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“Best place to stay in Cairo,” 5 of 5 stars
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InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corniche El Nil | PO Box 60, Cairo 11511, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #10 of 131 hotels in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
“Best place to stay in Cairo,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

i have stayed two noghts , it was marvelous everybody helpful with great smile .the room got a fantastic view either at daylight or at night , the accomodation well maintained and funiture is nice and comfortable. health club is perfect and clean , foods upto the standard especially the day & night restaurant with very big delicious varieties for breakfast buffet as well the italian restaurant . all in all i was very satisfied of my stay and will recommand to friends.

ahmed shawky
commercial manager
national navigation company

Room Tip: •"Corner suites are large and sunny"
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Mr. Shawky,

Thank you for your review of your stay in April. It was a pleasure reading that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that we were able to be up to your expectations.

Also, I would like to thank you for recommending our property to your friends.

Looking forward to welcoming you and your family members back to the Semiramis InterContinental Hotel.

I remain.

Sherif Abourida
Operations Manager

sherif.abourida@ihg.com
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This hotel is on the Nile, a short walk from Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum in one direction and the American and British embassies in the other.and across the street from Shepheard's Hotel. There are excellent restaurants with reasonable prices in the area around
Tahrir Square.

Room Tip: Our tooms were on the 24th floor with balconies overlooking the Nile, which certainly added to our...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear JGilbert2013,

Thank you very mcuh (Shokran Gazeelen) for the review of your April stay. It was a pleasure knowing that you and your family did enjoy your stay.

Looking forward to welcoming you back where no effort will be spared to make you enjoy the InterContinental experience.

I remain,

Sherif Abourida
Operations Manager
sherif.abourida@ihg.com
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Sandton, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I was there in December 2012. This hotel is situated about 200m from Tahrir Square. The management & staff of this hotel were amazing. They looked after us & provided us with excellent tourism ideas & a very friendly taxi driver. The restaurant in the foyer is delicious especially the Sushi Bar. The Mobaco Cotton Clothing shop is a delight. Not badly priced at all. We stayed in a family room, with our two kids, with a view of the beautiful Nile & the revolutionary Tahrir Square.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Have stayed a few times in IC Semiramis.
Service is excellent, everybody is willing to help and always smiles.
Location is really good with a nice view.
Many choices if you want to have something to eat, Will definitely recommend Pane Vino, great food, top service and nice environment.
If you have the chance to go to Cairo, you should go there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I and my family have been guests at the Semiramis InterContinental Hotel,Cairo,Egypt many times. It has always been a most convenient and welcoming place to stay with great location in the center of Cairo;convenient to business & government offices,the National Museum,The Opera,several Embassies,and with easy access by auto/taxi to shopping.The hotel is on the Nile and the view,particularly at night, is spectacular.The Semiramis houses several excellent restaurants offering varied cuisine,a brand new 'state of the art' spacious,well equipped conference and business center and some shops.The health club facilities are reasonably equipped however, there is only one steam bath which must alternate hours by gender.The pool is good for cooling off but is not large enough for serious excercise swimming. The staff in all facilities are helpful and efficient. The hotel also has a great executive lounge most helpful and supportive to all priviliged to enter there in. I have always been exceedingly pleased with the service and responsive client support throughout the hotel. The Semiramis has suffered from the recent substantial loss of tourism clients in Cairo but is coming back and regaining its place among Cairo's signature hotels, this makes booking at this time easier for all. You will find a staff most happy to please and a facility with much to offer.

Room Tip: Request Nile view side above the 7th floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Due to the current situation in Cairo, the rates are good and the availibility is also good. I stayed in a king bed Nile view room with breakfast and was not disappointed. The room was nice, the view was great and the breakfasts were excellent.

The staff were very helpful and freely gave advice on Cairo. I recommend using the hotel car for transport to and from the airport and locally. While more expensive than a taxi, you are at least quoted a price and are freed from the relentless haggling for everything everywhere in Cairo that I found extremely tiring. I tried the hotel bar which is good and the Italian restaurant, which I enjoyed very much.

The one critical thing I would mention is the hours for the hotel pool, which are 9 am to sunset - exactly when guests would be out touring. I was very disappointed that I was not able to use the pool after a long day out or before bed. The reason for this is hard to comprehend and I find the hours for the pool not reasonable or normal for a hotel of this quality.

I do however recommend this property and will stay there again.

Room Tip: Take the Nile view room.....
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This place has comfortable rooms, friendly staff and great restaurants. I must say that the breakfast buffet at this hotel is epic. Never quite seen another spread so lavish and tasty. Tried two restaurants during my stay and the coffee shop. Was happy with all the meals.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corniche El Nil | PO Box 60, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Cairo
#5 Casino Hotel in Cairo
#8 Luxury Hotel in Cairo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cairo
#13 Business Hotel in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Cairo Semiramis 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HISTORIC LEGENDS ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, Semiramis InterContinental Cairo is a symbol of modern style. Located in the heart of the city centre, facing the River Nile, the hotel is close to the Egyptian Museum, the Cairo Opera House and the Cairo Tower. The Citadel, Old Cairo, downtown shops and commercial centre are nearby. The Giza Pyramids and Cairo International Airport are just 25 km (16 miles) away. ... more   less 
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