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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to many nice hotels, many beautiful hotels, and many wonderful hotels, but none compare to the Old Cataract. I have stayed in the Winter Palace (a sister hotel located in Luxor) many times, and so I expected a certain level of quality. Somehow the Old Cataract surpasses all of these expectations and makes the sumptuous Winter Palace... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our one night stay at the Old Cataract Hotel. The staff are extremely professional and service minded. We were upgraded to a Nile view room, which was so perfect. The room was huge, comfy bed, lounge area, enormous bathroom and separate toilet and a stunning balcony terrace to sit on and watch the sun set over the... More 

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

Dear Mr. Martynukas, it was our great pleasure having the chance to host you with us at the jewel of the Nile Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. I would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your legendary experience and letting us know about your recent visit. To receive such praise from our Guest is... More 

Baltimore, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my very small archaeological expedition there to thank them for their amazing work through a hotter summer month of June in Ramadan than there has been in memory. We had three rooms in the beautiful and modern Nile wing, each with a balcony overlooking the Nile, and one suite in the original Palace. The students stayed for three... More 

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

Dear M. Betsy, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts of your recent legendary experience with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. We are glad to hear you and the team have fully enjoyed the experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Hotel for Honeymooners .. really we had a great experience .. friendly treatment and palace experience is amazing with great Nile View.. room sevice and house keeping are professional .. guest relation understand what they are doing and how to make their guests satisfied

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

Dear Mr. Mostafa, Firstly, i would like to congratulate you on your Honeymoon wishing you a Magnifique coming long life together, thank you for taking the time to share with us the details of your recent legendary experience. We are glad to read in your wonderful feedback that you fully enjoyed the historical charm of the great old palace and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hotels in Egypt and Aswan. The service, the view, the help and everything was beyond amazing. If you want to live a high quality and great experience, this is the place! Very professional and welcoming. You can feel the warmth, beauty and serenity.. Perfection! Highly highly recommend it.

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

Dear Ms. Nadia, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Cataract in Aswan was easily the best hotel we stayed in while in Egypt. It embodied luxury and class with an attentive staff that was unparalleled. The rooms were superb with the most charming terrace overlooking Elephantine Island and the Nile. The beds were soft and linens inviting.

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

Dear Ms. Laura, It was our great pleasure having the chance to host you with us at the jewel of the Nile Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. I would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your legendary experience and letting us know about your recent visit. To receive such praise from our Guest is... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is an old colonial hotel dating from 1899, finished in amazing white marble and towering reception columns and arches that resemble the mosque of Cordoba. The rooms are immaculately luxurious and deeply comfortable beds with finest cotton sheets carry you away into the night. As a whole the hotel has a tremendous opulence and we felt spoilt just... More 

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Dear djsj2295552glawfg, Firstly, i would like to thank you most sincerely for your recent visit to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and for taking the time to share with us the details of your recent experience. We are glad to read in your wonderful feedback that you fully enjoyed the historical charm of the great old palace where lots of presidents... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Egypt is experiencing an incredible economic crisis right now, and it shows. Here on my third visit, it seems people in the tourist industry have simply given up, with apathy and laziness being the norm. So we took our uncleaned, overstaffed train down to Aswan, where the conductors sat around in empty trains smoking and not even bothering to refridgerate... More 

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

Dear M. Murbatana, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts of your recent legendary experience with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

My wife and I spent one night here on our honeymoon before boarding a cruise to Luxor. We opted to stay at the Sofitel for its luxuries and storied history and it was one of the best hotels from our entire trip. We arrived about 01:00 to the hotel and we were greeted with a juice and a fantastic upgrade... More 

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

Dear Mr. cs51516, Firstly, i would like to congratulate you on your wedding wishing you a Magnifique coming long life together, thank you for taking the time to share with us the details of your recent legendary experience. We are glad to read in your wonderful feedback that you fully enjoyed the historical charm of the great old palace and... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I have been fortunate to travel extensively which means I have been exposed to some of the best and unfortunately some of the worst that the hotel industry has to offer. This stay was one of the best! The Old Cataract Hotel has so much going for it - history, location, a recent attention-to-detail renovation (a few years ago), very... More 

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Dear M. Rowan, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts of your recent legendary experience with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Complex encompassing famous Victorian-style Cataract Hotel & adjacent high-rise New Cataract Hotel (1963). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Aswan Governorate > Aswan
Price Range: $133 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan 5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
Accor Old Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Aswan
Aswan Sofitel
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#1 Spa Hotel in Aswan
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