Choosing Fairmont Nile City as my choice of stay in Cairo is the best choice I've made.
We arrived at the hotel on the 13th of September 7 plus am after a long 13 hours flight. Even though standard check-in time is 2pm, the staff at the front desk arranged for us to be checked-in at 8 plus. Which we really appreciate. We also got a free upgrade to a partial nile view.
The room feels new and very clean. There are a number of good movie channels. The bed, duvet and pillows are very fluffy and comfortable. I had the best sleep for a long time after a long day sight-seeing. The yellow lighting creates a cosy feeling. The bathroom has a big bathtub. The toiletries are of good quality (finally, shampoo and shower gel provided by the hotel that is not drying and conditioner provided by the hotel that really softens hair)
The security at the hotel made us feel really safe within the hotel compound. The staff made sure that we get meter taxi every time and would convey to the driver our destination in the case when the driver is not well verse in English. They also took down the car plate number of the taxi for our security.
On the 14th September, we had a long day out and had a night train to catch on the same night. The hotel extended our check-out time so that we could bathe, get changed and pack in comfort till it is time for our train. I have Amr from the front desk to thank for this. If not, I cannot imagine hanging out at the station for a few hours and taking the overnight train feeling dusty and dirty.
When we came back to Cairo on the 22nd, we felt so welcomed back as some of the staff remembered us. Such is the beauty of the service at Fairmont Nile City as their service is so personalised and made us feel so special.
Every single member of the staff were so friendly, polite and attentive. They seemed happy and took pride in their job. Everyone is very good at their respective post. They also carried themselves very well and are very well-groomed. Concierges were incredible as they seem to know the answer to everything we asked and we did ask a lot of questions. They even called a museum we were interested in to find out if it was closed, so that we would not have to make a wasted trip. All these on their own initiatives. We are also impressed with the staff arranging the transport for us at the hotel entrance, the staffs who brought us our in-room dining, the front desk and the concierges (have I mentioned them already?)
Everyday after we return from our day trip, we'll always find ice-cubes in the room (You'll appreciate that if you are in Egypt). There will also be a card informing us of the weather for he next day and slippers laid out at the bedside.
It is of close proximity to the downtown area of the Egyptian Museum and only cost £E13 to get to Giza train station by meter taxi.
The only regret was that the sky pool was not ready during my stay (they offer to take us to the pool at Conrad down the road anytime) and hotels in Egypt do not seem to provide toothbrushes.
All in all, I had a wonderful and memorable stay at the Fairmont Nile City.
Thanks guys for the 6 star treatment!
- 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