This review is dated, however, we enjoyed our stay so much, I am compelled to share the details.
We stayed at this hotel via a package booked through Your Egypt Tours. As this is Egypt, we did not expect obscene luxury, but that is what this hotel provided! It was quite a shock to stay at this beautiful place after schlepping around in the dirty desert all day long.
Good – Amazing amenities (loofah, bath salts), Turndown service, Great minibar, Amazing spread at breakfast buffet (local & American food), Alcoholic beverages at bar, Connected to mall (haggling occurs at the mall too), Thorough security check of vehicles upon arrival, All English speaking staff, Phenomenal rooftop pool, Spa/Gym, Attentive service (waiter, bell staff, etc).
Bad – Imbedded smoke smell (within some room furniture & breakfast area furniture), Extreme fluctuating water pressure in shower (but this is a high-rise in the middle of the Sahara), Intermittently clogged shower drain, Iron exploded film (while ironing white pants), Hangers stained clothes (again, white), Bank could not provide coin change (coins are a necessity in Egypt), extremely loud nightclub nearby (take earplugs).
I would highly recommend staying here if you want a change from the streets of Egypt. I am sure there are better hotels, but this one is more than adequate. There were huge vases of roses in the lobby and a view of the Nile from the breakfast area and rooftop pool, not to mention amazingly comfortable beds and pillows. I felt relatively safe here as well. There is a metal detector and bag screen when you enter the hotel, but these are everywhere throughout Egypt and a bit of a joke. There were a few Western visitors, but not many, so that actually added to my sense of security for whatever reason. The staff are all very professional and there to serve. It really is 5-star for Egypt! Enjoyable visit!
- 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