Amazing views that will make you come back for more.
The some of the best views of Cairo from the Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel. The room I booked was on the club level with views of the Nile River. It faced North looking at the river, Egyptian
Museum of Antiquities and Tahrir Square. The room is big. Two queen beds, two balconies, complimentary spring water, over-sized closet with electronic safe. Big bathroom with complimentary designer soaps and toiletries. The hotel lobby was under renovation, but was not an inconvenience. You must definitely try the buffet at the Night and Day restaurant in the lobby for lunch or dinner. The club lounge is the best I have experienced in 43 different hotels around the world. A sitting area with television, a dining area with buffet and a business area with free internet computers. The food was fantastic. My personal favorites was the banana bread and mango just. I must of ate half of the tray of banana bread.
My only negative comment is the check-in process and staff. Upon entering the hotel, there is no indication that there is a separate check-in for club level guests. After standing in the check-in area on the ground floor for 18 minutes, with only one clerk for IHG members with status and 2 clerks for regular check-in guest, I was told I had to check-in on the 28th floor at the club lounge. How can you not have a sign at the lobby showing where to check-in in you purchased a premium room. After that it got worst. The staff was polite and recognized my platinum status and greeted meet accordingly with a free check-in drink and Priceless Surprises Promotion entry. The check-in agent told me that they had upgraded me to a club level room for free even though I gave her my reservation confirmation that indicated I reserved a club level room with Nile River view. After arguing for 4 minutes, I just told her to finish checking me in. Still charged the same amount as my reservation.
Overall this is an amazing hotel and the club lounge will make you never want to leave. Will be definitely staying here when I return to Cairo in 2016. [Less]