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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan 81511 Egypt
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#2 of 39 hotels in Aswan
Hotel Complex encompassing famous Victorian-style Cataract Hotel & adjacent high-rise New Cataract Hotel (1963).
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
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Sahar H wrote a review Jan 15
Cairo, Egypt23 contributions4 helpful votes
An extraordinary place.. truly magical. More than wonderful views, rooms and services. Everyone is treating you like royalty and doing their best to please you. Cant wait to come back again to this exquisite place 💕💕💕
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Date of stay: January 2021
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magdy S wrote a review Jan 15
Alexandria, Egypt6 contributions
Beautiful hotel with a historical building - try to get a room with a Nile view it awesome view Positive attitude of the staff, thanks Relaxing, beautiful views of the Nile The whole experience is overall excellent
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
vladkhim wrote a review Jan 13
Moscow18 contributions37 helpful votes
We decided to spend 10 days in Old Cataract in Jan 2021 and enjoyed every single minute. First time I stayed in this hotel was in 1995 and I must say the hotel has managed to sustain very high level of service since then. Chose Nile view rooms and you would not need to switch Travel chanel on TV because your window view will be 10 times better). We stayed in both Palace wing and in contemporary building and it is hard to say which one is better. Room in Palace had that historic smell of the place while room in the new buidling on upper floor had amazing terrace. Both with amazing views. Staff was very friendly, also many thanks to our concierge Sarwath who helped us to get railway tickets to/back from Luxor. Food is good - try lamb and seabass. Intnl wine was rediculously overpriced, so we decided to try local ones. You can get fellucas down the stairs to have a nice Nile trip and we used it couple of times renting the boat for few hours. The hotel is perfect to plan your one day trip to Abu Simbel and is close to Philae island. Nice heated open air swimming pool. Old Cataract is in my top 10 favourite hotels.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Nour wrote a review Jan 11
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The hotel is very relaxing,room is very comfortable and clean,staff are always friendly ,smiling and helpful.Breakfast was good but need more variety. This time I came in a business trip but next time I will come with my family.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Mahmoud Fathy, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Valued Guest Bonjour Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience.  We are also very pleased to read your complete satisfaction with the comfort of the room we accommodated you in and are grateful for your highlight on the beauty of our accommodations aimed at guaranteeing a memorable stay in our hotel. In regards to your comment about the variety at breakfast ,kindly be informed that i have forwarded your comment to our executive chef . Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit with your family. Warm regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
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Francis B wrote a review Jan 10
New Orleans, Louisiana4 contributions
In our travels on 7 continents, only a few hotels have stood out as truly unique. The Old Cataract Hotel is such a place. The hotel's architecture fits perfectly with the location. The view of the Nile from the hotel is truly breathtaking. Although the hotel is over 120 years old, the hotel has been beautifully renovated and restored. We stayed in lovely hotels in Cairo and Luxor, but neither of them were comparable to the Old Cataract.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Mahmoud Fathy, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Valued Guest Bonjour First and foremost we would like to thank you for choosing our Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel hotel for your visit to Aswan and for recommending us to the travel community of Tripadvisor, this is undoubtedly the best reward for us all. We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our hotel . We are also glad to read that you really enjoyed our unbeatable location to visit the wonders of a vacation in Egypt . Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, Mahmoud Fathy Guest Experience Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
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.
Which room amenities are available at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
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 1902 Restaurant, The Terrace, and El Dokka.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offer any business services?
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, 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).