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.