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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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England
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67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel many years ago, it is awesome. The beautiful carved wooden panels in the hotel and the decor is beautiful. We opened the shutters to our room and our balcony and the view was incredible....the Nile and the felucca,s sailing by was our scenery. There was a path winding down to the Nile which had lovely... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So there is actually a reason why it is called a legend: because the stay at the Old Cataract is out of this world. So location, location, location!! Set on the verge of the majestic Nile river, the hotel with its specific architecture inspires everything that it must have been in the past. Immediately transported by the physical atmosphere and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this great review and for the description you gave of our hotel and the service you have received, I am happy to see that you liked Nubian culture which is very special in Aswan. Thank you again and looking forward to welcome you back soon, Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager More 

Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not stay here on my trip, but had coffee here with the girlfriend. The lattes were great and the server was exceptional. The best part were the outdoor seats that overlooked the Nile river. The decor on the main level of the hotel also had an old school library room that had a very nice feel to it. If... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this nice review and for having your coffee in our hotel. We wish hosting you to let you enjoy the wonderful and special view overlooking the Nile out of our legendary property. Thank you again and waiting for you to come back. Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager More 

Houston, Alaska
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent visit. We enjoyed the hotel so much, we extended our visit for 2 more days - for a total of 5. The staff were so friendly. The hotel was charming, service was excellent. When we had an issue with the room, we were immediately upgraded to a new room. I would love to return and stay... More 

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

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your "excellent" review on your visit and very pleased to see that you have extended your stay. Your positive mention to the hotel team members is highly appreciated and will be well delivered. Awaiting your return to your second home! Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager More 

Reno
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is the place to stay when in Aswan. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. The bathroom was luxurious with extras (heated towel racks, etc). Spectacular view of the Nile from our covered balcony patio. Breakfast and dinner on the main terrace was amazing; fantastic service, beautiful view, great food. We truly felt cared for... More 

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

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

Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Old Cataract for a week, and were lucky enough to be upgraded to a gorgeous suite in the palace wing, which had a huge terrace overlooking the Nile. The whole hotel is warm, traditional yet modern, with tastefully decorated rooms and great facilities, fabulous food and service. However what really 'makes' the hotel is the staff... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to see your "fantastic" review and very much pleased that you have enjoyed our offered services and facilities. Actually I feel proud of my staff so that your positive mention to the hotel team members is highly appreciated and will be well delivered. Thank you so much for your words and special title; such... More 

birmingham
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd seen this hotel in 2008 and 2009 on the two Nile cruises we had done from Luxor to Aswan but it was closed and due for refurbishment. So during our trip to the Winter Palace in Luxor recently we decided to give it a visit. Luxor to Aswan by taxi is about just over 3 hours. Arriving at 11am... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice review, I am very pleased to see how much you have enjoyed with us and pleased to see that you enjoyed your meal under the King Farouk tent moreover your positive mention about Gaber is highly appreciated and will be well delivered. We look forward to welcoming you again at your second home... More 

Guildford
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To stay at the Old Cataract was why we booked to go to Aswan - of course we also went to Abu Simbel, Philae, Kalabshe and visited the Aswan High Dam. But the Old Cataract was my primary reason to visit - and it didn't disappoint. Steeped in history and tradition, it is beautifully renovated and it was a privilege... More 

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

Dear Guest, Let me first thank you for your Loyalty to our hotel as we honored to come to Aswan especially to stay with us. I am very happy to see how much you have enjoyed your stay in our legendary hotel. Thank you again and looking forward to welcome you back soon, Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager More 

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing could describe this outstanding and beautiful hotel. Service was impeccable. My daughter arrived from Cairo with an ill tummy, and the hotel treated her as if she was their child. A mother could not appreciate that type of service enough. Our room had a Nile view and was beyond gorgeous. The hotel itself is worthy of a tour based... More 

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

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your "Outstanding" review on your recent visit and very pleased to see how much you have enjoyed your holiday with us. I am very happy to see that your daughter recovered and proud to know how much our staff looked after her It is always our intention in sloc to make... More 

London, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 2 nights at The Old Cataract Hotel and it lived up to and exceeded my expectations. For me it has everything, history, stunning architecture, a priceless view of the nile and it's most valuable quality..the service. The Old Cataract staff is full of professional, personable people who really made us feel welcome. We are middle class people... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments and I am very pleased to see how much you have enjoyed your holiday with us It is always our pleasure to make every Guest feels welcomed, valued and cared for. Your positive mention to the hotel team members is highly appreciated and will be well... More 

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