Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis  5 stars

Corniche El Nil;P.O. Box 60, Cairo, Egypt, 11511  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

The hotel Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis is packed with businessmen and offers large rooms, amazing views, and a good location. Some feel that the rooms are becoming outdated, the food was horrible, and the service was subpar.

Overview

Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis is a luxurious five-star hotel, perfectly located in the heart of the city centre near downtown shops, commercial centre, interesting museums, Pyramids and other places of interest.

All 726 well-appointed, air-conditioned rooms offer free high-speed Internet access, a satellite flat-screen TV and in-room hot and cold drinks.

For guests comfort there is well-equipped gym, casino, sauna and Jacuzzi, where they can relax and maintain their workout routine.

At the hotel’s eight restaurants guests can enjoy Italian, French, Thai and Lebanese cuisine made of fresh ingredients.

Cairo Semiramis has a nightclub and two bars along with an outdoor free-form pool, 24-hour gym and health club with massage room.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, Deutch, French, Spanish, Italiano, Chinese, Arabic.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of floors   28.  Number of rooms   708.

Distance to:

  • City center Cairo - 1.9 mi
  • Airports Cairo International (CAI) - 12.0 mi
  • Underground stations: Sadat - 1400 ft, Gezira(Opera) - 2300 ft
  • Restaurants: Birdcage (Cuisine: Thai) - 100 ft, Taboula - 1200 ft

Rooms

All rooms at Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis are air-conditioned and feature desk, blackout drapes/curtains, mini-bar, direct-dial phone, balcony, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, makeup/shaving mirror, satellite television service, voice mail, clock radio, in-room safe, ironing boards. Guests may request a crib/cot (infant beds). Suits also offer CD/DVD players, full kitchen, refrigerator (full), silverware and toaster.

Standard room (33sqm, up to one person)

Deluxe King room (33sqm, up to two people) is equipped with king size bed.

Club room (33sqm, up to four people)

Executive Suite (66sqm, up to three people) has king size bed.

Presidential Suite (130sqm, up to four people) offers king size bed.

Dining options

Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis offers eight luxury restaurants and three bars.

Night & Day is a fashionable restaurant located in the hotel`s lobby level, where guests can enjoy the unique show cooking

The Grill Restaurant & Lounge is located in the hotel`s third level and presents the unique flavors of traditional, contemporary and brasserie French cuisine in an elegant ambience overlooking the Nile. Here guests can enjoy live jazz performance from Sunday to Thursday.

Birdcage is a charming restaurant that serves exotic Thailand cuisine. It is located in the hotel`s second level.

Pane Vino Restaurant in the hotel`s second level with panoramic Nile views create the atmosphere of romantic Italy. Only the finest ingredients are used to share the universal passion for pasta, pizza and all other dishes.

Sabaya is a restaurant which reflects Lebanese traditions and customs. It is a perfect place for after-dinner tea, sweets and conversation. Restaurant is located in the hotel`s second level.

Café Corniche, a Turkish-inspired café is located in the hotel`s lobby. Sandwiches, cold cuts, salads breads, a selection of teas and freshly brewed coffee, various kinds of sweets are available for dining in or taking away.

Sabaya under the Stars Restaurant is open everyday only in summertime in the hotel`s fourth floor from 8pm - midnight. Here guests can enjoy delicious food under the stars in a relaxing atmosphere besides the pool. Live music every night.

Pane Vino Terrace serves Italian cuisine and is located in the hotel`s second level. It is open every day from 12.30pm – 1am.

Rithmo bar is open daily from 8pm - 4am. In it`s menu guests can find usual cocktails such as well as an extensive wine collection listing wines from Italy, Australia, America, Argentina and Thailand, in addition to local and Lebanese wines. Also an open kitchen delivers a “titbits” mezza menu. Located in the hotel`s lobby level.

Haroun Al Rashid Night Club located on the third floor of the hotel. Guests are captivated until the early hours of the morning by the exotic and mysterious art of belly dancing performed by some of Cairo’s greatest dancers. It has a superb a la carte menu offering a wide range of oriental delicacies and beverages.

Ambassador Club, a classical lounge bar in the second floor of the hotel, offers an extensive selection of cocktails and beverages in relaxed atmosphere.

A buffet breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

The hotel has four magnificent meeting rooms (2,500sqm of meeting space). All rooms are equipped with 35mm slide and digital projectors, DVD player, flip chart and markers, whiteboard, laser disc, microphone, stage lights.

Leisure

The hotel has a 26sqm outdoor pool and sundeck. It offers the health club which includes a sauna, steam room, spa tub, and massage room. There is also a 24-hour gym, which is equipped with cardio and weight training machines.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Florist
  • Free transportation
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 20 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Limousine service
  • Valet parking
  • Medical Facilities Service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Game room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Health club
  • Night club
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun terrace
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • BBQ facilities
Room view
  • City view
  • River view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Bidet
  • Kitchenette
  • Rollaway beds
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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All rooms at Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis are air-conditioned and feature desk, blackout drapes/curtains, mini-bar, direct-dial phone, balcony, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, makeup/shaving mirror, satellite television service, voice mail, clock radio, in-room safe, ironing boards. Guests may request a crib/cot (infant beds). Suits also offer CD/DVD players, full kitchen, refrigerator (full), silverware and toaster.

Standard room (33sqm, up to one person)

Deluxe King room (33sqm, up to two people) is equipped with king size bed.

Club room (33sqm, up to four people)

Executive Suite (66sqm, up to three people) has king size bed.

Presidential Suite (130sqm, up to four people) offers king size bed.

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    Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed
    View: City view, River view
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      Bed type: One Single Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Bed
      Size: 360 sq. feet
      View: City view

      Twin room (sole use)

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          Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds or One Single Bed
          Size: 360 sq. feet
          View: City view, River view
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            Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed
            Size: 360 sq. feet
            View: River view
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              View: River view
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                  Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis LocationWhat's nearby

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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  Sultan Hassan Moschee, a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa, is 1.4km away from the hotel.

                  Muhammad Ali Moschee, a mosque, built in the first half of the 19th century, is 1.5km away.

                  Citadelle de Salahdin, a medieval Islamic fortification, is 2.4km away.

                  Villa du Baron Empain is also 2.4km away.

                  Mykerinos pyramide in Gizeh, the smallest of the three Pyramids of Giza, is 2.4km away from the hotel.

                  Khan Al Khalili, the major shopping area, is 1.8km away.

                  Islamic Art Museum is only 1.1km away from the hotel.

                  The Egyptian Museum, a home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, is 1.3km away.

                  Coptic Museum, with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world, is 3.7km away.

                  The Andalus Park is only 1.5km away from the hotel.

                  The Azhar Park is 2.2km away.

                  Opera house Cairo is 1.6km away from the hotel.

                  Places of interest
                  • Mykerinospyramide in Gizeh
                    1.0 mi
                  • Villa du Baron Empain
                    1.0 mi
                  • Citadelle de Salahdin
                    1.0 mi
                  • Nekropole in Sakkara
                    1.0 mi
                  • Scheintüren in Sakkara
                    1.0 mi
                  • Muhammad Ali Moschee (Alabastermoschee)
                    1.1 mi
                  Convention centers
                  • Centre Français de Culture et de Coopération (CFCC) - Mounira
                    3000 ft
                  Museums
                  • Ägyptisches Museum
                    700 ft
                  • The Egyptian Museum
                    2000 ft
                  • Islamic Art Museum
                    1.2 mi
                  Parks
                  • The Andalus Park
                    1400 ft
                  Theaters
                  • Opera house Cairo
                    1700 ft
                  Underground stations
                  • Sadat
                    1000 ft
                  • Gezira(Opera)
                    2000 ft
                  • Saad Zaghloul
                    3000 ft
                  • Naguib
                    3700 ft
                  • Nasser
                    4300 ft
                  • Sayyeda Zeinab
                    5000 ft
                  • Orabi
                    1.1 mi
                  • Dokki
                    1.2 mi
                  • Mubarak
                    1.5 mi

                  Local Attractions

                  • Nilometer
                    5000 ft
                    Roda Island, Cairo
                  • Gizeh Plateau
                    1.0 mi
                    Al Haram Str., Cairo
                  • Gabalaya Park and Aquarium
                    1.0 mi
                    Between Om Kalthoum Street and Hassan Sabri Street, Cairo
                  • Djoser's Pyramid
                    1.1 mi
                    Sakkara, Cairo
                  • Zamalek (Gezira Island)
                    1.1 mi

                  Near the hotel

                  • National Geographic Society Museum
                    2700 ft
                    Kasr El Aini Street, Cairo
                  • Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
                    2800 ft
                    Gezira Island, Cairo
                  • Mikerinos Pyramid
                    2900 ft
                    Gizeh, Cairo
                  • Cairo Opera House
                    3200 ft
                    Gezira Island, Cairo
                  • El-Ghuri Wakala
                    4500 ft
                    Al Hazar, Cairo

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Birdcage

                    79% likes this, based on 139 reviews
                    Cuisine: Thai
                    Price Range: USD 30 - USD 100

                    100 ft
                    Corniche El Nil

                    Phone: +20 (2) 2795 7171

                  • Taboula

                    76% likes this, based on 193 reviews
                    Price Range: USD 21 - USD 26

                    1200 ft
                    1 Latin America Street, Garden City

                    Phone: 2792-5261

                  • The Tahrir Table

                    96% likes this, based on 7 reviews
                    Cuisine: Swedish

                    1200 ft
                    11 Tahrir square
                  • KFC

                    1200 ft
                    9 El Tahrir Sq. Beside Wadi El Meligy Cafe
                  • Asia Bar

                    73% likes this, based on 31 reviews
                    Cuisine: Asian

                    1300 ft
                    9A Saraya EL Gezira St.

                    Phone: 273 53112

                  Getting there.

                  Cairo International Airport is 25km away from the hotel.

                  Airport Transfer Service can be arranged by the hotel at the cost of $60 one way (max. three persons).

                  Guests can also use their own car, taxi or train to reach the hotel.

                  Getting around.

                  City Center is 2.9km away from the hotel.

                  Underground Saad Zaghloul station is only 500m away.

                  Underground Naguib station is 700m away.

                  The hotel offers transportation to/from the airport.

                  Secure parking is provided.

                  Limo/Town car services can be arranged.

                  Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis

                  Average guest rating

                  8.2
                  out of 10
                  Excellent
                  Based on 176 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Value
                  7.8
                  Rooms
                  8.3
                  Dining
                  8.1
                  Service
                  8.3
                  Location
                  9.1

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Group of friends

                    I won't go to this hotel in my next trips .....i did pay in advanced ....when i made the chick out they did try to charge me more ....they said the rate for dollars increased for that you have to pay more... i did not accept that.....i did not like it...the man his name Mohammed in the reception did that with me

                    • Average rating
                      5.8
                  • Couple

                    The large rooms, the ambassador club and the restaurants

                    Very expencive!

                    • Average rating
                      9.2
                  • Single

                    My stay was very short so difficult to comment.

                    • Average rating
                      9.6
                  • Older travelers

                    A very nice hotel. Access to free wireless internet. A lovely breakfast.

                    The shower over such a narrow bath is very awkward to use. The whole bathroom ends up flooded with water.

                    • Average rating
                      8.2
                  • Older travelers

                    The service by all the staff was super and, with the car and door security we felt safe. The room was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable.

                    The balcony is tired and need decorating and the furniture needs replacing but, of course, the view is fabulous. The net curtains were filthy.

                    • Average rating
                      7.4
                  • Single

                    One of the best in cairo, well located, great breakfast, free internet via cable

                    As most of cairo hotels, its old. Althought internet (limited speed) is free in the room but u have to use cable. No wifi except at the lobby; Who use cables nowadays !

                    • Average rating
                      7.8
                  • Single

                    while I check out, the lady was not friendly and asked me to sign the credit card without confirming the charge,

                    • Average rating
                      7.0
                  • Family with children

                    very nice location and view over the Nile, good service and excellent breakfast.I would come again

                    • Average rating
                      8.2
                  • Older travelers

                    This hotel is keeping the same stander since it opened, the staffs there are not asking always for money, like other hotels in Cairo do.

                    • Average rating
                      7.0
                  • Group of friends

                    Location is quite nice! You can see Nile River, Cairo Tower, and great night view. / Break fast is very good. You can take salad, vegetables, many types of bread, fresh juice, and so on.

                    I used InterContinental with my friend, and I send message through "Booked.net", "We prefer two beds". But at first, the hotel show us a room with one big bed. I seid front desk, "please give us two beds", then the hotel changed our room.

                    • Average rating
                      2.4
                  • Single

                    food and drinks

                    Unprofeciency of staff, unavailability of business facilities

                    • Average rating
                      3.2
                  • Couple

                    The hotel is a good deal; The restaurant selection and food are excellent. The Nile view from the 14th floor was very nice. The location was about 5 minutes walk to the Egyptian Museum and maybe 15 minutes walk to the Cairo Tower. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Cairo.

                    The prices are misleading; instead of $265 a night, it was $334 a night with taxes and service charges added in. And it didn't stop there; it was like this at the bars and restaurants as well. I probably wouldn't have minded paying a few extra dollars knowing how much something costs going in, but it seems a little deceitful.

                    • Average rating
                      7.8
                  • Couple

                    Good location - standard international hotel.

                    Crowded and busy hotel so no personal attention

                    • Average rating
                      8.2
                  • Single

                    Good facilities and good location. I would like to stay ther in next time.

                    • Average rating
                      9.6
                  • Family with children

                    Excellent breakfast and top restaurants, very attractive location easily to pick up taxis and to move around the city, great swimming pool overlooking the Nile, comfortable rooms and beds

                    no centralised light switch in the rooms, out-dated shower, the bank in the hotel for currency exchange can be slow

                    • Average rating
                      10.0
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