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Reviewed 24 October 2012

We recently stayed here for a total of 4 nights. The common areas are lovely but the rooms are tire, in particular the mattresses and carpeting. Bathrooms need a good cleaning with mold in the showers and on the floors. Staff were very good, but the hotel needs an injection of cash and TLC.

Thank Masharubu B
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Reviewed 11 October 2012

not clean (i found left overs from previous guests in the mini bar),all the furniture very old and not maintained at all,antique TVs,noisy rooms.just one person in the reception was helpfull,(i think his name was Tarek)the rest we declining any request without even listening.

Thank SecretOfEgypt
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2012

- I travel a lot and rarely would rate a hotel as very good however the Shepheard is one. An excellent location, spacious, well kept and clean rooms, and the staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. It is well managed and they are very consciences of their guest safety and security. Very reasonable priced for...

Thank IanA728
Reviewed 7 August 2012

We stayed two nights at the beginning of July. Shepheard wasn't our first choice, but I'm so glad we ended up staying there. The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and clean, and despite a rather noisy air conditioner, very comfortable. The maintenance staff did try to repair the AC but it was a more difficult...

Thank hooversmom
Reviewed 29 July 2012

I stayed, on holiday here for 5 nights during the start of Ramadan at the end of July. The first impressions were good, and we had no complaints about the room - great view over the Nile, very clean, spacious and comfortable. The hotel certainly has character, despite the exterior resembling a big concrete block. The lobby is attractive without...

1Thank Burt68
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Hotel was really good...service was excellent....The men flirted a lot but in a nice manner...very helpful staff & very courteous too Hotel was really good...service was excellent....The men flirted a lot but in a nice manner...very helpful staff & very courteous too Hotel was really good...service was excellent....The men flirted a lot but in a nice manner...very helpful staff &...

Thank Tanushree P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 July 2012

This is a good hotel to stay in Cairo, but forget your oriental dreams of travelling in the footsteps of Victorian explorers, or even Agathie Christie, at this place. Dreamers are often disappointed, or even shocked, at first by the prozaic exterior of the hotel (it's just a big concrete block, really..) or by the businesslike behaviour of staff and...

Thank Sjoerdd d
Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 6 May 2012

This is a good hotel, except that the people keep smoking in any area. Breakfast is good and so are room. It is very close to the museum and Tahrir square. Rooms are very large and has nice traditional furniture.

Thank raju1432
Rolle, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Check in was the first disappointment I am used to a smiling welcoming face in Cairo hotels but not here. I was not acknowledged by the single person manning check in whilst he dealt with requests from another guest about pyramids tours (concierge was manned??) made a couple of phone calls and generally shuffled papers. Another receptionist ambled in and...

Thank Shaun321
Colorado Springs
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Was pleasantly surprised by the elegance of this hotel. As soon as you walk in the lobby you have entered the world of British Egypt. The rooms are large, comfortable and well maintained.The restaurant is a must even if just for breakfast. Large windows overlook the Nile with its numerous boats. The breakfast buffet is extensive with both western and...

Thank Zyderphil

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shepheard Hotel was founded in 1841 by the British Samuel Shepheard in the Ezbekia area that was once the Headquarters of Napoleon forces during the invasion of Egypt, witnessing major historical events since that time. Now, the Shepheard Hotel is one of Cairo's classical hotels located in the prestigious district Garden City with a breathtaking view of the majestic River Nile, among Cairo's deluxe Hotels and at walking distance from Egyptian Museum, Opera House, business districts and shopping areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shepheard Hotel

Address: Corniche El Nil | Garden City, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Price Range: $280 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shepheard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 302
Also Known As:
Shepheard Hotel Cairo
Cairo Hotel Helnan Shepheard
Hotel Style:
#51 Luxury Hotel in Cairo
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“Nile view is the best, specially in the night.”
 of 5 bubbles issama, 6 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The Nile view from higher floors is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles Nesr50, 15 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Select Nile view”
 of 5 bubbles ahmedS89, 17 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the high floors. Don't go for Nile view rooms if you're a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles DinaWorld, 7 Jul 2013 | Read review
“suites on 9 floor with nile view is very good selection”
 of 5 bubbles Abouelnasr, 4 Jun 2013 | Read review
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