El-Gezirah means island in Arabic. And the hotel is on an island in a river(The nile river) !!!
All of the rooms have a perfect viewing thanks to the rounded structure of the hotel and to the location that gives a huge breath without any high buildings near by.
The hotel has a wide garden at water level and there are lots of different service points as restaurants, cafes etc.
You can watch the boats going around with tourists who are entertaining, and you can even share their joy and start dancing with the music they are listening. :)
If you are lucky enough, which I was, you can witness a movie or TV set in action just at the garden of the hotel!!!
The lobby is good enough to hang out withyour friends, listen some piano, or just sit on the fluffy chairs.
Best thing for the rooms is their amazing sightseeing opportunity.
The stuff and the management were not my interest but also I didn't experienced any unexpected and unpleasent behaviour.
I was an invited guest and didn't pay for it, but if it is the actual situation, I saw some price signs in the rooms(yes, every room has some sign declaring the nightly prices for locals and for tourists) and the price was so expensive.
Anyhow, while my next Cairo trips, even if I would be staying somewhere else, one evening , I will definetly go there and have a cup of tea with fresh mint in the garden.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully refurbished in 2007, the contemporary interior design combines exquisite style and elegant refinement with the convenience of several restaurants, bars, spa, casino, 850m2 of conference/meeting facilities and all the latest amenities - the unique French flair and personalized service add a special touch of luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel Cairo
- Cairo Sofitel