The friendly and helpful staff both at the front desk and in the coffee shop make this hotel really stand out.
The rooms are generic in style and average in size, but clean and comfortable.
The free WiFi worked pretty well. The Indian restaurant is very good indeed.
Two weaknesses prevent me from giving it an 'outstanding' rating:
1. The gym, while clean, is small and cramped. The equipment was in good repair but limited in scope. If the gym could be doubled in size, with additional machines and perhaps more windows, it'd be great.
2. Guests were smoking on my non-smoking floor, to the extent that the corridor was blue with the haze. And generally there is a smell of smoke throughout the hotel. I don't know what the hotel can do about this in the short term, since it is probably a general issue in Egypt. One suggestion could be to segregate linens and pillows by smoking and non-smoking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Cairo City Stars is part of the exciting CityStars Complex, the largest shopping and entertainment centre in the Middle East, and the latest integrated project and landmark in Cairo. The hotel is ideally located 7 minutes from Cairo International Airport, 10 minutes from Cairo International Conference Centre and 30 minutes from downtown Cairo. The hotel is ideal location to start many tours and also enjoy the vibrant life of Cairo.Guests are assured of a comfortable and relaxing stay in 311 guestrooms including superior rooms, executive rooms and suites. Executive Floor guests will have access to the Executive Lounge where they can check in and our privately and enjoy breakfast, snacks and drinks on complimentary basis. Holiday Inn Cairo City Stars offers various dining options, coffee shop, bar, lounge and 24 hour room service. Also 4 banquet rooms with flexible spacing.Facilities and services at Holiday Inn Cairo City Stars include fully equipped Business Center. The hotel offer Complimentary High Speed Internet Access and WIFI in all guest rooms, and Health Club offers the latest state-of-the-art fitness equipment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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