Fairmont Towers Heliopolis

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

El Shaheed Sayed Zakaria Street from Uruba Street, Horreya, Heliopolis, Cairo, 2480, Egypt

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Similarly priced and rated as other 5 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families78
  • Couples93
  • Solo85
  • Business90
  • Fairmont Confident Trick in marble surroundings


    Yes, another one, full of marble, flowers, smiling idle staff with a major hotel chain banner and a "5 stars rating"...!
    Admire the entrance hall which looks like a very expensive bus terminal, that's what you'll finally pay for, everything else is just a farce.
    Booked a three nights business stay in "Signature room" realizing that this was more expensive than my usual nice "Meridien" down the road but thought that, with the Fairmont signature... it was certainly worth it... Big mistake! I stayed until the end, hoping for a miracle which did not happen.
    5 stars rating, 5 stars top prices... and...:
    * nobody to take you to your room on arrival
    * no daily newspaper offered
    * the "free wi-fi" of the signature floor end up to be charged on yor bill!
    * the private buttler does not exist but someone seats behind an empty desk next to the elevators and will eventually return your greetings if she feels like it
    * room is large but bedding quality is average low
    * maintenance is poor (if the temperature control of your shower doesn't operate at all, you will need to satisfy yourself with steam-hot luxury but will be given a lecture on how to use a water tap
    All together a true Fairmont confident trick at 500usd per night... Stay clear!

    Unique Quality: Some might appreciate the huge lobby, its marble and overall emptiness

    Directions: Close to airport (and runways...)

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Forum Posts

Backpack for daily use

by torsus

What sort of backpack does anyone recommend for daily use, walking around shopping, site seeing etc... are there problems with pickpockets? I will be visiting Cairo on Feb 10 then onto Luxor Feb 15, if it is all still there...

Re: Backpack for daily use

by ter1413

A basic backpack that fits all of your stuff.

Re: Backpack for daily use

by cafank

I just used a small, cheap day pack and had no problems at all. It has a zip inside where I kept some of my money, the rest on a money belt. I was never worried by people trying to touch it at all.

Re: Backpack for daily use

by al2401

If you are worried about pick-pockets you can always wear your backpack 'back to front' - you still have your arms free if it is not too bulky. Or don't use your pack to carry money.

Saying that, I have never had any trouble with pick-pockets anywhere but I make it obvious to all that I am aware of my possessions at all times. Pick-pockets are opportunists and prey on the unaware.

Re: Backpack for daily use

by Dan30

Well I think you need change your plans on Egypt do to un-rest in Cairo. Most western countries are advising there citizens not travel to Egypt.

I hope my input helps.

Re: Backpack for daily use

by mrhooper

Someone mentioned wearing your backpack in the front which is a great technique I have used when in a large crowd. I might add that I have tied knots with sting through any zippers that could be opened without you knowing.

I will be in Egypt on the 19th of Feb for two weeks. I cant wait!

Re: Backpack for daily use

by ter1413

**I will be in Egypt on the 19th of Feb for two weeks. I cant wait!**

You may want to turn on CNN...

Re: Backpack for daily use

by Dan30

or BBC ter

Re: Backpack for daily use

by mrhooper

"You may want to turn on CNN... "

Ahhhh, yes that's why im going. I cant think of a better time to go.
To each his own...

Travel Tips for Cairo


by BerniShand

Cairo is a city that never seems to sleep, the photograph was taken from the balcony of our hotel room, and the traffic never stopped. You can see the Nile below and the Cairo tower in the distance. this area of Cairo looks very European, and to be truthful I preferred the small busy sreets and bazzars
We stayed at the Semiramis Intercontinental and were thrilled to be given a Nile view, I love to watch a city go by. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the museum but it didnt stop the taxi drivers trying to entice us to go there in their cabs !
there are several shops close to the hotel, you`ll be invited into them by a `brother` of the owner, if you want perfume or another glass perfume bottle then take a look, if not smile gracefully and say no

Midan Tahrir

by travelife

Midan Tahrir (Tahrir Square) nis the most central spot in downtown Cairo. All the most expensive hotels and also the budget hotels / hostel are around the area. This is linked by the metro stop 'Sadat'.

If you come to Cairo from outside by bus, you may get off here. The Egyptian museum is in this area as well as some banks with their ATMs. The place youmay need to go to extend your visa also here. If you plan to go to Pyramid or airport by bus, this is the place you have to come.

Cairo is a very interesting...

by Blair

Cairo is a very interesting city which offers a lot of area's to visit. There are three things I really enjoyed. The first was a visit to the Pharonic Village, the second I would recommend the museums and the third is a dinner aboard the Pharoh's barge. But don't forget the city of the dead, Mohammad Ali Mosque, the Kahn (shopping area), the Pyramids and the Sphinx. The people I met. The good times touring the city and learning about their way of life. 95% of Egypt's population live in Cairo!!!!

Ibn Touloun

The mosque of...

by evliyasems

Ibn Touloun

The mosque of Ibn Toulon date from IXth century. It is the oldest monument of Cairo. Its high strengthened walls capped with a covered way with merlons which evokes glorious times of the domineering Islam.

visiting a mosque

by counsel14

Ladies: If you plan to visit a mosque, be polite, cover you hair and neck with a scarf, don't make eye contact with the men, and take your shoes off before entering through the women's door. Yes, there are separate doors for men and women.
Don't take pictures of the interior unless you have asked for permission previously.
Mosques are stark in their simplicity, and have beautiful wall paintings of Arabesques. There are rugs covering almost every surface of the floors in the prayer areas. The center will usually be a room that is open to the sky.
DO NOT wear a cross or other Christian symbol and do not wear any symbols of Judaism. This is considered an insult and will open you up to men coming into the women's section and fussing at you in Arabic. Be prepared to be absolutely silent, as talking is considered a sign of disrespect.


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Address: El Shaheed Sayed Zakaria Street from Uruba Street, Horreya, Heliopolis, Cairo, 2480, Egypt