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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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131 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Terrace is in The Old Cataract Hotel. It has a wonderful view over the hotel grounds and the Nile. The menu isn't extensive, but the food was delicious. They also do afternoon tea which was excellent.

Thank Gillian P
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The terrace is the causal dining area at the Old Cataract Hotel. The food is ok, although too expensive judging if you take into account its price. But it is worth it if you take into account the experience, the gorgeous views and the chance to visit the lovely hotel. This is a must visit

Thank Willie F
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An example: we wanted to order the afternoon tea. Waiter explains that one afternoon tea serves two people. So we ordered one afternoon tea with earl grey but without the sweet pastries but with an extra red fruits tea. We became 9 mini-mini-sandwiches and some fruits. The seems to come directly from the breakfast buffet. No scones, no clotted cream... More 

Thank Rolf R
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel overall is perfect & the terrace is the best scenic view in old cataract. I had multiple breakfasts at the terrace and it was very good The black tea pot is a must try it is nice and different

Thank Mohamed Y
Morristown, New Jersey
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303 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Can't beat the view from this place, out over the Nile to Elephantine Island. It took 10 minutes or more to get menus as they seemed to be a little busy but once we got them we were on their radar. We only had soup and pasta and found it to be quite good as the temperature dropped. Prices were... More 

Thank EWR-NJ-traveler
Alameda, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

You'll be lucky if the food arrives before it's time to leave Egypt. A minimum of 3 requests is required to get coffee or tea

Thank Christine O
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Best place for tranquility and quietness.. A bit over priced. Food is good. Ambience is great. Definitely would come back

Thank SigfredMo
Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Service is an embarrassment for a 5 star hotel. Terribly understaffed. Way overpriced. Very salty food is inedible. Go in town and get a decent meal instead.

Thank familyvisi2r
Montreal, QC
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I could not recommend more strongly having an afternoon tea, available after 4pm, on The Terrace - or the Promenade. It is composed of a cake dish of sweets, sandwhiches, a scone, and really amazingly tasting tea. Perhaps time it a little late, and take in the sunset as well.

Thank Bob R
Luxor, Egypt
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

When the afternoon sun shines on the terrace, when the sun sets over the Nile and its islands, then this terrace is the most romantic and most amazing place to have a drink or late lunch or early dinner ... Just inhale the atmosphere ... You will love it ...

Thank Michael P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
  • Phone Number: 972316000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?