3–4 Semiramis InterContinental. This modern high-rise was, for many years, the center of the city's hotel life. Today it's got more vigorous competition but stands up well when compared with newer properties. Rooms are spacious, with full-length windows that make the most of the city views. All rooms have balconies. The clientele are predominantly businesspeople, and the crisp service and quality of the facilities reflect their needs.
Corniche al-Nil, at Maydan Tahrir, Cairo, 11511, Egypt
Feb 25, 2003
This Hotel is good if you have an executive room facing the Nile. The view is breathtaking in the executive room. I have stayed in the hotel three times. Last time i was in the hotel i was in a standard room with a 70's arab tacky look and a view of Cairo's slums. The food in the hotel is very good but the service is at best mediocre.
Jan 19, 2003
I lived here off & on for 6 months. The pros: walking distance to museum. Cons: no atmosphere & smoke everywhere. Caution: it's very near the Arab League building so don't expect to sleep when there are meetings in town - the corridors crawl all night with LOUD radio carrying police. If you want a tolerable room, get an executive room. Standard rooms are poorly appointed. ALL rooms have paper-thin walls.
Apr 12, 2001
If you are looking for a clean room, a central downtown location, american cuisine and a nice pool area, the Semiramis will do. If you are looking for classy atmosphere with middle eastern flair..allowing you to FEEL like you are actually in EGYPT, skip the Semiramis and head to one of the more culturally rich 5 star hotels in town.