An ancient civilisation, that links North Africa with the Middle East, Egypt contains some of the world’s greatest wonders and most iconic landmarks. Some visit here to explore the Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings and tombs of the Pharaohs. Others come for the dazzling beach resorts, glitzy bars and colourful souks. While adventure seekers will love to take thrilling 4 x 4 rides over the dunes of the Sinai desert or dive the Red Sea’s bio-diverse coral reefs. Find your perfect place to stay when holidaying in this mystical land, with these high-rated Egyptian hotels.
Kempinski Nile Hotel
The Kempinski Nile Hotel, situated on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt’s beautiful capital of Cairo, offers its guests a fantastic, 5-star boutique experience. Being in the heart of the capital’s Garden City district, makes the local attractions, shopping areas and the famed Pyramids of Giza easily accessible to guests. With 137 rooms and 54 exclusive suites with private balconies, 4-star restaurants and lounges, rooftop pool, a luxury spa and fitness centre, the Kempinski Nile lives up to all expectations.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Guests are treated like celebrities at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. This luxurious 5-star hotel features panoramic views of the Nile River, air-conditioned rooms complete with a marble bathroom and flat-screen satellite television. A beautifully landscaped outdoor pool area, luxury spa facilities, a salon, gym, indoor pool, car rental and a rich breakfast buffet served each morning are offered for the sole purpose of making sure that their luxury treatment lives up to their guest’s expectations.
Hotel Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah
Guests to the Sofitel El Gezirah, a luxury 5-star hotel situated on the River Nile, can enjoy leisurely strolls along the hotel’s private promenade that offers spectacular views of the river. Apart from a variety of leisure facilities, the Sofitel El Gezirah also offers no less than seven restaurants serving Egyptian, Moroccan, Indian and Italian cuisine. Bars on the property include the trendy Window on the Nile and the Le Duplex Bar. Tours and trips of the area can be arranged with the concierge.
InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Just a five minute walk from the Egyptian Museum, the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis, a luxury 5-star hotel overlooks the Nile River. It features a variety of facilities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool, a gym, complimentary WiFi, an on-site casino, as well as 24-hour front desk service. All rooms have large balconies offering views of either the city or the Nile River. Satellite flat-screen television, as well as in-room cold and hot drinks are available for guest’s comfort. The restaurants at the hotel offer meals ranging from Thai and Italian to Lebanese dishes and guests can watch professional belly-dancers performing at the Haroun Al Rashid Night Club.
The Nile Ritz Carlton
The iconic Nile Ritz Carlton, situated between Tahrir Square, the Nile River and next to the Egyptian Museum, is situated right in the heart of Cairo. Rooms are elegant and spacious, each of them offering a working desk, television and coffee machine. Every room includes a private en-suite bathroom comprised of a walk-in shower and luxury bath. Slippers, bath robes and hairdryers are included too, for guest’s comfort and convenience. The Nile Ritz Carlton also has a casino and plenty of night-life entertainment for guest’s enjoyment, as well as nine top-class restaurants and bars.
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
Situated just 23.5 miles away from Cairo International Airport, The Fairmont Nile City offers everything in the line of luxury that guests would expect during their stay. Guests stay in elegant, soundproof rooms, some of them offering panoramic views of the Nile and can choose to dine at one of seven food and beverage venues on the property. Al Fresco dining on the rooftop terrace is also available and the Bab El Nil provides great Middle Eastern cuisine and night-time entertainment.
Le Meridien Pyramids
Le Meridian Pyramids provides guests with the most spectacular views of the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, situated just 1 km away. Guests can lounge around the large, free-form outdoor pool with a bar island, or make use of a hot tub, sauna, gym and a variety of massage treatments offered on the premises. All rooms at the Le Meridien Pyramids have a work desk and flat-screen television, with some of them including a balcony that faces the world-famous pyramids. Dining options include the Latest Recipe where an a la carte menu as well as a 24-hour buffet are offered, Gardenia, where Tex-Mex meals are served in a casual setting, as well as the Citrus Bar, where drinks and snacks can be enjoyed by the pool. Guests can also dine at the shisha café, or enjoy delicious pastries from the Harris Café.
Mercure Luxor Karnak
Taking a stroll in the large and lush garden of this grand hotel is sure to be a relaxing experience. However, guests who want to be able to enjoy plenty of pampering should make sure that they head to the hotel’s large and very lavish spa. The staff at the Mercure Luxor Karnak are always on hand to make sure that guests have everything they need and their Superior Suites provide guests with plenty of comfort and treats, while dining on the garden terrace while taking in the sun set over the Nile is an event that should not be missed.
Hôtel Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
Offering guests stunning views of the River Nile from their spacious hotel balconies, the Hôtel Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is sure to appeal to lovers of luxury. It goes without saying that one of the Nile facing Luxury Rooms will be the best of the bunch and guests will want to take full advantage of the excellent room service menu as they enjoy a leisurely afternoon in their suite in order to beat the balmy afternoon heat.
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Lovers of luxury will be instantly familiar with the Hilton brand and its dedication to excellent. While this establishment may be far removed from its origins, the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa does not disappoint. Guests will be provided with the first-class service that the Hilton brand has built its reputation on, while the spacious spa is the perfect place to unwind after spending the day exploring Luxor’s historical treasures. There are two large outdoor swimming pools for guests to take advantage of that are set in a stunning garden, while parents to want to enjoy a little alone time can take advantage of the children’s club.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Providing guests with enchanting views of Elephantine Island and the River Nile, this historic hotel is the perfect place to use as a base while exploring the surrounding area. This impressive building dates back to the 19th century and guests at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan are treated to spacious suites that lead down to a huge central courtyard that is set with a man-made lagoon. Each suite comes complete with its own balcony and this is the ideal place for couples to share a drink or two.