A couple of days ago, it was my birthday, and the husband excelled himself by booking lunch and a massage at this hotel.
We didn't stay as our flat is only five minutes down the road but we did have time to relax and enjoy the ambience. This isn't the most beautiful of buildings but inside the hotel is wonderful, a stylish fusion of Arabic and modern. It is situated right on the end of El Gezira Island so has the Nile on three sides. The pool and spa look out straight over the Nile and the gardens, which were in full flowers, are lovely.
We had lunch which was very good and reasonable by international standards. My selected of middle eastern dishes was delicious.
All I can say about the spa and massage was that even the next day, amidst the hubbub of Cairo, I still felted pleasantly chilled. The spa was beautiful with lovely wood laden rooms and delicious smelling candles everywhere. I was slightly nervous of the massage having never had one before but the masseuse immediately put me at my ease. I spent a blissful time which felt like 10 minutes but was near an hour, and at the end felt as relaxed as I have in a long time. My only problem with it is that I want to go back again every week.
As a treat in Cairo this was the perfect birthday gift.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully refurbished in 2007, the contemporary interior design combines exquisite style and elegant refinement with the convenience of several restaurants, bars, spa, casino, 850m2 of conference/meeting facilities and all the latest amenities - the unique French flair and personalized service add a special touch of luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel Cairo
- Cairo Sofitel