We decided to spend 10 days in Old Cataract in Jan 2021 and enjoyed every single minute. First time I stayed in this hotel was in 1995 and I must say the hotel has managed to sustain very high level of service since then.
Chose Nile view rooms and you would not need to switch Travel chanel on TV because your window view will be 10 times better). We stayed in both Palace wing and in contemporary building and it is hard to say which one is better. Room in Palace had that historic smell of the place while room in the new buidling on upper floor had amazing terrace. Both with amazing views. Staff was very friendly, also many thanks to our concierge Sarwath who helped us to get railway tickets to/back from Luxor. Food is good - try lamb and seabass. Intnl wine was rediculously overpriced, so we decided to try local ones.
You can get fellucas down the stairs to have a nice Nile trip and we used it couple of times renting the boat for few hours. The hotel is perfect to plan your one day trip to Abu Simbel and is close to Philae island.
Nice heated open air swimming pool.
Old Cataract is in my top 10 favourite hotels.More
- Free parking