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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

2.3 km from Aswan centre
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Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
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Hersonissos, Greece
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole point of staying at the Old Cataract is to soak up the atmosphere of the days when notables like Agatha Christie stayed here, when British people used to cruise down the Nile, stay at Luxor and Aswan, visit Abu Simbel, and then even continue south for another 1000kms to Khartoum, which you can do once more these days....

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We spent only one night in Cataract in the new building facing the Nile, Peter from the reception was more than great & very helpful, we were confused between getting a room in the modern wing or the classic one & he was very understanding & showed us both rooms to choose from & upgraded our room as well, one...

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RKhairallah, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Mona H, Greetings from Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. I am glad that you had a wonderful time with us and you enjoyed everything! We are also delighted to read that you enjoyed all our facilities that we have offered at the Hotel. We believe that our service is what sets us apart from our competitors and reading...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Why no lamb chops...Local restaurant on the corniche had them....Should members of the staff really be kissing your ear...Is it really your policy that you can't have a shisha on the promenade in front of the terrace unless you buy a drink...And the Saraya restaurant really needs less men in jackets and ties and more of the good staff who...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a great holiday in Egypt, which included stays at the Old Cataract as well as its sister hotel, the Winter Palace in Aswan. The Old Cataract has recently (circa 2011) been refurbished and is beautifully decorated, worthy of its reputation. The location is absolutely stunning and it presents a wonderful view of the Nile, which...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beautiful old Cataract hotel, made famous by author Agatha Christie who wrote part of Death on the Nile sitting on the patio admiring the gentle drifting feluccas...What a beautifully restored and cared for hotel. Location is good, walking distance to shops and markets, Nubian Museum and St Michael's Coptic church is across the road. Great views of Elephantine island...

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Cupar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the new annexe. It took about an hour after our arrival to get access to the room and it took about four people to get us to that point - one took the room voucher, another the passports, another to say it would be 10 minutes and finally another to say it would be about an...

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Guam, Mariana Islands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is so beautiful, old world, sophisticated, elegant. Located along the river Nile. Grand architecture with peaceful environment. A must for any trip to Egypt. They upgraded our room from a deluxe to a suite. They service was top notch and the food served during high tea was delicious. Very classy place!

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, they have new and old cataract. The new one with nile view is amazing, the old one is very oriental. A very nice breakfast, ask for the omelettes and falfel from the waiter. The indoor swimming pool is excellent. They have a 24 hour gym.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame for such a hotel, we asked 3 times for a soap for finally going ourselves to the reception at midnight to obtain it. Also, contrary to the Winter Palace in Luxor part of the same chain, Sofitel, they don't bother to prepare the room for the night. At the restaurant, service is extremely slow and very unfriendly....

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4Thank Elavben
covina, california
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful hotel I've ever stayed in. Service was top notch, excellent food, absolutely wonderful view from large spacious balcony! Large bathroom with two vanities and large soaking tub with large window for the night views while you bathe.

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  • Breakfast included
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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: €118 - €249 (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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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
Accor Old Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Aswan
Aswan Sofitel
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“If you want to stay in the old part then be firm!!”
  • The shower cubicle and dripping toilet are on the left of the bath.
 of 5 bubbles Mitselakis, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a Nile view.”
  • View from rooms balcony.
 of 5 bubbles BabyBear713, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“New wing rooms have excellent views”
 of 5 bubbles Jeffertonian, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Excellent views from the rooms in the Nile building.”
 of 5 bubbles Tarazed2, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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 from balcony over the garden.
  • bathroom with king-size tub
  • view to door onto balcony
 of 5 bubbles randc843, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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