Grand Hyatt Cairo Hotel

, Cairo, Egypt
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Grand Hyatt Cairo Hotel

5 star

Rooms: 714

Corniche Al Nil - Cairo - Egypt | 20 2 365 1234
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Wonderful

from Anele
This was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. Sakkara Travel agency made all our arrangements for us and attended to every detail. The hotel was excellent, food excellent, service excellent. Location was perfect, beautiful right on the Nile, very central location. Exotic! Romantic!

More Than Fantastic

from LoveTravels
I stayed at this hotel with my parents while on a tour of Egypt in early summer 2004. The hotel came with the tour package so all we knew on our way there was that it was going to be a first class hotel. Upon arrival we were very pleasntly surprised. Everyone from the people at the main door, to the concierge to the waiters at breakfast every morning were very nice a nd polite. The rooms we got were a Nile view as was promised our first 3 nights, after returning to Cairo for one more night at the end of our tour before we left, only one of our rooms had "the view" while the other looked out over another hotel's pool though. The room issue was not an issue at all actually but I thought I would mention it for the sake of those travellers that like the details.
Compared to the hotels that some of the people we encountered on out tour were staying at, we truly got lucky and we have our travel agent to thank for recommending this particular tour company. The hotel is very modern, had a varuety of restaurants as well as a mini food court, various shops, a pool, a nice bar and is generally very beautiful. It is also located in a very nice part of Cairo and really close to places you may want to visit. The fact that it is right on the bank of the Nile makes for easy access for an evening stroll. Specifically the food was very good, expensive, but good. The rooms were very clean, beds ultra comfy and temperature control in the room great (very important in Cairo's desert heat). THe business center was very accessible as well and not overly busy. I would recommend this hotel to everyone as my family and I were most wonderfully treated. Happy travels to the land of pharaoes.

Excellent !! Hands down

from UnrulyOne
We were there for our honeymoon and we loved this hotel. The decor was very nice, very friendly staff, breakfast was very delicious, has 8 resturants and the food is just great. Has a mall attached to it, where you can kill time and buy nice egyptian cotton clothes (upscale mall). Romms are comfy. The view is very nice, though in Nov Cairo was mostly haze and fog. Close by to Dock-Dock, where you can walk over and grab a sail boat to sail over the nile. Bottom line, this is one stop shop for a luxury traveller who wants all in one place.

Absolute luxury

from Mil4d
We spent three days in Cairo and stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The service is good and the room is wonderful with a magnificient view of the Nile. The facilities in the room is great, with ample supply of toiletries in the bathroom and it comes with bath robes and slippers. The bonus is the bed. I dare say of all the hotel beds we have slept in, this is the best one. It is simply luxurious!

We had our meals in the hotel simply because it is a hair raising experience to try walking anyway in Cairo in the dark. The traffic is simply terrible-not a pedestrian friendly place at all. We had dinner at the indian restaurant and found that to be excellent.
We also went on the dinner cruise, and as far as buffet dinner goes, it is good. It has entertainment on board-belly dancing and singing. We did find it a bit noisy but on the whole it was an enjoyable evening. The bar downstairs also provides drinks and snacks which we enjoyed. The breakfast is great. It is heavenly to sit in the restaurant with the view of the Nile while having ones breakfast. As far as hotel goes, this is the place to indulge yourself at a reasonable cost.

It definitely pays to pay the extra cost to have someone to meet you at the airport and organise the visa for you and deliver you to the hotel. The cost also covers transfer to the airport and the tour people organised the check in for us. All these were done without any fuss or delay. We are very impressed with the tour operator we used and if we do go back to Cairo would definitly use them again. By the way, the secuity is tight and at no time we feel unsafe while we were walking around. Our biggest fear was the traffic!

We would stay at this hotel again and would be happy to recommend it to anyone who is willing to pay the price for some comfort.

Good Hotel, Great Location

from Vaxaholic
My fiancé and I stayed here in a standard room for five nights between 16 and 21 February and had a great time.

We arranged a pick-up from the airport (31 GBP). This was very helpful – the Hyatt representative had us whisked through passport control and customs in no time and a Mercedes Limo was standing by to drive us to the hotel. The drive through Cairo traffic was a little hair-raising at times but we arrived safe and sound at the hotel. As others have said the security is good, with sniffer dogs and metal detectors in operation.

There doesn't seem to be anywhere in the city where you can completely escape the traffic but the Grand Hyatt with its island location is about as good as it gets. You can walk to the Egyptian Museum in around 20 minutes and only have to cross one road on the way.

We booked a standard room on Hyatt for 178 USD per night (132 GBP when taxes and the 12% service charge are added). After being greeted by numerous members of staff and checking-in we went to our room on the 15th floor which was very clean and comfortable with a balcony looking out on the Nile and relaxed while we waited for our luggage to be delivered.

The TV had a wide range of satellite stations including BBC World but the interactive features (e.g. view your bill) seemed to be offline throughout our stay. The shower was OK – powerful but prone to variations in temperature and the fixed screen made it virtually impossible to avoid getting water on the floor!

It didn’t take long before we decided to go downstairs for a drink in the cavernous lobby. Expect to pay about 3 GBP for a half litre of beer or 6 GBP for a cocktail here. There is usually a pianist or other musician playing.

After drinks we decided to try La Famiglia – the Italian themed restaurant on the Food Court level. I have to say it was a disappointment – The Minestrone soup I had was watery and tasteless and the pizza unappetising. Two courses with drinks was only 32 GBP for the two of us so maybe I was expecting too much but we didn’t try any of the ‘foreign’ themed restaurants again during our stay.

We booked a private tour through the concierge for the next day which was great and surprisingly reasonably priced. Be aware that the concierge will always steer you heavily towards the ‘Lady Egypt’ tours in their folder. There are other, cheaper ones available in their book though, albeit with less of a kickback for them! Later in our stay we were keen to book an American Express tour but were told that the booking office was closed. We went away to think about it but later on the concierge accosted us and told us he had been able to get through to his contact after all. Be persistent!

The shops in the attached Galleria are well worth checking out. Tucked away on the top floor (G6) is the Sweet Factory .You can stock up on mineral water, snacks etc here – it’s much cheaper than the mini bar.

The clothes shops are well worth a look too – you can get good quality shirts for around half UK prices. I’d also recommend the Galleria Food Court where you can get an excellent Pizza for less than 3 GBP. They’re much better than the ones in La Famiglia and about half the price – no contest!

For breakfast you have two options really. If you’re hungry go for the Breakfast Buffet at the Fontana restaurant on the Lobby Level (11 GBP per person) otherwise the Delice’s Bakery for a pastry and coffee (~4 GBP per person).

The Breakfast Buffet is as good as any I have seen. There is no bacon or black pudding of course but the sheer range of other choices more than makes up for this. There is also a counter serving up some items cooked to order (e.g. scrambled eggs, omlette, waffles, and pancakes). Eat well here and you will definitely not need lunch.

For the early evenings check out the Happy Hour at Duke’s English Pub on the Food Court Level. This isn’t the sort of place we usually make a beeline for but it isn’t quite as naff as it sounds and the drinks are half price between 6 and 8pm. Two beers and two G&Ts for 11 GBP can’t be bad.

After the Italian disappointment we found the other restaurants within the Hotel complex to be excellent. The Nubian Village is hard to find, even some of the hotel staff didn’t know where it was! You have to go down to the food court level, through the glass doors and turn right along by the river. Two courses here with mineral water cost us 24 GBP. The food was good but the service a little erratic.

The Marquise Yacht was superb. A two hour cruise with a fantastic dinner buffet, local sparkling wine and entertainment (singers, band and a belly dancer) was 68 GBP for the two of us. You can get imported wines by the way but there must be a heavy import duty – a bottle of Moet Brut Imperial would top 200 GBP!

The Revolving Restaurant with its French menu is a must. Dinner for the two of us here with local wine was 93 GBP. The views are amazing and it takes about 1 hour 45 to go 360 degrees. My fillet steak was just a little tough but overall the food was very good.

We also ventured next door to the Hard Rock Café – very cheap indeed as long as you avoid the cocktails (we didn’t!). A good burger is under 3 GBP and a beer under 2 GBP. The food was great apart from the chips (fries) which were like soggy oven chips.

Finally we arranged a Mercedes Limo to take us back to Cairo Airport for 21 GBP. All in all a great time and we would definitely stay here again.

A bit overrated

from x2fr
Stayed at the GH for 6 nights. Glitzy lobby but rooms are showing their age or lack of good maintenance for a place that's suppose to be less than 4 yrs old. My room had a shower head that made an annoyingly loud screeching noise during use. I asked to have it repaired--they never did. The glass shower enclosure in the bath is poorly designed--doesn't block out the shower spray enough so, the bath floor floods each time I showered. The towels are worn. No fluff! The outside lamps that highlight the entire building are really bright and annoying, you have to draw the curtains to block them out otherwise it feels like someone is shining a searchlight into your room! The pool was being repaired the entire time I was there. So, no swimming or lounging by the pool area. Service was substandard for a 5 star. The concierge are not that helpful, they give you minimal information when asking for directions,etc, and when arranging transport, they always offer you the most expensive option (hotel limo or hotel taxi) because they get a commission if you arrange it with them. If you have the doorman get you a taxi, he also gets commission so, your fare is more expensive than if you go out on the street and get it your self. Restaurant service was okay. On one of my dinners, they got my order wrong. The hotel itself is not that convenient location-wise, a quiet place, however. About a 20 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum--you have to cross the Corniche Rd--a dangerous proposition! There's no restaurants or shops around the hotel neighborhood. The mall adjacent to the hotel has Western brand shops--expensive and don't really offer much variety. Hotel's on an island. Secure but inconvenient. They look like they have security but not once did I see the guard dogs really sniff cars! They just lazily walk around the cars being inspected. It's funny to watch! On the plus side...my room was comfortable, clean, and the hotel has nice views for the most part. Food was good quality.

I've stayed at other Grand Hyatts around the world and this one doesn't hold up to the usual GH standard in both service and quality. I only recommend this hotel if you get a good rate-- like less than $150 a night. Otherwise, opt for the Four Seasons nearby. Nicer, smaller but much better quality, more convenient location.

Best hotel in Cairo

from EHB
This large hotel on the Nile is very nice and new but also pretty standard by Western standards. But by Egyptian standards this hotel is one of the top two hotels in the city (the other being the Four Seasons where you pay a lot more for the same quality). The bedrooms are just as nice as they look on the website with soft matresses and white comfitters.

Another huge plus is that the hotel has a about 5 nice resturants to choose from to give your stomach a break from the questionable street food.

Sophisticate oasis

from Chapulin_30
We stayed in a "standard" room at the Grand Hyatt in Cairo for 4 nights and thouroughly enjoyed the comfortable beds and impeccable service. The buffet breakfast was excellent and offered great variety for approx 10USD/person.

Booked this room at a great all-inclusive (B&B) rate through Octopus Travel.

Hotel is well located and away from the main street and traffic noise. Its close to many of the main Cairo attractions. Walking distance from the Egyptian Museum.

Security is well taken care of with metal detectors, car inspections, etc...you feel safe.

The 40th floor revolving restaurant is one of the best, refined and subdued, restaurant in town. A bit pricey compared to others in Cairo but affordable by western standards.

If you can afford this hotel, go for it. Its a nice way to rest from the chaos Cairo offers in large doses.

quality

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have just returned from a 4 day trip to Cairo and having deliberated over my choice of hotel for some time, I finally choose the Grand Hyatt. I was not disappointed.

Hotel is certainly luxurious and has a splendid location right on the Nile. Service is good as are the facilties (health club etc). In fact, returning to the hotel in the evening after work I had no need to leave as all dining/entertainment was available within the hotel (many restaurants and bars, Nile dinner cruise leaves from hotel).

In all, I am very happy to have choosen the Hyatt and for my next visit I need look no further than the Hyatt.

Surprisingly good choice!

from ACPACPACP
Although the hotel is coming in age, it's a very well driven organization.

Beautiful architcture makes it a place you like to stay. Already when entering the grand lobby it makes you feel to be directly shipping down the Nile as its beautifully located on the top-end of an island of the Nile river.

Rooms are spacious and equipped with internet-access ($25/day)

Breakfast is available in local flavour as well as international cuisine.

The pool on the 10th floor gives great views while swimming or just relaxing in the sun.
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