Sofitel Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt

Sofitel Old Cataract, Aswan (Photo credit: Dale Gillard)

Most travelers to Egypt will maintain that the Sofitel Old Cataract is on the top of their accommodations wish list. This hotel, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world including Lady Diana, Winston Churchill, and Agatha Christie, writer of the famous mystery novel Death on the Nile, offers visitors unparalleled luxury and some of the best views in all of Egypt. Build on the banks of the Nile, guests will enjoy a breathtaking view of one of the most famous rivers in the world. As the luxury Sofitel company has taken over the management of this historic landmark, you can be assured of the quality of the staff and rooms, even if you are booking from abroad.

Built in 1899, this hotel has always been one of the leading destinations for the luxury tourist. After more than a century in operation, it has managed to maintain its reputation. Now, the hotel is the host to a fine dining restaurant with French and international cuisine that will delight traveling gourmands. The architecture remains stunning, if updated, with modern touches that add to the elegance of the location.

Before you go, you may be interested in reading some of the online reviews that are available through most travel sites. Here, you will find information not just on the real experiences of customers, but you may also find out how to save more on your booking. Reservations may be made online or via phone and rates vary depending on when you will be traveling and the type of room that you will require. Frequent guests of the Sofitel properties will find that many of their extra touches are present at this site, and that they are treated to the same hospitality and superior service that the Sofitel name conjures.

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