There isn’t a single way to describe Cairo. It’s a city known for providing for you with all the tastes of life. Whether you’re after a rugged night out in the streets of Cairo or hoping for a little glamour, Cairo’s got you covered. With some of the best luxury hotels in the world situated right along the banks of the Nile, you can reward yourself with a stay at our pick of the top 10 luxury hotels in Cairo. Feel like we’ve missed a hotel? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
1Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
This 5 star hotel is known to host some of the best views and service in the city. Situated in the heart of Cairo, the Four Seasons Nile Plaza has a world of amenities to offer. Whether you’re spending the night, or treating yourself to a day at their world-class spa, the Four Seasons always delivers. This hotel is 30 stories of pure luxury, serving a diverse range of cuisines to please all palates. If you wish to treat yourself to a memorable meal, head down to “8” – possibly the best Asian restaurant in the city.
Where: Garden City
Contact: +20227917000, website
2Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo
A Thai heaven tucked away in New Cairo. This hotel is famous for its fabulous rooms featuring beds that make you want to sleep in for days on end. The bathrooms are a wonder on their own complete with retractable curtains that allow you to enjoy a view of your room from the comfort of the bathtub. These aren’t the only things the Dusit is known for; its pool & spa facilities are among the best in the capital. If you’re in the mood for one of the top Thai restaurants in town, head down to Ruen Thai.
Where: New Cairo
Contact: +20226140000, website
3Kempinski Nile Hotel
Yet another central venue, the Kempinski Nile hotel is an enchanting boutique hotel that quickly earned its place among our favorite luxury hotels in Downtown Cairo. It’s known for Osmanly, the best Turkish restaurant in town, as well as Chocolate lounge if you’re looking to pamper yourself with a delicious chocolate menu. The Jazz bar and rooftop lounge offer a charming experience with stunning views of the Nile right in the heart of the city.
Where: Garden City
Contact: +20227980000, website
This luxury 5 star hotel is certainly one of Cairo’s largest luxury hotels with almost 600 guest rooms, a host of sports facilities and three pools. In addition to its popular shisha lounge by the main pool, it features a diverse range of cuisines to suit all tastes. From Mexican to Indian, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for at the Fairmont Heliopolis.
Contact: +20222677730, website
5Mena House Hotel
Hardly any luxury hotels in Cairo can match up to this historical wonder. Situated right in front of the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, the Mena House is one of the oldest hotels in Cairo, and certainly its best known. Its stunning view of one of the oldest wonders of the world has allowed The Mena House to host presidents, kings and emperors. Its rooms have accommodated the likes of Roosevelt, Churchill and Carter to name a few. And if the historical value of the Mena House doesn’t entice you, its pool and fabulous Indian restaurant, the Moghul Room might just do the trick.
Contact: +20233773222, website
6Cairo Marriott Hotel
This lush destination is an old-time favorite. Located in the middle of Zamalek, the Cairo Marriott Hotel is a lavish time machine for those seeking the glamour of days gone by. Originally built as a palace for Khedive Ismail, every corner of this 5 star hotel feels like it has come out of a fairy tale. The green spaces and stunning interior are two of the most appealing things about this luxury hotel, along with the Omar Khayyam Casino. Add to that a wide array of dining choices; the Cairo Marriot Hotel is the place to go to escape the madness of the city whilst remaining in the heart of Cairo.
Contact: +20227283000, website
7The Nile Ritz-Carlton
The opening of this 5 star hotel was one of the most highly anticipated events of recent times. The city was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the luxurious hotel chain to replace one of the cities most treasured spots, the Nile Hilton. This venue has hosted the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra, and it doesn’t take a genius to see why. The Nile Ritz-Carlton has the best of both worlds, or to be more precise – the best of both views. An evening at this luxury hotel will give you an unforgettable close-up view of the Nile, while the other side of the hotel overlooks the historical Tahrir square, the Egyptian museum, and the Arab League headquarters. The rooftop terrace hosts two beautiful lounges overlooking the Nile, with an Italian restaurant set to open soon.
Where: Corniche El Nil Street
Contact: +20225778899, website
8JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
Out of all the luxury hotels in Cairo, this is the only one featuring a man-made beach! So if you’re in the mood for the beach but can’t to make a trip to the coast, then the JW Marriott is the place for you. Not impressed? The JW Marriott 27,000-square foot spa, and over 12 dining options including one of Cairo’s favorite date spots, Cucina. In addition to all that, you can feast your eyes on the greenery of the 27-hole championship golf course. The rooms are stylish and modern, with good lighting and very comfortable beds.
Contact: +20224115588, website
9Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah
The Sofitel arguably boasts the best location, and along with the Mena House, the best views out of all the luxury hotels on this list. Th Sofitel is smack bang in the middle of the city at the southern-most tip of the Gezirah Island. It doesn’t get more luxurious than spending a day at a pool located on an island in the middle of the Nile, not to mention, their spectacular spa facilities. You can then treat your taste buds to the succulent Indian cuisine at the recently opened Manipuri Indian restaurant. If you’re more of a meat lover, you can enjoy the delicious grilled food at one of Cairo’s highest rated restaurants, El Kababgy.
Contact: +20227373737, website
10InterContinental Cairo Citystars
Set atop one of the best malls in Cairo, the Intercontinental Citystars can proudly claim to be one of the top 10 luxury hotels in the capital. The rooms are spacious and the service is second to none. You can treat yourself to a day of hydro-therapy, massages or scrubs at the spa, or enjoy one of the best sushi meals in town at Shogun. If Sushi isn’t your cup of tea then you can enjoy mouthwatering Lebanese cuisine at Fayruz, or Italian at Maestro.
Contact: +20224800100, website
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