Fit for Pharaohs
A step into Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan is a step beneath Moorish arches, swaying palm fronds and ruby red chandeliers to the lost era of the pharaohs. Glinting in the Egyptian sun to give off a rosy hue, the Old Cataract is a 19th-century palace of the grandest proportions and the dreamiest location.
An oasis of an infinity pool curves through the hotel grounds seemingly flowing into the waters of the Nile below while the tables of the Terrace Restaurant boast some of the most enviable views in Egypt and the 138 rooms and suites embody the timeless sense of elegance and class that the hotel has been so well known for, for over a century.
Sitting on a snaking swath of the Nile where the waters hold a topaz-like luminescence and the banks are lined with rolling dunes and solitary palms, Aswan is undoubtedly Egypt’s resident beauty. Spend a few days here and pepper them with the ancient temples of Khnum and Isis, breakfasts onboard a felucca and glasses of hibiscus tea on the promenade.