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Hotel Old Cataract Sofitel
Cataract Waterfalls Hotel

Abtal El Tahrir Street
Aswan Egypt

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1899
Floor Count10
Units / Rooms123
Building Uses
 - hotel
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - byzantine
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - granite
 - brick
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof115 ft
Highrise Block
Lowrise roof height56 ft
Lowrise Block

Description
Unofficial Source:
http://www.touregypt.net/magazine/mag08012000/magf2a.htm

Photo Link:
http://www.travelinstyle.com/aswan/Copyofindex.asp

-For the construction of the Low Dam the hotel was constructed to the British gasts of construction in 1899 on a granite bluff overlooking the Nile, the Sofitel Old Cataract got its name from the spectacular effect of the river colliding with the land. The illustrious hotel with 123 rooms and 8 suites has always attracted a mix of famous figures: Winston Churchill, Agha Khan, King Farouk, Lady Diana and Agatha Christie, who wrote 'Death on the Nile' right here. The gourmet restaurant serves exquisite French and international cuisine in an elegant setting with access for disabled guests.

-Agatha Christie & Anthony Shaffer, "Death on the Nile", in 1978 wrote some of her famous Romances in this hotel, which her used room is up today not used and is like a museum for visitors.

Hotel consists of two parts: 35m for Highrise & 17m for Lowrise, and 10 & 4 floors respectively.

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