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Cairo Semiramis

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 88 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Time to Visit Cairo, Great Hotel This hotel is located right in the center of Cairo, and although it's several decades old, it has great facilities, updated rooms and very comfortable surroundings. I would say that as someone who has visited Cairo many times, this is one of the best times to visit as there are no crowds and no signs of political unrest. The bed was very comfortable and the balcony afforded a fantastic view of the city. Breakfast was extensive with an excellent choice of Middle Eastern fare. The gym was well-equipped and had a hot tub and dry/wet sauna. Room service food quality was top-end, and the shisha bar on the 2nd floor has a great atmosphere. The staff also performed at a high level. Highly recommended... 08 January 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience Very pleased with service and staff. Rooms were excellent and no issues at all.just one thing. ... no wifi in rooms. 15 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great experience i had the best couple of days there . every thing was just great . everyone greets you with a smile where ever you go . very polite and co-operating staff . the view is WOW , very pleased to be a guest at your hotel and definitely would like to repeat it :) 13 November 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disgraceful Although my room was fully paid on a company AMEX I was refused exit from this hotel by an arrogant, impudent member of staff. I was held against my will for 40 minutes while the staff tried to find my details. I was eventually allowed to leave the hotel after they realized they had made a huge mistake. I almost missed my flight and can confidently say that I will never use this hotel again. I have contacted other people from my business network and convinced them that this hotel should not be used. Any hotel that detains people against their will should not be trusted. 11 November 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stil the best Due to the location near to Tahrir square and due to the current situation in Egypt I was expecting a very bad experience with a hardly functioning hotel. But no.... it it still the Semiramis Intercontinental with all it has to offer 17 October 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome experience The room was clean, the service was great, the reception staff was also great, however the limo driver was not professional at all. 06 October 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very nice experience i stayed one night on the 25th floor amazing view , beautiful and clean room i took my dinner at the italian restaurant the food was great and tasty and the open buffet breakfast was excellent and has a lot of varieties. overall it was very nice experience and i will repeat it soon i would like to thanks all the staff starting from the parking men to the top management i felt that really love the place Thank you 24 September 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Catching up after the unrest The hotel and staff were great as usual. at the first night i was sad that my favourite restaurant "The grill" was closed at that thursday night because not enough reservations, but we had a pleasant dinner at the fully booked "bird cage" Thai restaurant. Drinking my tea on the nile after the beginning of the curfew was a great calming experience of no noisy traffic in that such never sleeps spot. The breakfast was great and busy. We had our favourite carrot juice over and over again. My issues with this stay are: There was no plain green tea in most of the restaurant and they have to search in other restaurant to find it, and they succeed in the two instances i ordered green tea. THe duvet cover smells plastic, this irritated me. At my non smoking floor, smoke fumes fills the corridor. Other than that, every thing was just great. 23 September 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by An excellent night away and great value ! Highly impressed with staff in ALL areas of hotel, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable - i was quietly not looking forward to the breakfast buffet but was delighted at the quality and freshness, the variety and the dining comfort - possibly one of the best breakfasts i have experienced in the last 3 years of hotel living - room amenities were also very good and the lemon verbena is wonderful !! Chef Sommai at Birdcage took great care of us and the service and waiting staff were irreproachable - we had a superb dinner and the whole experience was what good memories are made of, we will be returning !! keep up the good work 23 September 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel! We had a great stay at the hotel! The room was wonderful, spacious and in great condition. Big plus for the huge balcony and the beds. The staff are friendly and helpful and speak excellent English. View from the hotel room is fantastic. Another good thing about the hotel is the outdoor pool area. It is very comfortable and surprisingly big considering the hotel's location in the middle of the city. One thing that could be improved would be Wi-Fi in the rooms, as it is now only available in the lobby and restaurants. It is also very hard to get change in Cairo, and you quickly run out of small bills. The concierge didn't always have change which is understandable, but it would be great if the hotel could offer this to visitors. 02 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service Though slightly overpriced, I'd still recommend it. 01 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Back Again When I stayed before I said I have to back again. My second stay was memorable stay as the first once. Staff so helpful and friendly. I recommend this hotel very much. Sohor very poor especially as an Intercontinental hotel 24 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hospitality Although we spent only one night my family and I we enjoyed ourself very much. Staff was outstanding, very friendly and helpful. We had dinner at bird cage restaurant. The waier there called Ayman was very helpful and patient with us in informing us about the different Thai food which we tried for the first time. In addition to the receptionist who was very cheerful and helpful who gave us Avery nice room Nile view and allowed us to see it before making check in. I don't want to forget Ms Heba in Privilage club who made all our reservation. Thank you for every thing and seriously recommend any body visiting Egypt to reserve in Semaramis inter. 03 July 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by very bad experience usually I choose this hotel any time I have a trip to Egypt even in bad situation of security around the hotel area but this time I had a verey bad experience with the stuff and the accommodation 27 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic Weekend We stay 2 nights at this wonderful hotel. Hotel located at the very attraction location at down Town. Hotel has exclusive view of Nile river. Transportation: The nearest subway station is ALSADAT at the famous Tahrir Squire. Just 3 minutes walk. real way station is Misr real way station just 5 minutes by taxi Cruise: in front of the hotel or 3 minutes walk to public Nile bus. Attractions: Tahrir squire one minute walk. Egyptian musiam just 3 minutes walk Khan Elkhalily 10 Minutes by taxi Pyramids 25 minutes by taxi Cairo Tour 5 minutes by taxi Ambassador and PCR Amazing upgrade Restaurants the hotel has many kind of restaurants such as Lebanese and Italian restaurants also to whom like fast food KFC, McDonald and Pizza just 3 minutes walk. Staff very helpful and friendly staff (they are the secret of success) prices now this hotel at the very low prices because the closest location to Tahrir squire Safe Hotel very safe and they tack care about guest safety. This hotel outstanding. 23 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service My last stay at Semiramis Intercontinental was great, the staff, the service , the room were great. Thank you 21 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Room Cleanliness i am happy with everything except the Room Cleanliness i stayed for four nights and he changed the shampoo and soap only once. 21 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience Everything was amazing, friendly and helpful staff , clean rooms and excellent dining . Will be definitely visiting again soon 20 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel Rooms could be better. Not intercontinental standards. Amazing service and staff. You might have one or two bad incidents, but overall the service is amazing. 14 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Wonderful place I enjoyed my stay , the staff are excellent .i hope I can come again with my freinds . thank you . 09 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a luxurious stay my short stay at the Intercontinental was a perfect break from the craziness that is Cairo! from the luxurious room through to the beautiful pool and restaurants and not forgetting the very helpful and welcoming staff - i wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. 03 June 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by This is no 5-star hotel. My 11-hour international flight arrived early and I request an early check in 09:00 to shower and rest a bit. I also told the attendant that I would be checking out early the next morning to go onto my next leg of the trip. I was told that early check in was not possible. After 10-minutes of begging and bribing with $20 bill, I was told that the earliest I could check in was 10:00. So I went to the concierge to ask for direction to a nearly by coffee shop. I was sent to Tahir Square where no shops were open until later in the day. One would think that this is something the local concierge would have knowledge of. I had to disappointingly walked back to the hotel and wait it out there. Once I was able to get into my room, I noticed that the walls were filthy with stains. The bath tub/shower could use a good scrubbing. It was disgusting. Details matter guys. Then the next morning, I was told that breakfast was not included in my reservations and that it was going to cost $25 USD for each. This was after we had already sat down and started eating. Seriously?? $25 USD for a breakfast in Cairo??? This stay really put a bad impression of the InterContinental chain in my mind. I would seriously consider a competitor on my next stay. 02 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Helpful staff Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. They were polite and courteous and gave fantastic advice regarding travel to other destinations and attractions. However I was very disappointed to be seated for breakfast and then be told it was not included. I had been informed by the member of staff at check in that breakfast was included. I had booked the room online three days previously and had not been able to print out the confirmation so had no written proof of my booking terms. I was very cross and decided to protest by leaving the restaurant and seeking breakfast elsewhere. I would recommend this hotel, and I would recommend Egypt, I met some of the nicest people I have ever met during my stay. The pool was very pleasant and a welcome relief from the heat, my only advice would be to double check your entitlement before consuming breakfast as it is expensive compared to other establishments in the area if it is not included in the price of the room. 02 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great service I really enjoyed staying at Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel, Delicious food , drinks & desserts Comfortable bed very clean room & bathroom . beautiful nile view lovely pool & spa I relly enjoyed my stay indeed 02 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ok room Quick and fast chack in - I was at the first hand charged for breakfast - though my booking clearly stated breakfast included - so quite a disturbing morning and had to run to room and find booking etc. to convince that I was right. Rooms are old, but ok, and location is good. Overall an ok stay 29 May 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by inter net is not so good the net serves is not Good in the Hotel and the Staff is Poor Expirince 26 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent service All staff are amazing ,excpecially in night and day restaurant,banevino,pool,health club 24 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall experience was outstanding The hotel staff were extraordinarily helpful. We stayed for two nights in Cairo before taking the night train to Luxor. We had a Nile View room on the 24th floor at the Samiramis with a balcony overlooking the breathtaking river and city. The hotel was quiet, clean, professional and welcoming. Cairo was safe and friendly, despite the recent troubles. These may have accounted for the relative quite of the archaeological sights. Certainly the Cairo Museum (five minutes walk from the hotel) was empty and tremendous value. We took the day train back from Luxor: less than £20 for two first class tickets for me and my daughter. A great way to see the Nile valley, but keep out of the WC. On our return to Cairo we stayed one night before our early morning flight. We were given a room upgrade and access to the executive lounge. Because we left at 05.00 we were also given a breakfast box for the journey. I would recommend this hotel and its staff unreservedly. 28 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff The staff at this hotel is great. The room I stayed in needed some new paint and the bathroom needs to be renovated sometime soon. The restaurants in the hotel is good. I want wifi in the room!! The hotel feels safe and I would stay here again. 24 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic Hotel Ideally located hotel in the heart of downtown Cairo. Picturesque view of the Nile and the bridge. Walking distance to the Tahrir square, and the Egyptian Museum. Very well kept hotel. Restuarant quality and food service was excellent. Staff is cheerful and friendly. Very courteous and personable concierge staff. 11 April 2013
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Cairo Semiramis
  • Corniche El Nil
  • Cairo , 11511
  • Egypt
  • Front Desk +2-02-27988000

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Languages spoken by staff

Arabic, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
  • Local Time

    5:23 AM
    • CHECK-IN

      3:00 PM
    • CHECK-OUT

      12:00 PM Late Check out Available
    • Evening Reception Desk Open

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    • 7 Room(s) with Accessibility Standards
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