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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Live the Legend at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, a 5-star luxury hotel in a 19th-century Victorian palace on the banks of the river Nile.

Rising grandly from a pink granite shelf at the edge of the Nubian Desert with views of Elephantine Island, this stylish property blends Pharaonic treasures with French art de recevoir.

Discover sophisticated interiors by Sybille de Margerie in the historic Palace, a world of Moorish arches, ruby red chandeliers, plush Persian carpets, soft armchairs and hand-carved furnishings.

Or step into the 21st-century Egypt with the Nile Wings contemporary reinterpretation of traditional codes.


Abtal El Tahrir Street
81511 ASWAN

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Spin around to captivate scenes of the Nubian Desert, Khnum Temple, Elephantine Island and Aswan Museum steps away. An infinity pool seems to cascade into the river. Luxuriate in So SPA and relish hibiscus tea on the rose granite terrace at sunset. Life is Magnifique in Aswan!..


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Your sojourn leads you to the gates of Egypt. The warmth of the Nubian Desert presses against your skin as you behold the majestic Nile. A 19th-century Victorian palace rises from a ledge of pink granite. Welcome to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.

Travel back in time to a more elegant era, as you enter a world of Moorish domes, Byzantine arches and exquisite Persian carpets. Under crimson chandeliers, you immerse yourself in an opulent mélange of French and Arabian styles.

Gliding across polished marble floors under grand arcades, your gaze is drawn to photographs of former guests - Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill and Lady Diana. This legendary retreat in the heart of Aswan has hosted the haut monde for over a century.

As the sun falls on an amber desert, you repose on the terrace with a cooling glass of hibiscus tea and play your part in a tale that began in 1899 of a hotel par excellence. The sight of Elephantine Island transports you to the time of pharaohs.

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The ultimate luxury experience

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Set on the Nile River banks in the Nubian Desert, this 5-star hotel in Aswan is near Elephantine Island and the Khnum Temple. The Aswan Museum, Tombs of Amarna, and Tombs of Nobles are close to the hotel. Aswan city center is a pleasant stroll. From Aswan airport, around 25 minutes away, follow signs for Aswan city, then head towards the hotel district. The hotel is located on the right beside the Ferial Gardens and Nile. Limo service available.


Abtal El Tahrir Street
81511 ASWAN

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  • Phone: (+20)10/22229071
  • Fax: (+20)97/2316011
  • E-mail:

Accessible by public transport

  • Airport :
    ASWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (18.0 km/ 11.18 mi)
  • Railway Station/ Station:
    ASWAN CENTRAL (2.0 km/ 0.0 mi)

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Indulgent Sleep in Luxury & Elegance

The hotel offers 2 different luxury experiences in which heritage is preserved in the Palace,76 rooms and suites while contemporary elegance is lavishly designed in the Nile, 62 rooms and suites.

For lavish Aswan accommodation, book one of 37 Nile or 45 Palace suites. Ask the butler for champagne and unwind in exquisite lounge areas and bathrooms. Historic Churchill or Agatha Christie Suites host guests in beautiful wood floored dining rooms.

A smile and cocktail at your beck and call

In Room Dining offers our guests an exceptional dining experience in the comfort and privacy of our guest room .the In Room Dining menu blends classical and modern French cuisine with continental flair.In Room Dining is available 24 hours a day.

Weekday hours : 24 hours

Weekend hours : 24 hours

Cold snacks

Hot Meals

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan fittings

Room fittings

  1. 220/240 V AC
  2. Air conditioning
  3. Safe deposit box in room
  4. Free in-room mineral water
  5. WIFI in your room
  6. Work desk in all rooms
  7. Baby bed /Free of charge
  8. Iron in room
  9. Coffee maker
  10. Coffee/tea making facilities
  11. Minibar /

Bathroom fittings

  1. Bathtub
  2. Hair dryer in bathroom

Security fittings

  1. Sprinkler in room
  2. Keycard-operated door locks
  3. Audible smoke alarms in rooms
  4. Smoke alarm in room
  5. Emergency info in rooms

Get ready for an exquisite culinary experience in ASWAN

Taste creative Oriental inspired cuisine at our Aswan restaurants, from grills at Oriental Kebabgy to Mediterranean a la carte at Saraya. The renowned 1902 restaurant, resplendent with an Arabian dome, celebrates cuisine francaise and vintage wines.

At our stylish bars in Aswan, transform a tete a tete or pre dinner drink into refined refreshment. Celebrate with whisky and wine at The Bar, a Sir Winston Churchill favorite. Sip fruit cocktails on the Promenade or Yasmine, and high tea on The Terrace.

Delight your delicate tastebuds

A piano bar with British flair

Mahogany walls and rich leather seats invite you to imbibe in the style of Winston Churchill.

Elegance al fresco at The Terrace

Enjoy Mediterranean delicacies with inspiring views of Khnum Temple and Elephantine Island.

French cuisine with old world style

Savor fine wine and silky foie gras with red pepper coulis at the legendary 1902 restaurant.

Our best selection of elegant dining experiences

For fine dining and cocktail enthusiasts


Relax and unwind with a cocktail while you gaze at incredible sunsets over the Nile. Or indulge in traditional High Tea with scones, strawberries and cream, gourmet sandwiches and savory snacks.

Openings hours :


Set on the Palace's rose granite promontory, the Promenade offers prime views of Elephantine Island and the Khnum Temple. Sip champagne cocktails or sweet hibiscus tea at our majestic Aswan bar, as the sun disappears over the flowing Nile River.

Openings hours : 10:00 - 22:00


Sybille de Margerie invokes the elegance of Egyptian codes in this British-style piano bar: brass lantern chandeliers, rich mahogany, crushed velvet and cool leather. Enjoy a malt whisky or dry martini, a favorite of Sir Winston Churchill.

Openings hours : 10:00 - 2:00


Tucked by the pool overlooking the Nile, this healthy Aswan bar displays striking décor: deep purple, rich wood, glowing crystal. Cool off from the Nubian sun with a hand-squeezed lemonade or energy-boosting smoothie. Unwind on a grand chaise longue.

Openings hours : 10:00 - 22:00

A smile and cocktail at your beck and call

In Room Dining offers our guests an exceptional dining experience in the comfort and privacy of our guest room .the In Room Dining menu blends classical and modern French cuisine with continental flair.In Room Dining is available 24 hours a day.

Weekday hours : 24 hours

Weekend hours : 24 hours

Cold snacks

Hot Meals

Organize magnifique meetings

This Aswan business hotel with its legendary guest list of royals and dignitaries is the ideal luxury venue for small summits and corporate meetings. Lead an important lecture or host a board meeting for up to 55 persons in this central Aswan hotel.

Greet colleagues beneath the golden chandeliers of Cleopatra or Nefertiti. Host a lunch meeting in Nubia Philae or Obelisk.

At Fouad's Corner, enjoy an intimate dinner where King Fouad hosted royalty - on the rose granite terrace overlooking the Nile.

Our meeting rooms

Meeting rooms specifications

Room name Area size Height Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity Boardroom Capacity Classroom Capacity Banquet Capacity
NUBIA 44.0 m² 3.0 m 42 21 0 50 32
NEFERTITY 47.0 m² 2.0 m 24 16 0 32 32
OBELISK 47.0 m² 3.0 m 35 16 0 35 17
CLEOPATRA 59.0 m² 2.0 m 60 26 0 42 32
PHILAE 72.0 m² 3.0 m 33 17 0 56 24

Meeting room fittings

  • High-speed Internet(1)
  • Flipchart
  • Indoor and Outdoor facilities
  • Videoconferencing
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Copy/print service available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Accommodation
  • Podium
  • Lectern
  • Day light
  • WIFI access
  • Video equipment
  • Slide projector
  • Catering available
  • Overhead projector
  • Airconditioned meeting room
  • High speed transmission line(1)


Your dream wedding at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is where Legend meets Luxury. With the blissful and breathtaking view of the glamorous Nile, watch the sun kiss the water as you tie the knot in a city legendary for lovers.

Your wedding as per your wishes

Wedding co-ordinator

Our wedding specialist will work with you to make your wedding picture-perfect. We know weddings can be demanding so we want to guide you to create a lifetime experience and offer you a celebration in paradise.

Indoor and Outdoor facilities

With sophistication and warm hospitality, luxuriate in the outdoor venue by the pool between the 100 year old palm trees above the Nile or in an indoor historic venue under the original arches of the vaulted ceiling.

Wedding ceremony

Live a legendary experience in a romantic wedding destination where perfection will be granted to you as you passionately say your vows. It is everything you need to plan your themed wedding whether it is the elegance, the romance or the magic!

Fine Cuisine

Our catering team will work hand in hand with you to offer you a tailor-made wedding service. Indulge in our elegant French cuisine and wedding receptions designed to your every need!


Sofitel Legend Old Cataract will accommodate you and your wedding guests in its 138 luxurious rooms and suites. Be pampered with your perfect match in a lavish suite while you enjoy a so romantic turn-down.

Location and Parking

Nestled amongst the rocks of the Cataract and known for its landmark location, you and your guests will enjoy the breathtaking view of the Nile. Experience pampering right from landing at Aswan with transfers to and from the airport.

Honeymoon Romance specials

Your dream honeymoon getaway takes you to a suite with a private balcony, where you will absorb inspiring Nile views. Add an indulgent couple's massage following a soak in our intimate indoor pool, then wake up to a breakfast in bed of pain au chocolat.

Make timeless memories

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Relax & pamper yourself at our wellbeing centre

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

Personalized treatment

  • Rest room
  • Hammam
  • Massage (1)

Party in style

Enjoy the luxurious amenities of a 5-star Egyptian hotel, including a Kids Club with activities for children babysitting, car hire, dry cleaning, currency exchange and tour booking, including sunset and breakfast felucca cruises.

Discover the trendiest spots in town

Explore the splendors of Pharaonic history and let us arrange a tour of stone-etched Philae Temple of Isis. Just 5 km (3 mi) from the hotel, it stands on Philae Island in the center of the Nile River between the Old Dam and the High Dam.

Mr. Tharwat Mahmoud +20 10 22229071/72
Suggestion from the concierge at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Roll into town in a limo

To tour ancient sites, contact the concierge for chauffeured transportation. Visit the 7th-century monastery of St. Simeon, view prehistoric artifacts at the Nubian Museum and cruise to the Kalabsha Temple. Airport transfers can also be arranged.

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Enjoy value-added services

  • Accessibility
    • Ramp access
    • Wheelchair access
    • Reduced mobility facilities
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Phone light for hearing impaired
    • Visual alarm for hearing impaired
  • Business travel
    • Porter
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
  • Shops/entertainment
    • Sales of Cosmetics
    • Care of hands and feet
  • IT/Business
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • High-speed Internet
    • Porter
    • Car hire service desk
    • Internet connectivity
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
    • Copy/print service available
    • Currency exchange
  • Sports
    • Hammam
    • Fitness centre
    • Massage
    • Jacuzzi
    • Boat excursions
  • Beauty salon
    • Sales of Cosmetics
    • Care of hands and feet
  • Family
    • Connecting rooms available
    • Babysitting on request
    • Extra bed in room for child
    • Baby bed
  • Restaurants
    • Buffet breakfast
    • Breakfast
    • Break

Useful Information

We remain at your disposal for any info you may need.

  • Car hire service desk

Mr. Tharwat Mahmoud +20 10 22229071/72 Suggestion from the concierge at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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