Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Situated on the banks of the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is an oasis reminiscent of a legendary dream. Blending historic significance with a stunning setting across Elephantine Island and unrivaled, luxury accommodations, the hotel is a destination unto itself. Dating back to 1899, the venerable Old Cataract’s very name was inspired by the marriage of the river and the granite wall that forms the first cataract of the Nile. Boasting 220 luxurious accommodations, including 82 stunning suites, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers the ultimate Egyptian retreat, affording magnificent hospitality, and luxurious facilities, including an indulgent spa, fine-dining establishments, and world-class meeting venues.
Image of Hotel Exterior Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, 1899, Member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, in Aswan, Egypt, Overview

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Rising grandly from a pink granite hills at the edge of the Nubian Desert, this luxurious property blends Pharaonic treasures with French art de recevoir. Marvel at the sophisticated interiors of this historic Palace - a world of Moorish arches, ruby red chandeliers, plush Persian carpets, soft armchairs and hand-carved furnishings.


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Explore Aswan's Nubian Museum, Monastery of Saint Simeon, and Elephantine Island moments away.


Discover the beautiful rose granite façade of the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.


Explore nearby Philae temple or take a day trip to Abu Simbel, two stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Experience a trip across the Nile on a felucca, a sailboat that has been used since the time of the Pharaohs.


Taste refined French cuisine in an iconic setting at 1902, the signature restaurant of the Old Cataract.

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