Travel Blogs from Cairo
A second day of pyramids. Lovely. Very lovely. The sites are small, but TT is ready to move on. I guess they all start to look the same to an 8-year old.
Driving in Cairo, I could take it or leave it. It's enough to make anyone car sick. It's partly the fumes, partly the weaving in and out of traffic, partly the jet lag. Good thing …
Please don't ever attempt to cross the streets of Cairo unless you are an adrenaline junkie. After enjoying the beautiful sunset, we thought of crossing the street and walking along the Nile promenade . It looked simple enough but this is Cairo. Traffic laws seem to be non-existent . Cars drove pass without their headlights and crossing the road …
... bars (Cadbury Dairy Milk) for LE16.50 ($2.36), but was asked to pay LE 90 ($12.85) for a tube of mascara. I paid LE 90 for a towel at one store, but could have gotten a comparable towel for LE 50 at another. We have gone to dinner every night since I arrived and have paid anywhere from LE 35 to LE 65 for a meal. At one place I paid LE 50 for a full chicken dinner with soda. ($7.14). I have gone to the Grand Mall to check out their prices, and the school bus took us ...
... to blame.
I fully expect to get flamed for that but somebody needs to say it and I don't believe that any mainstream journalist is going to grow the balls big enough any time soon.
On the flight out of Egypt onto Morocco I had two empty seats next to me but the stop-over at Casablanca was a mess, trying to following the signs for Terminal 1 which seemed to be pointing in about seven different directions. Hey, you win some, you lose some.
But on the whole, Egypt was a massive ...
... ramps made slippery with Nile mud to their designated place. I have never believed a sand ramp could withstand such usage.
While in Aswan, we purchased a book entitled the “Art and History of Egypt” by Alberto Carpiceci which has a more logical answer as to how the pyramids were built. Five thousand years ago, Herodotus described a machine that could be used to lift huge weights from one level to a higher level. Four thousand years ago, ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsSeminaris Intercontinental Cairo
The hotel was a bit barren when we stayed (at Christmas), but the service was great, and we couldn't beat the location ( near Tahrir Square). The Nile view was wonderful. It was quiet and clean. We were dissapointed with the Club service - breakfast and the evening happy hour were rather spartan - though this could have been because the hotel was at about 1/20th of capacity.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Seminaris Intercontinental Cairo
Other places to stay in Cairo
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Wouldn't have changed a thing
- Shame about the AirConditioning
- Good hotel, lousy food
باب البحر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $202
- Un hotel con mucho ruido, mal ubicado para turistas
- Excellent hotel
- Ups and Downs
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- Very good choice
- Mixed, but mostly positive feelings
- Club services not up to scratch
Al Uruba, Heliopolis, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $120
قصر الدبر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $102
- I was disappointed.
- Great Views,Poor serivce in reception
- Central and comfortable
وسط البلد, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $138
زمالك, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Loved this place !!!
- Value for money but rooms desperately need renovation
- Great week
Ring Road- Mirage City, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $175
- Great Hotel
- Nice hotel, shame about the location
- Fabulus service.
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $148
- Loved the Sofitel El Gezirah
- Me encantó el Sofitel El Gezirah
- J'ai adoré le Sofitel El Gezirah
65 Abd El Hamid Badawi st, Heliopolis, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Family friendly
- Accueillant pour les familles
- Nice hotel with good customer service
60 Giza Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- There are better hotels in Cairo
- Enjoyed Pyramisa Immensely
- Just okay
1, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $278
- Calm and Elegant
- Pure Luxury.
- Great Cairo Hotel
51, Al Orouba Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- Mi č davvero piaciuto
- Simply loved it
بولاق, Cairo | 4 star hotel
- Great value & Superb location
- Poor show!
- Helpful and friendly staff throughout
1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $101
- Cairo Landmark
- Bad sevice Corrupt staff
- Very Helpful Staff
يلهاماشيجي, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Abdel Hamid Badawi Street Extension, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $97
3 El Tayaran Street, Nasr City, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Emtedad Makram Obeid Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $147
El Shaheed Sayed Zakaria Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $171
PO Box 8 Cairo Airport, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $162
Ext. 26th of July St., Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $87
300 Pyramdis Road, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $55
زمالك, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $75
- Great value for money - loved the Golden Tulip Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Good location
3 Saraya El Gezira street Zamalek, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $79