This elegant Garden City luxury hotel sits on the banks of the River Nile in the heart of Cairo, making it an ideal launchpad for exploring the city and the pyramids in neighboring Giza.
Rooms & Suites
Being a Four Seasons property, each and every one of the four styles of guest rooms and six types of suites is spacious, well-appointed, and elegantly designed.
But the serene Diplomatic Suites feel extra luxurious: the residential-style layout boasts 1,000 square feet of living space, including a cushy living room with gleaming woodwork and elegant upholstered furniture, a sumptuous King bed, and not one but two bathrooms – a massive marble primary bath, plus a small powder room. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a large terrace give guests breathtaking views of the Nile from every angle. Don’t miss watching the sunset as you listen to the call for prayer.
The hotel’s nine on-site restaurants and lounges offer something for every kind of diner.
For authentic Egyptian cuisine overlooking the Nile any meal of the day, visit Zitouni. The elaborate breakfast buffet with traditional savory options like madames (stewed fava beans) or sesame falafel with hummus – along with sweet options like warm and flaky feteer meshaltet pastry served with cheese and drizzled with molasses – are so delicious, you won’t be able to leave the hotel for breakfast during your entire stay.
Bullon restaurant, helmed by Italian Chef Cristian Lisci, offers modern Mediterranean cuisine and sleek and stylish interiors. The menu offers countless fish and shellfish delicacies, including caviar service, seafood platters with Sicilian red shrimp, scampi, and raw scallops, plus octopus carpaccio and the signature rock lobster Catalana salad. Each creative and pristine dish arrives at the table gorgeously plated.
Named after Chinese culture’s luckiest number, 8 specializes in traditional Cantonese dishes like Peking duck, prawn and bamboo shoot dumplings, steamed whole fish, wok-fried beef in XO sauce, and Sichuan mapo tofu. Visit on Friday afternoons to sample a huge array of creative delicacies during the restaurant’s dim sum brunch.
In addition to a fitness center and top-notch spa with steam rooms and saunas, the property also features a serene adults-only indoor pool with a faceted glass roof and ceiling painted with blue skies and wispy white clouds.
On the rooftop, guests can lounge and splash at family-friendly outdoor pools surrounded by palm trees and other lush greenery.
Even among the most esteemed luxury hotel brands, Four Seasons is renowned for raising the bar for guest service, a perk I had ample opportunity to test out during my stay at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.
The warm and welcoming hotel staff went above-and-beyond to make every detail of my stay exceptional, from scheduling cars to arranging excursions and a top-notch tour guide.
Throughout my stay, an incredibly thoughtful and attentive waiter also took great care to secure my favorite table overlooking the Nile, and every morning I asked the kitchen to add a few off-the-menu extras to my favorite breakfast dish.
And when I had trouble finding a Covid testing facility that could deliver test results in time for me to make my flight home to the States, the concierge graciously swooped in to smooth out the travel snafu that threatened to derail my travel plans.
Of course, no trip to Egypt is complete without a visit to its most majestic destination, the Giza Complex. To see the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx in luxurious style, book the hotel’s once-in-a-lifetime Dine at One of the Seven Wonders excursion. Take in unparalleled views of the monuments to Egypt’s pharaohs while perched high on the Giza Plateau. Enjoy live music and local entertainment over a globally-inspired dinner prepared by a Four Seasons private chef from the comfort of a stylish private tent.