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Ramses Hilton
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo 12344 , Egypt   |  
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Three stars are generous”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in early August 2014. We arrived about 2:00 AM because of a late flight and bad Cairo traffic, even at this hour. there were only 2 reception agents despite a busy reception area and a a small line up at the counter. One thing to be crowded but the other is to offer unfriendly service and deal with staff who is not readily providing information. It is also the first time that a hotel takes the full credit card payment in advance in addition to asking for an additional deposit, despite having the credit card number, and insisting that is a world-wide requirement; and I stayed in numerous hotels world wide.

Getting past the front desk, the room size was OK but the furniture and decor were dated and average; there was no coffee machine in the room (in a 5 star hotel!); maintenance was lacking, for example no WiFi in the room despite the claim that they have it; the lever to switch from tap to shower was stuck and calling for service was in vein as no one was answering the phone call.

Some bright spots: the staff of the business center who promptly answered our call about the WiFi and were very apologetic that there is none in this room and offered a round about fix. Also some of the restaurant staff, despite being overwhelmed by the number of guests, still served us with a smile.

This was definitely my first and last stay at this hotel!

Room Tip: As for a hotel facing the Nile ahead of time.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ramses H, Hilton Management at Ramses Hilton, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We apologize for any dissatisfaction you went through as you find the hotel not up to your expectation.

Concerning the points that you mentioned, please note that they are forwarded to the concerned managers for taking the necessary actions.

We value your opinion as a good tool for improvement and hope that what happened will not prevent you from staying with us again.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ramses Hilton.

Thank you
The Management
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I stayed at multiple hotels in various cities during this trip but never came across front desk staff (multiple people) like the one's at Ramses Hilton who had no clue that they were actually working in hospitality industry. They were not trained to even know how to welcome the guest or answer simple questions. I loved Cairo city and it's people except the hotel's front desk staff 's attitude was just terrible, they need lots of "Customer Service" training.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Ramses H, Hilton Management at Ramses Hilton, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Dear valued Guest,
Greetings from Ramses Hilton,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor. Our team appreciates your feedback very much, which is a great tool for more progress and success.

However, we have noticed your dissatisaction for some service standards which were not up to your expectation. Pease accept our sincere apology and note that your comment is discussed with the concerned managers.

We Look forward to welcoming you back and giving us another chance to prove to you the Hilton hospitality.


Kind Regards,
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

i stayed for one night, it was clean the Breakfast Buffet was good and the service also. the location is right near the Nile. the Bathrooms needs renovation the hotel was the first to open in cairo. its time to renovate the bathrooms

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ramses H, Hilton Management at Ramses Hilton, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ramses Hilton,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. The nice comment on the hotel team performance means a lot to us.

As for your comment on the hotel condition, please note that the hotel will soon go through a renovation plan to satisfy all our guests' needs.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ramses Hilton or any of our Hilton hotels worldwide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As other reviewers have noted, the hotel could use a physical refresh. But the service from the staff is so amazing, that it makes up for any shortfalls.

Egypt is hurting for tourists and business travelers, and this hotel has made it clear to everyone who comes into contact with a guest to do what ever it takes to delight the customer. We have had a few minor requests or problems, as one does when traveling. In every case, the staff (and the managers) have gone way beyond our expectations in meeting our requests.

Plus, as examples: The room staff makes animal sculptures out of towels and puts them on the bed! The concierge dashes out to a store to get me birthday candles! It's a new standard of service for us.

Additionally:
The top floor restaurant has amazing views -and superb service
The indian restaurant has really excellent food -and superb service
The bar/pub has great bangers and mash -and superb service

You get my point.

Do I wish they could make the whole hotel smoke-free? Do I wish that every car in the city didn't honk its horn continuously? Yes, but the hotel does everything it can to please its guests.

Room Tip: Nile view is spectacular
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramses H, Hilton Management at Ramses Hilton, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ramses Hilton,

We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review on TripAdvisor.

The nice comment on the hotel team performance is appreciated . We will convey your comment to the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ramses Hilton or any of our Hilton hotels worldwide.

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Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My family and I had a beautiful stay at the Ramses Hilton. It has a central location close to everything, and overseeing the Nile. The "Window to the world" restaurant serves delicious food with an ecstatic view.

Room Tip: Wifi is per device not per room
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramses H, Hilton Management at Ramses Hilton, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ramses Hilton, We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.

The nice comment and recommendation for the (Windows on the World Restaurant) mean a lot to us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ramses Hilton or any of our Hilton hotels worldwide.

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Cairo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband & I were attending a family wedding at the hotel main ballroom and stayed in a king room at the Executive floor. We experience the genuine hospitality from the moment we handed our car to the valet parking at the hotel entrance; sincere greeting, professional luggage handling, swift check-in. The room had a breath-taking nile view, actually the entire hotel is cleverly located to ensure a maginficent Nile view. While few comments might address the hotel need of renovation in some areas still I am confident all comments must highly praise the excellent food, professional service and cheerful staff in all areas. Ramsis Hilton geniune hospitality is the key for a wonderfuly stay by the charming Nile.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramses H, Hilton Management at Ramses Hilton, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,
Greetings from Ramses Hilton,

We are very glad to know of your satisfaction during your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.

We would like to express our gratitude for appreciating the team performance and we are glad to know of your enjoyment during the wedding event. We will convey your comment to the entire team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ramses Hilton or any of our Hilton hotels worldwide.

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Cairo, Egypt
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had quite an experience over there especially at their Amazing"Top Of The World" Restaurant where I had a delicious dinner of Salmon with vegetables. The guitarist was a real professional. He even came and asked us what we would like to hear and I chose Andy Williams"Yesterday":) The view up there is MAGICAL. The service is nothing but the best. I was rather surprised it was a bit empty on that day as their was an oriental band downstairs and a loud cafe'. I prefer the rather peaceful setting of soft music and a lovely view.

Room Tip: Choose room views facing the beautiful River Nile
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ramses H, Hilton Management at Ramses Hilton, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,
Greetings from Ramses Hilton,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your dinner at the Windows on the World Restaurant while listening to your favorite song.

We appreciate your nice comment on the team performance and we will forward it to all of them.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ramses Hilton or any of our Hilton hotels worldwide.

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Address: 1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo 12344 , 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Cairo
#6 Family Hotel in Cairo
#6 Business Hotel in Cairo
#11 Luxury Hotel in Cairo
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Ramses Hilton 5*
Number of rooms: 855
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