT SUITE, 1 King Bed, Sitting area, Garden View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 64
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

PALACE PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Garden View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 70
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

PALACE OPERA SUITE, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Garden View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 90
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

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

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 67
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

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

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 84
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

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

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 138
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

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

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 138
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

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

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 175
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Mini Bar

PALACE CATARACT SUITE, 1 King size Bed, Sitting area, Nile View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 64

PALACE PRESTIGE SUITE, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Nile View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 70

PALACE OPERA SUITE, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Nile View

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 90

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.

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.

Lunch

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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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AccorHotels Rating 4.9/5

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Certificate of excellence 2019

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY BY THE NILE

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

Explorer68535080197 Couples - 15/10/2019 TripAdvisor review

From the moment we entered the hotel, on our fourth visit, we felt immediately at home. Staff genuinely concerned about guest welfare and well-being, wonderfully-appointed rooms in the palace, choice of eating and drinking outlets with high quality, well-prepared dishes, magnificent pool and well-maintained gardens. Well appointed throughout. A comfortable, relaxing and peaceful stay at Old Cataract is guaranteed!

GM

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mohamed R. S. E. Solo - 08/10/2019 AccorHotels review

I enjoy staying in your hotel and special thanks for Mr Ahmed reservation Manger and Mr mostafa front office team leader

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. I am truly happy to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations in regards to hospitality and service delivered and will not fail to pass your comments to those team members whom you have personally mentioned. 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

Very beautiful and elegant hotel.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

David N. Couples - 07/10/2019 AccorHotels review

We loved everything about this hotel from the history to the service and the staff and the gardens. The views of the Nile were spectacular. I can't think of anyway of improving the service, the staff really looked after us. Food was excellent and generous and well presented.

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 and the room we accommodated you in and we are thrilled to read your praising comments about our staff as we strive to provide our guests with a caring and personalized service and we lay high value on our personnel being guest orientated and welcoming at all times. We are glad 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

Exquisite

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Steve V. Friends - 06/10/2019 AccorHotels review

Pampered professionalism.

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

Mrs

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mrs A. W. Couples - 06/10/2019 AccorHotels review

My goodness! What a hugely happy experience we were given at your hotel. Your staff are thoughtful, intelligent and genuinely feel great pride in their hotel and the amazingly high standards they provide. Breakfast was superb; varied and fresh and, if you chose to eat in the hotel for dinner, there was good choice on offer. Our view of over the Nile was something we’ll remember fondly all our lives The manager should be extremely proud of his hotel, facilities and staff and the awesome ambience you offer your guests.

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 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.and we thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. 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

Beautiful Hotel and great Staff

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Juan D. Couples - 04/10/2019 AccorHotels review

Hard to qualify something, just because every thing is great, food, kindness and views. It's really alegend in all aspects.

Dear Valued Guest, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising 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 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. 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

Perfect

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ghada D. Business - 04/10/2019 AccorHotels review

Everything is far better than being perfect..

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. 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

Nicest hotel I have ever stayed in.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Theresa M. Solo - 28/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Beautiful view from my room which was very comfortable and clean,service very good and attentive.

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

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Bonnie C. Solo - 28/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Unfortunately I was only there for 1/2 day and a night. I would have loved to have stayed for several days and enjoyed some of the facilities offered to guests. In fact, I’d like to live in your hotel.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour, 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

Impeccable!

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Ann K. Couples - 26/09/2019 AccorHotels review

An absolutely beautiful hotel, very professional and engaging staff

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend old Cataract. 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. 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

Old Cataract Aswan is the most impressive hotel I have ever stayed in.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Friends - 26/09/2019 AccorHotels review

I loved the decor in my huge room, the view was the most gorgeous I have experienced from a hotel, the pool lovely and the public areas were beautifully designed.

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. 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

Our only regret was not staying longer!

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Lori W. Couples - 26/09/2019 AccorHotels review

We were only booked in for 1-night in between our touring in Cairo and before getting on our Nile River cruise. From check-in to check-out, staff were friendly and helpful. The property itself was gorgeous and we only wished we were staying for 2-nights instead of just one so that we could relax and enjoy the facilities more.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour, 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

Luxury and elegance.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Friends - 25/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Charming and delightful.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour, 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

Amazingly wonderful

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Des G. Couples - 25/09/2019 AccorHotels review

The homely feel about the hotel the friendly staff and special mention of your Concierge , Tharnat , his friendliness and professionalism is a credit to your organisation.

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend old Cataract. 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. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our concierge team, we will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. 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

One of the very best overall hotel experiences ever.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Stephen W. Friends - 24/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Fantastic Hotel, professional and kind staff, very beautiful location, great pool and fantastic food.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour, 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

Mr.

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Anonymous Couples - 24/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Fantastic room. Service was excellent. Only there one night which was short.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour, 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

Good

Customer review rating 4.9/5

M. H. A. Business - 23/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Every was fine except for the variety of food presentation. In fact people from round the globe come across tourist sites like Aswan. But when it comes to food or breakfast, I noticed that only African & European food was available. The management should view on Asian people’s requirements especially in regard for food .

Dear Valued Guest, Our guests' comments provide us with an opportunity to see our hotel through their eyes giving us insight into any service that may have room for improvement to enhance our future guests' stay among us, therefore we are grateful for the time you spent to share a review of your personal experience in the hotel. We were very saddened to read your disappointment with the breakfast experiences, at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience therefore we will make sure to take your comments into account to improve in this aspect of our services. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel , we certainly look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Most amazing experience

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Mounir S. Solo - 23/09/2019 AccorHotels review

I have seen many hotels in my life. The Old Cataract however trumps all expectations. The service is outstanding and so is the view and the rooms. This is by far the prettiest, most welcoming and truly dreamlike hotel one could think of.

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. Moreover we thank you for your wonderful comments on service which of course have been shared with the entire team. It is always a great source of motivation for our staff to hear that our guests appreciated their services and attention to detail. Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

Wonderful experience

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Michaela Couples - 23/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Beyond expectations, everything was truly perfect. Room view was breathtaking. Location is like movie setting, right opposite Elephantine island, where some of nice ruins are. Also Nile River is beautiful, calm, picturesque. Food was delicious and stuff very friendly. They called us taxi anytime we wanted, they recommended some places worth to visit. Honestly I can say I had one of the best experience. And I hope we can be back one day soon.

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the great feedback of your recent holiday experience at our Sofitel Legend old Cataract guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay. 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. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. 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

Fantastic as usual

Customer review rating 4.9/5

Lucille G. Solo - 22/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Hussein remembered how I have my cuppa and my favourite table every breakfast I hadn’t been there for twelve months but he hadn’t forgotten That’s service everyone was so happy to see me and welcome me back. I just love the place

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend old Cataract. 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 are thrilled to read your praising comments about our staff as we strive to provide our guests with a caring and personalized service and we lay high value on our personnel being guest orientated and welcoming at all times. Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
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