New Cataract

Abtal el Tahrir Street, Aswan, Nile River Valley, Egypt
#17 of 17 hotels in Aswan
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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All about the views

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 12, 2008

Although considered a separate hotel, the New Cataract Hotel is part of the same establishment as the Old Cataract Hotel, run by Sofitel. It was built as an annex on the grounds of the original hotel during a time when aesthetics mattered least. This ugly construction, in my opinion, does not complement the beauty original hotel in any way and serves only to block its southern views and sun! That said, the New Cataract Hotel itself has stunning views of the Nile, and likely much better than its older counterpart. Unfortunately, this is currently its primary trait, for the interior of the hotel looks more like a 1970's hospital ward. Yes, everything is from that era. The other advantage to staying here is being on the grounds of the Old Cataract Hotel and using its amenities (at a lower cost), such as the restaurant, bar and swimming pool. I stayed at the New Cataract because Old Cataract was fully booked, but I must confess I thoroughly enjoyed the views overlooking the Nile and Aswan from my private balcony (see attached photo). For this reason, I would consider returning to this hotel.

great deal

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 1, 2007

Rooms are modern, clean and everything worked. Balcony gave gorgeous view of ruins across Nile, Cataract, and lovely old hotel. If you stayed in the old hotel you would look out and see the much more austere new one (yuck). Access to the same gardens (lovely), pool, terrace, dining rooms. Easy walk into town or to the Nubia Museum. Great location.

Unique Quality: The gardens were elegant with many blooms in December.

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Very nice

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 12, 2006

It is right next to the OLD Cataract Hotel. Nice clean room. A great swimming pool with nice view of the Nile. (see the photo)

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A room with a view

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 4, 2004

Enjoyable. The rooms had a wonderful view at $30 extra! But well worth it.
Room service a bit slow- up to 2 hours late.
No safe in the room , and minibar not stocked.
Otherwise I'd recommend it.

Unique Quality: Pool great though not enough loungers always available.
Next to the famous Old Cataract Hotel which is full of atmosphere and sense of history.

Directions: On River Nile

The NEW Cataract Hotel is much cheaper

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 30, 2003

Pretty basic hotel in a plain building right next to the very expensive Old Cataract Hotel. Make sue and get a room on the side facing the Nile or you'll wind up with a view of a littered alley. The side facing the Nile has wonderful views of the Nile, especially if you're on the upper floors.

Unique Quality: Much less appealing than the Old Hotel but you can use the excellent pool and all the services of the Old Hotel.

Directions: Adjacent to the Old Cataract Hotel

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