The Helnan Nile Island Hotel is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. Visitors to Cairo will find that the Helnan Nile Island Hotel is a fantastic accommodation choice. The hotel is conveniently located just 2km from Giza Station and 20km from Cairo International Airport. The closest major public transportation, El-Malek El-Saleh Metro Station, is only 800m away. With Sufi Dance, El Gawhara (Jewel) Palace Museum and Giza Zoo all within a short distance, there is no shortage of things to do in the area. In their spare time, guests can explore the hotel's surroundings.
One of the best hotels in Cairo, with the highest ratings, I ca n’t help but be disappointed after check-in. The hotel lobby is very small. How can I not think that it is a five-star Four Seasons hotel, but the room is over 80 square meters, the facilities are very good, and the breakfast is ok. Yes, it's $ 25. Lebanese restaurants are also available. There is a famous shopping mall on the first floor on the third floor, as well as light meals.
I worked in Cairo, Egypt for some time 30 years ago. At that time, the population of 50 million people in Egypt was much more advanced than China. It was better managed now, cleaner, and more prosperous than Beijing. But I've searched for thousands of miles to get old, I'm too backward, too messy, I can't recognize it!
I have witnessed the changes of the motherland with my own eyes. In the past 30 years, no country in the world can compare with them. Only people with witnesses will be sincerely proud of the progress of the motherland.
It's worth a visit to see the pyramids and ancient Egyptian civilization.
The hotel is on the West Bank of the Nile, so the same side as the pyramids and is approximately 500m from Dokki metro station, making it easy to get around. Dokki is primarily a residential area. Having the metro station so near made getting around very easy, there are also taxis hanging around outside of the hotel if you prefer. Staff were all very welcoming and very helpful and keen to put something right if it was wrong. The first impression of the hotel in the foyer is quite luxurious. The room we had was situated in the 12th floor, which we thought would be quieter as it is away from all the amenities, however, the windows were very poorly fitting and allowed lots of street noise in. The room was clean but a lot of the furniture is tired and could do with updating. The air conditioning in our room wasn’t working but as we were only there for 2 nights we didn’t realise until day 2 and by then it was too late to get it fixed or be moved to another room. There were lots of issues with the key cards for the door as well, most often it took 7 or 8 attempts before the card was accepted. There is a spa area, men and women are separated. They don’t turn the sauna on all the time but if you give the spa team half an hours notice they will turn it in so it is ready for use. The breakfast is very good, lots and lots of choice, hot and cold buffet service, it was nice to try lots of new things. There is a nice pool area with a pool bar. We were led to believe alcohol was available in the hotel but this is not the case, there are a couple of bar areas but only soft drinks or hot beverages available. There is an alcohol shop near the metro station where you can buy everything you could possibly imagine so it wasn’t a problem for us. This hotel is advertised as a five star property, I would say that is an Egyptian 5 star and in the UK would probably only receive 3 stars. This is not a complaint just my opinion and we really enjoyed our stay, it’s a good location and the best thing about it are the staff who are all very keen to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
I stayed here as part of my tour. The hotel itself is ok, but as everyone smokes everywhere it does not help with the air quality. The issue for this place is the staff and their attitudes On my first night I asked for my safe to be repaired. I asked four times and it was never attended to. All it needed was new batteries. When I phoned the receptionist was rude, abrupt and dismissive. On the second time I stayed here I arrived at 6.30am and was left at reception by the tour company. They advised me that my room would not be ready until 2pm. I sat in the lounge area to wait. I dosed off and was woken abruptly at 9am by someone who works there. They were shouting at me asking who I was and what I was doing there. I have never been spoken to like this as customer. On that night I bought some food outdoors and took it to my hotel room. I asked four times for cutlery and did not get any. Wifi was terrible and at one point I sat in the lounge, the waiter came up and asked me to leave as I was not buying a drink. I explained I was a guest at the hotel and needed to use Wifi as I could not use this in my room. He continued to ask me to leave. The ladies who worked at the hotel and the older gentleman who dealt with luggage storage were very pleasant. Some basic manners and customer service skills needed here.
The New York Hostel provides a great place for travelers to relax after a busy day. The New York Hostel offers a pleasant stay in Cairo for those traveling for business or leisure. Boasting a convenient location, the hotel is just 5km from Misr Cairo Central Station and 22km from Cairo International Airport. Being just minutes away from AlSayyeda Zeinab Metro Station allows guests to explore the city with ease. Keeping busy is easy, with National Geographic Society Museum, Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Art and "Call & Go" Holidays all nearby. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can retire to the comfort of the hotel.
the hotel has the best location infront of the Nile River in cairo.. the recipients staff are more helpful and friendly they try to help and serve the guest.. there is nice Indian restaurant in the lobby and they have nice spa with hot spring jacuzzi and nice sauna.. the breakfast is so tasty with alots and rich of different kind of foods, juices and mixed fruits.. I recommend it this hotel for everyone come to cairo whatever for holiday or business trip the only disadvantage of this hotel thats the furniture need to renew as it's becoming little old ..sure as always I will come again..
The location is good, the breakfast is good, and the service staff are good and some are so average. The tourist products in the hotel are not recommended, too pit too pit, I may not bargain. Chartered the car to the pyramid for 50 dollars, then pulled down a place to sell paintings, 200 lbs. Bought the smallest one, and later found 20 lbs. Comfort yourself with different qualities. Arrived at the place and said to ride a horse or camel or carriage, it cost 1,000 lbs. After the tip was 20 dollars, I gave 120 lbs. I am totally wrong.
Four Seasons Cairo exceeded my expectations on my recent visit to Cairo. I booked their Airport Meet and Greet + Visa service. This proved to be a good decision. We were greeted by a Four Seasons staff member with at the airport. He handled immigration for us (didn't have to speak to the border officer), took our luggage and whisked us off to the Mercedes that took us to the hotel. This was especially helpful for an Indian passport holder in our party (developing country passport holders are usually harassed at airports, but we avoided all that). The rooms are excellent and so are the common areas. I would like to highlight this hotel's class wrt billing. I accidentally booked an additional day for a guest in my party (she arrived 1 day later). I didn't mention it at all (as it was my fault). Guess what? Four Seasons didn't bill us for that additional day! I organized a tour through them. The tour guide - Sally was knowledgable and was an expert at navigating the rough elements that you encounter in a tourist industry which is unfortunately, full of scams. She genuinely cares about Egypt and how its perceived in the world. She was one of the rare people in Egypt to not ask for a tip and turned it down even though we insisted. I recommend her as a tour guide to anyone who wants to tour Egypt.
We stayed in 4 hotels while in Egypt: (a) Sheraton Cairo Hotel and ****** (b) St Regis Cairo (c) JW Cairo (d) Hilton Corniche Alexandria. I was delighted with all of them. By US standards they are all above 10/10 and one cannot go wrong with any of them. Thus, my comparisons will likely be splitting hair and comparing really minor elements of all four great hotels. Sheraton -- we stayed in a junior suite. It differs by a small addition with a desk and extra windows, which makes the room much more comfortable and more pleasing. While, compared to other suites, this suite was very modest, we still enjoyed it very much. It was very functional and very clean. The cleaning service was very good. The breakfast was truly great, both in the restaurant downstairs and in the lounge. The lounge surprisingly had effectively the same dishes as the main restaurant (both had a great selection). The service in the lounge was exceptional and an extra benefit was a beautiful view of the Nile. The service in the main restaurant was mostly exceptional, although from time to time we ran into an unresponsive waiter or waitress. Despite the wonderful spread, we were spoiled with amazing food in other hotels and clearly Hilton Corniche Alexandria was amazing and JW Cairo maybe slightly better. (St Regis was beautifully looking but possibly slightly worse than Sheraton.) The incredible part of Sheraton Cairo evening snacks were the desserts. None of the other three hotels had as amazing desserts as Sheraton Cairo. The service was extremely good, although again, given the amazing service in all hotels, I would put St Regis and JW Cairo even a tiny bit higher. My slight hesitation is location. Even though it is very centrally located, the traffic made it very difficult to get to and from the hotel. On a few occasions, we got off a taxi 0.5km away as walking was faster than being in a taxi. Nevertheless, we would not hesitate to go back to this location. If I had to rank these hotels, they would all be above perfect: I would rank Hilton Corniche Alexandria 12/10, St Regis Cairo 11.5/10, JW Cairo 11.25, and Sheraton Cairo 11/10.
With a stay at Hostal Latino in Giza (Al-'Umraniyah), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Great Sphinx of Giza and Giza Pyramid Complex. This apartment is 4.9 mi (8 km) from The Hanging Church and 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from Cairo Tower.Take advantage of the apartment's 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM for a fee.Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).Make yourself at home in one of the 3 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and ovens. Rooms have private balconies. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as separate sitting areas and microwaves.
We booked a superior room and when arrived at 11 pm because our flight to Cairo got delayed, they gave us a room which was looking completely different from what we booked, it was really really small, with a tiny window, looking really old but the main problem was that it was SUPER DIRTY. There were hair from other people on the bed, the toilet was dirty and the bathroom floor looked like no one cleaned in there for 3 years. We asked to change our room and they have us a room which was slightly bigger and still not perfectly clean but we accepted it. We were in bed to try to sleep, but a horrible constant noise was not allowing us to fall asleep. We called reception and no one answered. I went downstairs and I communicated the issue and in a really unfriendly way they told me it was the noise from the street. I said no, and then they send someone to check the noise. Of course it was not from the street and there was no way to stop that noise, so they changed us again to another room. The 3rd room was completely different, the furniture was not so old, and it was more or less looking like the photos we saw online. Still it was not perfectly clean and the fridge was making a lot of noise (so we unplugged it). In general the service was 0 helpful when trying to book a taxi or asking for recommendations. The breakfast was not good. If you are booking this hotel to make sure that you get European standards when going to a hotel, this should not be your option.
As I lay here awake well past 10pm, the incredibly loud DJ music from some nearby club or music enthusiast (not sure which) is blaring at a volume to rival the lollapalooza center stage. This is our third night at this hotel and the third in a row with noise that is so crisp, loud and clear I have questioned if it’s coming from my room television (it’s not). This is of course only outdone by the (not even kidding) two ROOSTERS that begin their crowing right outside our window at 0400am. That’s the ambiance sorted, now onto the rest. The rooms are worn and dated but mostly clean. The bright spot is the breakfast. The downstairs restaurant is the one spot in the hotel that appears to have been updated recently. The food is good, but not exceptional. The area is not good for walking and taxis are no where to be found in the suicidal death dance that is Cairo’s uncontrolled traffic (seriously guys, how about a stop light or two?!?) And the hotel will only set up ‘tours’ for you at what I considered a high cost (USD 50) for only transport to/from destinations like the main museum. They also set up legit tours, but if you only need transport (which you will need) you will spend a fortune here just to get back and forth to dinner. Finally, the staff are professional but clearly trained to push tours on the guests. This is what we expected and thus was fine with us. The service staff are all uniformed and attentive, but seemed a little out of place in this sort of hotel. Ultimately, it feels a bit like a Fawlty Towers episode if it were filmed in the overcrowded, trash strewn, feral dog and cat infested streets of Cairo. But if you are coming to Cairo, virtually all the hotels are in those streets, so you can’t blame the hotel for the landfill outside. Not sure where the 3 star rating came from, but it’s more aptly a 2.5. If you want a one day two night stop over for ONLY the pyramids, this is a suitable and inexpensive location. If you want more? Well, not sure what to tell you. Good luck!!!