Welcome to InterContinental Cairo Citystars . The Concierge team and myself will be honoured to have you stay with us. We are here to ensure that your needs are met and that you will return to Citystars again & again.
The luxurious InterContinental Citystars is one of the most beautiful hotels in Cairo, and is the ideal starting point for tours, sightseeing and enjoying the vibrant life of Cairo. The stunning décor brings the rich tradition and heritage of Egypt into an elegant hotel, all of the hotel's public areas have been carefully designed; hand painted lobby ceiling, crystal chandeliers and splendid spiral cases are part of the hotel's elegant interior design.
Start by visiting the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Get there as early as you can. Entry is USD 12 per person. The Sphinx nearby, with the body of a lion and the head of a king, is a mysterious marvel from the days of ancient Egypt. Carved from the bedrock of the Giza plateau, the Sphinx has come to symbolise strength and wisdom. Afterwards, why not take a camel ride in the desert? You can stop and drink tea at the top of the Giza plateau and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere. The ride costs approximately USD 21.
During the afternoon you can visit the Egyptian Museum. It features artefacts from the age of the Pharaohs and Greco-Roman period, including the mummies of ancient Egypt's kings and Tutankhamen's treasures (Entrance fee is USD 12). After this, you can have lunch in one of Cairo's most traditional restaurants, Felfela, located a few minutes away from the Museum and enjoy authentic Egyptian food in downtown Cairo.
What better way to end your day than a boat ride on the Nile river at sunset? Take a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat, and cruise for an hour or two enjoying the refreshing river breeze. Trips cost about USD 21 per hour. Afterwards, have your dinner at Abou El Seed a Typical Egyptian Restaurant and order Molokheya with chicken.
Please do not drink alcohol on the streets as it will offend many people.
Ladies should not wear revealing clothes and should cover their hair when visiting worship places.
Please do not address ladies in public as this is seen as insulting in Egyptian culture.
During the month of Ramadan, please do not eat or drink in public before sunset.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Known as 'The Pearl of the Mediterranean', Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt and has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. Its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country, although it is only 225km from Cairo.
The word 'Giza' is thought to be of Arabic origin and means 'crossing'. It alludes to where the Nile was crossed at the time of the Arab conquests.
Pyramids of Giza
The three Pyramids were regarded by the Greeks as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. A single Pyramid is built with 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tonnes.
WHAT TO PACK
It's advisable to carry a map of the hotel area and a card with the address and phone number of the hotel. You can get a map from the Concierge desk.
Bring sunglasses and sunblock. In Egypt the sun shines practically every day of the year. In the Summer it can be particularly fierce.
It is recommended to drink bottled water while you are in Egypt.
Take the south direction on airport road until you reach the military institute. Turn left & follow the road to its end. Turn right to Autostrad road & continue straight until al Nasr road. Turn right to face the hotel. You can contact the Concierge team to arrange a limousine pick-up from the airport at the avarage cost of 50 USD.