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 beyond.
Behind its Victorian facade, the hotel retains its original beauty, receiving visitors in the historic lobby with polished marble floors and high, classic Islamic arches. Rooms and suites are split between the Old Palace Wing where heritage and character is the focus or contemporary elegance in the Nile Wing. Rooms offer a choice of garden or Nile view and some have a balcony or terrace. Facilities include a Spa, indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and gymnasium as well as two outdoor pools, one heated and one unheated.