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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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#1 of 49 hotels in Aswan
Location
4.9
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4.8
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4.5
Value
4.4
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Hotel Complex encompassing famous Victorian-style Cataract Hotel & adjacent high-rise New Cataract Hotel (1963).
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 1 more
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Mi S wrote a review Apr 17
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This is such a stunning hotel with excellent view of the Nile! And the hotel is not only full of historic sense but also with modern elegance! This is the best hotel that I have ever been to and credit to beautiful guest relations named Marvel! She speaks fluent Chinese as well.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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ali g wrote a review Apr 16
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This has been an annual trip for me and my family for more than 10 years, the location is perfect, the rooms are spacious and very clean with great views, great service and great restaurants, but honestly the staff and the hospitality are the best part of the place
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Date of stay: December 2023
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BarbSuz wrote a review Apr 15
Melbourne, Australia57 contributions37 helpful votes
We stayed four wonderful nights in the Old Cataract Hotel in a king room with a balcony overlooking the Nile. The room was spacious and the bed one of the most comfortable we’ve slept in. The hotel itself has been preserved beautifully and the splendour of the past exists magnificently alongside modern amenities, Breakfast in the 1902 Dining Room each morning was a wonderful experience. All the staff from the people who cleaned our room through to the dining staff were so respectful, polite and professional. We also enjoyed the tour of the hotel including a visit to the suite Agatha Christie stayed in while she wrote ‘Death on the Nile’. Our guide, the marvellous Marvel, was delightful and vivacious. Overall we had a very special time here in Aswan.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Deborah G wrote a review Apr 15
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Wow, wow, wow. What an amazing hotel. Beautifully decorated, amazing views, food and staff. The pool was great and only a ferry ride away from Elephantine Island. Loved the bar and the Agatha Christie cocktail. Food was very tasty with lots of choice.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Try the Agatha Christie cocktail in the bar.
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GautamMajumdar wrote a review Apr 14
Bengaluru, India103 contributions71 helpful votes
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One of the things we wanted to do in Egypt, after seeing the pyramids, was to stay at the Old Cataract, probably the most famous hotel in the region. The hotel is absolutely lovely, with the most stunning views of a bend in the Nile. You could spend the whole day in the Terrace watching life in the river. The rooms are large and remind you of the great hotels of yesteryears, though everything is super plush. We also had dinner in the legendary 1902 restaurant which has superb cuisine. But our favourite was definitely the Terrace. A must stay on a visit to Egypt.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sara P wrote a review Apr 12
Mevagissey, United Kingdom6 contributions
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The hotel itself is undoubtedly stunning and is beautifully kept . The best hotel bed I have ever slept in ….like sleeping on a cloud. We stayed for two nights in Catarat Suite with a Nile view as it was our birthdays. The terrace restaurant was very poor . The service was awful for a five star hotel . You expect to be shown to a table as soon as you walk in ,not have to wait until the waiter (who has seen you ) decides to come and speak !!!! The food was very bland and unappetising and I was very poorly on our first night . They need to upgrade their game …you can’t just rely on 1 or 2 nighters coming to see the place OR perhaps that’s what they want !!!!! Very disappointed ☹️
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for sharing your feedback with us following your recent stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. We are delighted to hear that you found the hotel stunning and appreciated the comfort of our beds. We sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience you encountered at the terrace restaurant. At our hotel, we strive to provide impeccable service from the moment our guests arrive, and it is disheartening to learn that you experienced delays and poor service during your dining experience. Please accept our apologies for the bland and unappetising food served on your first night. Rest assured, your comments have been shared with our team for immediate attention and improvement. We value your feedback as it helps us to enhance our offerings and ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable stay with us. We appreciate your constructive criticism and will take steps to upgrade our service to meet the high standards expected of a five-star hotel. We truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and provide you with the exceptional experience that you deserve. Sincerely, Mariam Abdulrahman Guest Experience Manager
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George A wrote a review Apr 11
Cairo, Egypt1 contribution
Amazing Service & amazing hotel, historical palace with beautiful view on the Nile, you could just hold your breath and relax over 🌞 sunset, one of the best hotels in Egypt if you will visit aswanyou have to visit softil legend old cataract in aswan and just enjoy
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Date of stay: March 2024
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caroline s wrote a review Apr 9
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Let's face it, we wanted to stay here because it's where Agatha Christie stayed and wrote Death on the Nile. There are many lovely period elements such as the terrace with ceiling fans and the old elevator and bar but the main restaurant is very dark and and has no ambience. It's a shame that breakfast can't be taken on the terrace overlooking the wonderful view. The food was disappointing and definitely not 5 star standard. The pool area was lovely and the service was good and of course the Nile as a back drop was magical. A good base from which to visit Abu Simbel before embarking on our cruise.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you appreciated the historical charm of our hotel, reminiscent of Agatha Christie's iconic visit. Your kind words about our pool area, service, and the enchanting backdrop of the Nile are truly appreciated. At Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, we strive to offer a memorable experience, and we regret to learn that the main restaurant did not meet your expectations in terms of ambiance and breakfast service. Please rest assured that your comments will be shared with our culinary team for further improvement. We are committed to providing a high standard of service and quality dining experiences, in line with our 5-star status. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we continuously work towards enhancing our offerings. We hope that despite these shortcomings, you had a pleasant stay and that you were able to enjoy the many attractions Aswan has to offer. Sincerely, Mariam Abdulrahman Guest Experience Manager
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Audra C wrote a review Apr 8
Barcelona, Spain5 contributions
I’m not a spa person, and I rarely get a massage, but due to all the temple crawling for the last two weeks, I decided I’d break down and get one. The woman Masseuse her name is Lisa. She was I think. Magic medicine lady. I had the best massage so much show that I went back the very next day I’m floating around I feel so much better. Again I don’t like spas or really massages but it was great. I highly recommend it 100% worth of money.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Stay in the newer tower. The view r insane
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Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your massage sessions at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It's wonderful to know that Lida provided you with a top-notch massage experience that made you feel so much better after all the temple visits. Your kind recommendation means a lot to us, and we are thrilled that you found the experience worth every penny. We would be more than happy to welcome you back for another Magnifique experience. Sincerely, Mariam Abdulrahman Guest Experience Manager
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Simin T wrote a review Apr 6
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非常完美 服务人员记忆力都非常好 记得我在哪个房间住过 尽管我换了一次房间 很喜欢 还会再来。 It was a fabulous stay we were chosen as the guest of the day and it’s my first time ever being so special and spoiled! We had a lovely afternoon tea invitation and we felt so lucky. Marvel who speaks perfectly mandarin made our stay so easy and charming.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and felt special as the guest of the day. It's fantastic to know that our team, especially Marvel, provided exceptional service in making your stay easy and charming. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience. Sincerely, Mariam Abdulrahman Guest Experience Manager
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$398 - $591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
EgyptNile River ValleyAswan GovernorateAswan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Nearby attractions include Animalia (0.5 miles), Temple of Philae (0.4 miles), and Nubian Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
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Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Conveniently located restaurants include King Jamaica Restaurant & Cafe, Bob Marley Guest House & Restaurant & Cafe, and The Terrace.
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Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
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Yes, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple of Philae (0.4 miles), Nubian Village (2.1 miles), and Unfinished Obelisk (0.6 miles).