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. 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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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. Experience authentic luxury here, beginning in the historic lobby with its gleaming marble floors and high, classic Islamic arches. The Old Palace Wing consists of 76 rooms showcasing the original building’s heritage. There’s also a new Nile Wing boasting signature contemporary design. All guest rooms and suites fuse legendary composition with all the modern conveniences. Expect marble bathrooms, French bath amenities, wireless Internet access, LCD televisions, and much more.

Dining at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel

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. Furthermore, each provides an ideal setting to socialize and unwind. Relax and watch the sunset on the terrace. Then 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 any time of the day at Saraya. Additionally, sample a plethora of regional cuisine at Oriental Kebabgy. The two are 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. Visit 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. Or rather, stick close to the hotel. Guests 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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