Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Discover the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, which originally debuted as the Old Cataract Hotel back toward the end of the 19th century.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan was constructed during the historic reign of the United Kingdom’s famed Queen Victoria, who sat on the British throne from 1837 to 1901.

When the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan first emerged toward the end of the 19th century, it was meant to be a luxurious vacation retreat for wealthy travelers interested in exploring the Nile Delta. It originally debuted as an elegant Victorian structure known as the Old Cataract Hotel, which offered state-of-the-art amenities and luxurious accommodations. Guests were awe-struck by its captivating views of Elephantine Island, where the ancient Egyptians worshiped the Cult of Khnum. Prominent figures from across the world continued to flock to the destination over the next century. Its alluring atmosphere even inspired Agatha Christies’ famous publication, Death on the Nile. And it is in this very place that Jean Claude Ellena created the very delicate fragrance “Jardin sur le Nil” just few years ago.

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