Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is a splendid 19th-century Victorian palace on the banks of the Nile. Rising majestically from a pink granite platform on the edge of the Nubian desert and overlooking Elephantine Island, the stylish building combines the treasures of Ancient Egypt with the French "art de recevoir". The sophisticated interiors of the historic building, designed by Sybille de Margerie, feature Moorish arches, red chandeliers, Persian carpets, soft armchairs and hand-carved furniture. From its terraces you can admire unforgettable sunsets on the old Aswan. Sofitel Legend Old Cataract offers a truly luxurious experience: 76 rooms and 45 suites from the original palace and 25 rooms and 37 suites from the new Nile View property, elegant and equipped with all amenities. The 4 restaurants of the hotel prepare refined dishes of international and oriental cuisine, while in their respective bars it is possible to spend pleasant evenings with piano bar in a classic oriental atmosphere. Guests have access to the hotel’s Wellness Centre, complete with a sauna, a hammam and a hot tub, and a fitness centre.


Suite Prestige

88-138 Mq

Palace Room

53-62 Mq

Premium Room

36-45 Mq



The 4 restaurants are considered the most "in" places in Aswan: the Terrace and the Saraya offer beautiful sunset views and Mediterranean flavors, the Oriental Kebabgy has a Levantine cuisine based on Egyptian, Lebanese, Syrian and Southern Turkey specialties. The 1902 , the signature restaurant, celebrates 120 years of gastronomy with French cuisine and fine wines in striking scenery dominated by the Arab Dome near the crypt of Qualaun.

Wellness Centre

It has 8 rooms for treatments and massages, even as a couple. It offers a wide range of massages: connective, with hot and Thai stones and treatments: for the face, aromatherapy and reflexology. This spa also has a Turkish bath and hammam.



The Old Catarat offers 4 lovely places for pre and post dinner. The Palms, for tea time or a cocktail with panoramic views, the majestic Promenade perched on the pink granite promontory of the Palace, overlooking the Elephantine Island and the Temple of Khnum, The Bar, an English-style piano bar for a malt whisky or a dry martini and the Yasmine, secluded by the pool for juices and smoothies.



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