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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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Exterior
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

Overview of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Aswan with 4 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges

9,6/10 Exceptional

317 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Map
Abtal El Tahir Street, Aswan
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 4 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Aswan

Getting around

  • Aswan (ASW-Aswan Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Aswan Railway Station - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Makani - 6 min walk
  • Panorama - 7 min walk
  • Emy - 13 min walk
  • Aswan Moon - 14 min walk
  • Local restaurant - 14 min walk

About this property

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 60 per vehicle one-way. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or reflexology, and 1902 RESTAURANT, one of 4 restaurants, serves French cuisine and is open for dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 4 bars/lounges, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and location.

Languages

Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 138 rooms
  • Arranged over 9 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 4 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Sailing
  • Shopping

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (474 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1899
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Elevator

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Highchair

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Spa

The onsite spa has 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

1902 RESTAURANT - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.
TERRACE - This restaurant overlooks the pool and specializes in international cuisine. Open daily.
SARAYA - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.
ORIENTAL KEBABGY - This diner specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.
The property is a member of Historic Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 320
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 160 (from 6 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 85 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 85 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 100.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Aswan Cataract
Old Cataract
Sofitel Cataract
Sofitel Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel Aswan
Sofitel Old Cataract
Sofitel Old Cataract Aswan
Accor Old Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
Sofitel Aswan
Aswan Sofitel
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Aswan
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan

Frequently asked questions

Does Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. There's a charge of USD 85 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 85 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like sailing and motor boating. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan also has 4 bars, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center, as well as a sauna and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?
Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants, featuring French cuisine and pool views. Nearby restaurants include Makani (6-min walk), Panorama (7-min walk), and Emy (13-min walk).
What's the area around Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan like?
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is in the heart of Aswan, a short 17-minute walk from Elephantine Island and 18 minutes' walk from Unfinished Obelisk. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings

9,6

Exceptional

9,7/10

Cleanliness

9,4/10

Staff & service

9,6/10

Amenities

9,6/10

Property conditions & facilities

9,2/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Magical place
This place makes you feel like royal from the minute you arrive Those people know how to pamper you The view is amazing
aisha, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An Outstanding Experience, Hotel is amazing, Location and Views are breath taking, Historical and luxurious rooms with great view from the balcony, Staff is very attentive, polite, Dinning options are excellent, easy access to different attraction sites, Boat access from the hotel was extremely convenient. This was an outstanding experience, I really encourage everyone to go through it.
Salwa Wasfi, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place. Everything about our stay was perfect
Laila, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing view and excellent service.
Sabry, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Rooms were very clean and scenery was amazing. All the staff were very helpful and welcoming. I highly recommend going to this hotel.
Sameh, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Old Cataract is pricey but so lovely. The history of the place adds to the charm and sense of going back in time. The rooms we had were beautiful and huge. The staff is friendly and helpful, though we did have a few issues with service at the restaurants. I believe it was more a language issue than anything else though. We loved our stay here and highly recommend the splurge!
Sandra, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel Is Beautiful, Service Is Inconsistent
First, I'd have to say that the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is just a beautiful hotel. Maybe the best views in all of Aswan. With that being said, the service and experience was not 5-star. Check-in was a bit awkward. I was working remotely during my stay and the wi-fi was inconsistent, the child seats need to be replaced and some meals were flavorless. Overall, some of the staff just need better training and general ettiqutte to work within the tourism industry. Some staff assumed that because we could "pass as local", or, don't look like their typical guests they serve, that that somehow invalidated our right to a 5-star experience. It hurts because you see other guests who look different receiving 5-star service that matches thr aesthetic of the hotel. I do commend management for trying to resolve some issues we had, because they did to a degree. We even got complimentary 5 hour extension on our stay and dinner was covered on the 3rd night. However, in the unlikely event that we return to Egypt, it won't be at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract.
Akeem K, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Terrible Food/Service, Sofital Legend Old Cataract
The food & service at The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan, Egypt was poor. We arrived after a long day of travel not having eaten. We ordered a margharita pizza. It came not cooked fully, dough with melted cheese. The other food was terrible and then the servers did not come back to the table with the bill. We had to go to the counter adjacent the pool to ask for the bill.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sameh, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best tour and best hotel in Egypt!
Had a fabulous holiday staying at the old cataract, this hotel was recommended by my travel agency (Go Luxor Tours) and i couldn't be any happier! Great friendly staff, fast check in process, good food and AMAZING Nile view from the new wing! it was my dream watching the Nile from my balcony and i couldn't ask for a better view I toured Egypt (Cairo, Luxor and Aswan) with a local agency called Go Luxor Tours (www.goluxortours.com), they were very efficient, punctual and always on time, brand new cars with great ac (which is a must in Egypt's hot weather) and friendly guides who speak fluent English! Ask for Mike's help and organization...it will be your best holiday ever because of him. Thanks guys for such fabulous, unforgettable holiday!
Michael, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review