We were greeted by a hotel representative at the airport. You need to advise the reservations team of your arrival date and time. The hotel runs an airport shuttle service that departs every hour on the hour. The shuttle also goes to the Egyptian museum 3 times a day.
The hotel staff were absolutely amazing, very friendly and helpful. Our room was very spacious and clean. We stayed for 4 nights in an Executive room and took advantage of a sumptous breakfast buffet every morning. They serve tea and snacks from 3-5pm everyday and between 7-9pm all alcohol at the lounge is free together with the finger food. They provide you with free bottled water and non alcoholic drinks throughout the day.
It is true that the hotel is far away from the main attractions, but we went on tours and maximised our days so that we did not have to go to the city everyday. After spending a day in the bustling madness of Cairo markets and traffic, it was a relief to head back to the tranquility of the hotel. The rest of our stay was spent by the poolside.
The hotel has many amenities like the fitness centre, swimming pool, casino, cinema, horse riding etc. There is live entertainment every night, we watched some Hawaiian dancers and even witnessed a traditional Egyptian wedding reception!
It was a shame that the pool closed at sunset (around 8pm) as there are no lifeguards on duty hence a late night swim is not possible.
Overall, I thought this was a fantastic hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
There is a little gem I thought was worth mentioning...across the street from the main entrance to the hotel is a cafe called Beano's. They serve amazing cakes, coffees, shakes, fruit drinks and light meals at reasonable prices!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the fashionable suburb of Heliopolis, 10 minutes from Cairo International airport, 10 minutes from the Cairo International Conference center and 25 minutes from the city center with courtesy hotel shuttle. Georgian style hotel of architecture boasting all leisure facilities including tennis courts, glazed squash courts, equestrian club & business center. 320 spacious rooms with 18 suites and 14 individual pool side rooms, Executive floor including business advantage rooms, Executive lounge and butler service. All rooms & public areas have broadband internet access with free WiFi technology, IP telephone with voice mail, data port. All rooms with 32-Inch LCD TV. 11 fully equipped meeting rooms accommodating up to 500 people. All rooms feature the latest audiovisual equipment, fax and computer facilities. Fitness & Health Club fully equipped with cardiovascular equipment for total body workouts. The Spa sauna, Jacuzzi , hammam and professional massage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Concorde El Salam Cairo