Travel Blogs from Cairo
After what seemed like a very short 4 hour flight we began our descent into Cairo. It's always nerve wracking landing in a new city after dark, especially when there's large riots being shown all over television. Despite a close watch out the window, we never didn't see any anti-aircraft missiles coming our way.
After deplaning we made …
Bayporter Express- 12 noon. Flight take off at 3:30 delayed about 30 minutes-something to do with taking luggage off for a someone who didn't board the plan. 10 hours to Paris on Air France. Now this is the way to fly! Food, drink, video on demand. Why can't american airlines do it this way?
Arrived 11:30 am local. Slightly long walk to …
Today started with breakfast at 7:30 as the driver was coming to pick us up at 8:30 to begin the day of touring. We started the day by going to the Citadel. This vast site overlooks a city of 30 million people and was home to Egypt's rulers for over 700 years. The place is huge but the only thing really worth seeing is the Mosque of Mohammed Ali …
9 am departure today so I take it easy getting ready after yesterday's VERY busy day traveling. Today we tour through 3 mosques. The first two are sitting right next to each other. We visit the Mosque of Sultan Hassan which contains the tomb of the Sultan. Both are surprisingly large. We take off our shoes and leave them at the entrance. We can …
Wednesday and Thursday- they're taking it slow the first few days- easing into the time zone with a starting itinerary of half-day tours starting at 9 am with the afternoon on our own. Wednesday:First up- 3 hours at the Egyptian Museum. Amazing is the only word for it. The museum itself is over 100 years old- maybe fitting to house all these …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Conrad Cairo
Wouldn't have changed a thing
WOW - from the huge bathroom with both a glass enclosed shower and a large tub to the balcony overlooking the Nile - not to mention one of the most comfortable beds I've ever found in a hotel, the Conrad does the Hilton family proud. The lobby area is beautiful, service is good - security excellent. Even the buffet (breakfast and dinner) was better than average.
We stayed here for a couple of nights, once you get past the trip from the airport (at 120km's while every road rule a western would observe isn') and the bomb check under your car then going through the security at the hotel doors...the Conrad is an impresive hotel, situated further down the river from the Hilton it has stunning views over Cairo.
I stayed at the Conrad for a couple of days while on business, the hotel is quite nice and the rooms well appointed, service is of decent standard, but what I feel lets the hotel down is the food, specially the breakfast buffet.
The Conrad Hotel, Cairo, is a sanctuary, and a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle Egypt's capital city. Everything about the Conrad was first class.
Good hotel, extremely good service
Stayed here in May 2005 for 2 nights.
Good central location, on the Nile, clean and spacious rooms, extremely friendly hotel staff, nice pool.
Roughly half an hour's (USD 4) taxi drive away from airport, the famous bazar (Khan al-Khalili) in Islamic Cairo, and Giza pyramids.
Upgrade to executive floor recommendable: free drinks (free alcoholic ones between 5 and 7 PM) and food, for just USD 30/night extra.
Conrad in Cairo over Four Seasons!
Just stayed at Cairo Conrad for a week. Everything about the stay was amazing! The staff, at every level whether it was the doorman, room serevice, housekeeping, pool staff, concierge, checkin, or in the incredible executive lounge. They all seemed to go beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome, comfortable and taken care of.
It's location also makes it ideal to get around the city.
We were booked into the Four Seasons for the two days in Cairo after our Nile cruise, but we switched to the Conrad after our fantastic week there prior to the cruise.
An excellent place to stay in Cairo
This hotel is excellent in so many ways. The staff are attentive & helpful, the lobby area is great for it's cafe culture. The rooms were always well kept and the food was superb. This is what 5 star hotels should be like. This is an excellent blend of service and style. Recommended!
A few weeks ago I wrote a review critical of the Conrad's management of their 22nd floor Executive Lounge - see previously submited review below.
An otherwise first-class hotel is COMPLETELY ruined by the hotel management's attitude towards their 22nd floor Executive Lounge.
Lives up to expectations
We stayed here in Dec 2003 and were very impressed with the service and hotel right from the moment they picked us up from the airport. The conceirge had impeccable reccomendations and the staff was ever so helpful.
The rooms were large and very well appointed. The lobby itself gives you a great insight into the rest of the hotel. We would highly reccomend this hotel. Great value for money.