"Excellent hotel, amazing staff hospitality!"
We are an American couple whose first experience in Egypt was landing in Cairo and heading to the Safir Hotel. We were all-around impressed and pleased with the hotel. Upon check-in, we learned they were upgrading us for free to a nicer room, which was spacious, clean, comfortable, and convenient. All of our experiences with the staff were positive - from the concierge to the travel desk, they went above and beyond to be kind and help us arrange what we needed (we don't speak any Arabic). They arranged cab rides to remote locations, arranged our custom sunrise trip to the Giza Pyramids, and even walked us personally to a recommended restaurant near the hotel. We were quite pleasantly surprised by the exceptional kindness of the people we encountered at Safir and in Cairo in general. The location of the hotel is fine - we always felt safe, although it is on the other side of the Nile from most of the attractions, so you'll need to walk or take a cab to most locations - however, cabs are extremely affordable and they all use meters to regulate - I don't think we ever took a cab to a typical tourist location that was more than $5 USD, and oftentimes, it would be $2 or $3. Also, the included breakfast in the morning is great - there is an expansive hot and cold buffet with cheeses, meats, pastries, omelettes, fresh juices, fruits, hummus, and more - delicious! Highly recommend this place - great deal for the price. Lastly, the rooms had very decent WIFI included with each night.
Alex from Washington, DC