The Sofitel Old Cataract is perched on a shelf of pink granite, overlooking the Nile, with wonderful views towards Elephantine island and the beginnings of the Western Desert. Behind the Victorian facade of this 19th century palace are many original features, from the polished marble floor of the historic lobby and high, classic Islamic arches.
Rooms and suites are split between the Old Palace Wing where heritage and character are the focus or the contemporary elegance of the Nile Wing. Rooms offer a choice of garden or Nile view and some have a balcony or terrace. Facilities include a spa plus an indoor and outdoor pool.
why we like sofitel legend old cataract
This historic building has a wonderful location on the edge of the Nile with extraordinary views across the river. Aswan is such a pretty town, it would be easy to spend days here just relaxing by the pool and soaking up the views.
- Adult only indoor heated pool
- Outdoor infinity swimming pools
- Spa and fitness centre
- Hammam and Jacuzzi
- Choice of bars and restaurants
- Kid’s club and babysitting
Aswan is home to sites including the Temple of Philae and the High Dam as well as a wonderful Nubian history which can be experienced by visiting the Nubian Museum or one of the small, local Nubian villages. The town has an atmospheric souq and one of the nicest ways to experience the Nile is on a small traditional sailing boat known as a felucca. The Old Cataract can arrange breakfast or sunset cruises on request.
Sofitel Old Cataract is located approximately a 30-minute drive from Aswan airport.