The Old Cataract hotel is a 5* deluxe property, constructed in 1899 on a granite bluff overlooking the river Nile. This hotel has welcomed leading members of society, world famous celebrities and Heads of State. Past residents include Winston Churchill, the Agha Khan, King Farouk and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Agatha Christie regularly resided here whilst writing her best seller ‘Death on the Nile’.
Accommodation is luxuriously colonial with fine wood paneling and beautiful furnishings and the level of comfort is outstanding.
There are a number of excellent restaurants including 1902 which serves fine French cuisine with live classical entertainment. Afternoon tea is served on the terrace, overlooking the most spectacular view of the river Nile, with Egyptian feluccas sailing serenely by, their canvas sails fluttering in the breeze.
Facilities include an impressive swimming pool where guests are welcome to relax on the comfortable sun loungers in the warmth of the Egyptian sunshine. This property is the perfect place to reside, whilst exploring the wonders of Aswan.