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Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan, Egypt

Exuding old world charm, perched on the Nile, this is the perfect hotel for a stay in Aswan

Rooms from around £115 per night, including daily breakfast. Flights and transfers at additional charge.

The Old Cataract hotel takes its name from the meeting of the river with the granite barrier, which creates the first cataract of the Nile and a fabulous location. The hotel exudes old world charm with a delightful old world elegance. Behind its Victorian facade, the hotel retains its original beauty, receiving visitors in an historic lobby with polished marble floors and high, classic Islamic arches.

Accommodation

The 76 rooms and suites in the Old Palace Wing are complimented by 62 rooms and suites in the contemporary Nile Wing.

Activities & Experiences

Egypt's sunniest southern city, an ancient frontier town and small enough to discover on foot, Aswan has a distinctively African feel. The pace of life is slow and relaxing. You’ll soon be strolling up and down the town’s broad Corniche and watching sailboats drift under the blue sky. 

We recommend a trip to Aswan’s souk, a traditional Egyptian market brimming with scents and colours from spices, perfumes, scarves and locally woven handcrafts. We can also offer you a tour of the striking Philae Temple and the stoic Tombs of the Nobles, which rise on high cliffs nearby. With an Aswan cruise to the botanical gardens of Kitchener’s Island, you’ll also discover the verdant side of the Egyptian landscape.

Families

Children are very welcome at The Old Cataract. There's a small playground and babysitting can easily be arranged.

Facilities & Services

To relax after a day's exploration retire to the Sp Spa with its massage treatments, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and gymnasium. Enjoy the two outdoor pools, one heated for when the weather is cooler. 

Weather & Seasons

Egypt has year-round sun, and almost no rain. Daytime temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to very hot in the summer. Northerly cities such as Cairo and Alexandria are generally about 5ºC cooler than southerly areas such as Aswan and Abu Simbel. 

Getting Here

Flying time from UK to Cairo is 5 hours, followed by a 60 minute flight to Aswan, and then a 25 minute transfer to the hotel.

Consider Also

Nile Cruise aboard 6 cabin Sanctuary Zein Nile (private hire only) or boutique 23 cabin Steam Ship Sudan

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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