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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A second visit and a longer stay which confirmed my original judgement of the excellence of this hotel. Other Sofitels in Egypt share a similar style and approach to hospitality, but the Old Cataract eclipses them. None matches its location and ambience, or the quality of its personalised service. The staff here are warm-hearted and yet professional. The hotel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was passing by Aswan on way to Abu Simbel and stopped for lunch at Old Cataract (friend's recommendation). It was absolutely fantastic! The views of the Nile and desert hills across the river are breathtaking, the food was great (I had fresh salmon with Egyptian lentils, apple tartin washed down with double expresso) and above all else the staff were... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited the hotel to find it almost empty. We had the whole place to ourselves how fantastic. We found the summer temps just perfect my sons 10yrs and 21yrs just loved every aspect of the hotel...especially the pool. The rooms in the Palace can be more expensive but the rooms in the other wing are also totally fabulous, I... 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 Aswan and your feedback. I am glad that you fully enjoyed the hotel which is a blend of historical building and the modern style all with the French touch. And also happy that the staff succeeds to come up to your expectations it will be my... More 

SAN DIEGO
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed with my wife and daughter and had a great visit. A very grand and exquisite hotel that my wife and daughter explored for hours. First rate staff and facilities and can't stay anything was a fault. Food was great - beer cold and staff genuinely smiling. I hope business picks up for them.

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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 other 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 

Cairo, Egypt
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is absolutely magic , as soon as You step your feet in the resort {outside the resort] the yare inviting you to get off your car and accommodate you in a golf cart , to avoid any noise or pollution inside ( -:) ) love that ! Refreshment is available while check in rooms are absolutely something perfect... 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 Aswan and your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the hotel which is a blend of historical building and the modern style all with the French touch. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the legendary experience. It is always a great pleasure to... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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70 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I aways try to avoid big chain hotels, but this one really had it's own charm. A historic building set beautifully by the Nile. Having drinks on "the promenade" at night was stunning. Kind and attentive service throughout the hotel, which includes a nice pool area overlooking the river, a spa and a smaller gym. Loved that the breakfast was... 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 "Legendary" review! and would like to thank you for taking time to share your positive experience with us! I am very pleased to see how much you have enjoyed your holiday with us and happy to see that you have enjoyed your dinner in 1902 restaurant. Thank you again and looking... More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a stunning hotel. I had lunch there in 2004 and it needed a lot of work. Well someone else must have thought the ssme as ghey have really done this up. Paul at the front desk was really helpful snd niyhing was too much trouble. yhe outside pool and Gardens are Gorgeous. You feel very safe in... 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 "beautiful" review on your recent visit and very pleased to see how much you have enjoyed your holiday with us. Looking forward to welcome you back soon, Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I may have written before about this divine Hotel, The Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. We were there as a family on a trip thru Egypt for three weeks in March and April 2015. Our entire trip was simply magical however The Old Cataract Hotel was the most amazing and beautiful Hotel perhaps anywhere. When we arrived we were warmly... 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. Your positive mention to the hotel team members is highly appreciated and will be well delivered. I am very happy to see how much you have enjoyed your stay with us as your dream still here waiting... More 

England
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67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Rafic K, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this nice and special review; it was a pleasure welcoming you back to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. I am happy to see you have enjoyed the beautiful view of the Nile as well as the service. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. Sincerely Rafic KHAIRALLAH General Manager. More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 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 

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