Live the Legend at Sofitel Old Cataract Aswan, a luxury 5-star hotel in a 19th-century Victorian palace on the banks of the river Nile. Rising grandly from a pink granite shelf at the edge of the Nubian Desert with views of Elephantine Island, this stylish property blends Pharaonic treasures with French art de recevoir. Discover sophisticated interior design by Sybille de Margerie in the historic Palace, a world of Moorish arches ruby red chandeliers plush Persian carpets soft armchairs and hand-carved furnishings. Or step into 21st-century Egypt by entering the Nile Wings featuring contemporary reinterpretation of traditional codes. Relax and immerse yourself in the infinity pool overlooking the Nile. Arrange a felucca cruise at sunset, a hot stone massage at So SPA or a cocktail reception under the stars. The spacious guest rooms have balcony views and suites boast exclusive butler service. Take tea on the rose granite Promenade and savor gourmet French cuisine at the 1902 Restaurant.