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"Great experience all around. They bought us a baby crib immediately upon request. staff was very friendly. Excellent happy hour and breakfast buffe ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 22 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 5-star hotel near Khan el-Khalili

Heart of Cairo

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Cairo hotel, you'll find Cairo Opera House and Cairo Tower. Egyptian Museum and Museum of Islamic Art are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Luxury amenities

A casino, 4 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this luxury hotel. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities, kid-friendly dining, and in-room childcare. Enjoy a meal in one of the 2 coffee shops/cafés and perks like free WiFi.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

The 433 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities include balconies, deep soaking bathtubs, and TVs with satellite channels.

Club Suite, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, View (Prestige)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room, 2 Twin Beds, View (Partial Nile View)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, View (Nile View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, View (Partial Nile View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Twin Beds, View (Magnifique - Nile View)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, View (Magnifique - Nile View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

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2 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 4, 2021

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Jul 23, 2021 by Iman

Dear Valued Guest, It was our pleasure having the chance to have you with us. I am extremely sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations for this stay, please accept my sincerest apologist. Your low rating is shared with concerned department heads for improvement. Sincerely Yours, Iman El Gabaly Guest Experience Manager

1 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 14, 2021

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Jun 27, 2021 by Iman

Dear Valued Guest, It was our pleasure having the chance to have you with us. I am extremely sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations for this stay, please accept my sincerest apologist. Sincerely Yours, Iman El Gabaly Guest Experience Manager

5 out of 5
Great experience all around. They bought us a baby crib immediately upon request. staff was very friendly. Excellent happy hour and breakfast buffet. Great location. Wonderful views all around. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at!!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018

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Jun 22, 2018 by Iman

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Cairo - El Gezirah for your recent visit to Cairo. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the facilities, view and service is a reward in itself. I look forward to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Iman El Gabaly Guest Experience Manager

5 out of 5
Quiet, clean beautiful. Fantastic pool and spa. Was able to walk to Tahrir Square, museum and short ride to mosques. And the views of the Nile are crazy. Get a room on a high floor. Really enjoyed my stay.

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

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Jun 12, 2018 by Iman

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Cairo - El Gezirah for your recent visit to Cairo. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the facilities, view and service is a reward in itself. I look forward to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Iman El Gabaly Guest Experience Manager

5 out of 5

Fantastic trip to Cairo

The Sofitel Cairo was an excellent choice. The staff went out of their way for you. It was right on the Nile River and had fantastic buffets. so you could dine directly on the Nile. Rooms were clean and better than I expected. If we go back we will stay there. The shopping boutique had beautiful authentic Egyptian gifts that were often cheaper than the fake Chinese items sold outside. Travel put together an air and hotel package that could not be beat.

Posted by , from Dallas on Apr 6, 2018

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Apr 12, 2018 by Iman

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Cairo - El Gezirah for your recent visit to Cairo. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the facilities, view and service is a reward in itself. I look forward to welcome you back very soon. Sincerely, Iman El Gabaly Guest Experience Manager

5 out of 5
We loved the Sofitel Cairo Egypt Nile River. Our first Egypt experience was truly breathtaking. Queen Marsha & John Mangrum (USA)

Posted by , from Michigan, USA on Apr 4, 2018

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Apr 6, 2018 by Iman

Dear Valued Guest, It was our pleasure having the chance to have you with us. We are glad to know that you rated the hotel high, we all look forward to be of service to you once again at Sofitel Cairo-El Gezirah. Sincerely yours, Iman El Gabaly Guest Experience Manager

4 out of 5

Excellent location. staff is very helpful.

Great option in Cairo. Great location, awesome service, delicious food. Services as rather costly. Taxi taken within the hotel will charge 2x what it costs outside. Same for tours.

Posted by , from colombia on Jul 18, 2016

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by Iman

Dear Valued Guest, It was our pleasure having the chance to have you with us. We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed your experience at the hotel. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence. We all look forward to be of service to you once again at Sofitel Cairo-El Gezirah. Sincerely yours, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager

4 out of 5

Nice hotel, beautiful view of the Nile, poor customer service

Very nice facilities and lovely location. Internet service not good. We had two people staying in the room. When I left to catch a 5 am flight I was stopped as I was leaving in the taxi about paying the bill . I explained the situation (which I had already explained to the Club concierge). When the other person checked out, the front desk could not take credit cards and the ATM in the lobby was not working.

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA on Feb 3, 2011

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Apr 18, 2015 by iman

Bonjour! Thank you for your nice comments, assuring you that for your next visit we will make sure that will keep up to your expectations. Sofitel Cairo- El Gezirah team as well as the hotel management will be looking forward to your next visit. Cordially, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager

4 out of 5

Sofitel at El Gizerah

The hotel is located on the Nile River and has a great view of the bustling city. You can see the pyramids from our 15th floor room. The hotel is circular and has great views from every room. It's very easy to get a taxi since they are just outside the security gate. The hotel has various restaurants, a currency exchange, a spa and a casino. If you go to trhe casino, make sure you take your passport with you for entry. Local shopping district and some bazaars are within walking distance once you cross the bridge. Staff is very helpful, but there is no secure place to store your luggage if you are checking out early for a late flight. I would stay here again on my next trip to Cairo.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2008

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About the Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

Location 3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo, 11518

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah offers its guests an outdoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and a sauna. There are 4 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 3671 square feet (341 square meters) and includes a conference center. A casino, spa services, and a library are also featured at the luxury Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Cairo hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 433 guestrooms or units
  • 27 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • 3671 sq ft of conference space
  • 341 sq m of conference space
  • Casino
  • Bar by the pool
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Cairo Rames Station (6.2 km / 3.9 mi)

Room Amenities

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah offers 433 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include day beds. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Cairo hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • Day bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Casa Mai - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Window on the Nile - Onsite bar. Open daily.

El Kebabgy - This theme restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

La Palmeraie - This theme restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Le Deck - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and a sauna.

  • Casino nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EGP 1103.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Car recommended
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EGP 2500 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EGP 350 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: EGP 1232 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EGP 1103.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cairo Sofitel el Gezirah
  • Gezirah
  • Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah
  • Sofitel Cairo Gezirah
  • Sofitel El Gezirah
  • Sofitel el Gezirah Cairo
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  • Cairo Sofitel
  • Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah Hotel
  • Sofitel Nile El Gezirah Hotel
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  • Sofitel Nile El Gezirah
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

  • UNESCO sustainable tourism pledge
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.