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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Luxor, Egypt
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Old Cataract hotel is a place where history comes to life! The suites in the "palace" (old building) are amazing, the service and the food quality have improved a lot and are of international standard now. The location is fantastic, and when you have lunch or dinner on the terrace overlooking the islands in the Nile, then you will...

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cairo
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is one of the best hotels I have visited in my life. The location is great and very unique, with enchanting view of the Nile, this hotel bring history in your hands.

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Utica, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Over the past fifty years I have stayed many times at the Cataract Hotel. When Sofitel acquired it from the Egyptian Hotels Company they made many changes, mostly for the better, and without destroying its unique charm. The "Nile Wing", the 1960s tower to the south of the Old Cataract (now referred to as the "Palace Wing"), has been totally...

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Batumi, Georgia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in that amazing hotel for 3 nights .First of all the historical view of the building ,the reception is nice ,the people are so polite and helpful we checked in in minutes . We had adelux room in the old palace viewing the Nile and the garden it was above our expectation .along the corridor you see many...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stay here is you're in Aswan! This is an iconic property with a wonderful old world vibe and sensational views over the Cataract. Sofitel management needs to work in the service levels at every touch-point, as the current service levels are not up to anything like a global standard. The Spa was great and service levels here were quite good,...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A legend !! Iconic ! Wonderful setting and luxury accommodation. In addition to a very nice and efficient service. Afternoon tea on the terrace with the view is a lifetime experience...Not to be missed !

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Between stops of our boat trip, we decided to go in this legendary hotel. Finally, we had a lunch on the balcony's restaurant. The view was the best with the sea and the desert, we could see the camels on walks.

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I still can't get over the feeling of being overwhelmed and falling in love with Aswan and your "legendary" hotel! It's no wonder it's called the "legend"!! We spent the best and most unforgettable vacation ever whether in Egypt or abroad! The hotel succeeded in maintaining the spirit of the good old days with the renovations made. We will definitely...

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charlottesville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Words cannot express the magical beauty of this property both inside and out. Whether sipping tea on the spacious veranda overlooking the Nile, or having a gourmet meal in the beautiful 1902 dining room, there is no greater vacation spot. The staff was very attentive and our suite facing the Nile was comfortable and elegant. I am an American citizen...

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the most beautiful hotels allover the world, i had stayed for four nights in January and it was my first visit to Aswan the hotel location is amazing rooms are very luxury , staff very helpful and professional,,, thanks a lot to all Sofitel Cataract team

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Hotel Complex encompassing famous Victorian-style Cataract Hotel & adjacent high-rise New Cataract Hotel (1963). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Aswan Governorate > Aswan
Price Range: €123 - €247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan 5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
Accor Old Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Aswan
Aswan Sofitel
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Aswan
#1 Spa Hotel in Aswan
#1 Romantic Hotel in Aswan
#1 Family Hotel in Aswan
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you want to be sure of a spectacular view, book the 'Nile Wing', but if you want something truly memorable, ask for the "Palace Wing".”
  • view to door onto balcony
  • bathroom with king-size tub
  • view from balcony over the garden.
 of 5 bubbles randc843, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The suit on the 5 floor in the new building is amazing although the delux room in the palace is so nice both are quiet .”
 of 5 bubbles amalfanous, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor Nile facing room or suite is fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles marcahelene, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“High floors room in the new building offers the best view”
 of 5 bubbles DrElimam, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Nile view are picturesque.”
 of 5 bubbles NoraJ978, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
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