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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is an opulent 19th century palace transformed into a luxury hotel. It occupies a prime location on the River Nile, and has a selection of restaurants and swimming pools which make it a haven for both families and couples.

Aswan, Egypt
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
  • A luxurious 19th century palace with ancient Egyptian and modern French influences throughout the hotel
  • Fantastic location on the River Nile, close to Elephantine Island and Aswan’s attractions
  • Outdoor and indoor swimming pools, and an indulgent spa for the ultimate revitalisation
  • A range of room types to suit both couples and families

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract enjoys a reputation as one of the most luxurious places to stay in Aswan. A former Victorian 19th century palace, it has been tastefully restored to its former glory by blending Egyptian and European influences. Perfectly located on the edge of the Nile, it commands sweeping views of Elephantine Island and is within walking distance of Aswan’s top attractions. River views are present throughout the hotel from its  bars, restaurants and rooms.

Accommodation is luxurious, where classical elements blend with modern influences to exude elegance. Rooms and suites feature marble bathrooms with deluxe French toiletries and a Jacuzzi. Balconies overlook the river or tropical gardens. Guests can choose from a selection of suites, whihc features separate living and dining areas.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract’s dining options are copious. 1902 is the hotel’s signature restaurant, offering gourmet French food under the grand Arabian dome. Saraya serves Mediterranean delights beneath Moorish arches, Oriental Kebabgy honours spicy Middle Eastern fare and the Terrace has al fresco dining in the company of Elephantine Island.

There are a number of bars where you can sip cocktails or hibiscus tea in lavish Egyptian spaces, or whilst watching Nile life slip by. The on-site So Spa is pure indulgence with a hammam, Jacuzzi and indoor pool. There is also a fitness centre and outside infinity pool, which seems to transport you into the Nile. Families are well catered for with flexible accommodation options, a kids’ club and outdoor playground. There are also a number of dining options that a suitable for children.


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Aswan, Egypt
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is located on the banks of the Nile River, close to Elephantine Island. Aswan’s sights, including the Unfinished Obelisk and the Nubian Museum, are a 20-minute walk away.

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