Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel - Cairo

3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, 11518  show map
 5 stars
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Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel - Cairo

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The 5-star Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel is set just 3.7 km from Cairo Citadel, Coptic Museum and Cairo Tower. The hotel opened in 1984 and remains an example of Moroccan architecture in Cairo ever since.

The property is set 10 minutes' walk from Tahrir Square, Cairo Opera House and The Egyptian Museum. The city center lies within 4 km from the venue.

The hotel offers unique location close to a river and woods.

It stands minutes away from Gezira(Opera) subway station. It takes around 25 minutes' drive to get to Cairo International airport, which is 25 km away.

Rooms

The hotel's en-suite rooms are appointed with cable TV, a balcony, direct dial phone, high-speed internet and a writing desk. Some rooms offer a panoramic view over the islands. The rooms are furnished with an oriental interior and pine furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy Mediterranean dishes served at the 24-hour restaurant. The café bar serves drinks from 7 pm to 1 am. The venue is set next to a metro station and just 50 meters from La Palmeraie and Buddha Bar.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of USD 25 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers cars and limousines for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a casino, an indoor swimming pool and a nightclub. For active guests, there are a gym and fitness classes at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   27.  Number of rooms:   433.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel - Cairo Cairo location
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Hotel Address:

3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, 11518

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City Center
  • Cairo
    2.4 mi
Airports
Underground stations
  • Gezira(Opera)
    1400 ft
  • Dokki
    4000 ft
Restaurants
  • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
    100 ft
  • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    27
  • Number of rooms:
    433

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        Junior Suite
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        Size: 690 sq. feet
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            Superior Double Room
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            Size: 345 sq. feet
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                              Size: 345 sq. feet
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                                Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
                                Size: 345 sq. feet
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                                  How to reach hotel

                                  hotel Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel - Cairo Cairo location
                                  Show big map »

                                  Hotel Address:

                                  3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, 11518

                                  Get directions
                                  City Center
                                  • Cairo
                                    2.4 mi
                                  Airports
                                  Underground stations
                                  • Gezira(Opera)
                                    1400 ft
                                  • Dokki
                                    4000 ft
                                  Restaurants
                                  • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
                                    100 ft
                                  • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
                                    200 ft
                                  Hotel information
                                  • Check-in:
                                    from  3 pm
                                  • Check-out:
                                    until  12 pm
                                  • Year renovated:
                                    2007
                                  • Number of floors:
                                    27
                                  • Number of rooms:
                                    433

                                  Hotel Awards

                                  EgyptianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCairoSofitel El Gezirah

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

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                                  What's nearby

                                  Tourist attractions

                                  • Opera house Cairo - 1400 ft

                                  Places of interest

                                  • Cairo Tower - 2300 ft
                                  • Arab League HQ - 3300 ft
                                  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 3700 ft
                                  • House of Representatives, Cairo - 4000 ft
                                  • Citadelle de Salahdin - 1.2 mi
                                  • Scheintüren in Sakkara - 1.2 mi
                                  • Mykerinospyramide in Gizeh - 1.2 mi

                                  Convention centers

                                  • Centre Français de Culture et de Coopération (CFCC) - Mounira - 3700 ft

                                  Shopping areas

                                  • Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts - 1400 ft
                                  • The Egyptian Museum - 4300 ft

                                  Monuments and Landmarks

                                  • Qasr el-Nil Bridge - 2300 ft
                                  • Tahrir Square - 4000 ft

                                  Museums

                                  • The Andalus Park - 2000 ft
                                  • Ägyptisches Museum - 3300 ft

                                  Parks

                                  • Al-Ahly Sports Club - 1700 ft

                                  Business areas

                                  • The First Mall - 1.1 mi

                                  Underground stations

                                  • Gezira(Opera) - 1000 ft
                                  • Dokki - 3700 ft
                                  • Sadat - 4000 ft
                                  • Saad Zaghloul - 4300 ft
                                  • Sayyeda Zeinab - 5000 ft
                                  • Naguib - 1.2 mi

                                  Public parking

                                  • AUC Tahrir Square - 3700 ft

                                  Local attractions

                                  • Gabalaya Park and Aquarium - 5100 ft
                                    Between Om Kalthoum Street and Hassan Sabri Street, Cairo
                                  • Gizeh Plateau - 1.4 mi
                                    Al Haram Str., Cairo
                                  • Zamalek (Gezira Island) - 1.6 mi
                                  • Old City (Coptic Cairo) - 1.2 mi
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                                  • Al-Azhar Park - 1.6 mi
                                    Darassa Hill, Cairo

                                  Near the hotel

                                  • Cairo Opera House - 1700 ft
                                    Gezira Island, Cairo
                                  • Museum of Modern Egyptian Art - 3600 ft
                                    Gezira Island, Cairo
                                  • National Geographic Society Museum - 3300 ft
                                    Kasr El Aini Street, Cairo

                                  Restaurants nearby

                                  • Le Deck - 100 ft

                                    Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street

                                    66% likes this, based on 13 reviews
                                    Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian

                                  • La Palmeraie - 200 ft

                                    Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street

                                    78% likes this, based on 7 reviews
                                    Cuisine: Moroccan

                                  • Kebabgy - 800 ft

                                    Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street

                                    62% likes this, based on 96 reviews
                                    Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian

                                  • Buddha Bar - 200 ft

                                    Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street

                                    68% likes this, based on 32 reviews
                                    Cuisine: Asian fusion

                                  • The Place Boat - 200 ft

                                    Address: Montazah El-Gezira St
                                    Phone: +20227361111

                                    51% likes this, based on 30 reviews
                                    Cuisine: Egyptian

                                  Hotel information
                                  • Check-in:
                                    from  3 pm
                                  • Check-out:
                                    until  12 pm
                                  • Year renovated:
                                    2007
                                  • Number of floors:
                                    27
                                  • Number of rooms:
                                    433

                                  Hotel Awards

                                  EgyptianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCairoSofitel El Gezirah

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

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                                  Sofitel El Gezirah Reviews

                                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sofitel El Gezirah

                                  Average guest rating

                                  8.2out of 10
                                  Fabulous
                                  Based on 128 reviews

                                  Guest reviews

                                  • Family with children
                                    9.2

                                    I appreciated the confort very much and also the kindness of the staff of the hotel.

                                    I didn´t appreciate the existence of a chimney of the restaurant next to the swimming pool, whose smoke and intense smell of food during all day were determinant to make us unconfortable.

                                  • Older travelers
                                    8.2

                                    The hotel's location on an island in the Nile in downtown Cairo is unbeatable and the view from the balcony of our room on the 21st floor was breathtaking. We could even see the pyramids at Giza! We were also impressed that the balcony door was double-glazed, making it possible to shut out the traffic noise of the city which never sleeps. A hotel worker we met while going for a stroll on our first day in Cairo went out of his way to be helpful to us without expecting a tip - rare for Egypt! We were also impressed that the hotel allowed us to use internet facilities in its business centre free of charge. Other hotels we stayed at charged for this service. Eating breakfast al fresco meters from the Nile was also a memorable experience.

                                    I can't really fault this hotel. I would recommend it to other travellers, but probably wouldn't stay there again because it was well outside our budget and a one-off splurge for us.

                                  • Older travelers
                                    8.8

                                    Excellent location. Fantastic view over the nile from any room with friendly atmosphere from all the staff

                                  • Couple
                                    8.8

                                    Over all is ok, but what was interested their the people who work in the hotel, very corporative , kind and easily handles the obstacles .

                                    The room it's so small in conparison with the same class hotels.

                                  • Older travelers
                                    5.4

                                    Window dinner saloon and view...

                                    Breakfast should be more cheaper

                                  • Group of friends
                                    6.6

                                    Location overlooking Nile and close to Egyptian Museum would have been fine under normal circumstances. Travelling with my 21 year old daughter.

                                    Unfortunately the political protest which shut down the entire city caused us to be confined to our hotel for the entire stay. We only stayed two nights instead of the three pre-paid as we were extremely frightened. A refund of the third night's accommodation under the circumstances would be appreciated very much.

                                  • Single
                                    10.0

                                    There was an error on the booking (on my part), but the staff were very accommodating and helpful.

                                  • Couple
                                    2.4

                                    The behavior of the staff ruined all the positive things.

                                    We were at this hotel at the first day of demonstrations and I can't believe how the hotel and the staff did their best to take advantage of this situation rather than helping and protecting its guests. In a country where mobile phones and internet does not work Sofitel made us pay a 200 Euros phone bill which we used to arrange plane tickets from our home country as the hotel was unable to do so. Furthermore they insisted that we should pay in Egyptian Pounds where as it was impossible to leave the hotel and the exchange facilities at the hotel were closed. The english ability of the staff is limited. The security guy opened our bags without asking our permission when we first arrived. Finally they arranged us a 5 times overpriced taxi.

                                  • Couple
                                    9.2

                                    a design hotel easy and relax

                                  • Single
                                    5.0

                                    person I meet was fine and caring of your accomodation , too much importance to get extra money for unrequested benefit

                                    service was standard and nothing in particular to claim , unlukely it give an appearance of unmantenanced hotel

                                  • Single
                                    8.2

                                    As frequent customer I like the Nile view especially from the high floors and the breakfast on Nile side the people in Club front desk were very generous when the up grade my reservation from Club room to Single suite

                                    Because my accommodations in this hotel are normally for business , I have no time to spend full day in the hotel , but with several time of stays everything was OK

                                  • Single
                                    10.0

                                    The staff were first class in all ways. Great location.

                                  • Couple
                                    7.4

                                    The location of this hatel and the Nile view was excellent. The bar-restaurant Buddah-Bar was perfect, very tasty sushi and far east cuisine.

                                    Very slow internet speed, some problems with the water of the bathroom (2 times in the starting black water for a few seconds), small bathroom.

                                  • Single
                                    7.8

                                    the staff very nice

                                    i dont like the carpets needs a change

                                  • Group of friends
                                    6.0

                                    location and view are great - staff is friendly.

                                    small rooms - dirty bathroom - no access to Buddha bar for male singles - dirt "ball" on reception lounge carpet - slow service when ordering and asking for the bill.

                                  How to reach hotel

                                  hotel Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel - Cairo Cairo location
                                  Show big map »

                                  Hotel Address:

                                  3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, 11518

                                  Get directions
                                  City Center
                                  • Cairo
                                    2.4 mi
                                  Airports
                                  Underground stations
                                  • Gezira(Opera)
                                    1400 ft
                                  • Dokki
                                    4000 ft
                                  Restaurants
                                  • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
                                    100 ft
                                  • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
                                    200 ft
                                  Hotel information
                                  • Check-in:
                                    from  3 pm
                                  • Check-out:
                                    until  12 pm
                                  • Year renovated:
                                    2007
                                  • Number of floors:
                                    27
                                  • Number of rooms:
                                    433

                                  Hotel Awards

                                  EgyptianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCairoSofitel El Gezirah

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

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