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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Nubian Museum, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is within a 15-minute stroll of Kitchener's Island. This 131-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Unfinished Obelisk and Aswan Bazaar are also close to this Aswan hotel.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Relish the French cuisine at 1902 RESTAURANT, one of 4 onsite restaurants. 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.


Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan's 131 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking and limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist 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 free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Palace)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Palace Cataract, Nile or Garden View)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Luxury Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Nile View)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View (Palace)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1174 reviews