I stayed here with my mom on a tour group back in Jan 2013. The hotel room was 2 beds, very comfortable beds looking out at Nile. Beautiful sunsets. The location is ideal but traffic is notoriously heavy here so plan ahead and bring ear plugs due to traffic noise and morning prayer. Walking is advised to get to nearby sights and museums.The breakfasts were superb. The variety and quality excellent. While its close to Tahrir square, you really don't see much there. It's ordinary looking. We felt safe despite the turmoil back then. They had us go thru a metal detector upon arrival to hotel,but since this is so common at airports and stadiums, it was no big deal. Staff and people in bazaars very friendly. I liked the beautiful ambiance of the interior rooms and restaurants. Even the lobby is reminiscent of a mosque. We had an interesting experience with use of indoor hot tub. A traditional Muslim man was using it despite the posted time being "Women's Hour." The poor female attendant got him to finish up, but not after he said some very choice words to her and carried on for awhile. Of course in the US women and men hot tub together but not done here. Even workout time was limited to female time and male time. Since this was my first trip to the Middle East, it was an eye opener to the culture, but didn't taint my wonderful experience with this hotel.
- 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 Expedia, Booking.com, IHG, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Asiatravel.com Holdings, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., 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