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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

5-star5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Abtal El Tahir Street, Aswan, Egypt

Luxury hotel in Aswan with 4 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great room
Awesome vibe
Great location
Good internet service

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

from £285
  • Luxury Room, Balcony, Garden View (Palace)
  • Suite, Garden View (Palace Cataract, Sitting area)
  • Luxury Room, River View (Nile View)
  • Premium Room, Garden View (Palace)
  • Premium Room, View
  • Suite, Terrace, View (Prestige, Nile View)
  • Suite, View (Nile View)
  • Suite, Terrace, Garden View (Palace Opera)

What’s around Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan


  • Nubian Museum (3-minute walk)
  • Kitchener's Island (12-minute walk)
  • Elephantine Island (14-minute walk)
  • Unfinished Obelisk (21-minute walk)
  • Aswan Bazaar (22-minute walk)
  • Feryal Garden (28-minute walk)
  • Philae Temple - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Philae - 7.5 mi / 12 km

Getting around

  • Aswan (ASW-Aswan Intl.) 42-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 131 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • 4 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Tennis on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Motor boating on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1899
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


So SPA has 8 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.


1902 RESTAURANT – This restaurant specialises in French cuisine and only serves dinner.

TERRACE – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

SARAYA – This restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

ORIENTAL KEBABGY – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of the World.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan’s small print

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Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an extra charge

Cots/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 185 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Having stayed many times before the refit, it was interesting to see the difference. The expansion and upgrade of the rooms in the Nile Wing is incomparable to the rooms before. The original hotel has been remodelled but the charm remains. The new grounds and entrance gate completes the scene. I will definately visit again.
Andy, gb6 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The Old Cataract, New imaginings.
It was an amazing stay in the Nile Wing. The room was enormous, the balcony comfortable with a great view over the Nile. The Oriental Restaurant seemed to open just for us... service was smooth and unobtrusive. There is a 12% service charge plus sales tax to take into account for everything at the hotel. But the shower...the shower was powerful enough to take my breath away. The only fly was that our room service order was not satisfied first time, I suspect a communications breakdown between the order taker and myself. Fair play to the room service waiter to recover the issue.
James, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unforgettable !
One of the best hotels in the world ! The view over the Nile if magnificent.
Morag, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous hotel in Aswan
My friend and I decided on a break in January and booked 11 nights in the Old Cataract.We stayed a few times in this hotel but this is the first time since the renovation. We were pleased to find so many of the old staff still remaining. The staff are all amazing ,from the management to the houskeeping, all stars.We were blown away by thiere kindness and professionalism.The Rooms are elegant,luxorious,and spotlessly clean with the most comfortable beds. The gardens are beautifully manicured ,with beutiful views, The pool is heated and large. The restaurants all serve great food with a varied menue. Its a magical place and we are looking forward to our next stay
kent, gb11 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous hotel
This is one of the finest hotels in the world. The old building is dripping with history and the Nile Wing has one of the best views on the planet. The service is old-world and the grounds are magnificent. Breakfast is under the palm trees, high tea is served on the famous veranda. The 1902 Restaurant is spectacular. Do not stay anywhere else in Aswan! The Old Cataract is a destination unto itself. The ghosts of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie roam the halls...
Matthew, us2 night business trip

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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