I arrived into Cairo after 11pm and my connecting flight departed the following morning at 8am. I am Platinum with Accor.
Following recommendations from other travellers, I contacted the hotel and provided my flight information. They responded telling me where to expect the shuttle bus to be when I exited the terminal. I had expected them to say they would send somebody to guide me through arrivals as others have mentioned happens.
Upon arrival I descended the escalator from the gate area into the arrivals area and was pleasantly surprised to see a gentleman waiting with a sign with my name on. He did a great job guiding me through the arrivals process (I purchased at visa upon arrival - $25) and to the bus which materialised in a matter of minutes once he called.
The journey from the airport to the hotel took little more than 5 minutes as there were no other passengers to pick up from the other terminal. When arriving at the hotel you have to put your luggage through an x-ray machine but this took a matter of seconds.
Check-in was rapid but not exactly super-friendly. There was zero acknowledgement of Accor status or any explanation of facilities offered. As I was set for a sleep of less than 4 hours, this was not exactly the end of the world!
I had booked a suite to stay in. Although larger than a regular Novotel room one experiences in the UK and other countries, the furniture etc. was functional but nothing more. Nothing quality about the place. The bed was comfortable enough and shower very good though.
The shuttle back to the airport leaves every 30 minutes during the morning and following a very rapid checkout, found myself back at the airport in a matter of minutes. The shuttle bus driver does a great job and is very friendly.
In summary, given I was there a matter of a few hours, the hotel serviced its purpose but I cannot honestly recommend it for any stay of considerable time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Touch down in 4-star comfort at Novotel Cairo Airport hotel, a 5-minute ride from the terminals on the free 24-hour shuttle. Relax under the palms in the courtyard, or re-energise with a dip in the pool. All-day dining means you won't fly hungry. Your modern soundproofed room lets you stretch out and enjoy a restful night at Novotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel Cairo
- Accor Cairo Airport
- Cairo Novotel