Are you looking for a place to stay in Cairo? I got you covered with these best Cairo resorts.
Cairo is a vibrant capital city of Egypt, where history meets with luxury. Thousands of people visit Cairo every year for family vacations, romantic retreats, or trips to ancient historical sights.
When choosing accommodation in Cairo you have options from dormitory style accommodation to the most luxury resorts. Location and amenities offered in the resorts are very important and every traveler has different needs.
In this blog post, I will provide you with the best Cairo resorts based on comfort, location, services offered, and reviews. Let’s dive in.
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13 Best Cairo Resorts
Here is the list of the 13 best Cairo resorts divided into categories based on the location. You will find luxury resorts as well as budget hotels in this list.
Photo credit: Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir
1. Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir Cairo
Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir is a 4* hotel perfect choice for those who want to be in the city center of Cairo. This hotel is located in Tahrir Square, overlooking the Egyptian Museum.
The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, tea, and coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and bathroom with free toiletries, bathrobe, and hairdryer.
There is a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering international cuisine with vegetarian options available, and a bar. The hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.
Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir is more suitable for business trips or for couples exploring the city of Cairo.
Prices per double room per night vary from $200 to $400.
2. The St. Regis Cairo
St. Regis Cairo is a 5* hotel located in the city center on the River Nile, about 3 km from El Tahrir Square. The Great Pyramids of Giza are about 13 km away. This resort is suitable for those who like luxury. The staff provides exceptional customer service and goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable in this resort.
The spacious rooms are equipped with a seating area, flat-screen TV, safety deposit box, coffee machine, bathroom with free toiletries, and hairdryer. Some rooms have a kitchen with oven, fridge, and dishwasher.
At St. Regis Cairo you can enjoy an outdoor and indoor pool, kids pool, gym, spa, and wellness center.
The resort offers continental, English, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, halal, Italian, Asian, and American breakfasts and cuisines in all of the restaurants. A kids-friendly buffet is available too. You can enjoy a drink in the bar located in the resort.
Prices vary based on the room type and season. Double room per night goes from $500 to $1k.
3. The Nile Ritz-Carlton
The Nile Ritz-Carlton is another 5* luxurious hotel located in the city center overlooking the Nile River and Cairo Tower. The Egyptian museum is within walking distance from the resort, while the Khan El Khalili bazaar is 1 km away.
Spacious and luxurious rooms come with a flat-screen TV, minibar, coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
The Nile Ritz-Carlton offers 9 restaurants, and bars including. You can choose from an Arabic restaurant offering shisha and entertainment, a romantic Italian restaurant, or an international one with a nightlife experience and a rooftop view of Cairo. The resort also provides vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free options.
At The Nile Ritz-Carlton Resort, you can relax in the outside pool all year round and in the spa and wellness center.
The prices of the the double room per night vary from $400 to over $1k per night depending on the season.
Photo credit: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza
4. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza is another luxurious resort located in the city center with a stunning view of the River Nile. It is a great resort for those who would like to explore Cairo and prefer luxury over budget.
The rooms in this 5* resort provide luxury in every detail, from comfortable beds to marble bathrooms. Each room has a flat-screen TV, safety deposit box, laptop safe, coffee machine, free toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, books, DVDs, and music for children.
10 different restaurants and bars provide local, international, grill BBQ, Chinese, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisines, with vegetarian, vegan, and halal options.
You can rejuvenate in the outside pool, gym, spa, and wellness center. Children can enjoy themselves in the kids’ pool.
Staff at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza provide exceptional customer service and take care of their guests from the beginning till the end of their stay.
The prices vary from $500 to over $1k per night per room based on the season.
5. JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
JW Marriott Hotel is a 5* luxurious resort but it is a different style than the previous resorts. First of all, it is located in New Cairo, close to the airport and about half an hour’s drive from the city center.
It is a large resort with a golf club, spa, gym, man-made beach, pools, themed water park, volleyball court, and kids club and playground. What else you can wish for on your family vacation?
The resort provides a complimentary shuttle service for its guests to the Cairo Festival City Mall and airport pick-up.
The spacious rooms are air-conditioned with balconies, Wi-Fi, a coffee machine, a minibar, a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box, and a bathroom with free toiletries, a bathrobe, and a hairdryer.
There are 7 different restaurants and bars providing international, Mediterranean, Asian, and Italian cuisine with Halal and vegetarian options and a kid-friendly buffet. The resort also has a cocktail bar, a sports bar, and a cigar lounge.
Prices vary from $300 to $500 per double room per night.
6. Triumph Luxury Hotel
Triumph Luxury Hotel is also a 5* resort located in New Cairo, close to the airport and about half an hour’s drive from the Cairo city center. The resort is valued for the exceptional customer service it provides to its guests.
The rooms are equipped with a minibar, tea, and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony and a kitchen with a fridge and microwave.
The restaurants provide African, American, Argentinian, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and international cuisines. Options for halal, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and kosher are available. There is also a pool bar.
The resort offers an outside pool and a kids’ pool, gym, spa, and wellness center.
Prices per room per night range between $200 to $800 depending on the season.
7. The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes
The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes is a 5* luxury resort located in New Cairo about 45 minutes drive from the historical city center. This resort is the perfect choice for those who would like to relax in luxury and for golf lovers.
The resort is surrounded by greenery and there is a lovely outdoor heated pool which is also suitable for kids. Except for a pool, you can relax in a spa, or sauna or enjoy a massage.
The rooms are air-conditioned with a balcony, flat-screen TV, minibar, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee maker, safety deposit box, seating area, and bathroom.
There is a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and a bar. There is also a pool bar serving drinks and light snacks during the day.
The prices for a double room per night are $300-$500 depending on the season.
Photo credit: Fairmont Nile City
8. Fairmont Nile City
Fairmont Nile City is a 5* hotel located on the River Nile, about a 10-minute drive from the Egyptian Museum. From this resort, you will have a stunning view of the River Nile and the city of Cairo, especially from the rooftop pool.
The rooms are air-conditioned and soundproof furnished and decorated in an elegant style. In the room, you can find a flat-screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee maker, laptop safe, and bathroom with free toiletries, and bathrobe. There is also free Wi-Fi in all rooms.
There are several restaurants serving International, Asian, Italian, and Middle Eastern cuisine with halal, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options. There is also a rooftop terrace and a bar with night entertainment.
A fitness center, business center, spa, and wellness center are also on-site.
Prices per double room per night are between $300 to $600 based on the season.
9. Kempinski Nile Hotel
Kempinski Nile Hotel is a 5* resort with an amazing view of the Nile River from the rooftop pool. The sunset from here you don’t want to miss. The customer service in this resort is exceptional.
The rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a coffee machine, and a bathroom with free toiletries. The resort offers a butler and concierge service.
Except for the rooftop pool, there is a gym, spa, and wellness center with saunas or massages.
Restaurants are serving Turkish and Italian cuisine and you can enjoy a drink in the Jazz Bar.
The Egyptian Museum is one kilometer away and the Giza Pyramids are 11 kilometers from this resort.
The prices vary from $250 to $500 per double room per night depending on the season.
10. Tahrir Plaza Suites
Tahris Plaza Suites is a 3* hotel suitable for budget travelers who like clean, nicely decorated rooms in the city center for a good value for money. This hotel is very special as it has only 6 suites, each of them representing one of four Egyptian Gods
Amun-Ra, Horus, Osiris, and Anubis, and two goddesses, Hathor and Isis.
The rooms are air-conditioned, and equipped with a seating area, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee maker, minibar, and bathroom with free toiletries. Some of the rooms have a terrace.
At Tahrir Plaza Suites, continental breakfast is also available.
The Egyptian Museum and Tahrir Square are just a few meters away from the property, while other historical sights are just a few minutes drive. You can find many stores and restaurants near the property as well.
Prices for one suite vary from $70 to $120 per night based on the season.
Best Resorts Near Pyramids
If you want to stay as close as possible to the Great Pyramids of Giza, enjoying the view while having breakfast or dinner, here is a tip for you.
11. Marriott Mena House
Marriott Mena House resort is a 5* hotel overlooking the pyramids. It is located in a huge green garden with an outside pool which is heated during the winter months.
The rooms are air-conditioned with balconies, equipped with a minibar, coffee machine, TV, and bathroom with free toiletries, bathrobe, and slippers.
There are Italian and Indian restaurants and a bar at the Marriott Mena House Resort and also kids-friendly buffet is available. Moreover, a 24-hour restaurant can serve food outdoors with a stunning view of the Giza Pyramids.
Prices vary depending on the room type and season. Double room per night is between $300 to $1k.
Best Resorts Near Beach
There is no beach in Cairo, however, there is the closest beach to Cairo about 100 km away. The area is called Ain Sokhna and there are beach resorts where you can stay.
12. Grand Ocean El Sokhna
Grand Ocean El Sokhna Resort is a beach resort suitable for couples and families with children. This resort has its own private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas as well as an outside pool.
The rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a balcony. Free toiletries in the bathroom are also provided.
In the resort, you will find one restaurant serving international cuisine, and two cafes. Breakfast choices are continental, halal, or American. There is also a fitness center, games room, and shops.
For children, there is an outside playground, a kids’ pool with slides, and a kids club.
The resort is valued very well for great customer service, location, food, and comfort.
Prices vary depending on the room type and season. A standard double room per night is around $200-$300.
13. Tanoak Resort
Tanoak Resort is located on the private beach area in Ain Sokhna. All rooms are air-conditioned with balconies, free toiletries, a hairdryer, a minibar, a seating area, and Wi-Fi.
There are two restaurants available, one for breakfast and one for dinner. A Bar is not missing in Tanoak Resort.
Except for a private beach area with sunbeds and umbrellas, there is an outside pool, a kids’ pool, a kids’ playground, fitness, and wellness. The resort provides a free car park for its guests.
The prices with breakfast and dinner are around $200 for a double room per night.
Cairo Resorts: Map
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How To Get Around Cairo
Cairo is a very busy and chaotic city with a lot of traffic jams and almost no rules on the roads. Therefore, I do not recommend driving yourself unless you have experience driving in Egypt. Here are some tips on how to get around Cairo as a tourist.
Uber in Cairo
Using Uber in Cairo is the best choice. You will book it through the application, you know how much you will pay, where you will get off and it is safe. Uber is very well used in Cairo by locals and tourists. You can read more about Uber in Egypt here.
Taxi in Cairo
Taxis are also widely used in Cairo, however, they are better for local people than for tourists. Not all taxi drivers speak English and many of them will try to get more money from you than is necessary. You will have to haggle the price before you go and it will still cost you more than Uber. Moreover, taxis in Cairo are not as new, clean, and safe as Uber.
Public transportation in Cairo
Public transportation in Cairo is very cheap. Therefore if you are on a very tight budget, you may use it. There is a metro or bus. However, public transportation is very busy, so don’t expect to travel in comfort. You may feel like a sardine. So I don’t recommend using public transportation unless you really have to.
Visiting Cairo: FAQs
So here you have my recommended resorts in Cairo as well as a way of getting around Cairo. For more questions check out these FAQs below.
Can I stay with my girlfriend in a hotel in Cairo?
Officially it is illegal, however, with Westerners they don’t check and they allow unmarried couples to stay together in a hotel room. The only problem would be if one of you is Egyptian. In this case, you have to show them your marriage certificate.
What is the best part of Cairo?
That really depends on what are you looking for. If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing around the city, then downtown is the best area for you. In case you prefer luxury and modern resorts closer to the airport, then New Cairo is the best.
If you want a view of the Giza Pyramids, then stay in Giza Governorate, but choose more expensive well-known hotels as the areas are not very safe, especially in the evening.
Is 4 nights in Cairo enough?
Yes, if you want to see the pyramids, see the main historical sights, and do some shopping in the bazaar, then 4 nights are just the right time to stay in Cairo.
Conclusion: Cairo Resorts
These 13 best Cairo Resorts offer the city’s rich history, modern luxury, and comfort. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a person coming for a business trip, or family vacation or simply seeking a relaxing escape, Cairo’s resorts have something for everyone.