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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

We booked a five night package with a Nile view and found ourselves in the new(er) wing. It's an abomination externally but after a multi-million pound refurb it's probably the most luxurious place we've ever stayed. Huge rooms, double balcony and a view of the Nile to die for. Just fabulous. Various restaurants on site, including the 1902, none of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Has lost much of it's charm with the ugly new extension (where our room was). Having said that, we had an excellent view over the Nile and a large balcony. Possibly it has become too Westernised; for breakfast there were plenty of crepes and pancakes on offer, but no falafel. The food in the Oriental restaurant was fairly bland as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When visiting Aswan, a stay at the Old Cataract is truly an icing on the cake. The interior design takes you back in time to Agatha Christie, Howard Carter and many other famous personalities. We had a a suite facing the cataract and it was a great choice as you can easily spend hours just watching feluccas passing by or... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From its spectacular location overlooking the first cataract of the Nile and the ancient ruins on Elephantine Island, to the beautifully renovated original building and the totally luxurious amenities of the rooms in both the original building and the new wing, to the beautiful grounds and most importantly, its impeccable service, the Old Cataract Hotel is one of the finest... More 

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Andorra, Spain
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stepping into the Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel with it's beautifully designed interior is very very special. The Old Cataract Hotel is a league apart from the very comforting and homely Winter Palace in Luxor, gone are the worn sofas, crooked lampshades and original bar, replaced with Italian designed zebra chairs and contemporary chandeliers. The photos and painting hang straight and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Horrendous service on the terrace-long waits , no gin, overcharging for gin. Very expensive and pretentious posh restaurant though the decor is very impressive. All rooms facing the Nile in the main part of the hotel are suites and these are ridiculously expensive so for a river view, at a reasonable price ,you have to stay in the hideous, modern... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First impression - Fantastic. However our reservation was spoilt by not having the rooms that were booked over a year ago (i.e. 2 rooms with single beds on the same floor) we ended up with one room on the 2nd floor and one on the 7th floor! We decided to dine on the terrace. Waited over 30 mins for a... More 

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Brooklin, Canada
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23 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for one night before going on a Nile cruise the next day. It is truly the one regret of our entire trip to Egypt that we did not give ourselves longer to stay here! The hotel itself is such a wonderful place to be, that when I next go to Egypt, we will allot an entire day... More 

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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just by entering the hotel you feel exceptional beauty & luxury. The location is breathtaking, the decor is superb. You forget the outside world, you are immediately transpired to an atmosphere of relaxation & enjoyment, a feeling that can't be described , you have to go there to get it. The room are all suites designed with extreme care to... More 

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OldCataractManagemnt, 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 enjoyed the room, the food and the view. We are waiting for you to come back and live again what you have described. Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A peaceful oasis in the bustle of Aswan. We ate here two nights after escaping our terrible Nile Cruise boat Royal Viking. We dined on the terrace & apart from the wine list we loved the experience. Our advice about the wine would be to chose wisely. We chose an expensive Italian bottle but it came to the table far... More 

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Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Aswan Governorate > Aswan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan 5*
Number of rooms: 131
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