Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
The legendary Old Cataract Hotel is built on the banks of the Nile, opposite Elephantine island, majestically positioned on a shelf of pink granite overlooking the Nile at Aswan. Behind its Victorian facade, the hotel retains its original beauty, receiving visitors in a historic lobby with polished marble floors and high, classic Islamic arches.
Now the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, the hotel offers 76 rooms in the Palace section. World Discovery prices are based on Palace Premium Rooms (pictured below) - these have an area of 45 square metres and are elegantly decorated with a high ceiling, balcony and tropical garden view. They all have LCD TV, marble bathroom, shower and bathtub, and complimentary lowband internet access.
The hotel features 4 restaurants and 4 bars. The famous 1902 Fine Dining Restaurant (pictured left) is a gourmet restaurant offering the very best of international and oriental recipes in an ambiance of 'a thousand and one nights'. Al Saraya is a distinctive Brasserie-style restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner with both indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the Nile. The Oriental Kebabgy Restaurant overlooks the Nile with a spectacular terrace and offers Mediterranean cuisine. The Palms poolside restaurant offers cocktails and snacks throughout the day.
La Terrasse Bar is an Aswan institution, commanding a spectacular view of the Nile, featuring the famous "King Fouad Corner". Promenade is located on the pink granite rock causeway above the Nile with breathtaking views over Elephantine Island. The Bar is situated by the hotel lobby; an evening piano lounge in a classic oriental setting. Its outdoor seating area offers breathtaking views of the Nile. The Yasmin Vitamin Bar and Lounge also offers indoor and outdoor seating areas overlooking the Nile, pool and gardens.