Ratings based on 97 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Venezuela

Not recommended

Posted Sep 24, 2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: General Service
Location: Just the Nile River and Giza/Museum is not far away
Charge for everything (as everywhere in Cairo). Room service or housekeeping never work for me, call may times and never show up. Cairo people and specially the employees attitude is bad and aggressive, not really friendly or even gently. I booked Sofitel, because Sofitel i Bahrain was fantastic, but this one is not recommended at all.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 28, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, It was our pleasure having the chance to have you with us. I am extremely sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations for this stay, please accept my sincerest apologist. It is indeed a concern that you feel the services offered was not up to the expected fine standards; we will of course take this very seriously and rectify any unusual shortfalls that may have occurred during your stay. Let me seize this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention, as honest opinion and constructive criticism is the only way that would enable us to improve and meet our guests expectations. Sincerely Yours, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing view of the Nile

Posted Sep 15, 2014
The Sofitel is right on the Nile and some rooms have amazing Nile views. But getting one of the rooms can be difficult, even if your reservation specifies full Nile view. It took three attempts until I head the view that I had reserved and paid for (Full Nile View). As with many things in Egypt, it is a matter of much back and fourth with the hotel staff, as even something obvious (reservation says "Full Nile View") is not so obvious to everyone (but "you did not reserve a full Nile view room."). While views of and hotel restaurants and pool on the Nile are great, the hotel would benefit from some renovation and upgrading (which I expect will happen as political uncertainty decreases).
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 19, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, It was our pleasure having the chance to have you with us. I am extremely sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations with your room allocation and glad at the same time that at the end the hotel’s Ambassadors were able to allocate your goodself in a full Nile view, please accept my sincerest apologist. Sofitel Cairo- El Gezirah team as well as the hotel management will be looking forward to your next visit. Cordially, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel

Posted Sep 15, 2014
Excellent hotel in great location. Try all the restaurants as they are excellent. I think this is the best hotel in the area as it is quiet and right on the Nile. Only downside was noises party boats, mostly empty, with music all night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 19, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, This is just a short note to thank for sharing with us your experience. Indeed the hotel management is aware of the boat problem, but unfortunately it is out of our control. Nevertheless the hotel’s Director of Security since a long time now is addressing the Egyptian Nile Authorities on this issue. We are coordinating with them the rules that will be set in order to control these Nile boats known in Egypt as “Nile Falukah”. I do hope that we will have the opportunity once again to serve your goodselves in the very near future. Sincerely your, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 19, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Bonjour Valued Guest, This is just a short note to thank you for taking the time to fill your after stay survey and sharing with us your experience and commending the services of our staff through our online satisfaction survey. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence. Please rest assured that your ratings will be shared with all concerned for them to see how hard work pays off. Indeed the hotel management is aware of the boat problem, but unfortunately it is out of our control. Nevertheless the hotel’s Director of Security since a long time now is addressing the Egyptian Nile Authorities on this issue. We are coordinating with them the rules that will be set in order to control these Nile boats known in Egypt as “Nile Falukah”. I do hope that we will have the opportunity once again to serve your goodselves in the very near future. Sincerely your, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Incredible hotel in great location

Posted Jul 26, 2014
I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. Plenty of restaurants to choose from. Breakfast i amazing view is great higher rooms get better view. i was on 26th floor once and on my other visit 24th floor great views love love love this hotel. Probably one of the best in Cairo. Also location is great in the middle of the Nile. Keep it up guys!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 23, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Bonjour! First of all thank you for your nice comment, the Sofitel Cairo- El Gezirah team as well as the hotel management will be looking forward to your next visit. We were very pleased that hard work leaves good memory in our guests’ experience. I do hope that we will have the opportunity once again to serve you in the very near future. Cordially, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dubai

Beautiful Hotel!

Posted Jul 7, 2014
I love everything about the hotel, the ambiance, the staff performance, and facilities. I particularly fond of the the infinity swimming pool and the Jacuzzi at SO Spa. The view from my room on the 24th floor is amazing, and the room is well soundproofed. The Hermes amenities are of a great delight, the scent is so soothing and very comforting. Its many restaurants offer a great experience of dining, and try the Moroccan cuisine alfresco dining by the Nile River. It is second to none.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 15, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Bonjour, This is just a short note to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers on Expedia.com. We are glad that you had a Magnifique stay. Wishing you a magnifique day, Sincerely yours, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dhahran

Ramadan in Cairo

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: To bring a bigger TV screen in the sport bar
Location: Excellent, exclusive surreounded by the nile close yet close to every thing
excellent service and clean facility , the view is outsanding
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 14, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Bonjour! Thank you for your nice comments, assuring you that for your next visit we will make sure that we will keep up to your expectations. Sofitel Cairo- El Gezirah team as well as the hotel management will be looking forward to your next visit. Cordially, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

I will not stay again.

Posted Jun 20, 2014
Pros: The beds are comfortable.
Cons: There should be irons coffee machine tea like other good hotels
Expensive food with bad quality..I checked out and came back for my charger but they say it is not there which is strange it was in my room. I got sick asked them to call a doctor after more than 30 minutes i was asking for the doctor again it was clear they forgot to call him then they said they will get me a doctor for 110 $ . The room appeared bigger in the picture. The bed is good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 6, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, It was our pleasure having the chance to have you with us. I am extremely sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations for this stay, please accept my sincerest apologist. It is indeed a concern that you feel the services offered was not up to the expected fine standards; we will of course take this very seriously and rectify any unusual shortfalls that may have occurred during your stay. Let me seize this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention, as honest opinion and constructive criticism is the only way that would enable us to improve and meet our guests expectations. Sincerely Yours, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Greg from Sydney, Australia

Premium Location

Posted Jun 6, 2014
Pros: The View, The Reception staff on the executive floor, the complimentary afternoon tea including spirits, good WiFi throughout the property.
Cons: Lovely pool but too small for the property. A bit more attention to the tourist market.
Location: Cairo at present is not a city to walk around.We went on a private guided tours of many Cairo attractions only possible to access with a driver.
Top security which was reassuring in Cairo during these troubled times in Egypt. Our suite was on an executive floor so check in was easy and very welcoming including a welcome drink and lots of smiles. Our suite was large, clean, with an abundance of Hermes bathroom amenities down to the sewing kit. The king bed was comfortable and the separate lounge gave us the opportunity to get over jet lag in our own time. The view was expansive over the Nile and city. The breakfast was fantastic with many selections. We found the service to be mostly good but noticed that our needs were in most cases served after the businessmen and Egyptian nationals for this reason I would say this is a business hotel. We stayed for 4 nights and found the food of a reasonable quality that was reasonably priced. The Spa is ridiculously expensive so much so I though it was a printing error and enquired. It was not! The pool though in a great location is too small and could not cope in size or bar service with an Egyptian long weekend and most days it was difficult to find a sun bed & on one occasion we gave up altogether. The management still allows a towel left on a bed to reserve it all day. In conclusion I would recommend this hotel to anyone but be aware that it is not a resort but rather a business hotel. The party boats though not a fault of the hotel are very annoying and disruptive and all pervious reports of them in reviews are true. Definitely insist on a high room as they will keep you awake
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 6, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Bonjour, This is just a short note to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers on Expedia.com. We are glad that you had a Magnifique stay. Please be informed that daily we set the hotel’s swimming pool early morning with the towel on bed as to keep them ready for our guests according to Sofitel Brand standards. As unfortunately it seems that no one from the Swimming pool attendants explained the issue to your goodselves and hence we do profusely apologize for this mistake. Sofitel Cairo- El Gezirah team as well as the hotel management will be looking forward to your next visit. Wishing you a magnifique day, Sincerely yours, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 5, 2014 on Hotels.com
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Dear Esteemed Guest, Allow me to sincerely apologize to your goodself for failing to meet your expectations with regard to some points of your stay, whilst at the same time I thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to our attention. I do hope that we will have the opportunity once again to serve you in the very near future. Cordially; Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Posted May 29, 2014 on Hotels.com
the hotel hotel and the room were clean, the staff are so helpful, i love the swimming pool, spent most of the day on the swimming pool, the has nice resturant but i can't recall the name of it, overall sofitel is the right place to spend your holiday.....
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 2, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Bonjour, This is just a short note to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers on Expedia.com. We are glad that you had a Magnifique stay. Wishing you a magnifique day, Sincerely yours, Iman El Gabaly Quality Manager