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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

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Palace Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$122* Per night/room Sep 1 - Sep 2

Prestige Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Nile View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Palace Opera Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Palace Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Sitting Area, Balcony, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Palace Cataract Suite, 1 King Bed, Sitting Area, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

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 guestrooms feature free WiFi, LCD TVs with satellite channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. 24-hour room service, minibars, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

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
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
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

This property is closed from March 19 2020 to August 31 2020 (dates subject to change).

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
  • 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. This Aswan hotel provides 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
  • 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.

  • Sailing on site
  • Motor boating 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 wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • 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.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

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 EGP 100 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

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.

  • One child stays free
  • Car required
  • Staffed front desk
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: EGP 60 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Early check-in fee: EGP 85 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: EGP 85 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EGP 100 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
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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.
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*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.