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InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Ranked #12 of 137 Hotels in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Kingston, Canada
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142 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“It doesn't get any better”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

To say this hotel goes above and beyond would be an understatement. When we arrived late in the evening, a wonderful buffet filled with an excellent selection of foods including fresh sushi, it was exactly what we needed after our long flight from Canada.

Where this hotel really went over the top however, was we had a special requirement due to an elderly family member traveling with us. Maintenance spent over an hour in our room, helping us ensure the safety and addressing our unique requirements. A level of care and assistance I rarely found.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

a typical high-end business hotel, with many tasteful trimmings and some middle eastern confusion. expensive, but the more cairene upheaval there is on CNN, the more they will undoubtedly be willing to haggle. the winning feature of this hotel is its location: a fantastic base for walking into the city, to the museum, strolling by the nile, or to restaurants, or across the bridge to zemalek. it is a decadent place, well guarded to keep out the poor. the sort of place that could contribute to a revolution ...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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geordie
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Working stay of 2 weeks. What really annoyed me was the ambassador lounge where the staff seemed to have no idea when the timings for the lounge was open. With Ramadan, the hours change and the confusion led to our group missing meals. The staff were very keen to take away plates and glasses from the diners, sometimes food and drink was removed from the table before it was finished. Efforts should be made to make sure diners get their food quickly rather than remove their plates in order to get them out of the lounge. Otherwise, the hotel staff were great, rooms were cleaned well and the reception staff very helpful.

Room Tip: Overlook the Nile (west) and not Tahrir square.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank victortwoone
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear victortwoone,

Thank you very much (Shokran Gazeelen) for posting your review of your July-stay. Your feedback means alot to us and I will forward your comment on lounge F&B service to F&B Manager for appropriate action.

Looking forward for the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near futrue, where no effort will spared to make you enjoy the InterContinenal experience.

I remain,

Sherif Abourida
Operations Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2013

The hotel is located in the heart of Cairo, along the Corniche El-Nil and just off Tahrir Square. The great thing about this is the cool breeze that one enjoys when outside and the proximity to just about every place of import in Cairo. It is advisable to walk to the main road and catch a cab. Nothing is more than 20-30 LE away.

The hotel itself is what one expected from an Intercontinental property. There is a good mix of the modern and traditional in everything that one sees. The decor is classic, but the shopping arcade is hip and swanky. The hotel houses some of the best restaurants in the city and the prices are extremely friendly. The breakfast buffet is amazing and all the live counters are worth trying.

The room aren't the biggest, but very comfortable.

The only downer was during check out when they insisted that we had used the mini bar when we hadn't. If, like us, you aren't the sort who uses the mini bar, don't let them to break the seal when you check in. May save a small hassle and spoil an otherwise perfect experience.

Room Tip: The higher the better. Ask for a river facing room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Chatur
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 26, 2013

When you stay here, you can wake up in the morning light reflecting from the Nile's waves dancing on the wall in your room. The hotel locates next to the bridge over the Nile to Zamalek island, which is green and peaceful. That's so amazing!

When you stay here, you can wake up in the morning light reflecting from the Nile's waves dancing on the wall in your room. The hotel locates next to the bridge over the Nile to Zamalek island, which is green and peaceful. That's so amazing!

When you stay here, you can wake up in the morning light reflecting from the Nile's waves dancing on the wall in your room. The hotel locates next to the bridge over the Nile to Zamalek island, which is green and peaceful. That's so amazing!

When you stay here, you can wake up in the morning light reflecting from the Nile's waves dancing on the wall in your room. The hotel locates next to the bridge over the Nile to Zamalek island, which is green and peaceful. That's so amazing!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mai Mai H
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Mai H,

Thank you very much (Shokran Gazeelen) for posting your review of May-stay. I am very pleased reading that you and your partner did enjoy the Nile river view from your room.

Looking forward for the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near futrue.

For more hotel updates, please visit us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemiramisIC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICSEMIRAMIS
TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294201-d299113-Reviews-InterContinental_Cairo_Semiramis-Cairo_Cairo_Governorate.html

I remain,

Sherif Abourida
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stay 2 nights at this wonderful hotel. Hotel located at the very attraction location at down Town. Hotel has exclusive view of Nile river.
Transportation:
The nearest subway station is ALSADAT at the famous Tahrir Squire. Just 3 minutes walk.
real way station is Misr real way station just 5 minutes by taxi
Cruise: in front of the hotel or 3 minutes walk to public Nile bus.
Attractions:
Tahrir squire one minute walk.
Egyptian musiam just 3 minutes walk
Khan Elkhalily 10 Minutes by taxi
Pyramids 25 minutes by taxi
Cairo Tour 5 minutes by taxi
Ambassador and PCR
Amazing upgrade
Restaurants
the hotel has many kind of restaurants such as Lebanese and Italian restaurants also to whom like fast food KFC, McDonald and Pizza just 3 minutes walk.
Staff
very helpful and friendly staff (they are the secret of success)
prices
now this hotel at the very low prices because the closest location to Tahrir squire
Safe
Hotel very safe and they tack care about guest safety.
This hotel outstanding.

Room Tip: Nile view rooms on the top floors
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mohamed-Salem
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Mohamed-Salem,

Thank you for your review and your tips. We are glad that you and your family did enjoy hotel's stay in June.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family members back to the hotel in the near future.

For latest updates on hotel's promotion, please visit us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemiramisIC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICSEMIRAMIS
TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294201-d299113-Reviews-InterContinental_Cairo_Semiramis-Cairo_Cairo_Governorate.html

I remain

Sherif Abourida
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This hotel to me is like my home, the location is the best in Cairo with the great Nile view. All staff are more than friendly and really helpful. Room size is great and comfortable. Service is brilliant. Overall it is highly recommended hotel for any visitor to Cairo.
If you staid at Semiramis once I guarantee that you will not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Hussain B
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Hussain B,

Thank you for posting your review. We are delighted knowing that you consider our hotel your home and that we were able to make your stay along with your friends an enjoyable one.

Looking forward for the pleasure of welcoming you and your friends back to the hotel.

For more updates on latest hotel's promotion, please visit us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemiramisIC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICSEMIRAMIS
TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294201-d299113-Reviews-InterContinental_Cairo_Semiramis-Cairo_Cairo_Governorate.html


Thank you,

Sherif Abourida
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Property: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
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:
#4 Family Hotel in Cairo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cairo
#8 Casino Hotel in Cairo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Cairo
#13 Business Hotel in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Cairo Semiramis 5*
Number of rooms: 726
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HISTORIC LEGENDS ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, the Semiramis InterContinental is situated in the heart of Cairo, a few minutes' walk from the city's commercial centre, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Cairo Opera House. The Citadel and Old Cairo are nearby. The pleasures on Zamalek Island are in full view across the Nile. The Giza Pyramids and Cairo International Airport are only 25 km (16 miles) away. Free WIFI and 12 dining options, 11 meeting and conference rooms make the hotel a favourite culinary and event destination. ... more   less 
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