Rooms & Suites: 138
In the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile River across from Elephantine Island, the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan has re-opened in 2011 after a 3-year closure.
The venerable Old Cataract's story began in 1899 in the heart of sparkling Aswan, its very name was taken from the marriage of the river and the granite wall that formed the first cataract of the Nile. More than a hotel, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is a destination of itself. Sofitel entrusted French interior designer Sybille de Margerie with the task of bringing luxury and the myth together while conserving the original beauty of the Victorian building. The project was a true challenge, given the weight of history. Every wall bears the rich memories of legendary visitors who once crossed its threshold. The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers visitors two different experiences in the hotel's rooms and suites: The historic charm of The Palace wing and the contemporary elegance The Nile wing. It also unveils a brand new 1200mÂ² So Spa, with impressive views, and elegant, original décor along with French cosmetic expertise from Cinq Mondes.
Conde Nast Hot List, A-List - Luxury Travel Magazine Award
Culture, Business Meeting, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding
Aswan International Airport (ASW)
November through April