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The old cataract hotel was built on a granite rock and is located on the banks of the Nile River. The name of the hotel is due to the Nile Falls opposite it in the second direction. Visitors are received in the historic lobby, which is made of marble floors and decorated in the form of arches bearing the classic Islamic character.

Located in Aswan, the historic Cataract Hotel has been there since the nineteenth century. One of the oldest hotels in Aswan, this five-star royal establishment was first built as a palace and opened its doors in 1899 AD, during the reign of King Farouk.

The most famous who stayed at the hotel: Khedive Abbas Helmy, the ruler of Egypt, attended the opening ceremony of the main restaurant in 1902, Lord "Lady Cromer", Diana Princess of Wales, Aga Khan III, "Duke Connaught" third son of Queen Victoria, Howard Carter, Nicholas II, and Sir "Winston Churchill", King Farouk Agatha Christie, a large number of ministers and important statesmen,

and the Indian leader "Aga Khan III" and was regularly visited the hotel for treatment, his first visit to the hotel was in 1937 on his honeymoon on the second floor and the south wing and asked To be buried in Aswan. and a mausoleum was built for him next to the hotel in 1957 AD, and guests can see him through the hotel balcony.

Movies and Dramas Filmed at the Hotel: Crime Film on the Nile River. The Grand Hotel series was shown in 2016 The hotel was renovated and developed in 2008, to return the hotel as an honorable facade of the city of Aswan, and to restore the hotel to its previous position.

During the renovations, about 76 rooms and suites were added to the old wing. About 62 rooms and suites were added to the contemporary Nile suite, and it joined a hotel among the list of the best hotels in Aswan.

Available rooms and suites in the hotel: Deluxe Palace Room with Garden View, Palace Premium Room with Garden View, Opera Suite with Terrace and Nile View, Prestige King Suite with Terrace and Garden View, Palace Cataract King Suite with Nile View and View On the Garden, Prestige Suite with Nile View,

Deluxe King Room with Nile View, Premium Twin Room with Nile View. Deluxe rooms feature balconies, free Wi-Fi, TVs, whirlpool tubs, and tea and coffee makers. The luxurious suites at Cataract Hotel Aswan provide butler service, delivery, and in-room dining is available.

Hotel facilities and services The hotel provides the hotel services that visitors need to help them get comfortable throughout their stay in the hotel. Reception services, recreational and recreational services, fitness, and health care services. Cataract Hotel Aswan offers guests 8 stylish restaurants and bars.

Some of the bars and restaurants overlook the Nile. The health and recreational facilities consist of a spa, gym, and a large swimming pool. This Victorian building was built on the principles of classic architecture, with distinctive and ancient decorations and luxurious wooden furniture, which reproduces the atmosphere of a royal palace.

The hotel provides guests with multiple spa services from sauna to ''hammam'' or hot tub, jacuzzi and steam rooms, massage and physiotherapy center, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Excellent room service includes laundry services and even shoe shine.

The hotel provides a shuttle service to Aswan International Airport, which is 58 km away, and allows car rental with or without a driver.

Aswan Airport

Aswan Airport


The hotel offers a babysitting service, its own activities, and a games room throughout the day. Providing rooms for official meetings, an office for organizing trips, and tickets for visiting tourist attractions, cultural events, and performances.

You can visit the ''The Old Cataract Hotel'' by booking our Egypt day tours. you can see and visit attractions of Egypt through our Egypt Travel Package, discover the hidden historical secrets of the land of pharaohs, and enjoy aboard our luxury Nile cruise through  Egypt Nile Cruise tours. you can learn more about ancient Egyptian history, and you can visit the oldest cities, Aswan and  Luxor, through Aswan day tours.

In Egypt, there are many wonderful hotels that offer you everything you want.


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From its rose granite plateau rising above the sacred river, the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers its guests two different experiences, The Palace Wing and The Nile Wing, each with distinct guestrooms and suites. The majestic building offers 76 sumptuous guestrooms, including 45 suites

The Pyramids of Giza are situated close to Cairo, which is in northern Egypt, whereas Aswan is situated along the Nile River in southern Egypt. Aswan and the Pyramids of Giza are quite a distance apart, so getting there requires either a domestic flight or a train ride.


The essential places to do in Cairo are listed below:
See the pyramids of Giza. Get cultured at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Visit the Citadel of Saladin. Go shopping in the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Discover spiritual Cairo. Discover the Al-Azhar Mosque, 
Visit the Islamic quarter of Darb Al-Ahmar.

The venerable Old Cataract, which dates back to 1899, got its name from the union of the river and the granite wall that created the first cataract in the Nile.



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