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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We stayed just for one night. We booked this hotel for the proximity to the airport and this hotel is far from what I am used to see as "airport hotel".
It is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the airport, by car. We were very tired and I had booked wrong date for arrival and they were very cordial and changed what was a stressful moment to a pleasant one. They were very professional and assist me and even apologized to me for my OWN mistake.
Rooms were clean, we ate at the Lebanese restaurant. They had set menu due to ramadan, and it was delicious. We were concerned we would be "forced" to set menu, but we are thankful we were :)
Unfortunately, I arrived late and left early in the morning so I couldn't enjoy this property. The room was spacious, with a safe & mini bar. Wifi. A/C worked great. Bed & pillows very comfortable. Staff very friendly.
A clean and safe hotel offering great moments, spacious with many options to host meetings with business associates.
Very good value for money, great location, trained and always there to help staff.
Great service, excellent breakfast selection in a tranquil environment with a touch of serenity.
Room made Nangaa provided a spotless room after returning from meetings, was in deeded a pleasure to find everything to the place you left them, clean and tidy. The only problem with the room is the mattress needs replacement.
We shall be back and recommend it to other business associates.
Very nice place, quite and suitable for couple, product fine, room was clean, restaurant food fine. There are shops where you can buy any thing, local area ok, people there very helpful, I enjoyed for paying money deserve
This is the place to stay in Cairo if you are on a business trip and your business does not require you to go downtown.
Very spacious and excellent ambiance a big variety of cousins, casino, swimming pools and much more