I'm a frequent business traveler and read some of the negative reviews which are unfair in my opinion. We just spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Egypt which is an amazing country. Everyone made us feel welcome. This is a lovely InterContinental property with old Cairene feel. Not like the new modern sterile hotels which I sometimes grow bored in frequenting as a Priority Club member. We had 2 lovely rooms appointed with king size beds with Tahrir Square views. Nile view rooms were not available as this is a very busy hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our security staff and bomb-sniffing dog were professional and made us feel very safe despite ongoing protests at the square. We were given rooms on the 11th floor and heard no noise with sliding door closed. The hotel's location is simply outstanding right along the Nile. I spent the first evening sitting on the wonderful 5th floor outdoor pool area admiring the evening view of the Nile River. The breakfast buffet was terrific and expectedly priced for about $25 USD per person. The retail shops are convenient and trustworthy. I do recommend if needing to purchase souvenirs to buy from the very nice Egyptian-Turkish owner of the bazaar inside the hotel. I do not recommend buying any souvenirs from the two nearby bazaar shops located within 1-2 blocks of the hotel as both owners are dishonest. I will plan to stay here on my next trip to Cairo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HISTORIC LEGENDS ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, the Semiramis InterContinental is situated in the heart of Cairo, a few minutes' walk from the city's commercial centre, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Cairo Opera House. The Citadel and Old Cairo are nearby. The pleasures on Zamalek Island are in full view across the Nile. The Giza Pyramids and Cairo International Airport are only 25 km (16 miles) away. Free WIFI and 12 dining options, 11 meeting and conference rooms make the hotel a favourite culinary and event destination. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Asiatravel.com Holdings, IHG, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., HRS, Cancelon, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your InterContinental Cairo Semiramis reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel Cairo
- Semiramis Hotel Cairo