Safir Hotel Cairo5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Check in took some time till I got the room. Lobby was average size. Room was clean. Complementary Internet was not fast. Breakfast was OK. What I liked the most was the really clean bathroom, no sound from the street like other hotels in the middle of the city, fast check out, and the friendly staff.
stayed there for a 2nd time - and still satisfied. very friendly and helpful staff. lot's of care on customer satisfaction. WiFi was fast and reliable for most of the time. there is plenty of choice and variation in food for breakfast & lunch. a bar serving a beer would be an advantage. Noise: for Cairo I would say the noise level is low to moderate - there is some traffic honking - but compared to other areas in the city it is low. although AC was off, the central ventilation system made some considerable noise.
Very clean, nice location (but very crowded) and reasonably priced, really can't go wrong with Safir. Helpful staff and tend to keep to themselves which is fantastic. Breakfast was good and the pool was not so bad.
I travelled solo to Cairo as part of a larger trip and found myself feeling quite unsafe in the city, therefore I spent a lot of time in the hotel. The facilities are great, the room was large and the overall price was cheap! Obviously, this is Egypt and bottled water is vital - the hotel provided a large bottle free each day (with smaller bottles in the mini bar as well), a nice touch. The staff were helpful and the hotel was very safe - there are security barriers at the entrance. I don’t think I’ll be back in Cairo but I would recommend this hotel to anybody making the trip.
I stayed here two nights based on the majority of the Trip Advisor reviews. The room are large and the bed is very firm. The Breakfast buffet is split into two: when you exit the elevator you see before you a huge continental spread. While there are a number of signs on the walls showing the direction for the hot buffet, we missed them, until the maitre d' told us that the hot buffet was around the corner (hard right after exiting elevator). Thus, in our 23-day trip of the Middle East, this was the best buffet. There are plenty of taxis in front of the hotel, but we always ordered Uber which was less than half price. At the end of the block (exit the hotel and turn right) turn left and there is a McDonald's. Turn right, instead, and there is a Pizza Hut and Dunkin' Donuts. The hotel is about 2-3 miles on the west (Giza) side of the Nile River. The only bad thing about the hotel is the smoking. The hallways of the non-smoking floors have more smoke than the smoking floors - we checked! The first room they tried to give us appeared to have had a smoking convention stay in it for a month!! It smelled that bad. The second room (different floor) was 90% better - but the hallway still smelled bad. Of course, they said that their guests don't abide by the rules. They obviously have known about this issue for a very long time and at least should air out the rooms or spray something in the hallways (to be fair, one morning they appeared to have sprayed something in the hallways because it was 80% better). Thus, if you are really sensitive to smoke, this is not the hotel for you.
This is one of the few Cairo hotels with good ratings. They have a very good customer service. We booked a double room for two nights. We had breakfast and dinner there throughout our stay and even tried their laundry service. All the above without any issues. We tried both the Lebanese buffet and the Asian restaurant. Food was very good. Our room was clean and refreshed daily with complimentary water bottles. The only negative comment that I have to make is that smoking is allowed in the lounge making the atmosphere quite unpleasant. This is a shame for a 5 start hotel like Safir.
Stayed here for a few nights. Ambience is tired and in need of updating. It’s not a 5star. Room are large with tied large bathrooms.. It is located down a residential side street in giza. So it’s a good 20 mins out of town. Yes hotel is tired and l was booked into a smoking floor despite asking for non smoking. However, the staff more than make up for the tired hotel. The level of service they gave was A++++. I had trouble with Wifi on my I phone 6s. I just couldn’t connect whilst my friend had no issues with his iphone 7. Suspect that they need to upgrade the Wifi service. I had bad cold and the front desk manager sent me up honey and Lemmon and aspirins. That’s what l call customer service. It’s a four star but with customer service like this it’s a 5star +. The food is excellent. Breakfast and dinner are superb and very reasonably priced. It’s not a rameses Hilton but the personal customer more than compensates. If l ran hotels l would poach the front desk manger. Simply he is outstanding and l will stay there again because he valued my custom. After all, that’s all you want whEn you spend your hard earned cash. Summary. Don’t let tired rooms and location put you off. They will value your custom. And in my book well worth the recommendation.
Booked 2 executive rooms - one overlooking pool and other room had city views. Latter room was noisier but we enjoyed the city buzz. Rooms are spacious and I would rate it 3.5 - 4 star and the hotel reception areas 5 stars. Restaurant had a variety of Middle Eastern and Western breakfast options. Convenient location and taxis are always available in front of hotel but we walked around the corner of the hotel as taxi's were cheaper and we negotiated the fare upfront. We've asked reception to write the hotel address down in Arabic as many taxi drivers are unable to speak/understand English or are not familiar with the hotel's location. ATM and a private forex office are located inside hotel lobby which are open from 7:30 - 22:00 and another ATM is right in front of hotel. Few great fast food places up the road from hotel which sell quality BBQ beef skewers, grilled chicken, Lebanese food etc for cheap. Found the hotel staff friendly and helpful. Strict security control at hotel entrance as everybody and bags are scanned. Free wi-fi. Only negative was smoking which is allowed in the hotel reception areas and there is also no bar or lounge to enjoy drinks but we bought liquor at a liquor shop and consumed it in our rooms. Approx 1 hour travel time to/from airport. Pre-booked Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus online at 220 EGP one way for an aircon mini-van which is only a fraction more than a car (EGP 200). They offer an efficient service and it is far more convenient than the normal taxis after a long overnight flight.
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).
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Al Duqqi, Safir Hotel Cairo is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Cairo Tower and Egyptian Museum. This 284-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Located centrally in Giza, it's also close to Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Art.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy dining at Asia Boutique, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the 3 coffee shops/cafés.
The 284 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and hair dryers. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.
Guests staying at Safir Hotel Cairo enjoy an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Parking is USD 5.00 per day (USD 5.00 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle during limited hours for USD 40.00 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 483 reviews