Safir Hotel Cairo5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We booked a good deal here through Booking.com. I think it was suitable and met our needs. The breakfast in the morning was very good and had a wide variety of options. The location is good, easy to get a cab to anywhere. The pool and kids play area is very nice. Our room was big enough for what we needed and comfortable, although we had to take two twin beds as a married couple. We arrived very early (like 9 AM), and they had rooms to accommodate us which was nice. We would stay here again.
I'm just ending my second stay at the Safir this year. I have found it to be a very quiet hotel, reasonably priced, and near to where I have needed to work (GOVS, the veterinary services center; the Ministry of Agriculture; and the FAO). There are OK restaurants in the hotel, as well as one next door (Jupiter). There is a very busy street with all sorts of food and shops one block away. It is not too far from the museum, and the airport and the pyramids are about 20km away. [As an aside: GET A GUIDE TO GO TO THE PYRAMIDS AT GIZA! I have gone there with a guide (delightful) and without (dreadful)]. As a bonus, the Safir has been reasonable with weird midnight to 2:00am check-outs (for weird 2:00 to 4:00am flights, which is another story).
I stayed at the Safir hotel with my two kids, husband and in-laws. We had two rooms which was fairly big. Lots of room for our bags and kids to run around. It was very safe. They have a metal detector and scanners for your bags. The lobby was very new and they have nice restaurants as well. The rooms were not as new and I was a little disappointed. Staff was very friendly. My kids would dirty the bed sheets everyday and staff did not have a problem with changing them.
They tried to overcharge us. We saw the price online, yet walked in because some friends advised us we would get a better price if we booked directly there. The online price was 80euro per double room (including tax & service charge) and they asked for 140euro per room! Ridiculous. We used the lobby's internet and obviously booked online. The receptionist wasn't very happy about that. No one helped us with our suitcases, even though we were 6 people with stuff directly from the airport. They claim to have free wifi, but it's a lie. It is free only for 500MB or something. Then they charge you. The lobby was great but the rooms need some serious renovation. Breakfast.. OK but not what I'd expect from a 5star hotel. The bathrooms could use some maintenance as well. I wouldn't recommend this hotel, especially for what it claims to be. For a 3 star, it would be great.
Great location, pleasant room, and helpful staff. The pool side rooms are quieter than the street side ones. The single bed room had the bed next to the balcony door and a couch. The breakfast was delicious but the hot buffet was in a hidden area which I could have missed. I loved the oriental music played in the elevators and the lively lobby. The only drawback was the poor WiFi I had in my room. I recommend this hotel.
All in all I have had a nice stay at this central hotel in Al Duqqi/Dokki. The service has mostly been good and the hotel is clean with a nice pool area where my group has spent time every night and have eaten lunch. The food has been tasty and although the service was a bit understaffed that didn't cause too much distress due to the relaxing atmosphere. The room I got was nice and mostly clean apart from the metal button on the toilet which had turned green with corrosion (I suppose). The biggest minus came on the last day when one of the girls in my party was left outside the hotel due to her cab not coming. She was nervous about negotiating the fare with the local taxis, which I can understand as they sometimes can be a bit pushy. The respons from the hotel staff was that she would have to deal with it herself, which I find unacceptable for a five star hotel. I had to run down to assist her with the taxi driver myself, although I am sure the doorman would only have to spend a couple of minutes arranging it. I am not saying this is unforgivable as mistakes can happen, however it is not good when a guest makes such a simple request to simply be turned away. For my own part I would like to say that the lady at the front desk was particularly helpful when my laundry was delayed. Thanks to her I got my suit in time for the wedding party I was attending. In regards to the alcohol policy, it really didn't bother me much due to a nice selection of mocktails and juices. There are other places in Cairo to enjoy a drink if that suits ones needs. Beat regards Raymond
Thank you so much this place is really magnificent and very cozy ❤️And special thanks to mr ayman fawzy for his welcoming u guys take 10/10 in terms of food,cleanliness and hospitality will be back very soon
The Hotel is clean . The food in restaurant is delicious.. the hotel is located near cairo University.. they have amazing rooms and pool . The place is quit and calm for relaxing in weekends . This hotel is one of best choices for tourists.
This is a hotel only for conservative Muslims from the Gulf. No alcohol. If you are from a liberal Western country do not stay here. But if you wear the niqab this is your place. The staff are nice but the hotel is horrible for westerners.
Feels like home. Super friendly and helpful staff. Cosy decoration. Nice heated pool. Nice spa. Nicely located. Wide variety of delicious food served. Mostly busy and yet comfy. Lower levels at the pool are noisy. View is poor. I most recommend for families, business and couples too.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 471 reviews