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  • Aston100

    Hello, does anyone have first hand experience of The IC Semiramis or the Ramses Hilton?
    These are the two hotels in-scope for my circumstances.
    Would have considered the Hilton Zamalek but it sounds like it is a bit far from any transport options or anything to see/do/eat within walking distance. Also no lounge and reports of status recognition being a bit iffy – but happy to hear otherwise from anyone who has been to this hotel too.

    • This topic was modified 53 years, 5 months ago by .

    I was about to ask this exact question, so bumping the thread up.

    Did you go to Cairo in the end, @Aston100?


    Hi Pete, flights got cancelled, rebooked and cancelled again, so I’m leaving it until probably Feb 2024.
    Also, the Grand Egyptian Museum hasn’t opened yet as items are still being moved from other museums.
    So there is a risk that if you go anytime soon’ish, you’ll have the worst of it as older museums will be missing exhibits and those exhibits won’t be viewable in the GEM as that place still isn’t open.

    The Hilton Ramses sent me an email confirming that HH status privileges will apply to all 4 rooms and all 8 people (lounge access, breakfast and presumably a room upgrade), so long as we book two rooms in my name and two rooms in player 2’s name. We are Diamond and Gold respectively.

    The IC Semiramis were uninterested in any incentives for four rooms and Diamond status, plus the place looks like it needs a serious refurb going by room pictures and reviews. The IC Cairo City Allstars were almost as dismissive. The management / contact for this place also represent the Staybridge and the Holiday Inn, all in the same shopping centre complex.

    There is a Holiday Inn suites in Maadi, which unfortunately seems a bit far from the action but the place is brand new (or rather, it seems to be a new section of an existing large Holiday Inn which has been partitioned). These guys offered room upgrades and complimentary breakfast for all 4 studio suites / 8 guests that we wanted to book on points (unclear if the upgrades would have been to junior suites or ‘proper’ suites). There is a metro on the blue line a ten minute walk away.

    So if I go in Feb, I will likely book the Hilton Ramses. It has been going through a refurb in the past year so not sure if we’ll get a decent refurbished room, or end up in a construction site!
    But equally, I will consider the HI Maadi Suites. Cairo seems the sort of place where we will be out of the hotel other than to sleep.


    That is super handy, thank you! We are looking at 3 rooms going over Christmas, so hoping the museum situation will have settled.

    I was willing to spend a fair amount of points on the Marriott Mena House in Giza, but my cousin who lives in Cairo discouraged me from it, saying that there is nothing going for it apart from the view and we’d likely feel trapped, as staying in Cairo for 5nts and the neighbourhood there has little going for it.


    Hmm my post seems to have disappeared, but apparently Pete is able to see it.


    I was just thinking I’ll look crazy talking to myself!

    I suspect it’s gone into moderation? I did screenshot it to send to my party, so if it doesn’t reappear I can post that.


    Did you email with anyone in particular at the Hilton, by the way, @Aston100?


    Did you email with anyone in particular at the Hilton, by the way, @Aston100?

    Mohamed Taha
    Manager Executive Floors

    t: +20 2 3946936 | f: +20 2 25752942
    1115 Corniche El Nile I Cairo 12344 I Egypt


    Many thanks!

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