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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a guest at the Old Cataract for 10 wonderful days. Ten days gives one enough time to get to know the hotel, staff, and city. The hotel is a gorgeous 120 year-old palace. (I dreamed of owning it.) The hotel staff is highly efficient and professional and very well managed. Breakfast is served on the terrace in a... More 

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Dear Valued Guest, I would like to thank you most sincerely for sharing your experience of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. Your feedback will be influential in improving your experience on your next stay. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the Legendary experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such... More 

SUFFOLK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is just as you would expect from the previous reviews. Occupancy was low due to the current situation in Egypt and to a certain extent the time of year. I spent just short of a week and on two occasions was the only person in the pool area. In some ways this was great having the place to... More 

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Dear Valued Guest, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan with others guests’ on the TripAdvisor. Your feedback will be influential in improving your experience on your next stay. We are glad to know you fully enjoyed the Legendary experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as... More 

Cairo, Egypt
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is considered the best hotel not only in Egypt but also in the world, you can smell the hospitality, the legend of the place, the royalty all over. Staff are marvelous, always smiling. I loved the palace more than the new building. the spa let you feel the luxury of the luxury: you are... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the historical charm of the great old palace which is a blend of historical building and the modern style all with the French touch. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that... More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What more can I say? My headline says it all. A superb hotel, scrupulously clean and extremely comfortable and superbly maintained. The staff are delightful and wonderfully attentive, with nothing being too much trouble and I was most reluctant to leave. It is a tragedy more people are not staying at this magnificent hotel. My sincere thanks and compliments to... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to thank you most sincerely for sharing your thoughts of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. Your feedback will be influential in improving your experience on your next stay. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the Legendary experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in the travel industry I've stayed in many great hotels around the world and this is up there with the best of them. Amazing suite in the old building overlooking the Nile. Incredibly attentive staff who genuinely enjoyed their guests and faultless service at every turn. Felt very safe - do go it's a crying shame people are not... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to thank you most sincerely for sharing your thoughts of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. Your feedback will be influential in improving your experience on your next stay. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the Legendary experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such... More 

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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105 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the outstanding hotels I've stayed. We were celebrating our anniversary and the hotel offered to upgrade us to suite in the old building. The hotel has a lot of history within its wall. The suite is full of all the necessary facilities and amenities. The hotel staff are very professional, helpful and friendly. Free Wi-Fi all... More 

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I would like to thank you for sharing with us your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you fully enjoyed... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to lack of tourists the newer part of the hotel was closed so we got a free upgrade to a suite in the old part. Wow! Excellent service and breakfasts. We stayed here three nights after cruising up from Luxor. Got to 40degC plus each day so we mainly stayed in the room with its terrific view over to... More 

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to sincerely thank you for sharing with us your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the facilities, the upgrade to... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for afternoon tea as an extra trip whilst on a Nile river cruise, so haven't actually stayed in the hotel, but could see how beautiful it was inside and out. The staff were very welcoming even though we weren't residents, which is a very good sign. Was a bit disappointed in in the quality of the afternoon tea... More 

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Dear Valued Guest, It was our pleasure having the chance to serve you in Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the Legendary experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence. It is indeed a concern that you feel... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic stayed in the old hotel great room fantastic service really helpful people. Great wi fi fantastic pool area awesome view . A jetty to catch Felluca .Great location to other services. Really clean no problems highly recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to sincerely thank you for sharing with us your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the facilities, view and service... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can breathe the history in this beautiful ancient hotel where the kings and famous have been staying in the past. I slept in the Agatha Christie suite when I was there. Everything was perfect. Can recommend it if you want to dream away on the beautiful terraces along the mile.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan and for sharing your feedback with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. I am glad that you enjoyed the historical charm of the great old palace which is a blend of historical building and the modern style all with the French touch. We are also happy... More 

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