Since my first visit to the Fairmont in 2010 I had the opportunity to return on several occasions most recently for a 4 day stay in September.
My overall impression was still excellent. Very luxurious hotel with excellent service. if anything the lower occupancy rate in 2011 in the aftermath of the revolution seems to have been the hotel more attentive to its guests.
I was also able to use a Fairmont President's Club coupon to get a free upgrade to a bigger room which was nice. I got a Nile view room which is great (you can even enjoy the views from your shower/bath). The partial Nile view rooms are OK if you have no choice but I would steer clear of anything else (the view at the back is dreadful).
Their Spa is now ready and offers excellent amenities for guests. The Gym/Steam room/Rain showers are free to use for all guests as is the Spa lounge -- a great place to relax with a herbal tea.
My only peeve -- the hotel now only runs one restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The excellent Vietnamese (Saigon) has downed its shutters. So if you are planning on staying for more than a night or two prepare to return to the same restaurant repeatedly/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Fairmont Nile City. Modern luxury. Ancient Wonders.On the banks of the famed Nile River, the city of Cairo—“The Triumphant” in Arabic—is the center of Egyptian culture and commerce. Here, civilizations have met for centuries, and Cairo today offers a rich diversity of contrasts. Modern architecture and ancient mosques. Urban sparkle and restful natural beauty. Business and leisure. And there’s no better way to experience the majesty of the city and its history than through the gracious hospitality of Fairmont Nile City, Cairo hotel. Like the city itself, Fairmont Nile City offers a delightful series of contrasts. Equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the needs of the discerning traveler, this luxury Cairo hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings.With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River, and views of the Pyramids in the distance, Cairo’s natural beauty and ancient history are always in sight. Added to this panoply of wonders are special features such as culinary adventures at the city’s finest restaurants, a chance to bask in the sunshine or under the stars at our unique rooftop poolside sky bar, and truly indulgent, full-service treatments at our Willow Stream Spa—all ensuring that each and every visit to Fairmont Nile City, Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Cairo, Nile City Hotel Cairo