Stayed with family for one week in August as a Hilton Diamond Honors guest. Enjoyed an upgrade to a two room suite and access to the Executive Lounge.
The hotel is in a great location, right on the NIle and close to everything. The hotel property is luxurious and lavish in every detail. The rooms are comfortable, well appointed and elegant. The staff are attentive and appropriate to Western hospitality. It is clear that they want to ensure a wonderful experience is had by their guests.
The Executive Lounge is one of the best within the Hilton family. The food is abundant and the service is the best at the hotel. Alcohol is served from 5pm to 7pm and the evening appetizers are hearty and there are two computers with internet access at all times in the lounge free of charge.
The pool is nice but small and the pool service is very poor. The staff hang out at the towel shack and seem "put out" when they have to assist a guest.
The food outside the Executive Lounge is fair. We tended to frequent the restaurants down the road at the Inter Continental (the Bird Cage is amazing) rather than at the Conrad. Best food is to be found at the hotels in town. However, try La Bodega (hard to find but amazing – pants for men required) it was one of our best meals.
ATM is located on the basement level as well as a tour operator and an exchange bank. The Bell Captains are an issue. There seems to be a push for all guests to utilize the hotel cars rather than taxis. There are two kinds of taxis in Cairo, black ones and white one. The black ones are all by negotiation and are often overpriced. The white taxis are by the meter (make sure they turn it on as soon as you enter the taxi). The hotel cars are often three to four times overpriced. When you exit the hotel and ask for a taxi the Bell Captain pushes the hotel car and, in fact, you are aggressively approached by the drivers themselves harassing you to take their car (shocking for a five star hotel). I would insist on a meter taxi but the Bell Captain would then call a black taxi instead. I would then again insist on a white meter taxi and after this daily harassment I would finally get a meter taxi. One time the Bell Captain told me to walk out on the street and call one myself......so insulted, I went back into the hotel and asked the Concierge to assist me - finally the Bell Captain was corrected. The whole transportation issue is a bit questionable at the Conrad so be aware.
Overall a wonderful hotel in the heart of a very busy city. Eyes wide open you will have a wonderful experience at the Conrad Cairo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the magnificent River Nile, Conrad Cairo is set in the heart of bustling downtown. This award-winning event and business hotel offers city explorers premium rooms, elegant dining and 24-hour entertainment with a glamorous International Casino. Conrad Cairo offers spectacular River Nile views from every room. Enjoy easy access to city center businesses, as well as legendary attractions such as the Sphinx and Giza Pyramid. Extensive amenities include an on-site health club featuring the latest fitness equipment, steam rooms, saunas, massage services and heated swimming pool. Hotel boutiques, florist, beauty salon and shoe shine are also available for your convenience. Six outstanding restaurants and bars offer round the clock dining and entertainment. Visit the International Casino with a cocktail in hand and experience the glitz and glamour of Stage One bar. Our hotel is now in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, receiving outstanding traveler reviews and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conrad Cairo Hotel Cairo
- Cairo Conrad