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5.0 out of 5

"This is the best hotel I’ve ever stayed. Amazing view of Nile River, excellent service by the staff, beautiful and clean room with complete amenities. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 06 Nov 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly upscale hotel with 4 restaurants

Heart of Aswan

Stay at this Aswan hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Nubian Museum and 2 miles (3 km) of Elephantine Island. Unfinished Obelisk and Kitchener's Island are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Families will appreciate barbecue grills and supervised childcare. Relax with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 138 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include minibars and coffee/tea makers.

Palace Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$131* Per night/room Jul 25 - Jul 26

Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, View (Nile View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Palace Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Palace Cataract Suite, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, View (Nile View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, View (Nile View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
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Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
This is the best hotel I’ve ever stayed. Amazing view of Nile River, excellent service by the staff, beautiful and clean room with complete amenities.

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 17, 2019 by m

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. 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

5 out of 5
Easily the most gorgeous and luxurious hotel I have ever stayed in

Posted by , from Needham, MA on Oct 31, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 6, 2018 by Mahmoud Fathy

Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you so much for your wonderful review in regards to your recent stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan! We are so thrilled to know of your enjoyable stay with us at our hotel We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan again in the near future. Warm Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

5 out of 5

Beautiful and peaceful setting

The service and room and locale is top notch! Only complaint is WiFi didn't work .

Posted by , from Arizona on Jul 24, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 29, 2017 by Mahmoud Fathy

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you very much for your interest to stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. We very much appreciated your beautiful comment about our hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry that your experience with the WIFI did not meet your expectations, please accept my sincere apologies &kindly rest assured that will take the proper measurement to improve the services. Thanks again for sharing your experience & looking forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan for another beautiful & peaceful stay. Best Regards Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager

5 out of 5

A truly wonderful hotel

Pros: The staff are wonderful - caring, friendly, warm and helpful.
Cons: I would have liked a softer matress!
What's best about this hotel? The location is of course wonderful - the best in Aswan, the best location in Egypt perhaps - with wonderful views over the islands of the cataract, the feluccas on the river and over to the western desert. Or perhaps the room? We stayed in a Luxury Queen room in the new wing. It was vast: a bedroom, a completely separate lounge area with a large L shaped sofa, a dressing room, a kitchenette with facilities for tea and coffee, a dressing room, a huge bathroom and a large, shady balcony furnished with armchairs and a coffee table. Or perhaps the staff, who went out of their way to be helpful and friendly and provide whatever you need. Or perhaps the unearthly sense of calm and peace that pervades the hotel, the pool, the grounds, everywhere.

Posted by , from Cambridge, UK on Nov 22, 2016

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About the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Location Abtal El Tahir Street, Aswan,

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 474 square feet (44 square meters) and includes conference space. A spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a steam room are also featured at the luxury Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. This Victorian Aswan hotel is smoke free.

  • 138 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 4 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 474 sq ft of conference space
  • 44 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1899
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Aswan (ASW-Aswan Intl.) (17.2 km / 10.7 mi)
  • Train station: Aswan Railway Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers 138 accommodations with minibars and safes. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and bidets. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

1902 RESTAURANT - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

TERRACE - This restaurant overlooks the pool and specializes in international cuisine. Open daily.

SARAYA - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

ORIENTAL KEBABGY - This diner specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Motor boating on site
  • Sailing on site

Spa Services

Sofitel SPA has 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 100.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • One child stays free
  • Car required
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 320
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 160 (from 6 to 11 years old)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 85 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 85 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 100.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aswan Cataract
  • Old Cataract
  • Sofitel Cataract
  • Sofitel Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel Aswan
  • Sofitel Old Cataract
  • Sofitel Old Cataract Aswan
  • Accor Old Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
  • Sofitel Aswan
  • Aswan Sofitel
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan

You should know

  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of the World.

  • UNESCO sustainable tourism pledge
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.