Review: Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza


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In Cairo, there are two Four Seasons hotels; Four Seasons Hotel Cairo Nile Plaza, and Four Seasons Cairo at The First Residence. These properties are both in Cairo and both are considered to be the best hotels in the city.

The Four Seasons Nile Plaza is located on the banks of the River Nile, in Garden City, one of Cairo’s more elegant neighborhoods. The hotel is within walking distance to many of Cairo’s most tourist attractions including Tahrir Square & the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities as well as being near many embassies, banks, and schools. It is a 45-minute drive from Cairo International Airport.

As with all Four Seasons hotels, the lobby is impressive with enormous bunches of fresh-cut flowers, a piano, luxurious sofas, and sparkling chandeliers.

Bedrooms are typically Four Seasons with bathrooms with the usual double sink and separate toilet, shower, and bath. The balconies here are noteworthy in size and views. If you can spare the time, they are a wonderful place to take in the uniquely fabulous backdrop to Cairo.

The hotel has five restaurants; Bella (Italian), 8 (Chinese), Zitouni (Egyptian) the Pool Grill, and Beymen Café which offers a light cuisine. The four lounges are The Bar, the Lobby Lounge, the Upper Deck Lounge on the upper edge of the ravishing rooftop pool, and the Graffiti Bar and Lounge which features live bands, guest DJs, and stand-up comedians.

Zitouni is where you take breakfast at the hotel with an impressive spread.

The Nile Plaza has 3 pools, the highlight being the tropical outdoor pool pictured above with a sophisticated ambiance and comfy loungers.

Spa & Wellness
The spa here is fantastic with a steam room and sauna. With a cold plunge pool directly across from the jacuzzi and the sauna at arm’s length from the steam room, this spa is well designed and a vital retreat in this busy city showers and sinks were conveniently located throughout the spa; etc.

Which is the best Four Seasons in Cairo?
If you’re in Cairo, why not split your time between the two Four Seasons? The Nile Plaza has the edge in terms of location and the spa is superior, the First Residence has a more boutique lobby and marginally better rooms. Both have great pools and are great hotels.

You can also read our reviews of other Four Seasons hotels and openings including two hotels that are local to me, the Four Seasons Hampshire and the Four Seasons London Park Lane.

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