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Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
Ranked #9 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 587 helpful votes
“First world 5-star”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Sometimes star ratings vary in standard from country to country. We stayed in other supposedly 5-star accommodation in Egypt that was more like 3 or 4 stars by European or North American criteria. This one, however, would pass as 5-star anywhere.

We felt completely safe all over Cairo and extra safe at this hotel. Cars are searched (and sniffed!) at the entrance and the army is posted right outside, unnecessary while we were there as everything was perfectly peaceful.

Rooms are superbly equipped and maintained with the only glaring omission a writing desk. If we could fit the bed in our suitcase we would have, there is a real danger you won’t want to get up in the morning it’s that comfy! The top floor gym is huge and excellent. We ate in all the restaurants and all were very good but pricey. The small shopping center attached to the hotel has a standard Starbucks if you want a simpler or cheaper breakfast option. There is an HSBC branch and ATM in the hotel but the AWB ATM in the shopping center supplies withdrawals in a wadge of small bills which is much more useful for tipping purposes. Internet is expensive and slow but if you just sign-up for the Fairmont Presidents’ Club (free) beforehand you can get free Wi-Fi using your membership number.

There isn’t much in the way of tourist shopping or nightlife nearby, adjacent buildings are offices or construction sites and immediately behind the hotel is a tatty residential area. If you can brave the busy road out front there is a pleasant garden along the Nile to stroll in and the riverside cornice was tout-free as there are no major attractions nearby. Ask one of the hotel guards to help you cross the road.

Room Tip: Beg or tip or pay for the Nile View room as high up as possible
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

I was pleasantly surprised during my Stay at the Fairmont Nile City. Great service, great food, an amazing view of the Nile (that you can see from your bathtub!)

Also had an amazing experience at the Willow Stream spa. possibly the best massage treatment I've had in the country! very professional down to the detail of finding out if I was allergic to any scents (which I am) and replacing them.
Incredibly friendly and helpful staff especially Ismail Daoud at reception who helped with everything.

Room Tip: Choose a Nile View Room . You wont regret it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

i stayed in the 10th floor the Nile view was awesome and u can almost see allover Cairo from up there , don't get me started about the food it was an orgasmic food experience specially with the oriental deserts , and the staff were very welcoming from day one and they really look forward for u to ask them about anything , and the very interesting thing about his hotel is the surrounding since behind the hotel u can see the poor areas in Cairo which includes local food restaurants and its very cool to eat there once , so that would give u the impression u still in the fancy city and surrounded wit the local atmosphere or the essence of Egypt

Room Tip: go for higher floor to see allover cairo
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

During my last stay in the Fairmont Cairo I had the pleasure of the continuous service that is provided by the team there. Weather it was in the gold lounge and the ability to conduct business from there or the unmatched variety of restaurants present within the hotel. I have to also note that Frank the GM within the hotel was always around and assuring the guest experience is meeting to the highest needs. Truly a world class hotel and world class service.

Room Tip: This is a safe and fun hotel if you are on business they will help you have a bit of fun on the side...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Elegant, luxurious and comfortable. I can say a lot more!

This hotel has more than what you expect in a 5 star hotel. Defenitly I will stay again at Fairmont Nile City and I will recommend it to all my pals and colleagues.

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Additional Information about Fairmont Cairo, Nile City

Property: Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
Address: Nile City Towers - 2005 B, Corniche El Nil | Ramlet Beaulac, Cairo 2466, Egypt
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Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Cairo
#6 Casino Hotel in Cairo
#9 Luxury Hotel in Cairo
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cairo
#11 Family Hotel in Cairo
#12 Business Hotel in Cairo
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,182 - ₹ 28,089
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Cairo, Nile City 5*
Number of rooms: 504
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Fairmont Nile City. Modern luxury. Ancient Wonders.On the banks of the famed Nile River, the city of Cairo—“The Triumphant” in Arabic—is the center of Egyptian culture and commerce. Here, civilizations have met for centuries, and Cairo today offers a rich diversity of contrasts. Modern architecture and ancient mosques. Urban sparkle and restful natural beauty. Business and leisure. And there’s no better way to experience the majesty of the city and its history than through the gracious hospitality of Fairmont Nile City, Cairo hotel. Like the city itself, Fairmont Nile City offers a delightful series of contrasts. Equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the needs of the discerning traveler, this luxury Cairo hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings.With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River, and views of the Pyramids in the distance, Cairo’s natural beauty and ancient history are always in sight. Added to this panoply of wonders are special features such as culinary adventures at the city’s finest restaurants, a chance to bask in the sunshine or under the stars at our unique rooftop poolside sky bar, and truly indulgent, full-service treatments at our Willow Stream Spa—all ensuring that each and every visit to Fairmont Nile City, Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent. ... more   less 
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