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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan

5-star5 stars
Abtal El Tahir StreetAswanEgypt

Luxury hotel in Aswan with 4 restaurants, 4 bars/lounges
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Awesome vibe
Great room
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan

from $180
  • Luxury Room, Balcony, Garden View (Palace)
  • Suite, Balcony, Garden View (Palace Cataract, Nile or Garden View)
  • Luxury Room, River View (Nile View)
  • Premium Room, Garden View (Palace)
  • Premium Room, View
  • Suite, Terrace, Garden View (Palace Prestige, Nile or Garden View)
  • Suite, Terrace, View (Prestige, Nile View)
  • Suite, Terrace, Garden View (PALACE OPERA, Nile or Garden View)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 131 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • 4 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Tennis on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Motor boating on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1899
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


So SPA has 8 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.


1902 RESTAURANT - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only.

TERRACE - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

SARAYA - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

ORIENTAL KEBABGY - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of the World.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan’s small print

Also known as

  • Aswan Cataract
  • Sofitel Old Cataract Aswan
  • Accor Old Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
  • Sofitel Aswan
  • Aswan Sofitel
  • Old Cataract
  • Sofitel Cataract
  • Sofitel Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel Aswan
  • Sofitel Old Cataract


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 300.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 160.00 (from 6 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan


  • Nubian Museum - 4 min walk
  • Kitchener's Island - 12 min walk
  • Unfinished Obelisk - 18 min walk
  • Aswan Bazaar - 23 min walk
  • Philae Temple - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • High Dam Monument - 10.3 mi / 16.5 km
  • Aswan Dam - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Temple of Kalabsha - 12.4 mi / 19.9 km

Getting around

  • Aswan (ASW-Aswan Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 86 reviews

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan
Amazing hotel! Truly one of the world’s best
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan
Old World elegance with all the modern amenities
Grand hotel perched on the most picturesque portion of the Nile. Outstanding service and accommodations. Serene and relaxing. Easy walk to markets, or boat taxi to island. Will definitely return for another stay.
Shelli, us5 night trip
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan
An amazing place for an unforgettable stay
We had a suite in the old building with a view on the Nile and Elephantine island. This suite is elegant, comfortable, clean, and makes feel like home. Housekeeping and restaurant staff are kind and very helpful. We liked all the restaurants and bars, and especially enjoyed having drinks at the Promenade café to watch sunset. Food is good (nothing exceptional) however they really need to hire a good pastry chef (pastries and breads look fantastic but don't taste anything). Hey, it's Sofitel and from a french company we expect croissants and other pastries like we can have in Paris. There is not a lot of tourists in Egypt right now and the Old Cataract hotel is definitely a wonderful place to take advantage of it and to enjoy the quietness before the crowd is back.
Valerie, us2 night trip
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan
Wonderful romantic charm and OLD WORLD courtesy.
An excellent visit to a charming and beautiful Hotel from a wonderful era. Beautiful panorama of the Nile and V the Cataract with its islands and vegetation. The renovations are well done , reflect the OLD WORLD GRACIOUSNESS. Excellent service , friendly staff and charming setting. Staff make you feel you are somebody and very welcome. Reflects the GOLDEN ERA of early 20th century. Great breakfast menu and setting, food quality well above the norm for 5 star Hotels.
Dr Mohamed Ali, us2 night trip
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan
A Good Stay; A Bad Departure
It was very nice to stay at the Old Cataract. We stayed in the historic building, and the room was very nice. The garden was lovely; the buffet breakfast presented great variety and was very tasty. We were very well pleased with our stay right up to the end, when things unraveled badly. At the Hotel Reception, we asked for help arranging transportation to our cruise ship. We had the name of the ship, the phone number, and a description of the general physical location of the dock. The young lady at the Reception took the name of our ship and told us that the bellman at the front gate would arrange a car for us. When we got to the gate, we found that our bags were already being loaded into the trunk of some unmarked car called from the street. I told the bellman that I knew we had a very short distance to go, since our dock was the very nearest one to the hotel, and he supposedly passed that and other relevant information along to the driver. Twenty minutes later, we were nearly at the other end of Aswan and had been delivered to a dock quite far from the one we needed--and with a driver demanding twice the agreed upon fare. We had to find new transportation, negotiate, and pay to be taken back to the correct dock--very, very near to the Old Cataract, where we had left nearly an hour earlier. In the end, neither the receptionist not the bellman had taken a sincere interest in ensuring that we were delivered to our destination, and I find that absolutely unacceptable.
Aaron, us1 night trip

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