Ratings based on 136 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom saudi Arabia

Nice hotel

Posted Dec 14, 2014
It was a non smoking room, but some one was smoking havelly in the room
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Dortmund

Beste Lage in der Innenstadt

Posted Dec 11, 2014
Pros: Die Aussicht vom Zimmer (21. Etage) aus (an Tagen mit wenig Smog bis zu den Pyramiden) und der Poolbereich.
Cons: Trotz gut isolierter Fenster sind die Zimmer nicht 100 % ruhig - kein Wunder in einer der wahrscheinlich lautesten Städte der Welt!
Location: Zentrale Lage in Kairo, u.a. sind das ägyptische Museum und der Cairo Tower zu Fuß erreichbar.
Das Hotel bietet ein elegantes Ambiente, komfortable Zimmer und einen wunderschönen Außenbereich mit Pool und Sitzgelegenheiten direkt am Nil - in dieser Form in Kairo kaum ein zweites Mal zu finden. Auch der Spa-Bereich (nicht selbst genutzt) macht einen sehr guten Eindruck. Die Mitarbeiter haben angenehme Umgangsformen, sind freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Frühstücksbuffet ist so reichhaltig wie von einem Hotel dieser Klasse zu erwarten und kann, sofern ein Tisch frei ist, auf der Außenterrasse mit Nilblick eingenommen werden - herrlich! WLAN ist in den Zimmern und den anderen Bereichen ohne Zusatzkosten verfügbar, die Geschwindigkeit war ok.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom ny

Excellent view

Posted Dec 1, 2014
Good food , excellent view Nice rooms , consider expensive
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 7, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Bonjour! Thank you for your nice comments, assuring you that for your next visit we will make sure that 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
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 23, 2014
Good location on the heart of Nile reiver Good staff Nice spa Warm welcome at the ecxutive floor That's all No more Come on
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 24, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Bonjour! Thank you for your nice comments, assuring you that for your next visit we will make sure that 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
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Bahrain

The best view in Cairo

Posted Nov 15, 2014
Pros: View, Resturants
Cons: Carpet in the rooms are very old
Location: The best in town
Love this hotel. I have visited Cairo many times and stayed in different 5 stars hotels, but this one in my opinion is the best among all. It is the only one which is directly facing the Nile, no need to cross a road. Very entertaining and live at night. Staying at the room balcony is so refreshing and nice. Restaurants and coffee shop are good. The bad thing is that we booked two Luxury bedrooms not Superior because it was mentioned in Expedia that Luxury rooms have full Nile view while Superior rooms have partial Nile view. What we have got is a room at the 10th floor with full view and a room in the 15th floor with a partial Nile view. When we complained about that they refused to change the room and told us that Expedia was wrong, since the difference between the Luxury and Superior is the floor level. That is still not Justifiable, since we have got one bedroom at a lower level (10th floor). Another bad thing about the hotel, is the concierge, he was not helpful at all/
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 24, 2014 by Iman, Hotel Management
Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you for your nice comments, assuring you that for your next visit we will make sure that will keep up to your expectations. 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
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Virginia, USA

Claims to be 5 star hotel but is not

Posted Oct 24, 2014
Pros: Location is perfect.
Cons: The personnel need to be better trained and need to be more proffessional. They kept asking for ips when they didn't do anything to earn one.
Location: museums, pyramids, shopping
Bank fellow for exchanging money was not friendly, helpful or professional. Conceriege fellow does not look out for your best interest and will set you up on tours w/ people out to steal money. Do not do tours arranged by the hotel. The room was clean- it was not the one promised but it was clean. The cleaning staff were the best. Hotel food is super expensive. You'd be better off walking around the corner to one of the local restaurants. Get your on taxi too- not one throught the hotel or they will charge you more.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 11, 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
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom london UK

Mixed feelings

Posted Oct 24, 2014
Overall pleasant stay, hotel very dated, old lobby and worn down rooms...nice gardens and hotel restaurants but the main let down is the customer service at reception, seems like they're not bothered..very expensive hotel for what it has to offer, definitely more 4 star than 5.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 11, 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
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom 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