Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Aswan, Egypt
Neighborhood: Nile River Front

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • Complimentary round trip airport transfers (Flight details should be received in advanced)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 138 rooms
VIBE: Sophisticated
Adventure Seclusion Wellness

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Neighborhood: Nile River Front
Abtal El Tahrir Street
Corniche El Nile
Nearest Airport:
Aswan (ASW)
10 mi / 16 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Limousine Service
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Shoeshine Service
  • Valet Parking

  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Water Sports

About Us

Luxury hotel in ASWAN, EGYPT Enter the world of legendary people and stories. Indulge in the authentic legend and luxury personalized hospitality of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. The hotel is built in the Nubian desert on the banks of the Nile, opposite Elephantine island, majestically positioned on a shelf of pink granite overlooking the Nile. Behind its Victorian facade, the hotel retains its original beauty, receiving visitors in an historic lobby with polished marble floors and high, classic Islamic arches.
Rooms 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.
Restaurants At Sofitel, we have transformed conviviality and comfort into an art form. Our restaurants and bars provide the perfect setting for relaxing and socializing and offer refined French cuisine with the latest in fusion dishes from around the world.
Palms - A dazzling venue to count the glimmering sparkles of the Nile, whilst enjoying this pool bar and grill. It is the perfect setting for an inspirational meditation with a refreshing light tone items, served to your preference.Type of cuisine - International
1902 - The signature restaurant of the Old Cataract has marked the art of gastronomic taste for 12 decades. With its gourmet nouvelle cuisine, this venue creates a spectacular ambiance for its guests, along with a sommelier for wine service.Type of cuisine - Gourmet
Fouad';s Corner - A private dining venue for discerning guests, where King Fouad entertained royalty and dignitaries. Strategically located on the edge of the granite slab with a panoramic view of the Nile.Type of cuisine - Barbecue
Saraya - Dine all day and roam the Mediterranean port by fork at Al Saraya restaurant. Featuring an exquisite and mouthwatering selection of the Mediterranean';s finest culinary arts, presented through a specially-designed a'; la carte menu.Type of cuisine - Mediterranean
The Oriental Kebabgy - The gem of the Nile, offering Levant cuisine, featuring delicacies from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and South Turkey positioned to become a premier dining venue with its superb terrace overlooking the Nile.Type of cuisine - Regional
Room Service - 24 hours, hot & cold dishes
Bars Promenade - The city gets more glamorous, with an afternoon walk alongside the riverbank while gazing at Elephantine Island. Relish the world renowned destination by witnessing the eternal glory of history with a flavorsome beverage or HighTea.
The Bar - Makes the night hard to define, either with malt whisky or just wine! It is a mood lifting spot for chatty friends or a romantic couple to enjoy a breezy night down the land of mysticism.
The Terrace - Where the sunset watching rituals are profoundly cherished and complimented with a unique view topping Upper Egypt. The Victorian-inspired venue features wide range of palatable snacks and cocktails throughout the day and High Tea in the afternoon.
Yasmin - For health conscious guests, the Juice Bar & Lounge bounds for balancing the natural assets of healthy nutrition into scrumptious salads and mocktails. It is an ideal energy-boosting meal post spa or workout session, or simply a pre dinner aperitif.
Meetings & Events Unique meeting rooms are located either at the Nile or at the Old Palace,can accommodate up to 50 guests with luxury sofitel "inspired meetings" concept. Food and Beverage packages tailored to meet all requirements.
Spa & Relaxation So Spa offers rejuvenating traditions from around the world where our skilled therapists create an exhilarating spa experience. So Spa also includes an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, hammam and gymnasium.
Destination Historic monument- Philae Temple-5.00 km, Tombs of Nobles: 2.00 km, Unfinished Obelisk: 1.00 km Special tourist area - Elephantine Island: 1.00 km, Kalabsha Temple: 10.00 km, Nubian Museum: 50.00 km Parks and Leisure - Kitchener';s Island, High Dam & Lake:20.00 km

Best of the Best

From your private terrace at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, watch feluccas as they sail past Elephantine Island. Most of the 138 rooms and suites offer Nile views; choose from the original Byzantine-style historical Palace or the lavishly contemporary Nile Wing. Regally perched atop a pink-granite shelf, this Victorian-era hotel has been extensively renovated with French and Middle Eastern décor while still maintaining its period grandeur. Choose from eight restaurants and bars, including the signature 1902 restaurant, serving nouvelle cuisine under a 65-foot dome. The So SPA is a wellness temple in the heart of Nubia.

Advisor Tip

Enjoy a gin and tonic or other favorite cocktail on the terrace at sunset, soaking in the stunning, 180-degree view of the Nile. –Gina Edwards Robina, Australia


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Abtal El Tahrir Street
Corniche El Nile
Nile River Front
Nearest Airport
Aswan (ASW), 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Premium Room

36m²; 390sqf, Intriguing blend of modernity and opulent luxury, with stunning views overlooking the charming Nile. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, separate shower and bathtub, French amenities, complimentary low band.

Next applicable upgrade category - Palace Premium Room

  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

Luxury Room

62m², 667 sqf; stunning master piece of art elegantly decorated with warmly painted walls, high ceiling, balcony, tropical garden view. Sofitel My Bed, LCD TV, marble bathroom, shower&bathtub, French amenities, complimentary low band internet access.

Next applicable upgrade category - Palace Luxury Room


  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
Total 2 Records

Facts & Policies

Adventure, Seclusion, Wellness
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 138
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card.  All reservations, regardless of their origin, are payable in the local currency specified by the hotel. Foreign currency conversions are given as guidance only and are non-binding. Only the currency confirmed at reservation is guaranteed; if this currency is different from the one used at the hotel, the client will be liable for any conversion fees.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy varies based on the conditions of the room rate.


Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express,  Mastercard, Compliment Card, Diners Club, JCB,

Terms & Conditions

Please inquire directly with hotel.

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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • Complimentary round trip airport transfers (Flight details should be received in advanced)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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