We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Nearby Hotels
$81
$78
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
$109
$88
Movenpick.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Savings alert! 16% below average rates

The price you found is 16% lower than this hotel's average rate of $105/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

$44
$42
Priceline
View Deal
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
$49
$38
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Savings alert! 12% below average rates

The price you found is 12% lower than this hotel's average rate of $43/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

Arti Ka(Aswan)
$50
Booking.com
View Deal
Ekadolli Nubian Guesthouse(Gharb Seheyl)(Great Value!)
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
Reviews (1,472)
Filter reviews
1,472 results
Traveler rating
1,158
189
57
38
30
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
1,158
189
57
38
30
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsagatha christieold cataractnile wingwinston churchillthe oriental restaurantold worldnew wingindoor poolsteam roomoriginal buildingterrace restauranthigh teawinter palacebeautiful hotelthe riverelephantine islandluxury hotel
Filter
Updating list...
844 - 849 of 1,472 reviews
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We have been really impressed by this hotel and its staff. We were upgraded for free to a prestige Nile view suite which was simply wonderful. The pool was beautiful and great atmosphere too. We had dinner at the 1902 restaurant, marvelous interior. The restaurant staff was exceptional. I wish we stayed longer there. Agatha Christie would still like it although the interior looks a bit more modern now. Good value for money. If you travel to Aswan this is the place to be!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Talleah73
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ahmed Z, Front Office Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

We thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments.

We are delighted to hear that you had been “impressed” by our hotel and that you found restaurant staff “exceptional”
All our Ambassadors work hard to assist our guests and make sure that every guest feels special.

We hope to see you in a near future.

Sincerely,

Rushdee Hosany
Front Office Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 3, 2013

My husband, nine year old daughter and I stayed for just one night at The Cataract at the end of our Egyptian adventure! We actually left our cruise boat a day early because we wanted to spend a night here. Having booked a room in the new wing, we were delighted to arrive and be told that we had actually been allocated a suite in the old palace wing, overlooking the Nile - wow! The suite was beautifully presented with gorgeous furnishings and crisp white linen. The bathroom was large with a separate toilet and a fabulous shower. However, the best part was the huge sun deck complete with sun beds, chairs and a table. Watching the sunset over this most beautiful stretch of the Nile was something to remember forever. All of the staff were amazingly friendly and a special mention must go to Ahmed the pool attendant who was so wonderful with our daughter. Being Brits, we asked if we could see the suites where Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill stayed and we were given a fabulous tour by the guest relations manager - nothing was too much trouble.

I do take on board some of the comments of other reviewers - occasionally the service was a little slow and some staff members were almost a little too attentive in their efforts to please, but these things did nothing to spoil our enjoyment of what remains a stunning hotel.

Room Tip: If at all possible, ask for a palace room or suite over looking the Nile.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank SparkyParky
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
OldCataractManagemnt, Front Office Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Dear Madam,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan

We are delighted to learn your family and yourself enjoyed your stay with us and would like to sincerely thank you for your very kind words; it was really rewarding and motivating. Your special compliment about Ahmed working at the pool has been noted and will be forwarded to his attention.

We also took good note of your comments regarding the service and employees which have already been forwarded to the concerned department heads for their action.

We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Rushdee Hosany
Front Office Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We waited three years to stay at The Old Cataract due to the renovations. It was worth every minute of the wait, we stayed in the Old Wing (down the corridor from Agatha Christie's Suite) in the most stunning suite overlooking the Nile. On arrival our welcome couldn't have been better, Amira Gerges made us feel really special and made sure we had everything we needed. All the staff were polite and professional, even down to Mahud the laundry man who took such personal care of us. The restaurants (1902 and Oriental) were quite stunning and the food excellent both in quality and quantity, with the chef's from both restaurants visiting our table to make sure everything was in order. It was a highlight of our fourth visit to Egypt. You will not be disappointed I promise you. GO NOW! EGYPT IS STUNNING WITH LOVELY PEOPLE WHO WILL MAKE YOU WELCOME.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank TenbyTravellers68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
OldCataractManagemnt, Front Office Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan

We are delighted to learn your positive feedback about your stay. We would like to sincerely thank you for your very kind words regarding our services.

Your comments have been shared with our team which will motivate them to continue their efforts in providing our valuable customers with quality products and services.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Sincerely,

Rushdee Hosany
Front Office Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a truly magical place, overlooking the Nile and Elephantine Island. Make sure you get one of the suites in the historical main building - you will be blown away by the character and charm. Everything is beautiful and serene - yet it is a great starting point to explore Aswan or other highlights in Southern Egypt, including Abu Simbel. The Spa and main dining room are stunning as well. I hope to return soon!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Luc M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
OldCataractManagemnt, Front Office Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan

We would like to sincerely thank you for sharing with us your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit. Exceeding guest expectations is our highest priorities and it is always gratifying to receive such praise.

Your positive feedback has been shared with the team this will encourage them in their pursuit for excellence.

We look forward to welcome you back very soon.

Sincerely,

Rushdee Hosany
Front Office Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We decided to splurge and stay at the Old Cataract for a night, and I am very glad we did. Our room was in the new wing, which had lovely views of the hotel, the Nile, and surrounding areas. Wi-fi in the room was excellent. The staff we interacted with were polite and accommodating. Were we to return to Aswan, we would certainly stay at the Old Cataract again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank jetlagged79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
OldCataractManagemnt, Front Office Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear Madam,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan

We are delighted to learn you enjoyed your stay with us and really appreciate you took the time to provide us with your positive comments on the hotel and the service provided.

Rest assured your feedback has been forwarded to the team which will encourage us in our quest for excellence.

We look forward to welcome you on your next visit to Aswan.

Sincerely,

Rushdee Hosany
Front Office Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews