Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt

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Hotel Description

These days Northern Egyptian cities like Cairo and Alexandria feel less and less exotic, but Aswan, one of the world’s highest and driest desert places, still lies some distance off the beaten path — once there it’s worth checking in somewhere with some history, like the Sofitel Old Cataract.

If it’s a contemporary look you’re after, there’s the New Cataract just next door; but anyone who revels in the feel of a time gone by (and who has no need of New Cataract amenities like wi-fi or DVD players) will lap up the ambience in the famous Old Cataract. Looking out across the Nile it’s clear the builders knew a good view when they saw one — it’s worth paying extra to ensure your room has a balcony, so impressive is the sight.

This is the hotel that inspired Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, and that era seems close indeed, enjoying French cuisine in the famous 1902 restaurant or high tea on the terrace, taking in the views of the Nile and Elephantine Island, watching the feluccas’ steady, unhurried progress. Even the garden view rooms are drenched in Old Egypt atmosphere, but the river view rooms are the hotel’s strength, and the Presidential and Agatha Christie suites are as opulent as a pharaoh’s tomb (though considerably sunnier).

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Hotel Criteria

  • 138 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Luxury Room - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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  • Suite - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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    This room includes:

    • terrace
  • Suite - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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    This room includes:

    • terrace
  • Classic Single Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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    This room includes:

    • terrace
  • Superior Room - 2 Single Beds

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 388 ft²/36 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • Premium Room- 2 Single Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 388 ft²/36 m².
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  • Palace Premium Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 484 ft²/44 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
  • Deluxe Room - 1 King Room

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 570 ft²/52 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Palace Luxury Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 570 ft²/52 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • terrace
  • Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 650 ft²/60 m².
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    Views: garden.

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  • Deluxe Room - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 667 ft²/61 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 689 ft²/64 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Suite - 1 King Bed (Palace Cataract)

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
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  • Prestige Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 721 ft²/67 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • terrace
  • Palace Prestige Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 753 ft²/70 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • terrace
  • OPERA SUITE - 1 king-size bed Nile view

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 904 ft²/84 m².
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    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • terrace
  • Palace Opera Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 968 ft²/90 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
  • Suite - 1 King Bed (Palace Opera)

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 969 ft²/90 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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