What We Love
- Guests have access to the amenities at sister property Fairmont Towers Heliopolis
- Dining options include Lebanese, Egyptian, Indian and Italian
- Butler service is included in the Signature Rooms and Suites
- Family-friendly property with a playground and kids club that offers planned activities for both little ones and teens
What To Know
- A free shuttle service runs to Cairo International Airport each hour. There is also a bus to the Khan el-Khalili market, the Egyptian Museum and the City Stars shopping mall; however, these buses run less frequently
- Some restaurants and amenities can be found at the adjacent sister hotel, the Fairmont Towers
- At around $8 per day, valet parking is extremely reasonable
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a neighborhood that is home to diplomats and politicians a 20-minute drive from the center of Cairo, the Fairmont Heliopolis is a sprawling resort with impressive amenities for families and business travelers. The interiors combine modern decor and Egyptian heritage, and the grounds are studded with palm trees. Standard rooms measure in at 269 square feet and offer soundproofing, state-of-the-art media panels that link iPods and other technology to 42-inch flat-screen televisions, and private patios with views of the city, gardens or pool area. Suites measure up to 1,776 square feet and feature separate living areas, butler service and hardwood floors. Guests can sample cuisine from all over the globe without leaving the property, including Italian classics at Leonardo’s, Mexican fare at Maria’s, and Lebanese favorites at Al Dabké (such as minced lamb mixed with parsley and onion, or eggplant served with chickpeas and tomatoes). For relaxation and entertainment, the hotel features Jacuzzis and saunas, three adult swimming pools and one children’s pool, as well as tennis, squash and volleyball courts, making it an excellent choice for active families.
In the Area
Cairo is teeming with mysterious wonders and historical gems (starting with, of course, the pyramids and the Sphinx). Within a short drive of the hotel you’ll find the Palace of Baron Empain, built by the founder of the modern Heliopolis area, and Al Kanesah Al Muallaqah (the hanging church), a stunning cathedral laden with mosaics. Shoppers will encounter a number of shopping malls in Cairo, in addition to unusual marketplaces, like the Khan el-Khalili souk for handicrafts and the Street of the Tentmakers — another hub for local artisans. On the other side of town, Saigon restaurant serves Asian fusion with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Nile. In the evening be sure to catch a traditional belly dance show.
How to Get There
3 visits in 3 months until I have decided not to come back. As much as I am a diamond member, not worth it. There are other hotels in the area way better.
Last stay, took me 9 hours to make a booking on the phone, around 12 calls or 25$. The room is not smoking but the bed linen smells, maybe they mixed it with the smoking rooms linen.
House keeping gentleman asked me 3 times if I needed cleaning and I said no and tomorrow. I was in the bathroom and housekeeping just knocked and got in the room without waiting. I shout at him and when I got to the door, the door was open and nobody on the corridor. I was planning to have a nap and pack before checking out but I changed my mind and packed immediately. Thanks for all
I arrived after midnight but was able to book a private tour with an English guide at 1 am to leave at 8 am the next morning....driver and guide were great...the guide was extremely knowledgeable, had certification as an official tour guide (look for this), and so many great restaurants inside the hotel, including a great live band that played excellent American music till midnight on a Tuesday night...service has been impeccable...safety for guests is important here...very happy with choosing this hotel
- Helpful Stuff : Going extra mile in serving guests .
- Nice Swimming Pool .
- Clean and Comfort Room .
- WiFi : Strong signal with good speed in Rooms .
- Location : Great one beside Airport , Sun City Mall , District Mall , Sheraton Area and El Orouba main road .
- Security : Concerned and helpful
- Breakfast : Great and delicious with Garden view .
Rooms are good and spacious. Food options are plenty, 15 Theme restaurents to choose from. Arguably the best one is Egyptian nights with great food live music and dance performance. Travel desk, Bank Teller facilities are there. Overall, very good experience.
Checked in with my family on the beginning of July for 5 nights. Concierge staff were very helpful, polite and tried their best assist all our needs in the best possible way.
However, a few comments to state:
Food in most of the restaurants was not very up to the standard of Hilton.
An added charge is added if you want to fill up your phone credit which is much more expensive than outside the hotel.
No nightlife in the hotel
Things I liked:
Easy access to rooms
Convenient with a small gym, nice pool and spa.
Location of the hotel - very near Cairo airport
Hotel was quite busy