Intercontinental Semiramis  5 stars

Corniche El Nil,Garden City, 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 Some feel that the rooms are becoming outdated, the food was horrible, and the service was subpar.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   726.

Centrally located, this luxury hotel sits by the Nile River and is close to commercial centre and historical sights.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 3.0km
  • Airport Cairo International - 18.9km
  • Underground station: Sadat - 400 m, Gezira(Opera) - 700 m

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.

Additional features

Child care, rooms/facilities for people with disabilities

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. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 40 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Free transportation
  • Airport shuttle
  • Florist
  • Doctor on call
  • Tour desk
  • Concierge desk
  • Multilingual staff
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
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medical Facilities Service
  • Massage services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Maid Service
  • Butler service
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet Access
  • High speed internet access
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
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
  • Swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Night club
  • Steam bath
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour room service
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer

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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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                    Intercontinental 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.

                    General
                    • Citadelle de Salahdin
                      1.6km
                    • Villa du Baron Empain
                      1.6km
                    • Mykerinospyramide in Gizeh
                      1.6km
                    • Scheintüren in Sakkara
                      1.6km
                    • Nekropole in Sakkara
                      1.6km
                    • Muhammad Ali Moschee (Alabastermoschee)
                      1.7km
                    Convention Centers
                    • Centre Français de Culture et de Coopération (CFCC) - Mounira
                      900 m
                    Museums
                    • Ägyptisches Museum
                      200 m
                    • The Egyptian Museum
                      600 m
                    • Islamic Art Museum
                      1.9km
                    Parks
                    • The Andalus Park
                      400 m
                    Theaters
                    • Opera house Cairo
                      500 m
                    Underground Railway Stations
                    • Sadat
                      300 m
                    • Gezira(Opera)
                      600 m
                    • Saad Zaghloul
                      900 m
                    • Naguib
                      1.1km
                    • Nasser
                      1.3km
                    • Sayyeda Zeinab
                      1.5km
                    • Orabi
                      1.8km
                    • Dokki
                      1.9km
                    • Mubarak
                      2.4km

                    Local Attractions

                    • Nilometer
                      1.5km
                      Roda Island, Cairo
                    • Gizeh Plateau
                      1.7km
                      Al Haram Str., Cairo
                    • Gabalaya Park and Aquarium
                      1.7km
                      Between Om Kalthoum Street and Hassan Sabri Street, Cairo
                    • Djoser's Pyramid
                      1.7km
                      Sakkara, Cairo
                    • Zamalek (Gezira Island)
                      1.8km

                    Near the hotel

                    • National Geographic Society Museum
                      820 m
                      Kasr El Aini Street, Cairo
                    • Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
                      830 m
                      Gezira Island, Cairo
                    • Mikerinos Pyramid
                      870 m
                      Gizeh, Cairo
                    • Cairo Opera House
                      970 m
                      Gezira Island, Cairo
                    • El-Ghuri Wakala
                      1.4km
                      Al Hazar, Cairo

                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • Birdcage

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

                      10 m
                      Corniche El Nil

                      Phone: +20 (2) 2795 7171

                    • Taboula

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

                      350 m
                      1 Latin America Street, Garden City

                      Phone: 2792-5261

                    • The Tahrir Table

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

                      340 m
                      11 Tahrir square
                    • Asia Bar

                      72% likes this, based on 40 reviews
                      Food: Asian

                      370 m
                      9A Saraya EL Gezira St.

                      Phone: 273 53112

                    • Osmanly Restaurant

                      83% likes this, based on 93 reviews
                      Food: Turkish
                      Price Range: USD 21 - USD 51

                      450 m
                      12 Ahmed Ragheb Street

                      Phone: 002 02 2 798 0000

                    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 Semiramis Reviews

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

                    Average guest rating

                    8.4
                    out of 10
                    Exceptional
                    Based on 145 reviews

                    Rating by category:

                    Value
                    7.8
                    Rooms
                    8.3
                    Dining
                    8.1
                    Service
                    8.3
                    Location
                    9.1

                    Individual guest reviews

                    • Location is in the City Center is comfortable to get anywhere except airport and the hotel is not value for money for the price paid. Staff is kind and helpful, room is clean. In addittion, food is great in this hotekl as best restaurants are located there.

                      Service varied from very good to very bad, the shower head in the bathtubs could be replaced and was an old tv.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        7.0
                      • Location
                        5
                      • Rooms
                        8
                      • Service
                        9
                      • Value
                        3
                      • Dining
                        10
                    • The location is excellent, the hotel design is great and staff needs to speak better English and be better trained. Basically food is very tasty also room service and pick and drop off facility is too good, the breakfast is magnificent.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        8.0
                      • Location
                        10
                      • Rooms
                        10
                      • Service
                        6
                      • Value
                        6
                    • Great location on the nile and best hotel. The managers greeted us in the lobby at check in was very nice, service was adequate and the room was clean and comfortable. The lebanese restaurant was good.

                      Very bad and unfriendly staff, dirty shower heads.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        7.4
                      • Location
                        10
                      • Rooms
                        8
                      • Service
                        7
                      • Value
                        9
                      • Dining
                        3
                    • Great location on the nile, nice hotel and the staff that we encountered were all very helpful. The room was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable, breakfast was good, the pool was lovely and warm and overlooked the Nile.

                      Services are terrible, internet slow.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                      • Location
                        10
                      • Rooms
                        8
                      • Service
                        9
                      • Value
                        8
                    • Reasonable price and great location, very good hotel. Italian restaurants excellent lobby and nice staff. Room service is amazing and the Grill is fine dining.

                      Beds and billoows were not comfrtable as cause back nick pain for me and some of my family.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        7.8
                      • Location
                        10
                      • Rooms
                        5
                      • Service
                        8
                      • Value
                        8
                    • A nice pool area, great hotel and grand lobby and one of the few chains that offers free internet. The service was exceptional, rooms were quiet and most of the staff were very friendly and the buffet breakfast was excellent.

                      Location is not good, by the way Italian restaurant on the second floor is bad quality and overpriced.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                      • Location
                        8
                      • Rooms
                        10
                      • Service
                        10
                      • Value
                        8
                      • Dining
                        8
                    • Nice rooms, nice pool area and excellent hotel. Comfortable, clean and good price, beautiful lobby, the service by all the staff were super. Breakfast was rich and fresh, the concierge was fabulous, friendly.

                      Nile view restaurant is always is for smokers is very limited location.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        8.0
                      • Location
                        8
                      • Service
                        9
                      • Value
                        9
                      • Dining
                        6
                    • Spectacular nile view room, reasonable quality and house keeping is good too. Staff are extremely friendly and breakfast has many varaities to choose. L gym swimming pool are very nice its open 24 hours.

                      As most of Cairo hotels, spa services are limited.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        8.2
                      • Location
                        10
                      • Service
                        9
                      • Value
                        7
                      • Dining
                        7
                    • In a good location, a few minutes walk to tahrir square and hotel is clean, rooms are spacious, bathroom amenities are excellent quality. The staff is very friendly and internet should be complimentary. Breakfast team are professional and pool and gym and spa are all very nice.

                      Not worth the value for money, the rate was not clear from Booked and beds and billoows were not comfrtable as cause back nick pain for me and some of my family. Lastly the restaurants were overpriced and the foods sucked.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        7.2
                      • Location
                        8
                      • Rooms
                        5
                      • Service
                        8
                      • Value
                        7
                      • Dining
                        8
                    • Good view of the nile and and didn't stop there; was like this at the bars and restaurants as well. Our stay was really fantastic and the breakfast and the lobby were very nice. The service there was excellent, the concierge was quite helpful and all the rooms were very comfortable and the furnitures were new. The food was amazing, the conference facilities were also fine as I was attending a conference.

                      Location only to hard to get there, noisy of the wedding parties in the pool of the hotel 22nd flr noisey and the prices advertised are misleading, as you need to add various taxes up to 25 % extra. Reception desk are rude, the bathtub is cramped due to a metal frame on the side to assist the disabled.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        7.8
                      • Location
                        8
                      • Rooms
                        9
                      • Service
                        7
                      • Value
                        7
                    • The location was fantastic and the rate was good and the staff were helpful to reserve train tickets. The stuff were perfect nice view, the price was reasonable and service was not bad because 's self service. Rooms were spacious and comfortable, restaurants were great.

                      The business center was excellent and not overly priced, tv's were old.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        7.2
                      • Location
                        10
                      • Rooms
                        6
                      • Service
                        4
                      • Value
                        9
                    • Very nice location and most Awesome Hotel. Good service and the large rooms. The food was excellent.

                      The staff at the litte cafe on the first floor was extremely rude.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        8.0
                      • Location
                        8
                      • Rooms
                        9
                      • Service
                        5
                      • Value
                        10
                    • The location is perfect and the staff are very good, all the restaurants are superb quality. Rooms could use some fresh paint.

                      Noisy of the wedding parties in the pool of the hotel 22nd flr noisey.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        6.4
                      • Location
                        6
                      • Rooms
                        7
                      • Value
                        6
                    • Location is very nice and hotels today should offer free Internet for its customers. The rooms are comfortable and have good balconies, Italian restaurants are reckoned to be some of the best in Cairo.

                      Staff at the check in counter were not very polite.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        8.2
                      • Location
                        8
                      • Rooms
                        9
                      • Service
                        8
                      • Value
                        8
                    • Very good location and lovely hotel. Very friendly staff, nice rooms and restaurants are beautiful and well maintained.

                      My rating for the hotel:

                      • Average rating
                        9.6
                      • Location
                        9
                      • Rooms
                        10
                      • Service
                        9
                      • Value
                        10
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