A Guide To The Best Hotels To Book In Cairo
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Home to the most incredible Islamic and Pharaonic sights in Egypt
is a breathtaking city for romantics, architecture buffs, historians and pleasure-seekers alike. Cairo is for everyone: from the silent power of the pyramids to the crowded bazaars and bars
, there’s something for every taste, every budget and every interest. This can also be said of the city’s hotel accommodations – from small boutique residences to luxury hotels – you’ll find a suitable spot for any occasion. Read on to discover some of the best places to stay in Cairo.
The Nile Ritz Karlton
If you’re looking for a holiday paradise, The Nile Ritz Karlton Hotel
is a perfect option for you. Located in the heart of Cairo, between Nile River and Tahrir Square, this upscale hotel is the definition of sophisticated elegance and luxury. Praised by the likes of Frank Sinatra and even Elizabeth Taylor, the Cleopatra of the silver screen, The Nile Ritz Karlton Hotel will leave you feeling like a film star with its refreshing spa treatments, private swimming pool and fitness studio. The hotel staff also takes care to offer every possible amenity in each room, as well awe-inspiring views of the Nile or the museum from every single room or suite.
May Fair Hotel
You’ll find the May Fair Hotel
in Cairo’s upscale Zamalek district, one of the safest and most active neighbourhoods in the city. Surrounded by a number of embassies, shopping centers and banks, this hotel offers forty newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites, which combine traditional Egyptian influence with a streamlined, minimalist aesthetic. This is also a very reasonably priced option for such a convenient location. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast on their sunny terrace, then head out for a fun day of shopping and exploring the vibrant neighborhood.
Talisman Hotel de Charme
Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
Talisman Hotel de Charme
is a single-story boutique bed and breakfast in downtown Cairo. Bedecked in antique furniture, Egyptian paintings and hand-made Persian carpets, Talisman gives a sense of old Egyptian times, and adds to this relaxing old-school environment with a private library, where guests can curl up and bury themselves in a different kind of Egyptian tome. Though there is no restaurant in the hotel, Talisman is surrounded by a number of inexpensive local restaurants and bars, so you won’t be hurting for nightlife options here.
is a cozy family-friendly hotel, located just one kilometer from the Old Town in Cairo and conveniently based right outside the subway station. This hotel offers several spacious and well-equipped rooms, with options for single, triple, and family-sized accommodations. Decorated in warm, welcoming colors and classic Egyptian design, Osiris Hotel is a highly affordable option for every type of traveller.
Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel
is a true luxury retreat located on the Nile’s West Bank, in the prestigious First Palace Complex. The hotel boasts some of the finest dining facilities in the city, a range of revitalizing spa treatments, and gorgeous views of not only the river, but the famous pyramids as well. The pinnacle of contemporary luxury and elegance, Cairo’s Four Seasons is sure to satisfy even the most discerning traveller. Price: Luxury
Le Riad Hotel de Charme
Located in Cairo’s old town, Le Riad is a small hotel with a long history. Situated in a medieval area that’s barely changed over the centuries, Le Riad takes the inspiration from its surroundings and evokes a strong sense of the distant past in its décor. All seventeen suites reflect the architecture and environment of the surrounding Old Town. Decorated with rich colors, ornamentation, and textiles, Le Riad is a gem shining light on Cairo’s storied history.
1 Al Mosheer Ahmed Ismail St, Cairo, Egypt, +20 222 691 796
A refreshing little oasis in Zamalek, Hotel Longchamps
carries on the long traditional of true Egyptian hospitality. Surrounded by lovely old villas and gardens from 1860s, it is located in a safe and upscale district. Since 1953, Longchamps has charmed visitors to Cairo with its combination of luxury Egyptian décor and intimate elegance – not only in the hotel’s beautifully decorated rooms, but also in their summer terrace and cozy winter garden. Price: Mid-Range
The Gabriel Hotel
The Gabriel Hotel
is a glorious luxury hotel located in Heliopolis, mere steps away from the Zoo, the Baron’s Palace, and the Egyptian Textile Museum. Those who visit the Textile Museum may find that their own bedroom would be right at home in the exhibits: the Gabriel’s 21 rooms and four suites are all tastefully decorated with exotic high-quality patterns, textures, colors and fabrics. A boutique atmosphere is maintained by selection of warm, bright colors and distinctive style. The hotel also serves chic French cuisine in its on-site restaurant, and complimentary breakfast is available to all guests.
Pyramids View Inn
The American-owned Pyramids View Inn certainly makes good on its name: this hotel offers one of the vantage points of the three pyramids in the city, as well as the world famous Sphinx statue. Those looking within the hotel will find a satisfying view, too: with its elegant interior and natural wooden details, this bed and breakfast successfully combines modern amenities with traditional Egyptian style. Its wealth of charming ornaments, carefully designed details, and colorful carpets create a vivid yet laid back atmosphere that perfectly captures the spirit of the city.
Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo
If you wish to spend your holiday surrounded by lakes and greenery despite the desert climate, Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo
is the natural choice. This luxury hotel was inspired by traditional Thai design, brings a Bangkok sensibility to the heart of New Cairo. Located just 20 minutes away from Cairo’s International Airport, this hotel offers not one but three
swimming pools, as well as a jacuzzi, a fitness studio, and some finest dining options in town. While it’s an especially popular destination for romantic getaways, Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo is also a brilliant option for families, friends, and solo travelers looking for a pampered experience.