InterContinental Citystars Cairo
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After talking to the leader of the oasis, Santiago convinces them that an invading tribe will come and attempt to take over the oasis. The leader tells him that if he is right, they will make him the oasis counselor, but if he is wrong, they will kill him. He then meets the alchemist, who threatens him (to test his bravery) and then tells him that he will accompany him on his journey to ...
... completed, by the construction workers. This occurred so much in ancient Egypt that the construction chiefs would blind-fold the workers and put them on donkey’s who commonly remembered the path to the tombs. Problem is, come night-fall, the workers would hunt down the transit donkeys, jump on-board and have them lead them straight to the treasure. Ironically it was a donkey who discovered King Tut’s tomb when it fell down a submerged staircase, right to the ...
Thursday is the day of the gig, and after a much put-off shopping spree to get some shoes involving some awful pro white-person prejudice on the part of the young shop attendant (attendant drives elderly lady from seat, I bleat in protest, attendant fits shoes to my feet for me) I make my way to the venue in the early afternoon for set-up.
The location of the gig is brilliant. In the Coptic Christian area of Mar Girgis (Saint George in the Coptic ...
... and we really do stand out; you could feel the constant stares from the locals – yes we do look weird to them. I had the pleasure of getting my photo taken with several giggling local girls, who got a little too close to see if my eyes were really blue, or just pretend.
Late in the afternoon we boarded our – toilet-does-not work- tour- bus for a VERY long drive to Hurghada. A city on the Red Sea. ...
... station is about 10min drive away but took about 2.5hrs due to protests happening at this time. We were running late so we jumped out of the bus, caught the underground train to the main station to catch our train, our tour leader even called up the train station manager and tell him to delay the train for 30mins so we could make it on time. Best tour leader or what. We had a sleeper train which took 14hrs to get to Aswan.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Citystars Cairo
Este es un hotel bonito. Las habitaciones son de buen tamaño, están bien equipadas y de las duchas sale mucha agua caliente. Las conexiones a Internet eran buenas y rápidas.
Hotel is really lovely has everything you could need. The staff can be a little slow at doing things but are really helpful.
The room has great internat access at a reasonable price.
The bar and restaurants are very good and again very reasonable.
I think for the price, abour £70 per room per night it is a great hotel and a great base for exploring Egypt.
I did stay in this hotel for one day only as I had such a late flight.
5 stars for the hotel 1 star for employees
I am a member of starwood and priority club
i stayed in the hotel for one night and that was enough
first the reception would not give me a hotel room over looking the swiming pool and gave me above the street which i hated. then they gave me a no smoking room even though my booking was for a smoking room and when i called to change the room to a smoking room and after calling three people and waiting 45 minutes they sent me an ash tray. the people at the reception were not very helpful but they serve european and americans with a huge smile and i think i paied more than them. I do not recommend this hotel if you are asian or african.
What an amazing stay we had in the Citystars Intercontinental in Nasr City, Cairo. We actually are foreign residents of Egypt, so it was a great getaway for us. Sometimes when we are tired of all the noise, dust, pollution, culture, etc., we take a weekend off and go swimming and relax.
A class above the rest
Was here on a business trip and stayed in the InterContinental Citystars for six nights. And what a glorious experience it was! The hotel is definitely a world class act. The lobby area is stunning, service flawless and the rooms and facilities - top-notch! And did I mention the largest shopping mall in Cairo conveniently situated beside the hotel? True, it's a good 25-30 mins drive to downtown but that shouldn't deter you. It was nice to escape the hustle and bustle that is Cairo and retreat to an oasis that is the IC Citystars. The breakfast is legendary and the pool area was excellent. All in all, a superb hotel that's definitely a cut above the rest!
The CityStars Intercontinental Hotel is part of a growing complex that includes, in addition to the hotel, a residential hotel for longer stays, an Holiday Inn under construction and the CityStars Mall that houses about 100 stores, a fast food court, 15 theater screens, and an Egyptian 'bazaar.' The Mall is advertised to grow to 500 stores in the future.
I stayed here alone as a female business traveler last summer for about a month and was overall very impressed with the hotel. My room was always immaculately cleaned and was really a sanctuary above the noisy Cairo streets. The person who cleaned my room always left (or handed to me in the hallway) extra bottles of water and went out of his way to ensure that I was comfortable. The staff throughout the hotel and in the restaurants were extremely welcoming and frequently offered extra perks and complimentary dishes. I didn't spend much time in the mall but I can see how it would be an attraction to many people.
Immaculate Hotel with A1 Service
We stayed at the Intercontinental Citystars Heliopolis for 1 night on 8th November. The hotel is still quite new and has a very good standard of rooms and reception areas. The service from all staff was impeccable. Room service was a particularly reasonable and memorable experience with a hot trolley that converted into a table complete with crisp white linen and flowers. The hotel is situated next to a large shopping centre more akin to America and Europe than Egypt.
The only downside is that this hotel is a good 30 minutes of hair raising driving from the centre of Cairo so if your priorities are the ancient sites and Egyptian museum a more central hotel may be better.
I recently went for a week to Cairo to experience Egypt and its hiostory and culture. I stayed at the new Intercontinental Citystars in Heliopolis which was only 10 minutes from the Airport and 25 minutes to downtown Cairo and the Nile.