The Old Cataract Hotel is perched atop a granite hill at the Nile river's edge in Aswan, Egypt, and takes its name from the rivers First Cataract (rapids) at the traditional northern border of Nubia. It was Thomas Cook, the grand tour manager of Egypt who had the hotel constructed, mostly for the tourists that his company was escorting down the Nile at the end of the 19th century. Unlike many historical hotels in Egypt, it was never a royal palace or lodge. It has always been a grand hotel. Today, under the management of Sofitel, it remains one of the finest hotels in Egypt.


Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt

Sofitel Old Cataract is surrounded by magnificent sceneries overlooking the unparalleled panorama of the Elephantine Island and Agha Khan's mausoleum.  300 meters to the Nubian Museum and 3 kilometers to the famous 1902 Restaurant.


Each room is different, with high ceilings, wonderful Nile views classic furnishings and bathroom fixtures and comfortable beds.


There are several restaurants and bars


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