Having lived in Cairo for business I know the city well and have been returning once a month of late for business reasons and staying here.The revolution has meant a total lack of overseas visitors which is so different to last year. The staff now outnumber all guests with European or US visitors totally missing.Nevertheless its high standards are maintained to excellent levels in all departments.The staff are friendly at all times and security very reassusring with its immeditae proximity to Tahrir Square.The saddest aspect is the emptiness at night in the restaurants with the Birdcage Thai the exception.
Its food and service are consistently good and a place to bring clients and visitors all leaving with plaudits as to its quality.I love also being greeted by all the staff by name.
Rooms are excellent and faultless with the IT connection as a challenge and their IT support next to useless - " it should work" was the last response I got before he hung up - it didnt !
Minibars great and stocked daily - laundry fantastic and too good to wear as like new.
Limo service can be crazy prices if you dont know better - taxis just down street are better option but haggle - they consider charging tourists 3 times normal rate is reasonable. Its still peanuts however.
Check in very slow even with nobody else there to check in and bill all paid by company who use hotel a lot - check out quick.
Will always use this hotel as its so close to my office but would like the IT to be a bit friendlier in resolving start up problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HISTORIC LEGENDS ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, the Semiramis InterContinental is situated in the heart of Cairo, a few minutes' walk from the city's commercial centre, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Cairo Opera House. The Citadel and Old Cairo are nearby. The pleasures on Zamalek Island are in full view across the Nile. The Giza Pyramids and Cairo International Airport are only 25 km (16 miles) away. Free WIFI and 12 dining options, 11 meeting and conference rooms make the hotel a favourite culinary and event destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel Cairo
- Semiramis Hotel Cairo