I recently spent a few nights in The Intercontinental Semiramis in Cairo and a had a wonderful time. Everything was taken care of for me from the bellhop on. I had pre-booked a room online and check-in was easy and painless. My room was a deluxe Nile room view with balcony and I wasn't disappointed. I was on the 10th floor and found it adequate for the noise and inevitable car horns that honk with no end in Cairo. I had a king size bed and the sheets and pillows were great, I overslept the first night because I was so comfortable. Being Egypt, the sheets were fine cotton. The room was spacious with a bed, desk, reading chair with footstool and side table. There was an in-room safe and mini bar, coffee, huge closet, A/C, TV. It was everything I would have expected from a five star hotel. My only complaint would have been not having a mini-fridge outside of the mini bar itself. The bathroom was also very comfortable with toilet, be dais, sink with a lot of space and shower/tub. Amenities were included, soaps, robes, slippers, again incredible large cotton towels. I have to comment on the shower in that it was one of the best showers I have taken. The water pressure and volume were astounding and the head was mounted where a tall person doesn't have to lean over. The shower was welcome after long days in Cairo sightseeing. The hotel has a pool, I saw lots of people out there during the day. There are many shops and services available like laundry, banking, and a full business center which I also used the services of. The Hotel has several options for dining and I ate at three of them. Sabaya, a Lebanese restaurant, The Birdcage is Thai and was fantastic, and Pana Vino was Italian. At night they set the tables up around the pool and options to eat outside are available as are room service from any of the restaurants. There were other restaurants and cafes as well but this was all that I ate. All three were exceptional in price and quality. There is a small casino on the property with roulette and blackjack and slots, stays open twenty four hours. Transportation is convenient at the hotel as well. The Cairo metro stop is at Tahrir Square just one block away. Cabs are lined up outside on the street. It is on a very desirable location on the corniche overlooking Zamalek and the Nile. The main shopping streets are within a few blocks in all directions. The Semiramis would be my first choice when in Cairo again
- 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