Built in the Nubian desert on the banks of the Nile and positioned on a shelf of pink granite lies the legendary Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel. After 11 decades of accommodating guests, this historic hotel's beauty and Egyptian atmosphere have been restored and eloquently enhanced by French designer Sybille de Margerie for a simply luxurious stay.

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Experience authentic luxury at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel, beginning in the historic lobby with its gleaming marble floors and high, classic Islamic arches. Built at the end of the 19th century by Thomas Cook, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel was constructed as a grand hotel for tourists being escorted down the Nile. Choose to stay either in the Old Palace Wing that consists of 76 rooms showcasing the original building’s heritage, or retire to the new Nile Wing boasting signature contemporary design. All guest rooms and suites fuse legendary composition with all the modern conveniences, marble bathrooms, French bath amenities, wireless internet, LCD TVs, and much more.

At Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel, comfort is an art form. The four restaurants and bars offer refined French and Oriental cuisine with all the latest dishes from around the world and provide an ideal setting to socialize and unwind. Relax and watch the sun set on the terrace or experience gourmet French dining at the historic 1902 Restaurant, resplendent with an Arabian dome and an impressive collection of vintage wines. Try fine Mediterranean dining anytime of the day at Saraya or even sample a plethora of regional cuisine at Oriental Kebabgy—two creative Aswan restaurants of the highest order

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel stands at the precipice of all of the Aswan’s stunning ancient sites and landmarks. Step back in time to explore the history and national heritage of the region by visiting the Philae Temple, Tomb of Nobles, or the Nubian Museum. Or take it easy on a sunset or breakfast felucca cruise on the Nile, taking in the sights of the Botanical gardens and the nearby lake. Alternatively, guests of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel can simply indulge in the luxurious amenities of the hotel, treating themselves to the rejuvenating Cinq Mondes treatments at the So SPA in the glittering hammam and indoor heated swimming pool surrounded by mosaic pillars.

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