The 12 Most Luxurious Cairo Hotels

This list is made in no specific order.

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino in Zamalek

Built by Khedive Ismail in 1869 to host Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, as the guest of honor for Suez Canal Inauguration, interior-ally designed by a German designer, with over a million exotic species planted by a French landscaper. The Palace went through several phases, but since 1970 it has become a 5 star luxury hotel with up to 1250 guest rooms and luxurious amenities. This is where Royalty is experienced at its best, and its Christmas decorations are among the best in town.

Address: 16 Saray El Gezira Street, Zamalek

Telephone: +20-2-27283000

IMG_4904View from outside by Sebastian White

Kempinski Nile Hotel in Garden City

This where history, arts & luxury meet. Not only it’s the first, but the only luxury boutique hotel in Cairo; offering dazzling views of the Nile River blended with European charm & elegance.

Address: Ahmed Ragheb, Garden City, 11519

Telephone: +202 27980000


2014-12-11_1438Photos from Kempinski’s official website


Sofitel Cairo El-Gezirah in Zamalek

This is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of noisy Cairo, its location speaks for itself, wherever you look there is no escape from looking at the Nile. Not only it has a unique view, but an infinity pool which seems to spill into the river, and a variety of restaurants and cafes all facing the Nile.

Address: 3 El Thawra Council St., Zamalek

Telephone: (+202) 2737 3737

2014-12-11_1452_001The light orange building in the photo is Sofitel, what a great location from Sofitel’s official website

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza in Garden City

A sophisticated resort offering you all the pampering that you need in their unparalleled spa. It’ another hotel with a great location overlooking the Nile River, the location is kind of central, so close to the city center, and only 15 minutes away from Maadi. With eight glamouring choices for dining or entertainment.

Address: 1089 Corniche El Nil, 11519 Garden City

Telephone: +202 2791 7000


2014-12-11_2257Photo from the Four Seasons’ official website

Le Riad Hotel de Charme in Muiz Street 

It’s not close to the Nile, or in central Cairo, it’s a hidden gem in the heart of Islamic Cairo. Le Riad is inspired by the surrounding environment and architecture, and has an authentic Old Cairene architecture, all in warm colors, Fatimid fabrics, local talented paintings dating back to the era of architectural, music, lifestyle and love. This place travels you back in time, and takes you to another impressive Egyptian era.

Address: 114 Muiz Li Din Allah Street, close by Khan El-Khalili

Telephone: +202 27876074 / 75


2014-12-11_2305Photos from Le Riad’s official website

Dusit Thani Lake View in New Cairo 

Located in a newly developed city in Greater Cairo, it’s a lush oasis of greenery and lakes in the heart of New Cairo, infused with traditional Thai design. Dusit is only 20 minutes from Cairo International Airport, with two outdoor swimming pools, a jacuzzi, a well-equipped fitness center and an array of fine dining options spanning a world of tastes and flavors.

Address: 90 Road, 5th Settlement, in New Cairo

Telephone: +202 2614 0000

 2014-12-11_22382014-12-11_2233Photos from Dusit Thani Lake View’s official website


Mena House (past Mena House Oberoi)

Initially a hunting lodge built in 1869 for King Ismail Pasha, offering dazzling views of Giza Pyramids and hundreds of acres of greenery. The Mena House Hotel is another proof of the Royalty that once existed in Egypt, & is one of Egypt’s landmarks.

Address: Pyramids road, P.O. box 12556, Giza

Telephone: +202 33 77 3222

2014-12-11_1602View from the hotel from Mena House’s official website

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

Another hotel offering dazzling views of the only wonder of the 7 World Wonders that is still standing till that day & largely intact, in addition to a wide selection of restaurants and cuisines offering a mouth-watering experience to food lovers, a Royal Club floor, a magnificent swimming pool, and spa amenities. Located at a convenient location only 20 minutes from the city center, when there is no traffic -which is a rare thing :).

Address: Le Meridien Pyramids, El Remaya Square, Pyramids, P.O. Box: 12561

Telephone: +202 3377 7070

2014-12-11_1630View from one of the rooms from Le Meridien Pyramids’ official website

The Fairmont Nile City

Only 30 minutes from the Sphinx & Giza Pyramids, having a prime rooftop overlooking the Nile which includes a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool. Dance your heart out at O Bar, indulge yourself with delicious food coming from the heart of Asia at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge, or a “Californian grill” from Napa Grill.

Address: Nile City Towers – 2005 B, Corniche El Nil, Ramlet Beaulac

Telephone: + 20 22 461 9494

2014-12-11_22462014-12-11_2247Photos from Fairmont’s official website

Baron Hotel in Heliopolis

A boutique-style corporate Hotel, overlooking the famous historical Baron Empain Palace built in 1911, ideally located in the heart of Heliopolis area, one of Egypt’s high scale residential areas, and leisure districts, close to Cairo International Airport, and your starting point to explore Heliopolis area.

Address: Ma’ahad Al Sahary St., Heliopolis.

Telephone: +202 2291 5757

2014-12-12_1326Photo from Baron Hotel’s official website


Le Meridien Cairo Airport

This is the closest you can get to Cairo Airport in the most luxurious way, as the Hotel is located a few steps away of Terminal 3 through an interconnecting bridge allowing you to walk straight from your plane into this sophisticated modern place. Get ready to smell loads of fresh air, as this is the first non smoking hotel in Cairo.

Address: Cairo International Airport, Terminal 3

Telephone: +(202) 2265 9600

2014-12-11_2314Photos from Le Meridien Cairo Airport official website

InterContinental City Stars in Nasr City

Voted as Cairo’s Best Business Hotel, located next to one of Egypt’s biggest shopping centers Stars Mall, not far from Cairo International Airport. The hotel makes everything possible, from steak to sushi, from spa treatments to squash, and from complimentary Wi-Fi to cocktails on the air-conditioned poolside terrace.

Address: Omar Ibn El Khattab Street, Nasr City, P.O. box 11737

Telephone: +202 2480 0100

2014-12-11_2324Photos from InterContinental City Stars official website

Our Readers Comments

  1. What about GRAND NILE TOWER,Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence and Semiramis intercontinental,

    • Yes, What about Semiramis Intercontinental!!!!

  2. kempinski is a big deception… except for the othmanli restaurant

  3. Not right at all

  4. Safir Dokki to be mentioned…

  5. I am surprised that you missed The Gabriel – Located in Heliopolis. This boutique hotel has won the Luxury Boutique Hotel Award for Egypt 2 years in a row and was just also awarded Luxury Design Hotel for the continent of Africa. You should check it out, it is far better and luxurious then most of the hotels on your list…

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