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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
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Cumbria, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Old Cataract hotel has wonderful ambience, fabulous rooms to sit in, a wonderful terrace overlooking the River Nile and the islands in the middle of the river. Cocktails are expensive but when you're in Aswan, on the same terrace that Agatha Christie took drinks on, who cares !! Wonderful ambience, a10 minute walk from the cruise ships in Aswan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in the hotel for two nights. The place is simply gorgeous, the view of the Nile is amazing and the grounds and old building are beautiful. The check in was very easy and they were very helpful with everything. The service however is a little lacking on the terrace restaurant and the food is not very good for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique hotel, good location on Nile, oozing charm and elegance. Felt like stepping back in time. Good service, adequate pool and friendly staff. Took boat trips out birdwatching on Nile, very interesting.

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OldCataractManagemnt, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this nice review; We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay and the service; I will pass your message and compliments to our staff members. Looking forward to welcome you back soon, Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights. Our booking was for a twin room with Nile view. A request for a double bed ended up with an upgrade to a suite in the new wing with Nile view. It was great! The view from the balcony would be hard to improve on. Breakfast was served in the dome restaurant and was better than... More 

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OldCataractManagemnt, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and your wonderful feedback. I am happy that you enjoyed the upgrade. And very glad that you liked the view, the breakfast and the service; I will pass your message toour team members. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the close future.... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this hotel because the room was beautiful and the view of Elephantine Island from our room was spectacular. The only reason I have given it a score of 4 and not 5 is because of the customer service is not that great. For example, in the terrace restaurant. They took far too long to serve us or even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this hotel, the situation, the renovation and the service were all great. The views of the first cataract are something I will never forget. We booked a regular room (in the historic wing) and they are large and well appointed but they face away from the Nile. You will want the river view. and while you can get... More 

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45 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to love this hotel. The location is fantastic, being beside the Nile and with beautiful views over the river to the islands and to the far bank. And the hotel itself has been beautifully refurbished; our room was modern, spacious and very comfortable. But the service was uniformly appalling. A few examples: The greeting on arrival was... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On an impulse to capture the essence of Agatha Christie, we took a taxi from our cruise boat. You arrive at the guarded from entrance then walk through beautiful gardens to get to the main entrance. My only "red carpet walk" but I could already feel how utterly grand the Old Cataract Hotel must have seemed back in the day.... More 

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OldCataractManagemnt, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this nice review and for coming to visit our hotel. I am happy to see that you enjoyed having coffee at the terrace but next time we want to welcome you at our hotel to stay couple of days. Thank you for your nice review and waiting for you to come back soon. Sincerely Rafic... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Old Cataract (New Nile Wing) for two nights at the end of a five-day cruise down the Nile from Luxor. It made for a magical end to a great vacation. Everything about the hotel was great -- from breakfast on the terrace of the Old Cataract itself to swimming in the hotel's immaculate... More 

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OldCataractManagemnt, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you very much for your stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and your wonderful feedback. we are so proud of our hotel because as you mentioned that alot of famous people have stayed here. I am happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay and the hotel facilities as well. Looking forward to welcome you... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

View from Terrace is best view of river Nile. Afternoon tea was very pleasant and the gardens lovely to sit in. Surprised they don't make more of the Agatha Christie connection. Worth a visit if not staying there

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OldCataractManagemnt, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for this review and for coming to visit our hotel. I am happy to see that you enjoyed afternoon tea. Looking forward to welcome you back soon, Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager More 

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