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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Many famous faces have graced our iconic Victorian palace. Nestling on a pink granite cliff overlooking Elephantine Island on the banks of the Nile, the majestic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is the perfect romantic escape in the lap of luxury.

Relax by the infinity pool. Indulge in French and Asian gastronomy. Experience Sofitel's personalised, eco-conscious service at every turn. Discover ancient Egypt from the rock tombs of Amarna to the captivating Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk.

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1899: The beginning

The Old Cataract Hotel opens on a granite bluff overlooking the River Nile. The property quickly becomes famous as the perfect winter resort thanks to its dry desert climate.

1902: An unrivalled reputation

Renowned throughout the world for the quality of its services and illustrious guest list, the hotel doubles its capacity after renovations.

1961: A new wing

The hotel is expanded with the addition of a new Nile wing.

2011: The Legend continues

After three years of renovations, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan opens, offering 138 luxurious rooms and suites and joining an exclusive collection of heritage properties around the world.

Suites & rooms

Split between the palace and newer Nile Wing, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan’s lavish rooms and suites blend French elegance with Egyptian influences. Think classic furnishings in Palace Luxury Rooms and exquisite hand-carved furniture and a private terrace in the Sir Winston Churchill Suite.


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After a busy day in Aswan, Sofitel SPA invites you to revitalize in the hammam, jacuzzi and indoor heated pool (adult only) surrounded by glittering mosaic pillars.
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Outdoor infinity pool

For a sublime swimming experience, plunge into an outdoor infinity pool that appears to cascade into the sacred waters of the Nile. (Infinity pool is closed till the 16th of August 2022 for annual maintenance).
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Sofitel Fitness 24/7

Kick off a busy day with an energizing workout at our sunny Aswan fitness center, equipped with cross trainers, treadmills, free weights and Technogym Kinesis. A dedicated personal trainer customizes programs for beginners and pros.
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Restaurants & bars

Mediterranean and local flavours combine at Saraya, while signature Sofitel sophistication is the order of the day at 1902, a restaurant celebrating fabulous French cuisine and wine. Then sip luxury with classic champagne cocktails at the Promenade Bar overlooking the enchanting Nile.

Experiences & offers

With a half-board package at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, a sumptuous dinner of tantalising international flavours awaits you at Saraya. After a refreshing night's sleep, we welcome you to the timeless 1902 Restaurant's immaculate buffet breakfast to kick-start your day.

  • Half Board Package

    Enjoy a delicious dinner at Saraya, a wonderful night at the best hotel in Aswan, Egypt, and then a Sofitel breakfast at the magnificent 1902 Restaurant.

  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Legendary Tour

    Discover the history of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan and hear about the famous guests to have walked these distinguished hallways.

  • Romantic Getaway

    Set the scene for a lovers' getaway at Sofitel with our Romantic getaway offer. Enjoy champagne, in-room breakfast. Book now.

  • Family Offer, Inspired by Le Petit Prince

    Book our Family Offer Inspired by Le Petit Prince for 50% off an adjoining room for your children, along with breakfast and late checkout.

  • Early birds' delight

    Save up to 25% when you book in advance at Sofitel. Plan ahead for a memorable stay with luxury rooms, first-class dining and indulgent spa treatments

Meetings & events

With names referencing Egypt's fascinating history, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan's four meeting spaces are perfect for corporate events and modest exhibitions. We also host wonderful weddings on the terrace overlooking the Nile. Watch the sun kiss the water as you exchange vows in paradise.

Sustainable luxury

We support underprivileged children, provide food for Sudanese refugees and donate to local villages. Further, in our efforts to aid the environment, Sofitel no longer utilises single-use plastics.

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Frequently asked questions

Our adults-only indoor pool is in the Sofitel SPA in the hotel's Nile Wing. It is open daily from 9am to 9pm.

The Palace Wing resides in the Old Cataract building, which was built in 1899. The rooms in the Palace Wing have both Nile and garden views. The Nile Wing was added in 1961, and all the rooms and suites in this newer wing enjoy Nile views.

We kindly ask that you dress formally when planning to enjoy dinner at 1902 Restaurant.

Our helpful concierge is very happy to accommodate your requests for city excursions and to book tickets for local trips.

Location & Contact


Abtal El Tahrir Street

81511 ASWAN


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