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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely a MUST if you want to experience Egypt at its finest. Aswan is an enchanting city but staying at the Old Cataract Hotel is magical. My family stayed 2 nights in three rooms (upgraded to Opera Suite, Luxury Suite and a deluxe room)in the new wing overlooking the Nile. You have the option of staying there or in the... More

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London
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258 reviews 258 reviews
137 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel- in every way- absolutely loved it: the decor, the food, the views, the staff.... We stayed here for 3 nights and took 2 rooms- one for my mother in the (main) Palace wing and one for me and my husband in the Nile wing (previously known as the New Cataract). Both rooms were outstanding. Ours... 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, I am glad that everything satisfied you and as you said the hotel is empty but we hope the situation gets better and that encourage more tourists to come to Egypt .we are waiting for you to come back and live again what you have described. Sincerely Jules-Henri EDOUARD General Manager. More

Vancouver, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though we did not stay as guests of the hotel, we did stop by for a relaxing coffee and lunch break on the terrace. The setting is beautiful and peaceful and the service exceptional.we highly encourage you to visit!

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

Dear Guest, This is our pleasure to welcome guest coming from other hotels .When they visit us they stay for coffee or lunch/dinner ,the place is so relaxing .Most of the time they regret not having booked in our hotel and we always make them feel special like everyone passing by Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Do not hesitate to stay... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Old Cataract at the end of March for 2 nights after a fabulous river cruise on board the SS Sudan (highly recommended!). Without a doubt this is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in. It is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. The staff are lovely and very attentive; the breakfasts (everything home-made) to die... More

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for this nice review and we are proud to have contributed for you to have a amazing experience here in upper Egypt .As you said Nubian are quiet people and there are so many historical and cultural places to visit .We hope to see you back . Sincerely Jules-Henri EDOUARD . General Manager More

Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hotel, great view, service, welcome ! Don't miss the Old Cataract Hotel if you go in Aswan... and you should GO because the country is extraordinary. We travel a lot, and believe me, the hotel is one of our best place we discovered

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

Dear Guest, We feel like you that we working in the best hotel, therefore it is always good to see guest having the same feeling .Being a frequent traveller around the world your opinion certainly counts. We thank you and hope to have more tourist visiting Upper Egypt to check on your comments. Sincerely. Jules-Henri EDOUARD General Manager . More

Argentre-du-Plessis, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have the dream now to be there for my last days before I die... The first step to the paradies. The place from the hotel is already incredible : view on the Elephantine Island, the Nil, the old famous Hotel himself. The people in every corner are so nice and so careful. An unforgettable place, where I'll go again... More

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

Dear Guest, We hope to have you back a lot of time in the future staying to the palace again and again .Thank you for your review we are proud to know that we made you have a fantastic time in our legendary place. See you soon. Sincerely yours. Jules-Henri EDOUARD General Manager More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stay 4 nights in a palace cataract suite1218 and it was the best holiday for us we enjoy a lot the perfect Nile view from our room the service excellent in room dining amazing HK great the food is delicious all about Chef Waleed he make sure every day to see us and asking if we need any things... More

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

Dear Guests, We are pleased to know that it was your best holidays. The cataract suite in the palace building is one of the most enjoyable room of the hotel the palace facing the Nile, elegant and refined atmosphere .I noticed your disappointment on check out ,it was not up to our standard because our colleague concierge missed totally this... More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This famous old landmark, visited by Churchill and Agatha Christie and now stylishly refurbished, fully deserves its 5 star status, not something you can say about many 5 star hotels in Egypt. Memorably sited above small islands in the river Nile, the hotel induces calm and relaxation as you sit having breakfast on the terrace - the sun always shines... More

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

Dear Guests, You stay with us a few days and experienced the legendary service of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract .All guest is unique and the service is personalized * cousu main * for you .Our Managers cocktail party is to exchange with you and to know you better, our guest relation team is present interacting with you all time to... More

Noosa, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone knows that Egypt is having a dreadful time at the moment, and that the political troubles have decimated the tourist market, but that really means everyone needs to be operating at the top of their game to get the word out that it is safe to come and visit this marvellous country. Unfortunately that is not the case here.... More

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry to read that you had a bad experience in our hotel .I regret that I did not have the opportunity to discuss with you the reasons of your bad review. As Sofitel Legend (only 4 in the company) we must maintain a very high standard of excellent service we are regularly checked by the company... More

Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay at a lot of hotels normally for weekend/short breaks, but our stay at the Cataract Aswan has been truly memorable. While it is a truly wonderful property that Sofitel has done an amazing job renovating, it is really the personal care and attention by the staff that made our stay so unforgettable. The wonderful hospitality by GM Mr.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, and thank you for choosing our hotel for your weekend. We are glad that our team succeed to make your stay memorable and romantic, myself and all the staff will be happy hosting you again. Sincerely Jules-Henri Edouard More

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Also Known As:
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
Accor Old Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Aswan
Aswan Sofitel
Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Aswan Governorate > Aswan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Aswan
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aswan
#1 Family Hotel in Aswan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Complex encompassing famous Victorian-style Cataract Hotel & adjacent high-rise New Cataract Hotel (1963). ... more   less 
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