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Truly uniqie hotel, beautiful scenery, clean, exceptional service and location!!!

The hotel was beautiful. The restaurant menu did not have much variety. Hotel staff were very nice but service was slow.

We loved our stay at the Old Cataract. I'd read some reviews about how it was past its hey-day, but we didn't feel that way at all. The service was excellent, from the bag handlers and golf-cart driver from the gate, to the reception, to the servers, and the pool staff. The food was more expensive than other places in Egypt, but we loved everything we ate. We had lunch on the Terrace, room service dinner, afternoon tea on the Terrace (what a view!) and they also made breakfast boxes for us to take at 6 am on our day trip to Abu Simbel. We had a late-afternoon Nile cruise to go visit one of the Nubian villages and since the Old Cataract is literally right on the Nile, they picked us up on the private dock. They must have upgraded us to a suite without us asking, because the room was huge! And gorgeous. The pool was clean and the view exceptional. And the pool staff were very kind, coming by with fruit skewers, spray bottles, and cold wet towels for our faces as we sunbathed. The whole experience exceeded all expectations.

Luxury hotel, clean, very nice and helpful staff, especially the reception, who gave honest and kind advice for traveling. The hotel is like a museum, capturing 19-20th century history. Across from the Elephatine Island, the location was perfect and the view was breathtaking, especially during sunset. Auto boats and feluccas available at the dock right below the hotel garden.

Abtal El Tahir Street Aswan

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Located within a 5-minute walk of Nubian Museum, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is within a mile (2 km) of Elephantine Island. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 138 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool.


Dining

Relish the French cuisine at 1902 RESTAURANT, one of 4 onsite restaurants, which serves dinner, or enjoy the pool views at TERRACE. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan's 138 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and bidets. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 60 per vehicle one-way, as well as limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Palace Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Palace Cataract Suite, 1 King Bed, Garden View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Everyone (4) Family (1)
5
Family

Truly uniqie hotel, beautiful scenery, clean, exceptional service and location!!!

By on Jan 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 8, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay in our Sofitel Legend old Cataract. It is wonderful to hear we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. 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. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel, we certainly look forward to serving you soon. Sincerely, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

5
Everyone

By on Apr 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 8, 2019

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you so much for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan! It truly is a delight to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel again in the near future. Warm Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

5

historical hotel

Everyone

The hotel was beautiful. The restaurant menu did not have much variety. Hotel staff were very nice but service was slow.

By on Apr 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2018

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you so much for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan! It truly is a delight to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry that the service of our restaurant did not live up with your expectations , kindly rest assured that we will take proper measurement to enhance our service. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel again in the near future. Warm Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

5

affordable luxury

Everyone

We loved our stay at the Old Cataract. I'd read some reviews about how it was past its hey-day, but we didn't feel that way at all. The service was excellent, from the bag handlers and golf-cart driver from the gate, to the reception, to the servers, and the pool staff. The food was more expensive than other places in Egypt, but we loved everything we ate. We had lunch on the Terrace, room service dinner, afternoon tea on the Terrace (what a view!) and they also made breakfast boxes for us to take at 6 am on our day trip to Abu Simbel. We had a late-afternoon Nile cruise to go visit one of the Nubian villages and since the Old Cataract is literally right on the Nile, they picked us up on the private dock. They must have upgraded us to a suite without us asking, because the room was huge! And gorgeous. The pool was clean and the view exceptional. And the pool staff were very kind, coming by with fruit skewers, spray bottles, and cold wet towels for our faces as we sunbathed. The whole experience exceeded all expectations.

By , from Salt Lake City, UT on May 25, 2017

5

luxury and historical hotel with beautiful view

Everyone

Luxury hotel, clean, very nice and helpful staff, especially the reception, who gave honest and kind advice for traveling. The hotel is like a museum, capturing 19-20th century history. Across from the Elephatine Island, the location was perfect and the view was breathtaking, especially during sunset. Auto boats and feluccas available at the dock right below the hotel garden.

By on Jul 12, 2016

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