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“Wonderful Night” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of InterContinental Cairo Semiramis

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InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Ranked #8 of 139 Hotels in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
1 review
“Wonderful Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

I have just stayed one night at this hotel in September, my hunsband and self really enjoyed our stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful, service is excellent. Spacious room with all facilities and my favourite was balcony overlooking the Nile. The restaurant and cafe were fabulous offering delicious plates , especially the Breakfast. it was really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Reeno2013
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Reeno2013,

Thank you very much for posting your review. I am pleased knowing that you and your husband did enjoy your one-night stay and that service, staff attitude and food were up to your expectations.

Looking forward for the pleasure of welcoming you and your husband to the hotel in the near future, where no effort will be spared to make you enjoy the InterContinental experience.

For more updates on hotel's activities, please visit:

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cairo, Egypt
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

we had a superb night here, excellent rooms of a good size and with all amenities, great views, location perfect, downtown Cairo, the food at Birdcage was authentic Thai and our compliments to Chef Sommai - perfect blend of flavours, great presentation and staff throughout the whole hotel were wonderful - highly recommend this hotel and we look forward to returning

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Michelle A
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Michelle A,

Thank you very much for your review. It is always a pleasure to read a happy guest review on stay at the Semiramis InterContinental. I will sure pass on your comment to Chef Sommai and Bird Cage Brigade.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future where no effort will be spared to make your next stay a memorable one.

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59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Nile view rooms have a fascinating magical scene, having elite amenties and furniture(renovated not much time ago) as well as so comfortable bed (king size my case). Service at the hotel is quite decent and friendly. Restaurants and Cafes are all superb offering great delicious plates. Pool is good for a quick swim or sunbathing whilst not quite relaxing as car horns in that center of Cairo area is horrible and continuosly irritating and clearly audible. Fitness center is really outstanding and clean; presenting a lot of facilities. On the other hand no cons were not clearly noticed at my short stay except for that the hotel really needs renovations for most of its spaces in and outdoors to cope with up to date style. Rates and offers are currently attractive especially at weekends for accomodations and restaurants. Cairo is currently very safe and secured morning till midnight with locals and tourists down the streets for business or pleasure all day long.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank AlySotouhy
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear AlySotouhy,

Thank you very much for your review. It is a pleasure hearing that you did enjoy the stay at the Semiramis InterContinental.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future where no effort will be spared to make your next stay a memorable one.

For more hotel's updates, please follow us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemiramisIC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICSEMIRAMIS
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Sherif Abourida
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Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Rooms are very nice, service is good, but used to be better. One can tell it has been a while since the hotel management has had a good constructive meeting with its employees. However, staff is very friendly and are glad to hear your feedback and also act upon it.
At the health club, there is a masseuse named Ebtesam Ahmed, she is extremely good. I have had problems with my back since forever and tried out all kinds of treatments, but no one has helped as she did. Totally recommend you book your message appointment with her.

The food at all restaurants is really good, especially at The Grill, it's exquisite!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank okh2013
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear okh2013,

Thank you very much for your review and your nice comments on service and staff attitiude. Your feedback on Ebtessam is much appreciated and I will pass it to her and the team.

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

I remain,

Sherif Abourida
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Liked: Location, services, attention to detail and making every guest feel special by the very nice staff. We paid a little extra for a club room, and it was worth it. The club lounge offered drinks all day and a light lunch/dinner as well, if you want to eat at the hotel. Internet is free at these rooms as well. Hotel is clean, rooms are spacious, bathroom amenities are excellent quality. We love it. Concierge was helpful when we were looking for a tour or restaurant.

Disliked: The noise! The boats on the Nile blasted extremely loud extremely ugly music all night, until the morning prayer at about 5:30am! There must be a way to soundproof the rooms overlooking the Nile. My son, who stayed in a room on the other side, got much better sleep. Although we were staying in a double room, we got 1 bathrobe and 1 pair of slippers. We haven't asked for more, but I think these should be provided anyway in a double room. Also, hotel only provided one small bottle of water every day.

Room Tip: Although they have a great view, avoid Nile rooms if you're a light sleeper. Maybe one of the si...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DinaWorld
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ICSemiramisStaff, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Dina H,

Thank you very much for your review and comments. It was a pleasure welcoming you and your family during November 2012. I do apologize for number of amenities not provided in your room and for the noise heard from boats along the Nile. I only wished that you had brought those comments to the Management within stay to work on making your stay more enjoyable.

Looking forward for the pleasure of welcoming you and all your family members back to the Semriamis InterContinental Hotel in the near future.

Please visit us on the following links for updated hotel activities:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemiramisIC

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InterContinental_Cairo_Semiramis-Cairo_Cairo_Governorate.html

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Sherif Abourida
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed at this hotel at the beginning of August and really enjoyed my stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. My room was on the top floors - club room and really really worth the extra money. Spacious room with all facilities and my favourite was balcony overlooking the Nile. Hotels location is also a plus near the museum, tahrir square.... etc. Pool area was nice also with lots of space. One downside, it was very expensive i.e. food, drink, mini bar, but I think it is still worth a visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank irishoffice
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed in the hotel on business and was given a presidential suite which was spectacular 3 balconies, 2 on the River Nile and 1 side city side view. The suite was big, clean but needed a bit more modernisation. really good restaurants and very delicious foods.

A really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Alshameri_Taiz
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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 Casino Hotel in Cairo
#4 Family Hotel in Cairo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cairo
#8 Romantic 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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