I think my headline said it all. The room was wonderful, the lobby was impressive and it was very convenient to the airport, which we liked since we were flying out the next morning and the traffic in Cairo is a bear!
Caution! Bring earplugs! There's nothing anyone can do about it, but Cairo drivers use their horns more than they use their brakes. It is customary to honk as you pass another car since they disregard lane markings and consistently squeeze five lanes of traffic into a three lane street.
Also, I'm a bit put off by the way that they charge for water with the meals.
However, since the hotel is connected to the FABULOUS CityStars mall with hundreds of shops and dozens of restaurants (Everything from McDonalds, Chili's and the Rain Forest Cafe to Lebonese and local ethnic restaurants) it's easy to avoid the over priced hotel restaurants if you choose to.
It's not an easy drive to downtown Cairo or Old Cairo, but if you're zipping in or out of the airport, it's a great location.
P,S. ; Free internet! Always a star booster in my book!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted Cairo's Best Business Hotel, InterContinental Cairo Citystars offers luxury amid lush gardens in the buzzing hub of Citystars Heliopolis, next to Stars Centre Mall. Whether you are in Cairo for business or leisure, the hotel puts everything at your fingertips, from steak to sushi, from spa treatments to squash, and from complimentary Wi-Fi to cocktails on the air-conditioned poolside terrace. Eleven restaurants and bars are available in the hotel including Shogun Japanese restaurant, Al Khal Egyptian restaurant, Maestro Italian restaurant and Fayruz Lebanese restaurant. For a tour of nearby Cairo Citadel and Giza Pyramids, our Concierge will gladly help ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Citystars Cairo Hotel Cairo
- Intercontinental Cairo