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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract
Discover the paths of ancient pharaohs and Egyptian nobles as you rest on the bend of the longest historical river in the world, the glorious Nile. Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is a colonial archive of beauty, a 19th-century palace oasis dotted with sandy palm trees and mesmerising affinity pools.
Why we love it
Constructed by the British in 1899, Old Cataract Hotel is one of Egypt’s most charming icons of history. Merging old-world glamour and modern-day luxury, the hotel embodies a timeless elegance. Mosaic tiles, Moorish arches, ruby-red chandeliers and plush Persian rugs.
Dine and relax in the same rooms as Winston Churchill, Howard Carter and President Jimmy Carter, to name a few. Gaze over at the Nile on the very balcony that inspired Agatha Christie to write her famous crime fiction novel ‘Death on the Nile’. Indulge in the unforgettable sunsets over the River Nile and Elephantine Island while sipping a champagne cocktail or sweet hibiscus tea.
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.
WHAT MAKES THIS HOTEL UNIQUE?
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.
Bespoke suites, paying homage to the likes of Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill
Outdoor infinity pools and indoor heated pool, surrounded by mosaic pillars and lavish palm trees
Planning your experience
Contact our Travel Designers to learn more about Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and begin planning your custom experience.
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