Fairmont Nile City, Cairo
What We Love
- Great location in downtown Cairo with views of the Nile and the pyramids
- Huge rooms; the smallest are 355 square feet
- Choice of eight restaurants and bars, including the signature Asian fusion Saigon and the alfresco Bab El Nil
What To Know
- The property is part of the Nile City corporate complex, a magnet for large groups and business travelers
- The Sky Pool is open from 9 a.m. to sunset
- Bathrooms are open-concept
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In downtown Cairo, the Fairmont Nile City sits on the banks of the great river and offers stellar views across to the pyramids beyond. A favorite with business travelers, the property is in the Nile City corporate complex, a self-contained enclave for meetings and conferences. The hotel is also a one-stop destination for dining, pampering and downtime, with eight bars and restaurants, an enormous spa and 504 luxe guestrooms and suites. All rooms have an Art Deco–inspired look in champagne shades, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the Nile or the city, and spacious bathrooms outfitted with rainfall showers and posh Le Labo amenities. Foodies have their pick of cuisines, from SoCal favorites in the second-floor Napa Grill to Asian fusion made for sharing at the opulent Saigon Restaurant & Lounge. For more casual eats, the Onyx Lounge serves a popular afternoon tea, while O Bar is the spot for cocktails and dancing until 3 a.m. Or, to make the most of the spectacular views, head for shisa at the alfresco Bab El Nil and mocktails by the Sky Pool. Sybarites should book a sea-based therapy or a milk bath ritual at the pampering Willow Stream Spa.
In the Area
Cairo is a playground for history buffs, with ancient mosques, bazaars and a certain world wonder. Craft an urban adventure that includes a stop at the Citadel to see the Mohamed Ali Mosque and the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, and take a tour of the 14th-century Khan el Khalili bazaar. Or go for the classic Giza itinerary and see the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, and the famed Sphinx — but get there early (around 8 a.m.) to beat the crowds. For a more modern taste of this ancient capital, plan your trip around the annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (at the end of March), visit the Townhouse Gallery, an independent art space in a 19th-century villa, and eat at the Vegan Kitchen or hip Seqouia.
How to Get There
This was one of our worst hotel stays ever. The property is very nice but the service is the worst. A quick summary of the issues we encountered in a 2 night stay:
1. We arrived after the posted check-in time and were made to wait 1 hour for our room to be ready.
2. The room we were given was 2/3 the size of the regular room, even though we paid the full rate.
3. They did "engineering" work all day in the room next door, which consisted of loud hammering and drilling and gallons of some kind of varnish, the very strong smell of which permeated our room as well. When asked to do something about the smell they smiled and said OK and did nothing.
4. Calls to the Front Desk were almost never answered, and when they were the person was clueless.
5.. We never saw anyone from management and it didn't appear they cared anyway.
We stayed in the hotel for 5 nights on the 11th floor - great river view. The rooms are great, the breakfast is very good and all the hotel facilities are in perfect shape (the roof over the pool is a little disappointing). The staff is amazing, everyone really gentile and helpful, including our housekeeper Ali who was totally awesome & always available. The position of the hotel is really good, most of the interesting things in Cairo are like 10-15 mins drive from the hotel.
Dear all, I would like to thank the room service that i received with in our staying in room 1002, we were served by mr Ahmad saad i was pleased with his help and he obi all our request and always on time when we requests him..