Sofitel El Gezirah - Cairo

3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, 11518show map
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Overview

Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel is a great place to stay in Cairo.

Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel is also located within a 30-minute walk of Abu Sir Pyramids.

Occupying a prime location, the hotel lies close to a botanical garden and a river.

Within a 10-minute walk guests will find Gezira(Opera) subway station.

Rooms

Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel offers modern rooms with a panoramic view of the islands featuring a minibar, high-speed internet, a safe, a dressing area and a speaker phone. Some rooms come with a view of the River Nile. The rooms have oriental décor and pine furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy dishes of Asian Fusion, Middle Eastern and Egyptian cuisine served at Buddha Bar, which is about 50 meters away.

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

Services

The property features an elevator, a souvenir shop and a barber shop.

Relax

Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel provides babysitting, a mini club and cots for children. On-site fitness amenities include a gym and a fitness centre.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • City view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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 bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Arab League HQArab League HQ3300 ft
Al-Ahly Sports ClubAl-Ahly Sports Club1700 ft
Museum of Egyptian Modern ArtsMuseum of Egyptian Modern Arts1400 ft
The Andalus ParkThe Andalus Park2000 ft
Opera house CairoOpera house Cairo1400 ft
Gezira(Opera)Gezira(Opera)1000 ft
Cairo TowerCairo Tower2600 ftEl-Gezira
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Le DeckLe Deck100 ft3 El Thawra Council Street
Buddha BarBuddha Bar200 ft3 El Thawra Council Street
La PalmeraieLa Palmeraie200 ft3 El Thawra Council Street
The Place BoatThe Place Boat200 ftMontazah El-Gezira St
KebabgyKebabgy800 ft3 El Thawra Council Street
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Khan Al KhaliliKhan Al Khalili2.1 mi
The Egyptian MuseumThe Egyptian Museum4300 ft
Islamic Art MuseumIslamic Art Museum1.7 mi
Coptic MuseumCoptic Museum2.3 mi
The Azhar ParkThe Azhar Park2.4 mi
DokkiDokki3700 ft
BohoothBohooth1.4 mi
Cairo UniversityCairo University1.6 mi
MassaraMassara2.5 mi
Pyramids of GizaPyramids of Giza6.7 miAl Haram Str.
Great SphinxGreat Sphinx6.8 miAl-Haram
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Getting around
Airports
Cairo International (CAI)12.6 mi
Train
El Giza Train Station2.4 mi
Underground
Gezira(Opera)1400 ft
Dokki4000 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  521  reviews
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    location of the hotel

    yes, alot. let me start by saying that the service was poor and not professional for a 5 stars hotel. Breakfast offering is very bad and can't be compared to a 3 star hotel even. Swimming pool was crowded with people not resident in the hotel and were given priority while the resident in the hotel were not able to use the swiming pool due to crowdness,

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    This was a very luxurious hotel. It was nicely decorated and furnished. It had an very attentive staff, great dinning options and the pool was very inviting.

    I was really unhappy with the fact that smoking was allowed everywhere in this hotel. The air was filled with smoke and some type of fragrance that was used to cover it. If you have allergies or are sensitive to smoke and perfumes, I would not recommend spending much time in the common places, which is unfortunate because they are otherwise very nicely laid out. The room I had was non-smoking and did not smell of smoke at all.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel is just few minutes walk from down town Cairo. The services and staff is very friendly, whether reception, or restaurant, or cleaning rooms. I will definitely book there again when I go to Egypt again.

    The restaurants in the hotel complex are extremely high, that's the only downside.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    unique feel, service, professionalism

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location very good ... Quite hotel .... very class ... Nice view

    no taxi on hotel just u have 2 way ... Get it hotel taxi that is very expensive or u have car :) long way to get it taxi

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Well the room nile view was ausom;the landscape is well done,swimming pool and spa were nice except the water was a bit over heated for APRIL,staff need much more carefull sellection and training regards waiters and service,(i visited the new fiarmont corniche and staff were perfectly trained in talking and serving clients.)

    Same as the last sentance above:the staff needs to be much more carefully sellected and trained how to talk and serve clinets specialy waiters in budda bar,room service,and swimming pool,

  • 9.2
    Superb

    very nice design, excellent location, large rooms, fantastic view, good facilities,

    some of the concierges not so helpful and some of the waiters not so polite

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Beautiful hotel , nice areas to enjoy and lounge. the rooms could use upgrades, they were nice but not like the photos on website, rooms extremely worn.....

    The Budda Bar requires smart casual when going to eat at the restaurant even if you are staying in the hotel. We didnt wear shorts but attire was casual but I assume too causal, so no jeans

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Rooms view over the nile specialy rooms from 18 to 26 ,the gardens landscape is very nice,and pool view is fantastic

    1-Some if the staff are over welcoming and can be annoying ,I guest its the nature of egyptian ppl,2-i invited bsnss men over dinner three times at budda BAR:the staff are not organized ,the service is not managed well,and the managers keep saying that the bar can only take cpls ,I have been to budda bars in london,dubai,and beriut,,i never had such a comment specialy if my guests are all decent loooking bsnss men,,,

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good location & Excellent Nile View

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel was fine, service was good. View was magical worth every pound.

    To much smoking, this is 2010 people don't smoke in 5 star hotels anymore.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent Hotel I can really recommend

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Fantastic view and clean accommodation.

    A bit of a walk to the city centre (Tahrir Sq.). Better to catch taxis on the road though (taxis waiting in front of the hotel will rip you off).

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    many restaurants and nice view

    very long check in and check out., Price paid is 6% more than booking price., Hotel staff and security asking for tips for doing nothing., must pay $10 to get in the sauna.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The view, nice territory, nice outdoor pool. Quite good for Cairo.

    We ordered a breakfast with the room service, we were told that the breakfast will arrive in 10-15 min. Finally it took about 1 hour and they didn't bring coffee, saying that coffee machine is broken...The price for the breakfast is around 20 euros.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  521 reviews
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 bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cairo International (CAI)12.6 mi
Train
El Giza Train Station2.4 mi
Underground
Gezira(Opera)1400 ft
Dokki4000 ft
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