Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan 5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.9/5 509 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Therapies of ancient wisdom at SoSpa

  • Historical fine dining at 1902

  • Follow the footsteps of famed guests

  • Unique exterior and interior design

  • 19th-century Victorian palace on the River Nile

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Hotel location

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Abtal El Tahrir Street
81511 ASWAN

  • Upper Egypt Bus Co: 

  • By plane

    ASWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT At 18km / 11.18 miles

  • By train

    ASWAN CENTRAL At 2km / 0 miles

GPS:24.082139, 32.887508

Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms

Your meetings and events

This Aswan business hotel with its legendary guest list of royals and dignitaries is the ideal luxury venue for small summits and corporate meetings. Lead an important lecture or host a board meeting for up to 55 persons in this central Aswan hotel. Greet colleagues beneath the golden chandeliers of Cleopatra or Nefertiti. Host a lunch meeting in Nubia Philae or Obelisk. At Fouad's Corner, enjoy an intimate dinner where King Fouad hosted royalty - on the rose granite terrace overlooking the Nile.

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Our accommodation(s)

The hotel offers 2 different luxury experiences in which heritage is preserved in the Palace,76 rooms and suites while contemporary elegance is lavishly designed in the Nile, 62 rooms and suites.

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ALL Rating  4.9/5  509 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.5/5  2,608 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2022

Best hotel we’ve ever stayed at!

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Ashlei P. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

This hotel was simply amazing! The value that you get for the price you paid was amazing. We have stayed at Ritz Carlton’s and other 5 star hotels that lacked the charm, incredible service, and hospitality that this hotel had. Everyone was extremely nice and hospitable. We felt welcomed and the staff treated us like family. The food at the hotel restaurant was some of the best that we’ve ever had as well. This was the perfect place for us to celebrate our 5th year wedding anniversary! We look forward to coming back again!

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour We highly appreciate great feedback of your recent holiday experience at our Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan; guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and to spend such an important occasion with us. We very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best Regards, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

Beautiful hotel, fantastic location and superb service

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Saswata S. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

It was like living in a picture postcard for a little while. This is the best hotel in Aswan (and for very good reason too)! We will definitely go back again given a chance (and stay for longer period of time!)

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

Luxury and history

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Inga Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

My husband and I had a Wonderfull time at the Old Cataract. It had always been a dream of mine to once stay there. We love the building and it's history and the professional and warm and friendly staff. All good, no complains just some remarks. -It's such a pity that there is a newer part of the hotel. It is totally not in line with the 'Old Cataract' and it lacks grandeur and style. Some of the palm trees became so tall that they block the beautiful view on the Nile and Elephantine Island if you are sitting on the terras. Unfortunately the swimming pool was closed and there was some construction work going on. We understand that the Covid pandemic must have hit hard on the business and we wish everybody all the best and hope to be back once day. Inshallah. Inge T. & Arent van Sminia

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Thank you for taking the time to provide our team with feedback in regards to your recent stay with us at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. Please be assured that I have shared your remarks with the concerned departments to ensure that we follow this up and find out what to improve. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable feedback. Thank you again for sharing your experience & looking forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Legend Old cataract Aswan ensuring you a magnifique stay. Best Regards, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

wonderful team

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Vicente S. Friends - Confirmed reviews ALL

From the guest relations team to the porters the hotel made our experience a truly memorable stay.

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan again soon for another memorable stay with us! Sincerely, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

An oasis

Customer review rating 4.0/5

L C. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Friendly and professional customer service, comfortable rooms, delicious food. Shame about the works to the swimming pool area

Dear Valued Guest, Bonjour Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. It is very unfortunate that our outdoor swimming pool is closed for civil work that must be done to maintain the highest safety and quality measures expected from the hotel. The hotel still provides an indoor swimming pool inside the hotel SPA. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel legend Old Cataract Aswan again soon for another memorable stay with us! Best Regards, Mariam Abdulrahman Assistant Guest Experience Manager

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