Ramses Hilton

Address: 1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo, 12344 , Egypt | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on 1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo, is near Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Mastaba of Kagemni, Mosque-Madrassa of al Ghouri, and Chaar-Hachamaim Synagogue.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsRamses Hilton Cairo

          Reviewed by sheree.wills.3


          Reviewed Jan 23, 2013
          by (2 reviews) Lyndoch, South Australia, Australia , Australia Flag of Australia

          Really good service but i found it difficult to find things in the hotel and my room was average, small room with poor lighting and an old dirty looking bathroom. There are better places to stay in Cairo.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by ledoclrd

          Ramses Hilton

          Reviewed Sep 14, 2011
          by (7 reviews) Bromont, Québec , Canada , Canada Flag of Canada

          Hotel bruyante mais à proximité de plusieurs activité prévues au CAIRE avec excellente table et une vue fabuleuse sur LE NIL.
          Nous y serons 4 nuitées.

          Cairo, Egypt

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by gogeafrica

          okay for a hilton

          Reviewed Sep 2, 2011
          by (3 reviews) , Nigeria Flag of Nigeria

          it was ok, no complains

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Historical Traveler Reviews Ramses Hilton Cairo

          Cairo Landmark


          I stayed at Ramses Hilton (18 flr.-Great view of Cairo Tower-famous landmark) 6 nights in Jan 2006. My Egyptian friend living in USA indicated that Ramses Hilton had more Arabic guests. Upon arrival it appeared that many Egyptian locals visited ground floor lounge where they smoked shisha, drank tea, and listened to Arabic singers. This enhanced my cultural/Arabic language learning experience as opposed to interacting at hotel frequented by more English speaking Western tourists.

          The first night I had dinner at Windows on the World (36th Flr) and had rack of lamb, Omar Khayyam red wine. The view and nightly belly dance show should not be missed (Outstanding). I had dinner at The Citadel Grill and had Omar Khayyam red wine and Moroccan Couscous with lamb (Outstanding). I also had lunch at the buffet restaurant with great window seats and views of Cairo street activity (Outstanding). Ramses Hilton also has shopping mall with movie theatre-Arabic movies across street.

          Overall my experience was outstanding and so was the Egyptian hospitality. Hilton website indicates Ramses Hilton is a Cairo Landmark.

          Bad sevice Corrupt staff


          Just came back from 1 week trip to Cairo. Stayed at Rames Hilton for six days. This is the worst hotel I ever stayed in. Arrived late in the morning...requested a quiet room..but given a noisy room facing highway. Worst experience was with INFORMATION DESK, RECEPTION DESK and BELLMAN. They have there own agencies setup from where they eat commission on any services eg. guided tour, cruise on nile & limo service. We ended up buying our tours from Nile hilton as we came to know that Ramses information desk was fooling us. If you plan not to take the taxi from the hotel as they charge 10 times the rate...they will send one to follow you and they give you a headache for fare.

          Please do not use the both the BANKS for exchange in the Ramses hilton lobby. If you do....do count the money on the counter as they always keep 20 to 30 bucks in their pocket....happened with us twice we exchanged the money.

          Lobby is crowded by strange looking local men...which I guess are there to sit in the lobby and stare at tourists all day.

          So for 6 days we avoided staying at the hotel except sleeping at night. We been to all the other hotels in cairo...e.g Grand Hyatt, Nile hilton, Le Meridian, Mena House & Four Seasons...these places looked like hotels for tourists and to enjoy your vacaton.

          Very Helpful Staff


          We stayed six nights at the Ramses Hilton during September and October. Our room was on the 26th floor which eliminated a lot of the street noise. Our room overlooked the Nile and we could see the pyramids if it wasn't a hazy day. The food and service was very good. We are Hilton Honors members and we had a wonderful fruit basket, bottles of water and sweets delivered to our room. Our room was very large and the bedding was very nice. The furnishings and carpet are in need of updating. The concierge helped us with all our needs for day trips and maps. All the staff was very helpful. Overall we had a great stay.

          Exceeded expectations


          We have just returned from a 3 week tour which included 11 days in Egypt

          For 5 of those days we stayed in the Ramses Hilton in downtown Cairo.

          After reading earlier reviews about the Ramses before our trip I was a bit worried about what I would find.

          The reality was actually much better and far exceeded all expectations in every way.

          We have stayed in many hotels around the world and the Ramses has been in the upper standard in service, comfort and ammenity for the price.

          Our room was very spacious and comfortable, the bed with it's feather pillows and quilts was heaven after long days of adventuring.

          The included breakfast was sumptuous and catered for a very wide variety of tastes. Being a predominantly Muslim country you won't find bacon on the breakfast menu but you won't miss it with all the other choices.

          Our first breakfast served at 3:00am to accomodate tour time schedules was no less delicious than any we had a later times and at the mention of the desire for fruit individual plates of beautifully presented and varied fruits arrived at our table. Fruit in Egypt has to be tasted to be believed, rich and delicious and ripened to perfection. Safe to try in a hotel of this size.

          Our room on the 18th floor looked out over the Nile with it's incredible traffic over the bridge and we could see the pyramids in the hazy distance.

          The staff at the Ramses were all delightful, from the doorman who offered to bring the shop complex across road to us if we would "wait just a moment madam" all encounters were marked with similar good humour.

          I have no hestitation in recommending the Ramses Hilton in Cairo.

          Cairo and Ramses Hilton Hotel


          Just returned from 7 night trip to Cairo Egypt where we stayed at the Ramses Hilton Hotel. The trip was booked with Gate1. The entire trip was outstanding! The Hotel was Super, the service was outstanding. The breakfast meals were ample and the staff was attentative. The clubs in the hotel were pleasant and the club at top of hotel overlooked Cairo and down the Nile river.At night, it was a awe inspiring sight{ the belly dancering show was pretty inspiring also}. The included trips to the pyramids, sphinx, Alexandria, old cairo etc. were flawless. The Gate 1 personel on the ground in cairo, guides, director, airport greeters etc were the best of any trip we have taken overseas{15} so far. I would recommend this trip to anyone, singles, families couples etc. The only downside is the cairo traffic. It is terrible!! When we went out alone without guides etc, we always took a taxi. Do not believe the reports about taxi drivers trying to take advantage of tourists. The hotel made outbound taxi arrangments and we got our own from the market, citidel etc and never even came close to feeling cheated. Haggling prices was a blast! Great trip.

          Appearances can be deceptive


          When we arrived at the Ramses Hilton I did not think much of it from the outside, however things could not have been better inside, the rooms were fantastic, and the fabulous quilts on the bed were a nice change. Even though you had to almost be a contortionist to see the Nile from our balcony on the 20th floor, we had lots of fun watching and listening to the unbelieveable traffic. Thank goodness for excellent double glazing, once the doors were closed we couldn't hear a thing.

          The first night we had a meal in the Citidal Grill in the Hotel, it was fantastic, the service was the best I've ever know and the food great.

          The second night we went for a Chinese meal in the Hotel, however there was no atmosphere and the food was very average, needless to say we went back to the Citidal Grill for our last night. If I ever go to Cairo again I will book into the Ramses Hilton

          Spaghetti Junction


          This hotel looks OK when you arrive at midnight into the lobby but the beds are terrible (we both had bad backs at the end of a business trip staying on different floors), the pool is closed for winter even though it's 30C+ and the gym is tiny and grotty looking. The hotel is slap bang in the middle of a huge junction of flyovers and motorways, the noise of which can wake you up even on th 13th floor at midnight with the windows closed. It's impossible to go for a walk from here without risking your life since there is no such thing as traffic lights. No wonder we were the only foreigners out dodging the traffic and breathing in the fumes. We went to the Marriott for a drink last night and were cursing we hadn't booked in there as it was the same price.

          Standard poor and rooms dirty


          stayed at this hotel at the end of october 2004

          the hotel lobby and general communial areas are ok but the two rooms that we were givenwere very dated like going back to the seveties! certainly not a 5 star as rated. the mattresses in the rooms were old and rotten and the baths had enamel flaking off. if i went back to egypt i certainly would not stay here.

          Lovely view mingling with the sounds of Cairo


          I thought the rooms at the Ramses Hilton were beautiful. Mirrored walls, huge bathroom, nice sofa and sitting area and every room gets a balcony. The staff will bend over backwards for you, and the restauraunts had great food.

          The only problem was the fact that the Hotel is directly across from the bus depot and major highways, so I reccomend that the faint of heart dont cross the 6 or 7 lanes of traffic to get to the Mogamma or Egyptian Museum. The sound of yelling at the bus depot mixing with the call for prayer in the morning absoluteley defines Cairo. I definitely will return to this hotel.

          Comfortable base in Cairo


          Cairo never sleeps, and with all-night car-honking you may not either, but at least here you'll be comfy!

          The hotel seems to cater mostly for business travellers, although it does a nice trade in tourists on short trips from the Red Sea resorts and Luxor also. The huge columns in the lobby make for a very impressive reception area, and staff are pleasant and professional. Room decor is quite subdued, but the rooms themselves are spacious and comfortable.

          The hotel also has a small pool overlooking the Nile, and a panoramic restaurant and bar on the top floor with incredible views of the city (although your ears tend to pop in the lift on the way up). The hotel has a choice of restaurants, all expensive by Egyptian standards, but okay if you are only staying a few nights. We had breakfast delivered to our room both mornings we were there, and it was good.

          The general area is quite good (near the museum) but access to the hotel is across a very busy junction, which makes for a very interesting game of dodge-the-car when crossing the road (I'm not sure why car insurance is optional, but once you see Cairenes drive, you begin to think that maybe the insurance companies just gave up...) Less mobile guests or those with younger children may wish to take one of the readily available taxis from outside the hotel.

          All in all, you definitely won't get a taste of the real Cairo in this hotel (although the many bodyguards of the Saudi prince who is in residence on the top three floors do lend an air of the unusual), but you will be glad of a clean, comfortable night's sleep at the end of your day in this incredible city.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Ramses Hilton Cairo

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Cairo

          Day 8 - Near Cairo

          A travel blog entry by christylew on Jan 20, 2016

          16 photos

          Visited the Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza. I went in the small pyramid. The entrance is very sloped, with a very low ceiling. You walk down this ramp, backwards (I guess because it would be really hard to go forward, because you can't bend over far enough when the ceiling is sloping down in front of you) until you get into the chamber in the …

          Ramses Hilton, Cairo

          A travel blog entry by jennifergmccoy on Dec 05, 2015

          4 photos

          This morning we got to sleep in as we are having a quiet day before heading back to Cairo at 2.30pm. After many days of concentrating on historical facts and sightseeing it is a welcome relief to kick back and watch the Nile flow by outside our room. We arrive back in Cairo to hit the peak hour traffic once again and arrive at the Ramses Hilton, …

          Traveler Photos Ramses Hilton Cairo

          Cairo, Egypt
          Our hotel, the Hilton Ramses.
          Cairo, Egypt