Ramses Hilton

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

1115 Corniche El Nile, Cairo, 12344, Egypt

7 Reviews

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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
52%
384
Very Good
26%
196
Average
13%
100
Poor
4%
31
Terrible
2%
22

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 46% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Families89
  • Couples80
  • Solo77
  • Business78
  • A wonderful experience

    by

    We stayed at Room 1824 for five days (Mar. 11 - 15). The room facing the Nile with super evening view. During day time we've never seen a clear day. Every morning we woke up to see smog. The breakfast was marvelous with hundered of selections. Clerks and service personnel were all kind, polite and helpful. Highly recommand for future travelers.

    Unique Quality: It was not a complaint but I told a survey lady during breakfast about shower malfunction (that when showwer level was pulled only half of water came up through shower spout the other half jus went down the drain through the faucet). Only hours late after we came back from a museum visit the shower was already fixed. Marvelous.

  • Old, noisy, crazy...

    by

    My favourite thing about this hotel is its location: right on the Nile. Great view, especially if you get a high floor room. Other than that... well it is very noisy, especially in the lobby.

    I would not recommend getting a city view room as the traffic outside is just insane, so all that honking and stuff will probably get on your nerves at night. Definitely go for the Nile view room. Either way, the view will be pretty cool.

    The staff are surprisingly nice. I also noticed that they have a pretty diverse/international team.

    The place is in need of a major rennovation, though: the electric outlets are all shaky; the TV, phone, and the hairdryer are... well, ancient - just to name a few things.

    Also, do not use the bellman to get your taxi. We tried it once, were overcharged, and the actual cab was not even a taxi (though it was a very nice car in comparison to all the beaten-up black-and-white cabs they have here). Black market. Every since then we started getting our own taxis and the bellman would always make some comment like, "Be careful, do not leave anything in this car, I do not know the driver...." As if it mattered....

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    Ramses Hilton in the city center

    by

    Breakfast is good at Ramses Hilton, and services are also good. May be this place is in the city center so when you open the windor you can here the noise outside which was very loud. I found iron & iron board inside my room so I am satisfied.

    Unique Quality: They give crabtree & Evelyn's soaps & shampoos which I love

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    Very noisy and crowded

    by

    The pros of staying here is the proximity of the Egyptian Museum and the cost of taxis going everywhere (since you're in the center of Cairo it is cheaper and easier to get taxis). The cons of atying here are plenty:

    Hotel is used by Middle Eastern businessmen and that carries along prostitutes everyday at the shisha bar next to the hotel lobby and reception.

    The abundance of people checking in and out is such that you, as a guest have severe difficulties in finding a free recepcionist to ask for a bar bill or such and the Sherlock Holmes bar, which is nice, by the way, is always filled with groups of European or American people shouting at a wide screen TV showing Eurosports Channel.

    Rooms are nice and employees very friendly; the elevators aur those super rapid ones but they are always crowded as well.

    Don't miss the view from the luxury restaurant on the top floor; you can go there and enjoy the view, take pictures (but do not seat on a table).

    Unique Quality: Proximity (centre Cairo)
    Not expensive
    Spacious rooms

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    Nile or City Views

    by

    I have never stayed here, but know people who did and were satisfied with their stay. The facilities seem to be good and the service was efficient and friendly. We were invited for a meal which was good, and the surroundings were calm and relaxed.
    However the external environment could be better. The hotel is near a very busy road and there are flyovers nearby too. Even a bus station seems to be there as the place is always crowded with buses.

    Unique Quality: The rooms overlooking the Nile have great views and you can watch all the activities on the river.
    A mall and cinema are readily available nearby.
    Prices vary considerably depending on when and how they are booked Up to 75% discount has been known to be available.
    Rooms have safe deposit box and internet access.

  • Noisy with a charm of its own

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    The check in was slow and not welcoming....very matter of fact.
    My room was on the 18th floor, with a view of the Nile. Quite fascinating. Room was tidy and clean and large and spacious. The wardrobe doors are old and so are the chest of draws.
    A/c is a bit noisy.

    The hotel is lively and the lobby very active...like a market place...with a hub all 24 hours!!
    Food is nothing great to write about. Restaurants serve very average quality of food. Pool closes too early at 6 pm.

    Would rate the hotel very average.

    Unique Quality: Great views of the Nile and the city traffic!!

  • Bad service corrupt staff

    by

    Just came back from 1 week trip to Cairo. Stayed at Rames Hilton for six days. This is the worst hotel I ever stayed in. Arrived late in the morning...requested a quiet room..but give a noisy room facing highway. Worst experience was with INFORMATION DESK, RECEPTION DESK and BELLMAN. They have there own agencies setup from where they eat commission on any services eg. guided tour, cruise on nile & limo service. We ended up buying our tours from Nile hilton as we came to know that Ramses information desk was fooling us. If you plan not to take the taxi from the hotel as they charge 3 times the rate...they will send one to follow you and they give you a head ache for fare.

    Please do not use the both the BANKS for exchange in the Ramses hilton lobby. If you do....do count the money on the counter as they always keep 20 to 30 bucks in their pocket....happened with us twice we exchanged the money.

    Lobby is crowded by strange looking local men...which I guess are there to sit in the lobby and stare at tourists all day.

    So for 6 days we avoided staying at the hotel except sleeping at night. We been to all the other hotels in cairo...e.g Grand Hyatt, Nile hilton, Le Meridian, Mina House & Four Seasons...these places looked like hotels for tourists and to enjoy your vacaton.

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by JORDANRA about Ramses Hilton

Rooms are spacious, service was excellent! Hotel staff was very pleasant. Would definitely recommend. They have several restaurants in the hotel, including an English Pub. There is also a bank within, where currency exchange is done. Located right by the Nile. Ask for a Nile side room. On a clear day, the Pyramids can be seen in the distance.

There are low cement barricades to protect the hotel, a subtle police presence, and tourist police are everywhere...they're dressed in white uniforms. I must again stress, we were treated very well by everyone, even when we walked across the street, into stores, and an internet cafe. Never an unpleasant experience. People were very friendly

In Cairo you can find many...

by MProcher

In Cairo you can find many hotels of different quality and price. I must admit that I do not prefer hotels located in the Pyramids area because they are far off the centre of Cairo. All you have there are the Pyramids, nothing else.
Starting with Five Stars Hotels:
Marriott Hotel - located in the centre of Cairo, on the island Zamalek, Sarayah al Gezira Street, close to Cairo tower. The hotel's basis was built as a royal residence for the opening of Suez Chanal in 1869. It's very much modified today with modern towers surrounding the old palace of Khedive Ismail. To me it's the best hotel in Cairo.
Le Meridien - downtown Cairo (there is another one in Heliopolis). A beautiful hotel, located at the northern point of Roda Island, right at the banks of the Nile. Great panorama view over the downtown Cairo Nile area.
Nile Hilton - located at Midan (= place) Tahrir, right of the Egyptian Museum. In the very heart of the city, but needs a renovation, very nice inside courtyard with terrasse bar (minimum charge!).
Ramses Hilton - located behind the Egyptian Museum. Everything quite proper but very much unpersonal.
Mena House - located right in front of the Pyramids. It even includes an old palace from the opening of Suez Canal, once built for the French Emperess Eugenie. Hotel is very large with a nice garden area. If you pay a lot of money and stay in the rooms of the old palace it's great. If you pay normal price and stay in long buildings around the garden - don't do it! These rooms are not worth the money, everything is focused on masses.
Moevenpick Pyramids Hotel - if you want to stay near the Pyramids take this one. It's much better than Mena House, with modern and very good Moevenpick management, not more expensive and you can see the Pyramids as well.
Salam Hotel - it's located in Heliopolis, at Gizr as Suweis Street. Heliopolis is a modern part of the city (with 2.5 million inhabitants) with very beautiful areas. The hotel has 19th century flair, it's very calm with a beautiful garden.
There are several Four Stars Hotels, many of them located at Pyramids Street in Giza. I.e. Green Pyramids, they are quite ok, but I would prefer lower or higher category.
Victoria Hotel - is located in the centre of Cairo, close to Esbekiyya place (15 min by foot from Midan Tahrir and the Egyptian Museum). It's proper and good, no luxury but everything you need. Costs about $20-30 per night and rooms (may be a bit more now?!)
Tulip Hotel - located in the very centre at Midan Tala'at Harb, just 5 min from Midan Tahrir. Small and very cheap hotel, still proper, equipment is ok, only few rooms with bathroom included, otherwise bathroom on the floor. Breakfast is poor - Egyptians don't eat a lot in the morning. Price about $10.

pic shows Mena House Hotel with the bad rooms in the front, the palace in the middle and the Cheops Pyramid in the background

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Forum Posts

Internet Cafe ....close by?

by use2bbandman

I will be staying at the Ramses Hilton Hotel in November and, in reference to my previous question about laptops, can anyone tell me if there is an internet cafe close to the Ramses Hilton? I am really leaning to not bringing my laptop, but I write a daily travel blog of my experiences, post daily pictures, etc. and certainly do want to keep this going on this trip, if at all possible. Any help or suggestions will certainly be appreciated!

Re: Internet Cafe ....close by?

by TheLongTone

If your hotel doesn't offer internet access there are internet cafes in the streets oround Maidan Tahrir.

Re: Internet Cafe ....close by?

by vdoortje

The Ramses Hilton is one of the main hotels in Cairo. I am quite sure you will have Internet access.

Re: Internet Cafe ....close by?

by use2bbandman

Thanks to both of you who answered my message!! The reason I asked is that I am not planning on bringing my laptop with me and, therefore, I am looking for close internet cafes to the Ramses Hilton. This is my first trip to Egypt and I am grateful for any, and all, of the information that you can give to me.

Re: Internet Cafe ....close by?

by sarrahh

ya bring ur laptop
internet wireless connection is in 75% of the cafes in cairo for free
cafe: La Pietra (muhandeseen area)
Cafe: La cantina (muhandeseen area)
cafe: Philies (mustafa mahmoud area)
cafe: moods (mustafa mahmoud area)
diwan bookshop (zamalek)
and more
u r most welcome

Re: Internet Cafe ....close by?

by Whisky96

Ramses Hilton has wi-fi internet at all locations inside the hotel....
I'm assuming you're taking your laptop...

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Address: 1115 Corniche El Nile, Cairo, 12344, Egypt