Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis

ex. Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel Cairo

Corniche El Nil, P.O. Box 60, Cairo, Egypt, 11511show map
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Overview

Situated near commercial centers and a mall within a 5-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum, this comfortable 28-story hotel offers 726 rooms about 2.3 km away from Mosque of Ibn Tulun. The hotel was opened in 1987 and remains an example of modern architecture in Cairo ever since.

Located in a shopping area with an oceanarium, restaurants and a zoo, guests will see why Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel is admired by many tourists. Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel is within about 30 minutes' walk of the center of Cairo.

The hotel offers a prime location close to gardens and a botanical garden.

Offering fast and easy access to a palace, an opera house and a tower, the hotel is 10 minute walk from Gezira (Opera) subway station. Guests can reach Cairo International airport within 45 minutes' drive.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Arabic.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   28.  Number of rooms:   726.

Rooms

The hotel rooms are designer and come with a mini bar, satellite television, free Wifi, and a private balcony. Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel overlooks the River Nile, offering a panoramic view from the rooms. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a bidet and a dryer.

Dining options

A broad variety of French dishes is served at the grill restaurant. The café Courniche offers refreshing drinks along with snacks and barbeque. Guests can enjoy a variety of superb 12 Restaurants and bars, ranging from Italian to Indian, to Thai and Lebanese as well as a Sushi Bar and an international restaurant catering to every taste.

A buffet breakfast is served and charges are applicable.

Services

Business facilities include computer equipment, a banqueting hall and a conference room.

Leisure

The Semiramis Spa & Fitness Centre will provide you with the perfect combination you need to stay fit, calm your mind, soothe your soul and revitalize your body. The Spa is the epitome of serenity in the heart of Cairo while the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre will get you into perfect shape before enjoying a refreshing swim in the free form outdoor swimming pool while taking in the epic Nile views.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Guest Parking

  • Private parking is possible on site at USD 20 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Scanner
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Pool view
  • River view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Wet bar
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper

Self-catering

  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
House of Representatives, CairoHouse of Representatives, Cairo1700 ft
Al-Ahly Sports ClubAl-Ahly Sports Club3000 ft
The Egyptian MuseumThe Egyptian Museum2000 ft
Museum of Egyptian Modern ArtsMuseum of Egyptian Modern Arts2700 ft
The Andalus ParkThe Andalus Park1400 ft
Opera house CairoOpera house Cairo2300 ft
SadatSadat1000 ft
Gezira(Opera)Gezira(Opera)2000 ft
Saad ZaghloulSaad Zaghloul3000 ft
Cairo TowerCairo Tower2700 ftEl-Gezira
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BirdcageBirdcage100 ftCorniche El Nil
TaboulaTaboula1200 ft1 Latin America Street, Garden City
The Tahrir TableThe Tahrir Table1200 ft11 Tahrir square
SbarroSbarro1200 ft34 Tahrir Square
Asia BarAsia Bar1200 ft9A Saraya EL Gezira St.
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Khan Al KhaliliKhan Al Khalili1.6 mi
Islamic Art MuseumIslamic Art Museum1.2 mi
Coptic MuseumCoptic Museum2.5 mi
The Azhar ParkThe Azhar Park2.0 mi
BohoothBohooth1.9 mi
MassaraMassara2.1 mi
Cairo UniversityCairo University2.2 mi
GhamraGhamra2.6 mi
Road El-FaragRoad El-Farag2.7 mi
Pyramids of GizaPyramids of Giza7.3 miAl Haram Str.
Great SphinxGreat Sphinx7.3 miAl-Haram
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Getting around
Airports
Cairo International (CAI)12.0 mi
Train
El Giza Train Station2.8 mi
Underground
Sadat1400 ft
Gezira(Opera)2300 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  368  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 1.0
    Guest rating

    I came to Samiramis for breakfast. First day on Sunday July 29 everything was fine the manager was so good with me. The second day, July 30 I came for breakfast again the waiter was nice, but when he left the manager was so rude and when I complained about service to him he told me everybody has his own problem and you should not complain!!! I went to reception to talk to the manager, one of the receptionist was extra rude to me. When I told him what happened he told me why are you yelling... ehen the big manager came he was not even better, he did not take my side all what he did he brought me the bill to pay, if I was going to flee from payment!!! I well never recommend the hotel for anybody, I almost was going to cry from their treatment.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    1- The hotel is near to many tourist places as well the shopping areas. 2- Hotel has it's own facilities, such as Banks, Salon, Pharmcy, etc.

    1- Selection of foods at Breakfast time wasn't much comparing to its value. 2- In last night, my sister ordered pasta, the past may wasn't clean, as she had austomic problems next morning. 3- The cleaning of rooms wasn't good. 4- The room was coming with Complimentary "Basekt of Fruits", and the fruits were in bad position.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    I liked the location of the hotel , room Nile river view , breakfast variaty, balcony , some shops .

    the quality of finishes was outdated, over priced for a lower then 5 stars hotel . not very tidy and dust free , iinternet did not work in my room even after changing cable and point. not really a five star standard

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel location, on the Nile River, was perfect for sight seeing and some shopping. buffet breakfast was great as were the restaurants within the hotel, especially the Bird Cage Thai Restaurant. Staff were generally accomodaitng and friendly. Rooms a bit old, but generally clean and comfortable.

    Hotel is not new, like listed in the posting. Possibly renovated a bit, but definitely not new. didn't know about the 12.5% service charge on each and every purchase. So a $250/night room becomes more like $325/night - ouch! Hotel is a bit noisy, but the price one pays for the convience of being downtown. Watch the concierge and the hustling that goes on in regards to transportation, acually remain vigilant in regards to al the hustling that seems to go on...everything has a price attached and many time "hidden" ones.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The location is perfect and the staff are very good. You cannot fault this hotel for its size and luxury. The food is good and you always feel very safe, security is key and that is why you can see this hotel being used by business people and government officials daily.

    The hotel is very expensive and value for money is poor. The hotel room is not very clean and you are charged for everything that you can think of - if they could the would charge you for the air you breathe. I complained twice about the internet not working after upgrading to the high speed 30mb connection for an extra $50 per day it did not work for two days. Yet they still charged me and were not interested in refunding me for the days I could not use it. I have stayed here twice before and I think this is my last time. The hotel is in an excellent location, but is definately not worth the money I paid - I will never stay there again.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    front desk is not profitional as 5 star hotel.....

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Grand lobby and one of the few chains that offers free internet.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Greeted with a smile, extremely professional service, great choice of restaurants/ cafe.Very central location that we could walk to the Egyptian Museum ourselves. Booked a dinner cruise on the boat opposite by walking down the few steps to the ticket office and ignoring all the touts outside. Be careful crossing the streets, traffic mental. Walked to the little arcade at the Grand Hyatt one evening and felt very safe. Have white blond hair so did cover it with a simple scarf to draw less attention (also in the mosques even though the guide said it was ok not to). Had a fantastic 4 nights and loved tea and cake in the Tea Garden listening to live music after returning from a day sightseeing.

    My husband heard people arguing about their bill everytime he went to reception. We had booked a US$60 taxi ride from the airport through the hotel as we arrived at 3am. (total cost confirmed in e-mail). Having had one $3 pringle pack from the mini-bar, our total final bill was US$85. I simply said that I had a confirmed taxi price by e-mail and "I don't think pringles cost $25". He smiled and reduced the bill to US$65.??? Be clear on what you have paid for and have print outs of any e-mail contact. We booked our taxi back thru Missr travel agency at the hotel for US$45. Can be found cheaper but didn't want any hassle.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    the hotel location, rooms and room services are amazing. the hotel is located on the Nile Corniche which is few minutes from the downtown, the hotel is very clean and people working there are friendly, the size of the room was convenient and for sure you will find the suitable luxury you expect from 5 starts hotel. for sure i will not hesitate to book in this hotel again and i strongly recommend every tourist to try Semiramis in Cairo.

    the price of food and beverage is quite high

  • 6.6
    Good

    The location is good near to transport n the cleanliness is good. It is next to nile and the corniche.

    The surrounding environment is not clean (outside the hotel)

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    like every time i stay at Semiramis the Hotel staff make me feel home

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Great views and very helpful staff as well as wonderful food

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The most perfect is the breakfast and the beauty salon

    The way of respect from the reception staff exactly the Female staff . They are very rood and you should give them a training on how they can deal with cost mer specially people from UAE

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    In fact everything was really bad, staff attitude, cleanliness of the room. security check was extremely annoying, I am a businessman and travel regularly around the world and visited thousands of hotels, and this hotel was one of the worst hotels I ever lived in. avoid avoid avoid

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location is quite good.

    I didn't like the long time taken for check in. Eventhough I made my reservation and had my reservation confirmed thru Booking .com two weeks ago. The telephone responses for assistance at the hotel were very poor and sometimes impolite.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  368 reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
17of 143 hotels in Cairo
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Egypt

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cairo International (CAI)12.0 mi
Train
El Giza Train Station2.8 mi
Underground
Sadat1400 ft
Gezira(Opera)2300 ft
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