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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

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
Abtal El Tahir Street, Aswan

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNubian Museum5 min walk
  • Popular LocationFatimid Cemetery Main Entrance12 min walk
  • Popular LocationUnfinished Obelisk18 min walk
  • AirportAswan (ASW-Aswan Intl.)28 min drive

Room options

About this area

Aswan

Located in Aswan, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is in the city center and near the airport. Western Quarry and Unfinished Obelisk are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Elephantine Island and Nile.

What's nearby

  • Nubian Museum - 5 min walk
  • Fatimid Cemetery Main Entrance - 12 min walk
  • Elephantine Island - 17 min walk
  • Unfinished Obelisk - 18 min walk
  • Mausoleum of the Aga Khan - 40 min drive

Getting around

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

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

5-star historic hotel in the city center
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. Treat yourself to aromatherapy, a Thai massage, or reflexology at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 4 onsite restaurants, which feature French cuisine and more. Enjoy the 24-hour gym, as well as activities like motor boating and sailing. In addition to shopping on site and a coffee shop/cafe, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An indoor pool and an outdoor pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Limo/town car service, express check-out, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Express check-in, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services
  • Barbecue grills, an elevator, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 138 rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Highchairs and free infant beds
  • Bathrooms with bidets and shower/tub combinations
  • LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and electrical adapters/chargers

Awards and affiliations

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

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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 4 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • 1902 RESTAURANT
  • TERRACE
  • SARAYA
  • ORIENTAL KEBABGY

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Private picnics
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Highchair
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

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

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 8 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam

More

  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 85
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 85
Express check-out available

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 11 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 100.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 85 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 85 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 100.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
A car is required for transportation to and from this property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is 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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.

Is Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?

This property doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 85 (subject to availability). After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for USD 85 (subject to availability).

Does Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 60 per vehicle applies.

Where is Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan located?

This family-friendly Aswan hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Nubian Museum and Fatimid Cemetery Main Entrance. Aswan Bazaar and Elephantine Island are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 271 out of 317 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Good. 30 out of 317 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 317 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 317 reviews" "
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 317 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.6/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

aisha
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Salwa Wasfi
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Laila, Ottawa
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing place. Everything about our stay was perfect
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sabry, Dedham
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing view and excellent service.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sameh, Dedham
Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms were very clean and scenery was amazing. All the staff were very helpful and welcoming. I highly recommend going to this hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sandra
Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

3/5 Okay

Akeem K
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

3/5 Okay

Verified traveler
Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Sameh
Traveled with family
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