Hhmm, you probably read how I came to Nile Hilton...
In case, you don't want to know, I was running out of money while I was in Sinai; So I called Pat (as he's also in Cairo) that I wanted to see him right away !
So he waited for me at Nile Hilton & the rest is history.
I craved for that soft bed & hot shower after 3 weeks staying at cheap hotels...
Anyway, Pat hated me smoking in the room so I dare not in case he chased me away so I smoked outside which was on the balcony overlooking The Egyptian Museum ! Sweeeeet!
Anyway, while staying here I went to several places !
Including Giza Pyramids...where I was conned there !
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Rather more comfortable than Mr L's first stay - it was the 6 Day War and he and the crew of his workboat were evacuated to Cairo from Suez and deposited on the top floor of the hotel for the duration. Well, we had to stay there for old times sake, didn't we?
It's still is a nice hotel - newer ones may be bigger and smarter, but the location is perfect, right next door to the National Museum and, being a Hilton, it has all the facilities you would expect from a hotel in this chain. The view from the rooftop terrace is wonderful, especially at sunset, you only have to step across the road to walk along the Corniche and the Ancient Egyptian panel in the lobby is the real thing.
Directions: On the Corniche de Nil
The Nile Hilton may not be the best and certainly isn't the newest hotel in the city but it does have a great location, especially if your interest lies in the Egyptian museum. Its only two minutes walk away. The hotel is also a pleasant place to while away a little time ! Its great for using the Metro (which is easy if you are going to Coptic Cairo) and in a city where many taxi drivers do not speak English, "Nil Hilton" is universally recognized :-) Try to walk out onto the main road to pick up taxi's when leaving the hotel as it is much cheaper than having the hotel get you one.
Unique Quality: Pleasant rooms, nice peaceful outdoor coffee shop, several night clubs/bars
Loved the room, loved the food, loved the location, loved service, and loved the price. Yes the building, rooms and public spaces are a bit dated, but who cares because the staff was the friendliest I have ever encountered. Clean rooms, clean lobby, clean everywhere. I paid 110 us dollars in November for a Nile view room. If you are going to Cairo you must stay at the Nile Hilton. All the other hotels popped into, the lobbies were packed (to the point of not being able to walk through) with tour groups. The Nile Hilton's public spaces were never crowded or rushed.
Unique Quality: The entire staff seemed to know my name after the first day!!
I stayed here during March 2004. A pleasant enough hotel and the breakfast is good. Somebody used the phone in my room and they tried to charge me 4 Egyptian pounds which I bluntly refused to pay. In november I received an apology letter from the management. Wouldn't it be nice if you could lock your hotel room phone with a code so that you don't have to endure shouting matches in the reception on check-out.
Unique Quality: Good breakfasts and great swimming pool. Great views over Cairo from the bar at the top of the hotel.
-clean and spacious rooms.
-Very professional &friendly staff
-English is spoken well by all staff
Unique Quality: Great views of nile from balcony
Mini mall/shopping centre attached to the back of the hotel which includes a food court.
Cairo Muesuem is just a short walk from the mall.
The Nile Hilton in my opinion has one of the most envyable positions in Cairo. Sitting on the Nile, with the corniche running along the front of the Hotel. The Nile Hilton is centrally located, being next to the Egyptian Museum & the hub of Midan Tahrir Square.
The hotel is Cairo's first 5 star hotel, maybe is not quite up to the usual Hilton standard. Service was very friendly & always gracious. The food was enjoyable with a very much international menu.
The secluded swimming pool is wonderful, certainly a must after a hot days sight seeing.
Expect to pay about $20 extra for a room with Nile views
Unique Quality: The terrace here on an evening comes alive with wealthy Cairoians socialising and the wonderous smell of rose & honey shisha pipes wafting through a balmy evening. A great place for people watching.
Directions: Near Egyptian Museum
After a week of divey inexpensive lodgings and enduring the 12hr train (each way!!!!) down to Luxor and back, we splurged on our last night in Cairo. You might want to operate this way too...try to arrange a discount , while you're at it, based on what season it is and any corporate alliances you may have...
Unique Quality: You either get a really cool Nile River view, or, a view of the noisy, teeming city. We had the latter, but that did include this right-next-door view of the Cairo Museum. The pool area is to die for and the on-site shopping center complex has internet access!! Bonus!
Directions: right across from the Cairo Museum!
Unique Quality: Telex, cable and fax services.
24 hour pressing service
Mail & postage facilities
Safety deposit boxes(24 hours)
Directions: In the heart of Cairo
Nile Hilton, Cairo
Nile Hilton, Cairo
I am attending a conference in Inter continental samir Amis. I booked a hotel in Al-Zamalek (22 Taha Hussain St) at President Hotel.
Can any one tell me how far is the hotel from IC SA hotel.
Thanks alot for the map. What ever you do in Eygpt getting lost is part of the trip.
Zamalek is a very pleasant and quiet area. It should take you just a bit more than half an hour to walk to Inter Continental Samir Amis from your hotel. In August I payed 5 pounds for a taxi from Zamalek (near 26th of July Bridge) to Samir Amis.
You can walk from Zamalek to the Semiramis Inter Continental. Walk south to Cairo Tower and the Opera House. Cross the Kasr el Nil bridge right there. The bridge with the lions! When crossing the bridge you will find the white Nile Hilton to your left and the pink Semiramis IC to your right. Cant be missed!!
It will take you longer than half an hour to walk it, and I wouldn't recommend it frankly. You will have to deal with the heat and also heavy, heavy traffic - crossing the roads is a nightmare! (I'm a seasoned resident, and walking around town is stressful even for me!) You'll arrive at your conference hot, dusty and frazzled, trust me. You can get there in about 10 minutes in a taxi providing the bridges and corniche aren't backed up, as can happen in rush "hour" - i.e. 7-9.30am and 4-6.30pm.
Thanks for the tip.
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Address: 1113 Corniche El Nil, Cairo, 12344, Egypt