Cairo Marriott

16 Shar'a Saray al-Gezira, Cairo, Cairo, 11211, Egypt

The centerpiece of this large hotel is a breathtaking palace built by Khedive Isma'il to give French Empress Eugénie a suitable place to stay on her visit for the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Unfortunately, you can't stay in the palace itself, because the Marriott's bright but comparatively indistinctive rooms are in two adjoining modern blocks. Rooms are rich but conservative, with dark woods complemented by deep blues and golds, and the same style carries on through the public areas.

PROS

  • the gardens of the hotel make a peaceful retreat from the city
  • the restaurant is surprisingly well-priced, with good quality food
  • central location

CONS

  • it's massive, so not for those who want more personal service
  • Wi-Fi can be slow
  • most rooms don't have a view

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Lively
Central
Trusted Brand

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 02-2728–3000

HOTEL DETAILS

1,122 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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