Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah

Cairo, Egypt

6.5 K reviews
Very good for traveling with friends. Close to Nile River. Fantastic service. Great location.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Fridge
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Shops
    • Hairdresser
    • Kids Club
    • Foyer
    • Café
    • Currency Exchange
    • Newspaper stand
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Casino
    • Nightclub
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Coatroom
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek Po Box 732 El Orman Giza 11518 Cairo


This unique, luxury hotel is located at the southern point of the wonderful island of El Gezirah in the heart of Cairo. The opera house and the Egyptian Museum are only a few minutes away and there are plenty of shopping areas as well as government buildings to be found close to the elegant city hotel. It is just 1.5 km to links to the public transport network.


The hotel was built in 1984. Travellers can enjoy a pleasant stay in one of the 433 rooms. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. The upper floors of the establishment can be accessed by lift. Services such as a cloakroom, a safe and a currency exchange service ensure a comfortable stay. Wireless internet access is available to travellers. Various gastronomic options are available, including a restaurant, a dining area, a café and a bar. Shopping facilities are also available. Additional facilities at the accommodation include a newspaper stand. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the hotel. Available services and facilities include a babysitting service, room service and a hairdresser.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning and a bathroom. The standard amenities of most rooms include a balcony. A safe, a minibar and a desk are also available. Additional features include a fridge, a mini fridge and a tea/coffee station. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV and WiFi, contribute to a great stay. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a bathtub. A hairdryer can also be found in each of the bathrooms. The establishment offers family rooms and non-smoking rooms.


A refreshing dip in the indoor or outdoor pool is an enjoyable way to cool down on hot days. Sun loungers and parasols are ideal for relaxation. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. There are a variety of leisure options to choose from including a gym, a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, massage treatments and a solarium. Leisure facilities include a disco, a kids' club and a casino.


Half board is bookable. Options include breakfast.


The following credit cards are accepted at the accommodation: VISA and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Property location and view is wonderful. Location was amazing. Beautiful hotel and location.

    "Great location." "Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants." "Easy car access but inadequate parking."

  • Wellness Area
    "Great wellness & sports facilities"

    Spa is fantastic. Heavenly Spa at the Westin Hotel. Luxurious Spa.

    "Great fitness area, sauna and wellness."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    The breakfast buffet was delicious. Breakfast in the Executive Lounge was outstanding. Excellent service by breakfast.

    "Reasonably priced, tasty breakfasts."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Flawless fast check in process. Wonderful friendly staffs. Service was impeccable.

    "Professional, friendly service, and great reception and management." "Average wait staff and housekeeping." "Room service could have been improved." "Great hotel security." "Concierge service is average." "Recreation staff is nice." "Smooth booking process."

  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    Pool area is well set out. Pool was amazing. I loved the spa and pool area.

    "Great pool."

  • Room
    "Great room"

    Exhaust fan wasn't working. Very thin walls. Telephone system is dated.

    "Standard room overall with standard beds, although quite small with low rated minibars." "Less well maintained, older rooms with poor A/C, although views are pleasant." "Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Poorly furnished with bad TV's and balconies." "Shower can be a problem."

  • WiFi
    "Regular internet service"

    Free Wi-Fi. Free WIFI. Comfortable wifi.

    "Average wifi quality." "Free internet."

  • Comfort

    Large flat screen. A lot of outside noise. Fan in the bathroom was not working.

    "Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds." "Small rooms and bathrooms with inadequate A/C."

  • Value for money
    "Value for money could be better"

    Paid for a full Nile. Taxi charged me. No value for money.

    "Value for money could be better." "Normally priced food." "Acceptable breakfast prices." "Free internet."