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

Valet parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

Sofitel El Gezirah is a 27-story hotel in Cairo within short distance of Gray Mosque, Tell el-Amarna and Heliopolis. Featuring Moroccan architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1984.

The property is notable for the unique setting close to a palace, an opera and a tower as well as a river and woods. The center of Cairo is 4 km away from the venue.

A mall and fairgrounds are minutes away from the hotel.

Within a 10-minute walk guests will find Gezira(Opera) subway station. Cairo International airport can be reached within 25 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel comprises modern rooms with oriental décor as well as a panoramic view over the islands. Guests will enjoy views of the River Nile from their rooms. This rooms have parquet floor and tasteful furniture.

Eat & Drink

A range of Mediterranean dishes is offered at the a la carte restaurant. The Restaurant & Piano bar welcomes guests from 7 pm to 1 am to enjoy a selection of cocktails, coffee and tea. A downtown area features La Palmeraie and Buddha Bar within 50 meters of the venue.

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

Services

The hotel offers a meeting room, computers and a photocopier together with multilingual staff.

Relax

Guests will be pleased with a health club, a spa lounge and a sauna provided on site. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and fitness classes.

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
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • 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
    3.8 km
Airports
Underground stations
  • Gezira(Opera)
    400 m
  • Dokki
    1.2 km
Restaurants
  • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
    20 m
  • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
    40 m
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: 64 m²
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                              Size: 64 m²
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                              OPERA SUITE - 1 King size bed panoramic Nile view living and dining room private balconies

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                                Size: 32 m²
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                                LUXURY ROOM - 1 King size bed full Nile view private balcony

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                                  Size: 32 m²
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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
                                      3.8 km
                                    Airports
                                    Underground stations
                                    • Gezira(Opera)
                                      400 m
                                    • Dokki
                                      1.2 km
                                    Restaurants
                                    • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
                                      20 m
                                    • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
                                      40 m
                                    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

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                                    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 - 400 m

                                    Places of interest

                                    • Cairo Tower - 700 m
                                    • Arab League HQ - 1.0 km
                                    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 1.1 km
                                    • House of Representatives, Cairo - 1.2 km
                                    • Citadelle de Salahdin - 2.0 km
                                    • Scheintüren in Sakkara - 2.0 km
                                    • Mykerinospyramide in Gizeh - 2.0 km

                                    Convention centers

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

                                    Shopping areas

                                    • Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts - 400 m
                                    • The Egyptian Museum - 1.3 km

                                    Monuments and Landmarks

                                    • Qasr el-Nil Bridge - 700 m
                                    • Tahrir Square - 1.2 km

                                    Museums

                                    • The Andalus Park - 600 m
                                    • Ägyptisches Museum - 1.0 km

                                    Parks

                                    • Al-Ahly Sports Club - 500 m

                                    Business areas

                                    • The First Mall - 1.7 km

                                    Underground stations

                                    • Gezira(Opera) - 300 m
                                    • Dokki - 1.1 km
                                    • Sadat - 1.2 km
                                    • Saad Zaghloul - 1.3 km
                                    • Sayyeda Zeinab - 1.5 km
                                    • Naguib - 2.0 km

                                    Public parking

                                    • AUC Tahrir Square - 1.1 km

                                    Local attractions

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

                                    Near the hotel

                                    • Cairo Opera House - 510 m
                                      Gezira Island, Cairo
                                    • Museum of Modern Egyptian Art - 1.1 km
                                      Gezira Island, Cairo
                                    • 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  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
                                      3.8 km
                                    Airports
                                    Underground stations
                                    • Gezira(Opera)
                                      400 m
                                    • Dokki
                                      1.2 km
                                    Restaurants
                                    • Le Deck (cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian)
                                      20 m
                                    • Buddha Bar (cuisine: Asian fusion)
                                      40 m
                                    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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