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Reviewed March 18, 2012

The Semiramis in central Cairo is perfectly located for a Cairo weekend. Located on the Nile, the rooms have a lovely nile and city view. The rooms are renovated, clean and provide lovely bath products and detached hair dryer (such a treat when most rooms in the region have the type that are attached to the wall of the bathroom). The staff was accommodating, and responded to our requests within minutes. We especially enjoyed the value of the Club Floor. It is well worth paying a bit extra for this special treatment. The room overlooks Tahir Square, and there is a lovely breakfast and evening buffet available. The exterior of the hotel is dated, but the friendliness and profesionalism of the staff more than made up for this. You can easily and safely walk from this hotel to the Cairo museum, the Zamalak area across the Nile, and many nearby restaurants and shops.

Room Tip: Visit Cairo now! Don't be afraid of the turmoil, we felt very safe. The prices are terrific, there are no crowds at the tourist sites, and the service was far beyond the reputation of Egypt!
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NickiMaus
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Marc L, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2012

Dear NickiMaus,

My name is Marc Lambert, Executive Assistant Manager [marc.lambert@semiramisic.com] and I would like to thank you very much for your review on the Semiraimis InterContinental Cairo. It was a pleasure reading that you and your partner have enjoyed your stay with us.

Your nice comments about our hotel are very much appreciated.

I hope that you will always consider the Semiramis your home away from home where no effort will be saved to render each and every stay a most memorable one.

I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your partner back to the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

I remain,

Marc

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Arrived on Thursday February 2nd, the day after the Port Said football stadium massacre.
Opulent five star hotel on the edge of a "war zone"!
Welcome and transfer to room was painless. Bedroom situated on Northern side of hotel overlooking Tahrir Square. Large comfortable beds with supply of fresh fruit on arrival and one litre of bottled water.
Dark on arrival but seemed a lot of noise from the square, which on investigation was populated with thousands of people who had come to protest at the ministry of internal affairs about 300metres east of the square. Lot of hooting of horns, ambulance sirens and general hubbub, but when patio door closed well enough insulated from noise to allow a restful night's sleep.
Friday night different, after lunchtime prayers, the crowds started to build up and skirmishes between army and protesters began around darkness and continued well into small hours of Saturday.
Despite this going on outside the hotel, it was all peace and tranquility inside. Restaurants as normal, piano playing gently in background and staff attending to your needs.
Relax in the 4th floor gym, sauna,solarium and have a swim in beautifully heated outdoor pool all to yourself.
Drinks before dinner in the Ambassador club and choice of Italian,French,Thai or local restaurants all under same roof.
Oblivious to goings on nearby.
As a Belfast native, reminded me of the Europa Hotel on Great Victoria Street half way between Sandy Row and the Divis Street flats.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank ailbe
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Marc L, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2012

Dear Ailbe,

My name is Marc Lambert, Executive Assistant Manager [marc.lambert@semiramisic.com] and I would like to thank you very much for your review on the Semiraimis InterContinental Cairo. It was a pleasure reading that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Your nice comments about our hotel are very much appreciated.

I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

I remain,

Marc

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is my second stay at this fabulous hotel, security is excellent, brillant staff, and so much to offer at breakfst like fresh honey, and having fresh bread made from the traditional oven that is situated in the kitchen. Bedrooms are cleaned everyday without fail, the Nile view is breathtaking but the city view is just as good. Great balconys to sit and watch the world go bye, great tea and cofee making facilities in bedroom.
The staff who run the Health and Fitness area are top class, especially Hossama the fitness instructor, he was always there to attend our every need. The outdoor heated pool was top class, didnt want to get out of it as it was cold outside. There is also a small shopping mall in the hotel, from a pharmacy to a flower shop, which helped as it was valentines. The location is excellent as the Egyption Museum and the River Nile is just outside the hotel. Dont listen to media hype as life is going on normally. Food is cheaper outside, there are lovely restaurants on Sureya Street and pay not more than 20 egyption pounds to get there! Cant wait to go back!!!

Room Tip: Nile views are a bit noisy because of the cruise boats thats have music blasting out all night and even in the early hours of the morning, keep balcony doors closed!
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Basearat M
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Marc L, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2012

Dear Basearat M,

My name is Marc Lambert, Executive Assistant Manager [marc.lambert@semiramisic.com] and I would like to thank you very much for your review on the Semiraimis InterContinental Cairo. It was a pleasure reading that you and your partner have enjoyed your stay with us.

Your nice comments about our hotel are very much appreciated.

I hope that you will always consider the Semiramis your home away from home where no effort will be saved to render each and every stay a most memorable one.

I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your partner back to the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

I remain,

Marc

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Indeed a very pleasant stay. Perfect service, large rooms and if your room is not facing the Nile but has cityview you can still enjoy the Nile view from the pool terrace and swim in the nice heated pool. The hotel has three good restaurants one of the, the Bird Cage, is among the absolute best in town.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Laugesen
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Marc L, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2012

Dear Laugesen,

My name is Marc Lambert, Executive Assistant Manager [marc.lambert@semiramisic.com] and I would like to thank you very much for your review on the Semiraimis InterContinental Cairo.

It was a pleasure reading that you have enjoyed your stay with us and also enjoyed our Thai restaurant “Bird Cage”.

Your nice comments about our hotel are very much appreciated.

I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

I remain,

Marc

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

I stayed at this hotel on 3 occasions in January/February 2012. I found the staff to be extremely efficient, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was exceptionally good, with the best fruit juice I have ever tasted. Evening meals were very good, and the waiter remembered what type of wine I liked, even after a gap of 2 weeks.
I had three different rooms, each one excellent. Two had views of the Nile, and one towards the Egyptian museum.
The hotel is in a very good location, very close to the Egyptian museum, about 5 minutes walk depending on traffic. It was pleasant to walk along the Nile, watching the activity on the river. Wifi available in the lobby.
I will return to this hotel when next in Cairo.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank arapuni
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Marc L, Manager at InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2012

Dear Arapuni,

My name is Marc Lambert, Executive Assistant Manager [marc.lambert@semiramisic.com] and I would like to thank you very much for your review on the Semiraimis InterContinental Cairo. It was a pleasure reading that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Your nice comments about our hotel are very much appreciated.

I hope that you will always consider the Semiramis your home away from home where no effort will be saved to render each and every stay a most memorable one.

I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

I remain,

Marc

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