Stayed here in 2013 and was really impressed. We had a club room which overlooked the Nile which was beautiful, by night it was a a hive of activity on the water and the bridge, not to mention the street below... there never seemed to be any let up in the traffic. In the early morning it was lovely to watch people out fishing in small boats and also to watch locals swimming along the banks.
Our room was on a high floor & had a stunning balcony which, due to the angle, gave amazing view points. The room itself had two queen beds which were the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in, the pillows were incredible, there is a pillow menu, we didn't need it as the beds & bedding were incredible. The bathrooms are beautiful, very well equipped, slippers, gowns etc and the fluffiest towels :) Large plasma TV, writing desk, relaxing chairs and generally, a very comfy, welcoming room. However, there is no wifi in the rooms and that's a real downer for such a modern, well equipped hotel. The club room gives access to a lounge with a dining room annexe where you will be served an utterly gorgeous breakfast, the waiter asks if you want juice, you say yes and they will then juice any fruit under the sun for you! The breads and pastries are scrum diddly-umptious! A full cooked breakfast is available as well as continental. The lounge has computers and printers for use by guests, TV's, radio, newspapers etc and serve afternoon tea. There are amazing views of Tahrir Square from this side of the hotel.
We ate at Sabaya on our first night, this Lebanese restaurant is amazing, we had never tried the cuisine before and wouldn't be very adventurous but the restaurant manager went through the menu with us and helped us chose a wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable meal.
We also ate in the main restaurant upstairs and had the most sumptious steak EVER! As it was early evening we were allowed to choose where we sat, obviously we chose a wonderful table in a corner which was surrounded by huge windows overlooking the Nile. The restaurant staff throughout this hotel are unique, so professional yet they have so much time to engage in conversation with guests, talking not only about the food but any subject. We certainly had some wonderful chats with many of them.
Location wise the hotel is spot on! Right across the bridge you have downtown Cairo, around the corner you're at Tahrir, the Nile is directly in front and taxi travel is very reasonable and easy!
This hotel was chosen due to it's location (we were visiting Egyptian friends in Cairo) and the club room was a little "treat" (thinking it was a one off visit) however, we are going back to Cairo in June and will book a club room again. After staying here, it would be difficult to chose another hotel over the Intercontinental. It's a little piece of luxury you simply must try.
Ask for a high floor, Nile view room. Club rooms have a lot of "perks"
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Dear Monica S,
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I wish thank you very much (Shokran Gazeelen) for posting your review of your May-13 stay and for recommending our hotel.
I am glad to read that you and your family members enjoyed hotel stay and tried new food experience in our Lebanese restaurant.
Will be looking forward to welcome all of you back in 2014, where no effort will be spared to make your coming stay a memorable one.
With my very best regards,
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