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 rooms

 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

Sofitel El Gezirah is a worthy example of 5-star hotels in Cairo offering spacious rooms overlooking the River Nile. Built in 1984, the hotel is a combination of French architecture and contemporary facilities.

It provides panoramic location within easy reach of Al-Azhar Park, Gizeh Plateau and Heliopolis. Tahrir Square, Cairo Opera House and The Egyptian Museum are within 10 minutes' walk away.

Placed near restaurants and bars, the hotel offers a casino, a nightclub and an infinity pool for on-site relaxation.

It stands minutes away from Gezira(Opera) subway station. Fast access to Cairo International airport within 25 km is provided.

Rooms

Sofitel El Gezirah offers rooms with a tasteful interior, cable TV, a living area, a telephone line, high-speed internet and ironing facilities. There are rooms with a stunning view of the islands. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a Jacuzzi, a shower and towels.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a complimentary buffet breakfast is served. The in-house restaurant serves fresh Mediterranean meals. The library bar provides snacks and sushi along with signature drinks.

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

Services

The hotel also offers cars and limousines for rent.

Relax

Guests will enjoy Turkish steam bath, hammam and reflex massage and other on-site treatments. For active guests, there are a gym and fitness center 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
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • 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
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 am

Check-Out

  • until  1 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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
    3.8km
Airports
Underground stations
  • Gezira(Opera)
    400 m
  • Dokki
    1.2km
Restaurants
  • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
    20 m
  • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
    40 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  1 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    27
  • Number of rooms:
    433

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Rooms and availability

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      Size: 64m2
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        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
        Size: 32m2
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        Single Room

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          Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
          Size: 64m2
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          Junior Suite, 1 King Bed (Partial Nile View)

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            Superior Double Room
            Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
            Size: 32m2
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            Superior Room, 1 King Bed

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              Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
              Size: 32m2
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                Bed type: Twin beds or Double Bed
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                  Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
                  Size: 64m2
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                    Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
                    Size: 64m2
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                      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
                      Size: 64m2
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                        Sofitel El Gezirah Opera SuiteSofitel El Gezirah Opera SuiteSofitel El Gezirah Opera SuiteSofitel El Gezirah Opera Suite
                        Opera Suite
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                        Size: 64m2
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                        Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, View (Opera)

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                          Size: 32m2
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                            How to reach hotel

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

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

                            Get directions
                            City Center
                            • Cairo
                              3.8km
                            Airports
                            Underground stations
                            • Gezira(Opera)
                              400 m
                            • Dokki
                              1.2km
                            Restaurants
                            • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
                              20 m
                            • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
                              40 m
                            Hotel information
                            • Check-In:
                              from  1 am
                            • Check-Out:
                              until  1 am
                            • 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

                            Places of interest

                            • Citadelle de Salahdin - 2.0km
                            • Villa du Baron Empain - 2.0km
                            • Nekropole in Sakkara - 2.0km
                            • Scheintüren in Sakkara - 2.0km
                            • Mykerinospyramide in Gizeh - 2.0km

                            Convention centers

                            • Centre Français de Culture et de Coopération (CFCC) - Mounira - 1.1km

                            Museums

                            • Ägyptisches Museum - 1.0km
                            • The Egyptian Museum - 1.3km

                            Parks

                            • The Andalus Park - 600 m

                            Theaters

                            • Opera house Cairo - 400 m

                            Underground stations

                            • Gezira(Opera) - 300 m
                            • Dokki - 1.1km
                            • Sadat - 1.2km
                            • Saad Zaghloul - 1.3km
                            • Sayyeda Zeinab - 1.5km
                            • Naguib - 2.0km
                            • Nasser - 2.1km
                            • Bohooth - 2.3km
                            • El-Malek El-Saleh - 2.4km
                            • Cairo University - 2.6km
                            • Orabi - 2.6km

                            Local Attractions

                            • Gabalaya Park and Aquarium - 1.6km
                              Between Om Kalthoum Street and Hassan Sabri Street, Cairo
                            • Gizeh Plateau - 2.3km
                              Al Haram Str., Cairo
                            • Zamalek (Gezira Island) - 2.6km
                            • Old City (Coptic Cairo) - 1.9km
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                            • Al-Azhar Park - 2.6km
                              Darassa Hill, Cairo

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                            • Cairo Opera House - 510 m
                              Gezira Island, Cairo
                            • Museum of Modern Egyptian Art - 1.1km
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                            • National Geographic Society Museum - 990 m
                              Kasr El Aini Street, Cairo

                            Restaurants Nearby

                            • Le Deck - 20 m

                              Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street

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

                            • La Palmeraie - 40 m

                              Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street

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

                            • Kebabgy - 240 m

                              Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street

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

                            • Buddha Bar - 40 m

                              Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street

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

                            • The Place Boat - 50 m

                              Address: Montazah El-Gezira St
                              Phone: +20227361111

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

                            Hotel information
                            • Check-In:
                              from  1 am
                            • Check-Out:
                              until  1 am
                            • 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

                            Individual 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
                              3.8km
                            Airports
                            Underground stations
                            • Gezira(Opera)
                              400 m
                            • Dokki
                              1.2km
                            Restaurants
                            • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
                              20 m
                            • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
                              40 m
                            Hotel information
                            • Check-In:
                              from  1 am
                            • Check-Out:
                              until  1 am
                            • 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

                            Use Badge