Cairo is one of these cities where location counts a lot. The IC Citystars is close to the airport (about 10 minutes with no traffic) but far from downtown (about 20 km that means between 30 and 60 minutes drive depending on the traffic). If your journey is bringing you on this part of the city, then the IC Citystars is the right choice.
Smooth checking in and nice upgrade to a suite provided I accepted to be in the "other building". No issue. The hotel is actually occupying one side of the Citystars mall (largest one in Egypt). It is made of two towers separated by the large swimming pool area that includes restaurants' terraces. Each of the towers area have however their own entry and a reception desk. The "other" building is actually made of only suites.
Room was therefore quite nice: a living room with a small open kitchen (including a Nespresso machine - very important :-)), a bedroom with a balcony and a small bathroom. Clean, large, nice. Free wifi was also provided.
Many restaurants are available, all good (I tried the Japanese and the Lebanese ones). Breakfast buffet was very nice (one in each tower).
Large and nice swimming pool area. Great health-club.
During the week-ends, many Cairo people are coming during the day to enjoy the swimming pool and in the evening to enjoy the nice area and the good music.
Staff was also great.
All together, a great experience I can only recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Cairo Citystars is part of the Middle East s largest retail and entertainment complex, giving you direct access to 550 stores and an indoor theme park. The hotel is ideally located seven minutes from Cairo International Airport, 10 minutes from Cairo International Conference Centre and 30 minutes from downtown Cairo.Named Cairo s best business hotel by Business Traveller Magazine, it is also close to free time destinations such as the Egyptian Museum, Sakkara and the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Citystars Cairo Hotel Cairo
- Intercontinental Cairo