The Nile Hotel
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I was travelling with my parents on a cruise liner, during the school summer holidays. My Father arranged for us to visit the Pyramids and the Nile Hilton as we had two days docked in Alexandria. I remember how hot is was on the coach. We would not have chose that way to travel again but when we got to the Pyramids I remember thinking that it had …
So nice to not have to wake up call early in this morning! Got up leisurely at 7:30 am , sat in the balcony outside our room watching another tour group at a distance starting their orientation meeting by the pool. Can't believe that was where we were a week ago. We covered so much in a week it seems like we should have done all that over several …
Cairo by night La première chose qui frappe au Caire, après l'imposant aéroport, ce sont certainement toutes les lumières qui illuminent la ville. Près de 20 millions de personnes se côtoient jour et nuit à un rythme efreiné. Il est presqu'une heure du matin, mais on se croirait en plein 19 heures. Le chauffeur roule à vive allure sur l'autoroute …
It's nice not to have to get up and rush to catch the tour bus for a change. Yet you get used to getting up early and just simply can't sleep in. I must say having breakfast included on the boat is nice. The hotel has a coffee shop but all they offer is expensive buffet. no thanks... The small shopping center next to the hotel has a small cafe on …
El primer día llegamos ya tarde al hotel, por lo que cenamos y a dormir, al día siguiente nos recogían muy temprano.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Nile Hotel Cairo
Great value & Superb location
Nile Hilton, superb location and great hotel on the banks of the Nile, right next door to Egyptian Museum. Also as downtown easy walk to surrounding shopping area. Landmark hotel with spacious rooms that can overlook the city or the Nile. Excellent buffet breakfast and great service.
We stayed at this hotel for a total of 10 days over three weeks returning to it as a central base whilst touring Egypt and I must state the following, which if I know beforehand, I would have avoided this hotel for its muxh better neighbours up the road.
I have just returned from a 7 night independent stay here. I chose this particular hotel after reading all TripAdvisor reviews on Cairo hotels so I knew exactly what to expect. I had an enormous (by normal standards) Nile view room on the 8th floor and it is certainly worth paying the extra for the view.
Stayed for 2 nights in October 2005 as the first part of a 25th Anniversary trip. Hotel is very well situated for the Egyptian Museum- just 5 mins walk. Don't waste too much time there, however. The Luxor museum is far superior. Head straight for the gallery with King Tut Ankh Amun and leave! A really good time can be had playing with the traffic outside. We asked our Pyramid tour driver how it all worked and he explained that the two lanes included an extra one over the top of the white stripes... this explains the constant traffic noise in the Nile facing rooms. Didn't really disturb us as we found it all fascinatingly entertaining! The hotel is very acceptable although the decor is a little old fashioned. Buffet breakfast was very good. Rooms large and the balcony very welcome. We walked across the river to the island facing the hotel and did a circle back again one evening- not for the faint hearted! Felt quite out of place and would not do it again in a group of less than 4. Would stay here again if we broke our vow of never revisiting Cairo!
We stayed at the Nile Hilton for five nights in June. We had prepaid EVERYTHING so we shouldn't have had to pay for anything upon check-out and we confirmed this upon checking in. We did not take anything from the mini-bar. Upon check-out however, they claimed that we took things from the mini-bar and there were also extra charges that they couldn't explain. After they confirmed we hadn't taken anything from the mini-bar, they were still charging us with the sudden explanation that we hadn't paid for the taxes for our stay even though we had our confirmation that our stay was FULLY PREPAID including ALL taxes. We argued, but they still forced us to pay for it. Be prepared for extra charges without any justifiable explanations.
My husband and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Nile Hilton Hotel. It was an excellent choice of hotel - right in the centre of Cairo, next door to the Antiquities museum. Other visitor sites were within easy reach by taxi although we did the pyramid tour with an escorted group.
Nice place, a bit noisy due to traffic in Cairo.
Excellent service (particularly helpful staff).
Location is great (2 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum).
We got a nice corner suite there giving on the Nile river. Nothing to complain about. Maybe some refurbishment of carpets and wall papers could be required, but the rest was fine.
Think we'll go back to this hotel next time in Cairo.
Walk Like an Egyptian
I stayed at the Nile Hilton and it is just an average hotel, note-not all Hiltons are the same this one looks like it was last renovated in the 1970's with a stereo with knobs in the bed console, where do you see that today? It is in a great location right next to the FAMOUS Egyptian Museum.The hotel has alot of security! Get a Nile view it is great to see the People and cars and mules go by and at night walk along the Nile, you really get the feel of the real moderne Egypt!I was told that this was a Deluxe property, which it wasn't! I would stay here again, but if you want a Deluxe Hotel like I had requested, stay at the Four Seasons!
We stayed in the Nile Hilton in Nov 2004 and were pleased with our selection. Hotel was clean, staff were friendly, location terrific, and the restaurants were very very good. Every morning we had a wonderful buffet breakfast with an omlete bar and lots of choices. The upstairs dining room was stunning with a panoramic view of the city and Nile River which was just beautiful! Staff were very good--especially in the restaurant with their willingness to cater to my deadly food allergies. Front desk staff were very nice although a little too friendly and flirty to me--even in front of my husband! (no harm though). Within the hotel there's an American Express office for tours, shops, and even an authentic Egyptian coffee bar with local music---quite interesting! There's good security at the front of the hotel and upon entering there's great security before getting into the lobby. The concierge was very helpful in assisting us in finding day-tours with both American Express Tours as well as Thomas Cook. We took a day tour of the pyramids and went to the Sound and Light show which was fine. Overall we were very pleased with the hotel and it happens to be right next to the infamous museum of Cairo which was very convenient. Without hesitation, I would recommend this hotel. Double check to ensure that you purchase breakfast with your room ahead of time--otherwise it could prove to be unnecessarily costly. Have a terrific time!!!
Terrible experience & front desk are all liars
We stayed in Nile Hilton for 3 days on Nov 2004.
As we checked in the front desk told us the breakfast were included.
We had double confirmed with the waiter in the resturant and they told us as the same.
It turned out that when we checked out they ask us to pay for the fees of the breakfast.
It should not suppose to be happen in a hotel like Hilton.
The manner and attitude of the manager is bad as well.
I would suggest never live in such awful place, they are all liars.