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Cairo - Fairmont Nile City

Like the city itself, Fairmont Nile City offers a delightful series of contrasts. Equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the needs of the discerning traveller, the hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings. With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River, and views of the Pyramids in the distance, Cairo’s natural beauty and ancient history are always in sight. Added to this panoply of wonders are special features such as culinary adventures at the city’s finest restaurants, a chance to bask in the sunshine or under the stars at our unique rooftop poolside sky bar, and truly indulgent, full-service treatments at our Willow Stream Spa—all ensuring that each and every visit to Fairmont Nile City, Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent.  Art Deco and contemporary design combine to provide timeless elegance and refinement, as reflected throughout our 566 guest rooms and suites. All guest rooms feature generous comfort and are complemented by stunning views of the city or the Nile River.

Cairo - Mena House Hotel

Under the shadow of the Great Pyramid lies Mena House , Egypt's most luxurious and historical hotel. Built originally as a hunting lodge for the King of Egypt, it was meticulously renovated by the Oberoi Group. The hotel combines the best of the old and the new with its beautiful arabesque Islamic design inlaid with mother of pearl, handcrafted mosaic tiles, exquisitely carved brassbound wood doors, original works of art and magnificent antiquities. And while it has been serving guests since 1869, it has all the modern comforts and conveniences of a luxury Hotel. Set in 40 acres of jasmine scented gardens with the pyramids towering above, Mena House has 523 rooms and suites in the Palace and Garden wing and cabana style rooms by the swimming pool. The hotel has great facilities, including fabulous restaurants, a casino, tennis courts, swimming pools, golf course, and conference centres.

Cairo - Cairo Marriott Hotel

Located in the heart of Cairo in an exotic garden setting incorporating a 19th century palace on an island in the Nile River in downtown Cairo, and 15 minutes away from Giza pyramids; the Egyptian museum is just 5 minutes away. The hotel is an oasis of peace, a perfect place to unwind, to conduct business and to receive royal Marriott service in an exquisite palatial setting in the historical city of Cairo.  Newly renovated guestrooms & suites feature luxury modern amenities and stunning views over Cairo, the Nile River and the wonderful garden from most rooms.


Cairo - Four Seasons First Residence

The Four Seasons Hotel at the First Residence is billed as Cairo's only hotel with dramatic views of both the Nile and Great Pyramids of Giza, while only moments from downtown. The Four Seasons is an integral part of Cairo's most prestigious residential, shopping and casino complex. The 273 luxurious rooms and suites, the most spacious in the city, are classically styled with eclectic touches and 21st-century amenities. Facilities:  Main Pool - Located on the fourth floor, this open-air pool sits on top of the podium that links the hotel and residential towers. The podium also houses the shopping mall.  Spa - The Spa and Wellness Centre cares for the whole person, bringing together the physical and spiritual senses to promote a feeling of total health. Spa amenities include: Individual private lockers with bathrobes, towels and slippers.  Complimentary use of sportswear, Safety deposit boxes, Complimentary mineral water and fresh apples, Complimentary tea and decaffeinated coffee (6:00 am to 10:00 am) and Magazines and newspapers.

Luxor - Sheraton Luxor

The Sheraton Luxor Resort enjoys the most prominent location right on the banks of the Nile, and within walking distance of the Luxor Temple. Ideally situated in the city centre, and only ten minutes from Luxor airport, its distinct location makes it the ideal base from which to explore the magnificent treasures of Luxor city.  Built on eight acres of land with shady palm trees on one side, and the Nile on the other, the hotel boasts a total of 300 guest rooms and suites. Integrating in its garden paradise, crescent shaped bazaars and 92 rooms set in 14 chalets marvellously designed with a mystical charm of the Orient.

Luxor - Old Winter Palace Hotel

Not far from the temples of Luxor and Karnak is the colonial style Old Winter Palace that stands amidst lovely gardens on the banks of the River Nile.  Built in 1886 as a haunt for the English nobility, the style of this charming Victorian hotel is more English than traditional Egyptian. A magnet for notable guests, it was here that the archaeologist Howard Carter was staying when he unearthed the tomb of Tutankahmun and its fabulous contents. Renovated in 1994, the hotel is supremely comfortable, vaunting every modern amenity without relinquishing its original character and fine atmosphere. Antiques, oil paintings and grand chandeliers abound whilst each high ceiling bedrooms are individually decorated to be as welcoming as possible. Service is friendly and efficient and the emphasis of the entire hotel is geared to warmth and hospitality. The elegant and formal ‘1886’ is one of Egypt’s most famous restaurants and is one of five in the hotel. Surrounded by gardens renowned for their tropical beauty, the hotel also has a large outdoor pool.   Each guest room is different, with high ceilings, beautiful fixtures, as well as all the modern amenities and comforts.

Aswan - Movenpick

The Elephantine Island Resort Aswan is a modern hotel set among gardens by the River Nile, two kilometres from the Tombs of the Nobles. The 235 bright guestrooms feature Nubian-style decor and open onto balconies. Amenities include satellite television, dial-up Internet connections, direct-dial phones, minibars, blackout drapes and rollaway beds. Bathrooms include telephones, shower/tub combinations and makeup mirrors. Guests can soak up the sun by the outdoor pool, and enjoy barbecues, refreshing drinks and Moevenpick ice cream at the poolside bar. The onsite spa centre offers a sauna, Turkish steam room, and jetted tub, and guests can indulge in massage treatments and sandpit therapy. Children will be kept busy at the playground and splash pool, and a range of activities are available at the kids' club. The Tower Bar, situated on the 13th floor, offers drinks and panoramic views of the islands and Aswan. Diners can head for the Orangerie restaurant, which serves International and local dishes, while the La Perla serves Traditional Italian dishes in a Mediterranean-style setting. The hotel also offers table tennis, a floodlit tennis court, a shopping arcade and a bank.

Aswan - Old Cataract Hotel

Built in the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile River opposite Elephantine Island, the hotel is majestically positioned on an outcrop of pink granite overlooking the Nile. It opened its doors in 1889 and has become a legendary name in hospitality. Set amidst the relaxing atmosphere of the Cataract Gardens, this hotel offers comfortable accommodations for a relaxing holiday or business trip. It is ideally situated for visitors to the area and has a welcoming atmosphere with friendly and hospitable service. The hotel has excellent facilities and has been recently renovated.

At Exotic Destinations we are very particular about selecting hotels that fit into our Unique, Boutique, & Luxury mantra.  You will not find many (if any) big hotel chains here, just fantastic properties that have great locations, a local flavour, and will add something special to your holiday.   We have stayed at each of these hotels, and feel confident in recommending them over and over again.   The hotels listed here are a selection of some of our favourites, but we like to keep a few hidden gems up our sleeves too, so this is not a ‘finite’ listing.

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