Travel Blogs from Cairo
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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.
Shame about the AirConditioning
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.
We checked in and went to our room, it was very nicely appointed with a very nice bathroom. The only problem was we booked a non-smoking however someone on the floor was smoking and it was coming through the airconditioning the room smelt disgusting.
The food in the hotel was good and enjoyed using the pool. We also got massages which were great.
We also used the hotel to book us a trip out to see the piramids, this was very good the only problem was we did a camel trip and as we were returning the tour guide tried to hit us up for money in an alley way, thankfully we didn't have much on us so only gave them a small amount...this was a scary moment....maybe the conrad should ensist the tour guide remains with tourists at all times to avoid this.
Good hotel, lousy food
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.
I usually stay at the Marriott properties while in cairo, but due to high occupancy was forced to change this time.'
The management should take a walk over to the Marriott just opposite on the other side of the river to take some notes on how to do a buffet right, for the 3 days that I was in the hotel the menu did not change and somehow they even managed to make terrible pancakes, now I'm a fooodie my self and trust me it is pretty difficult to screw up pancakes...
Anyhow the buffet style is very old fashion and the quality of the food is below 5 star standard.
Truly a shame given that the rest of the hotel is first class.
Outsanding; The Best Hotel in Cairo!
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.
The rooms were very large (even by US standards) and the air conditioning worked beyond expectation (very important when it's 100+ degrees outside). The bathroom was huge and featured a walk in shower and a separte, deep bathtub. Towels and toiletries were plentiful, as well.
All rooms have a Nile River view and a balcony with chairs to pass an afternoon. The pool was smaller, but gorgeous; the nicest I saw in Egypt. Pool attendants and a poolside bar made the experience all the more relaxing.
The restaurants were good and served a wide range of fare. The business center offered multiple workstations with high-speed internet connections.
The Conrad Hotel, Cairo, is easily comparable with any five star hotel in the United States, but at a far more reasonable price. (We paid $90.00/night through Expedia) I would probably not even consider another hotel (perhaps the Four Seasons), if I return to Cairo.
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!
Full marks to the Conrad
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.
Without even telling the Conrad that I had submitted a review to tripadvisor.com, and before the review even appeared on the internet, I am DELIGHTED to report that the Conrad took my face-to-face comments to heart and, with immediate effect, has stopped allowing tourist groups to use the Executive Lounge for their 'happy hour'.
Previous complaints to the Conrad had been met with broken promises, hence the motivation for my previous review in the first place, but I belive the Conrad is sincere in their undertaking this time.
In the absence of the crowds give the Executive Lounge a try; the staff, the waiters, etc are a delight to deal with. In fact the entire hotel is worthy of your business.
Businessmen - DO NOT stay at the Conrad!!!
An otherwise first-class hotel is COMPLETELY ruined by the hotel management's attitude towards their 22nd floor Executive Lounge.
Rather than being a businessman's 'home-from-home', a place where one can conduct a quiet business meetings, entertain business colleagues, or relax with a drink and snacks, the Conrad allows access to their Executive Lounge to people who would not normally secure such access.
In particular, access is granted to large groups of Spanish and/or Italian tourists because (as hotel sources tell me) it is viewed as an incentive for such tour groups to place their business with the Conrad.
Nothing against either nationality, but they simply do not know how to behave in the Executive Lounge. They descend on the lounge like a swarm of locusts, demolish the complimentary buffet in thirty seconds, make as much noise as possible, smoke in non-smoking areas, make it next to impossible to obtain waiter service, and generally disrupt what should be an oasis of tranquility.
I have seen many businesmen, myself included, get up and leave in disgust.
Conrad management needs to learn that you can't be all things to all people. Until they do, I recommend you give the Conrad a wide berth.
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.