Luxury with Legacy
Luxury with Legacy

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt

Egypt
Egypt is probably the world’s oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 BC, historically. The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish. The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world’s longest river dazzles the senses. A first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera is pure escapism. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt. Travel to Egypt to discover a world of wonder.

Aswan
Aswan is a serene Nile Valley destination where the Nile is more majestic than anywhere else, flowing through granite rocks, and round emerald islands covered in palm groves and tropical plants. Egypt’s sunniest southern city is the perfect destination to stroll and relax in a magical cultural setting: wander down the broad walkway, locally known as the corniche, to watch feluccas slowly sailing the Nile then stop at one of the floating restaurants to enjoy Nubian music and freshly caught fish.

Location
At the spot where the river meets a granite barrier to create the first cataract of the Nile.

Country
Egypt

Region
Africa

Nearest City
Aswan

By Air
Direct flight from Cairo to Aswan by Egypt Air (approx. 1.30 mins). Followed by a 25 mins
drive to the hotel.

Recommended Stay
3 nights

Recommended add-ons
Luxor, Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh

Best time to visit
A mild winter with temperates between 19°c – 29°c and a sunny summer with temperatures between 32°c – 45°c. The majority of Egypt’s landscape is a desert, except the White Mediterranean coast, the Nile Valley and the Delta. Recommended time to travel is late September – May.

Promenade
As refreshing as a stroll along the riverbank, The Promenade is perched atop the majestic rose granite promontory at the front of the Palace. Admire Elephantine Island and the mysterious remains of the Temple of Khnum. Enjoy the timeless pleasure of sipping your favourite beverage while watching a legendary sunset over the Nile. Fouad’s Corner: A private dining venue for discerning guests, where King Fouad entertained royalty and dignitaries. Strategically located on the edge of the granite slab with a panoramic view of the Nile. Fouad’s Corner offering customised menus for that special affair set for an intimate dining experience.

The Old Cataract is named for its location at the spot where the river meets a granite barrier to create the first cataract of the Nile. The hotel overlooks Elephantine Island which is a witness to the once flourishing cult of Khnum, god of the cataract and inundation. Follow in the footsteps of the prestigious hotel guests hosted since 1899, from Sir Winston Churchill to Aga Khan, from Dame Agatha Christies to King Farouk. Experience the inspiring blend of Victorian grandeur, Egyptian atmosphere, and French art de recevoir. Sofitel Legend Old Cataract has reopened its doors, redesigned by French interior designer Sybille de Margerie to reveal its iconic heritage enriched with contemporary design. Live the Legend. Discover wonderful new features. Indulge at the luxurious spa with a wide
range of rejuvenating treatments. Embark on a voyage back to another century at the 1902 restaurant and the terrace bars perched above the peaceful waters of the Nile. Finally, the Old Cataract marks the end of the fertile Nile valley and the beginning of the vast Nubian Desert. A magnifique location, scene of legends.

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