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Situated in the Nubian desert and opposite Elephantine Island, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is an ideal place for culture-hopping the antiquated sites of Egyptian geography and culture. Dotted about are the ancient temples of Khnum and Isis, as well as the historic burial sites of Egyptian noblemen. An ideal location for a luxury base for your Egyptian adventure, as well as being far away from the loud tourist bustle.


It’s easy to imagine fanning yourself with a palm leaf as a descendent of Cleopatra. This Victorian palace is a celebration of Arabian and Egyptian culture and their beauty. Rare is it that you find a property that revels in old-world glamour in such a stylishly affluent way. It effortlessly oozes Egyptian class and elegance.

The hotel’s incredible location faces Elephantine and is just a short drive away from the ancient pharaonic tombs. The best sights are right on your doorstep, but the cultural immersion doesn’t end once inside the hotel. Grab a table on the terrace and sample Egyptian delicacies overlooking the Nile, feast on rich Levant cuisine married with local flavors (think spicy grilled meat and herbed rice) at Oriental Kebabgy, or visit the signature 1902 restaurant for exquisite French gastronomy.


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