Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan was inspired by its location and the legend of the end of the civilized world, where the river Nile meets the northernmost granite barrier of land. In addition, the hotel overlooks Elephantine Island, witness to the once flourishing cult of Khnum, God of the cataract and inundation, denoting its truly significant locale.
Synonymous with prosperity and refinement, the second half of the 19th-century experienced a surge in visitors traveling via steamships and railroads deep into Egypt. The most privileged visitors were welcomed at the brand new Old Cataract, an elegant Victorian palace offering state-of-the art amenities and luxurious accommodations. A place to pause, contemplate, and immerse oneself in the magic of the Nile.
For over a century, prominent figures from from all over the world have been drawn to the inherent graciousness and quiet energy of the Old Cataract. Its captivating atmosphere inspired Agatha Christies' famous work, Death on the Nile. And it is in this very place that Jean Claude Ellena, moved by the stunning setting, created the very delicate fragrance Jardin sur le Nil just few years ago.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, a charter member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2014, dates back to 1899.