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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$202*
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The Old Nile Cataract is like stepping into a movie set! The sense of history and legends from 1899 is staggering! Famous visitors include the Aga Khan, Sir Winston Churchill, Dame Agatha Christie, Tsar Nicholas of Russia, many legendary explorers and the former Egyptian King Farouk. The hotel management has taken measures to preserve the history of the Old Cataract...

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Dear Mr. Mustafa, It gives me a great pleasure to read in your wonderful feedback that you had a Magnifique stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence. It is true that the Old Cataract is the...

Beijing, China
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I really appreciate the warm hospitality and kind help of Mostafa and Marie. I didn't really manage my provisional trip to Egypt well and failed to book the trip to Abu Simbel, when I reached the concierge, Mostafa tried his best to managed the trip for me, double checked before informing me, offered breakfast pack without asking, as well as...

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Dear Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Valued Guest, It was our great pleasure having the chance to host you with us. I am glad to read in your wonderful feedback that you fully enjoyed the Legendary Experience and that our colleagues succeeded to exceed to your expectations. Your positive feedback has been shared with the team, which will encourage them to...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

A picturesque hotel on the Nile. Agatha Christie wrote her novel Death on the Nille though there's no reference to this. The views of the Nile and the island with the ancient Nubian village are stunning. Great breakfasts and gorgeous decor and amazing rooms. The waiting staff are lovely but the management are complacent and cynical. Not as competent as...

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for you recent visit to Aswan. We are glad to read in your comments you fully enjoyed the Legendary Experience of staying in the great old place where lots of the presidents and celebrities stayed in and the famous Agatha Christie, set portions of her novel "Death on the...

Auckland
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This hotel is beautifully positioned over the Nile with unforgettable views. We've stayed in hundreds of hotels, but this must rate as one of the best locations. Sadly, while the hotel is also rather beautiful, the experience was spoiled by typically half-hearted service from the staff. Insist on a Nile view room. We booked 3 months ahead and asked for...

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RKhairallah, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Mr. James, It was our pleasure having the chance to host you with us. I extremely regret that the experience of your last stay was not up to your expectations. I take the opportunity to clarify the causes of such incident that occurred. By referring back to the concerned departments records and according to your reservation, you had booked...

Roma
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Together with a friend, I arrived at the Old Cataract on April 25th. We were immediately struck by the beauty and character of this hotel, which is by far the most special one we have seen in Egypt. The setting and atmosphere are unique, overlooking the Nile and the nature around it. Most importantly, however, was the personal service offered...

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RKhairallah, General Manager at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ricardo, I would like to thank you most sincerely for your wonderful feedback regarding your recent experience at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. To receive such praise from our valued Guest is very gratifying and knowing that you fully enjoyed the facilities, Nile view and service is a reward in itself. It is our aim, that all...

Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Agatha Christie, Princess Diana and so many others have stayed at this old world charm hotel and how wonderful it is ! From the moment you step into this hotel, the gardens will entice you and the lobby is so exotic like a moorish style castle. Feluccas slowly sailing around the hotel and the Nile. The rooms are spacious and...

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Dear valued Guest, It gives me a great pleasure to read in your wonderful feedback that you had a Magnifique stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence. It is true that the Old Cataract is the...

Munich
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The hotel has been renovated recently and the result is just superb, I'm glad that the colonial charm of it has been respected, but with all the modern comfort added. Staff was kind and helpful, breakfast was fantastic, and the pool and spa area are beautiful. And of course the terrific view on the Nile has stayed the same.

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Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to sincerely thank you for sharing with us your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the facilities, Nile view and services is a...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed here while we were in Aswan and I'm confident that it's the best in Aswan. With tourism being so low the prices are also very good! Be sure to check out their restaurant 1902, it is known as one of the best restaurants in Egypt. I highly recommend you make this place part of your...

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Dear MissCasanave, It was our great pleasure having the chance to host you with us at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit. We are glad to know you fully enjoyed the Legendary Experience of staying...

Houston
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Built by Thomas Cook, Agatha Christie used this hotel as a gathering place for the characters in her novel, Death on the Nile. The room was spacious - featuring over-sized uber-comfy bed, sofa, flat screen, private balcony and blackout curtains. The bath was nothing short of opulent complete with both walk-in shower and a soaking tub large enough to swim...

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Legend Old Cataract for your recent visit to Aswan. I would like to sincerely thank you for sharing with us your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the facilities, Nile view and...

Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The Old Cataract hotel is simply perfect. I stayed there with my wife for just one night before joining a cruise in Aswan. We very much wish we had stayed longer. An old palace located right on the Nile, this hotel is a destination in itself. The grounds and views are beautiful and the building has a real sense of...

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Dear Mr. Matthew, I would like to thank you most sincerely for sharing your thoughts of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the Legendary experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Hotel Complex encompassing famous Victorian-style Cataract Hotel & adjacent high-rise New Cataract Hotel (1963). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Aswan Governorate > Aswan
Price Range: RM475 - RM1,054 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan 5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Aswan
Accor Old Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Aswan
Aswan Sofitel
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Aswan
#1 Spa Hotel in Aswan
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