As you guys may know, via Instagram, FB, and Wordless Wednesday, two friends and I took a quick trip to Cairo, Egypt a few weeks ago. I didn't do a write-up yet because I've been exceptionally tired for past month or so. Perhaps I will squeeze it in within the next couple of weeks.
During our visit, we stayed at the Kempinski Nile Hotel. The Kempinski Nile Hotel is a 5 Star Luxury Hotel situated on the Nile River. It comes with all of the amenities of a 5 Star hotel; ambiance, restaurants, concierge, banking, speciality shops, cafes, lounges, and stylish decor.
Like many hotels abroad, the outside of the hotels leave a lot to be desired and it was not different with Kempinski Nile. We were a bit concerned as our driver pulled into the drop-off area in the front of the hotel. We were further taken aback by the airport style security that we had to pass through before entering. I can say that none of us had such prior experience.
However, one we entered the lobby, we were pleasantly surprised. The lobby was a mixture of European design and traditional Egyptian art. I don't know why I didn't take more pictures but the lobby was captivating. If you visit their website, you can see better images of the gorgeous lobby.
My favorite part of the hotel was the bed. Prior to staying at the Kempinski Nile Hotel, I thought that the Hampton Inn and Sheraton Hotels had the best sleepers.... no ma'am, not compared to this hotel. My friends shared the same sentiments. Each night we sleep so well. We literally melted into the sheets.
I also liked that they rooms were spacious, attractive, smelled great, and had temperature control. You'd think that these things were givens but I've learned that they are indeed a luxury.
Overall the hotel definitely gets an A.
- Style and Decor - (A-) because the room's decor was a mix of traditional and modern.
- Comfort/safety - (A)
- Food Selection - (B-) The jazz cafe had great burgers and the Turkish Restaurant had limited options for me because of my seafood allergy.
Some of the other restaurants were closed because unbeknown to us (at the time) we visited during the annual revolution, January 25. Because of this, there was a lot of protesting and street closures.
- Butler service - (A)
- Concierge - (A-) I found some of his humor a bit off colored. Bleh However, he did a great job pairing us with a knowledgeable tour guide Sara. She is amazing. If you ever visit, please request her.
- Receptionist - Very accommodating (A)
We had an awesome time in Cairo which was deeply support by a wonderful stay at the Kempinski Nile Hotel.
Me at the Kempinski Nile Hotel overlooking the Nile River at sunset.
Tags: "Kempinski Nile Hotel" "Cairo, Egypt" "Nile River" "travel" "tourism"