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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract - Aswan

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Aswan Holidays
1 Stars
Bed and Breakfast
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Holidays to the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan

One of Egypt’s most famous hotels, the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan has recently enjoyed a comprehensive refurbishment and modernisation. The Old Cataract consists of two distinct sections; the Palace, whose combination of Moorish and Edwardian styles inspired Agatha Christie to write the novel Death on the Nile, and the contemporary-styled Nile Wing. Located opposite Elephantine Island on a shelf of pink granite, the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract exudes elegance and offers guests an unforgettable experience of Egypt.

Please see our Egypt Legends tailormade itinerary featuring Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for an suggested itinerary and price

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan - River Nile


The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is located in the heart of Aswan, in the city’s hotel district. Located just opposite Elephantine Island, the Old Cataract enjoy’s views over one of the city’s most beautiful vistas.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan - Room


The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan features 138 rooms and suites. The hotel’s heritage is preserved in the 76 rooms located in the Old Palace Wing, which are decorated in traditional style; while the 62 rooms in the Nile Wing are elegantly furnished in lavish contemporary style.

Every room features:

  • LCD Satellite TV
  • Sofitel My Bed - the brand’s famously comfortable bed
  • Marble bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • French amenities
  • Complimentary low-band internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Radio
  • Telephone with voicemail

Premium rooms (36m2) contain two single beds and are located in the modern Nile Wing, overlooking the Nile.

Palace Premium rooms (45m2) are located in the Old Palace Wing and feature a king size bed, high ceilings and views over the hotel’s tropical gardens.

Also located in the Old Palace Wing, Luxury rooms (47m2) feature a terrace, views over the Nile and a sitting area.

Prestige suites are available in both wings and feature a king size bed, terrace, Nile views and butler service. Those located in the Nile Wing (67m2) are lavishly decorated and include an oversized marble bathroom with views over the Nile, while those located in the Old Palace Wing are very spacious (70m2), with a separate living room and with ‘historical’ interior design.

Opera suites offer the same features as Prestige suites but are extra spacious (83m2 in the Nile Wing and 90m2 in the Old Palace Wing), with separate living rooms. Opera suites in the Nile Wing do not have a terrace.

Details of Imperial and Presidential suites are also available on request.

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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Restaurant

Food & beverage

  • 1902: The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract’s iconic restaurant offers gourmet international and Oriental dining (open in the evenings only) in a sophisticated setting.
  • Al Saraya: International brasserie style buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the Nile available.
  • Oriental Kebabgy: Open in the evenings and serving Mediterranean cuisine. Features a terrace with spectacular views over the Nile.
  • Palms Pool Restaurant: Serves a variety of beverages, cocktails, light meals and snacks throughout the day.
  • La Terrace Bar: Home to the famous ‘King Fouad Corner’, this bar offers a range of beverages and magnificent Nile views.
  • Promenade: Located on the pink granite rock causeway above the Nile and with breathtaking views over Elephantine Islands, the Promenade bar offers a variety of beverages and traditional High Tea.
  • The Bar: Located by the Lobby. Features a piano bar and both indoor and outdoor seating areas, with Nile views.
  • Yasmin Vitamin Bar & Lounge: Indoor and outdoor seating. Serves a range of beverages.

The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is sold on a Bed and Breakfast basis, which includes a buffet breakfasta in the main restaurant.

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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan - Pool

Swimming Pools

The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract features two outdoor pools (one heated) and a heated indoor pool.

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Sports facilities

Gym /fitness centre


Live piano music in the evening in The Bar.

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  • Wi-fi Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Currency exchange
  • Art gallery and gift shop
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • 24 hour room service
  • Business facilities - Copy/print service, fax, secretarial service

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The Old Cataract has an outdoor playground for children, and babysitting is available at a charge and subject to availability.

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