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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

5-star5 stars
Abtal El Tahir StreetAswanEgypt

Luxury hotel in Aswan with 4 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Awesome vibe
Great room
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

from £165
  • Luxury Room, Balcony, Garden View (Palace)
  • Suite, Balcony, Garden View (Palace Cataract, Nile or Garden View)
  • Luxury Room, River View (Nile View)
  • Premium Room, Garden View (Palace)
  • Premium Room, View
  • Suite, Terrace, Garden View (Palace Prestige, Nile or Garden View)
  • Suite, Terrace, View (Prestige, Nile View)
  • Suite, Terrace, Garden View (PALACE OPERA, Nile or Garden View)

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 or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (11 years old and younger) 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



  • Free self parking

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
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
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • 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
  • Built in 1899
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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, massages, facials and body wraps. 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.

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

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

Awards and affiliations

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

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan’s small print

Also known as

  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
  • Sofitel Old Cataract Aswan
  • Accor Old Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
  • Sofitel Aswan
  • Aswan Sofitel
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
  • Sofitel Aswan
  • Accor Old Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
  • Aswan Sofitel
  • Sofitel Old Cataract

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 300.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 160.00 (from 6 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an extra charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

What’s around Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan


  • Nubian Museum (4-minute walk)
  • Kitchener's Island (12-minute walk)
  • Unfinished Obelisk (18-minute walk)
  • Aswan Bazaar (23-minute walk)
  • Philae Temple - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • High Dam Monument - 10.3 mi / 16.5 km
  • Aswan Dam - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Temple of Kalabsha - 12.4 mi / 19.9 km

Getting around

  • Aswan (ASW-Aswan Intl.) 19-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 76 reviews

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
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
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Lovely hotel
Beautiful hotel with excellent service. Nothing too much trouble. Friendly, yet professional. Free wifi was a reasonable speed, but not available by the pool. We would definitely stay again.
Peter, gb5 night romance trip
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Aswan best hotel
Such a nice place to stay in Aswan
mun wai marianne, gbFamily trip
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Old World elegance with all the modern amenities
Grand hotel perched on the most picturesque portion of the Nile. Outstanding service and accommodations. Serene and relaxing. Easy walk to markets, or boat taxi to island. Will definitely return for another stay.
Shelli, us5 night trip
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
An amazing place for an unforgettable stay
We had a suite in the old building with a view on the Nile and Elephantine island. This suite is elegant, comfortable, clean, and makes feel like home. Housekeeping and restaurant staff are kind and very helpful. We liked all the restaurants and bars, and especially enjoyed having drinks at the Promenade café to watch sunset. Food is good (nothing exceptional) however they really need to hire a good pastry chef (pastries and breads look fantastic but don't taste anything). Hey, it's Sofitel and from a french company we expect croissants and other pastries like we can have in Paris. There is not a lot of tourists in Egypt right now and the Old Cataract hotel is definitely a wonderful place to take advantage of it and to enjoy the quietness before the crowd is back.
Valerie, us2 night trip

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