Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence
At a Glance
The Four Seasons is not only well located for the shops and restaurants of downtown Cairo, but is offers easy access to some of the world's most renowned heritage sights
The hotel is located in the First Residence complex which offers high-end shops and services
If you are travelling with children then the Four Seasons has one of the best Kids Clubs in the city
The First Residence is located right next to Giza Zoo and the Orman Botanical Garden - the largest green space in Cairo
One of the most glamorous hotels in the heart of Cairo
Best time to Visit
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Egypt enjoys a mild climate, making it a good year round destination. However, temperatures increase as you travel due south. Cairo can be chilly between December and February, and very hot between June and September. But the heat in Egypt is made bearable by the northerly breeze that leads to a drop in temperature at night. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt occur between May and October, and are accompanied by extremely low humidity. The best time to visit Cairo is in the cooler months between November and March
Cairo has long-standing populations of major religious groups and past colonial powers, so it’s possible to find celebrations for most every major holiday. Islam, however, is the prevailing force here, and the month of Ramadan is one of the most pronounced Islamic holidays. It happens in July or August, and during this time, some shops and restaurants may stay closed during the daytime fast.
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The luxurious Four Seasons First Residence is perfectly situated on the Giza side of Cairo, not too far from the iconic pyramids. The majestic rooms, facilities and service are of an exceptional standard and have views towards the Nile or the Pyramids.
Dating back 5,000 years, Cairo is Africa's largest city, with a population of 18 million people sprawled across the city on either side of the Nile. The immense diversity within Cairo is staggering, with ancient monuments and modern skyscrapers standing side by side. The Four Seasons First Residence is ideally located to take in all of this, its west bank position on the Giza side of the Nile allows views of the Great Pyramids from the heart of the city's buzzing financial district.
Located in a 20-storey tower, The Four Seasons First Residence has 269 guest rooms including 43 suites with views over the Nile, pool, the zoological gardens and the pyramids. All of the spacious rooms are decorated in soothing hues of gold, red and green with majestic empire-style furnishings and luxurious marble bathrooms. The rooms are classically styled, immensely luxurious and have every amenity that one could wish for.
Although Cairo has some world class dining, the three restaurants at the hotel are excellent and offer guests a range of the finest cuisine from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. There is also a relaxed tea lounge and an atmospheric library bar with everything from cognac and cigars to sushi on offer. Like all aspects of the hotel, wherever you choose to dine, the settings are exquisite and the service second to none.
When not out exploring Cairo, the Four Seasons has two swimming pools, a fabulous spa and wellness centre with gym, a kids club and can arrange golf, tennis, sailing and horse riding off site.
The Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence has 269 guest rooms, including 226 rooms and 43 spacious suites. Rooms have views either of the Nile or towards the Giza zoological gardens and the Pyramids. Rooms measure up to 58sq.metres in size, with marble bathrooms containing large showers and baths. The five suite types range from the Four Seasons Executive Suite up to the magnificent Royal Suite.
Four Seasons are renowned for their excellent service and facilities for families and children are greeted with their own bathrobes, toiletries and amenities in the room. There are children's menus in the restaurants and equipment such as cots, highchairs, pushchairs, bottle warmers, nappies, wipes and baby bath products are all available on a complimentary basis as are games, colouring books, DVDs etc. There is a children's swimming pool and babysitting is available on request. The Four Seasons First Residence is the only hotel in Cairo with a kids club, accommodating children from the age of four (children under four would need to be accompanied by a parent or babysitter).
Fabulous food is served in stunning settings at Aura, Lai Thai and Seasons which serve Lebanese, Thai and Italian cuisine respectively. The Tea Lounge is a great place for light meals and the Library Bar serves sushi and is a cosy setting for a cocktail overlooking the Nile. The hotel has two open-air swimming pools (one for children) and there are two fully equipped gyms at the state of the art wellness centre (one mixed, one women only) which is also home to Swedish saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and an indulgent spa with numerous holistic treatments designed to relax and revive.
Within the hotel, enjoying the swimming pools, fitness facilities and spa are a great way to spend a day and for those wanting to relax, board games, CDs, DVDs and play station games (and equipment) can be borrowed. Excursions with superb guides can be arranged to Cairo's many historical sights and golf, horse riding tennis and sailing on The Nile can all be arranged by the activity concierge.
Clare Monro (Staff)
This hotel is classically Four Seasons in style, quite traditional and very high quality. Personally, I would recommend rooms with Pyramid and Botanical Garden views rather than Nile views as there is a Four Seasons apartment block between the hotel and the river. The service is very good and it is well-located to get to both old Cairo, Downtown and the Pyramids. Great for families as it's the only hotel in Cairo with a kids club, and there are interconnecting rooms.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
A wonderful city hotel. Rooms have views of the either the botanical gardens and the pyramids in the distance or the River Nile. This is a good option for families as it does have a children's club - the only hotel in Cairo which does.
Kerry Willmer (Staff)
After a hectic day of sightseeing in busy Cairo the Four Seasons is a luxury haven to come back too. The rooms are a good size and have lovely big marble bathrooms. The location is right on the Nile so it is worth opting for a room with a view.
Abu Simbel's Colossal Temple
Often considered the most impressive monument in Egypt after the Great Pyramids, visit the colossus temple of Ramses II, set by Lake Nasser. The four breathtaking statues in front of the temple are spectacular examples of ancient Egyptian art.
Alexandria City Tour
One of the most significant cities of the ancient world, Alexandria is known as 'The Pearl of Mediterranean' with charming sights including Catacombs, Royal Jewelry Museum, Citadel of Qaitbay, Pompey's Pillar and Kom El Dekka.
Camel Ride at the Pyramids
Ride a camel with a view of the Pyramids of Giza as they would have done in Ancient Egyptian times, and trace the footprints of pharaohs.
Cave Church in Mokattam
See a different side of Cairo as you head to the Cave Church at Mokattam in southeastern Cairo.
Wander through the streets of Coptic Cairo, visiting key highlights such as The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, and if time permits, Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Today you will visit the Dahshour Pyramids. These lesser-known pyramids provide wonderful opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Egypt with less crowd than usual.
The Egyptian Museum is home to a plethora of ancient treasures exhibiting the very best of Egyptian antiquities.
Egyptian Museum without the Crowd
An exclusive private visit to see the relics of Egyptian Museum before the museum opens to the public.
Gayer Anderson Museum
An insightful visit to Gayer Anderson Museum features impressive Islamic artefacts and Persian-styled decorations into the ancient residences of Beit el-Kiridiliya and Beit Amna Bent Salim.
Discover the romance of Islamic Cairo as you navigate from Citadel of Salah-el-Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque to an astounding city view from Ibn Tulun Mosque's minaret.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Feel the vibrant Khan-el-Khalili bazaar with its labryinth-like souks.
Library of Alexandria
Designed by a Norwegian architecture, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a feat of modern engineering in attempt to revive the Great Library of Alexandria which was lost in antiquity.
Built by Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik with a blend of European Art Nouveau, Rococo and Islamic architectural styles, the Manial Palace features intricately ornate facade and rooms.
Visit Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, as well as the great Colossus of Ramses II.
Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum
Experience real mummies at the Egyptian Museum and see how effective the ancient mummification process was.
Pyramids & Sphinx
This trip to Giza brings you to none other than the iconic Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza.
Pyramids Sunrise without the Crowd
An exclusive experience to experience the world's greatest wonder without the crowd. An Egyptologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, Dr. Zahi Hawass, will provide an insightful 1-hour lecture.
Sail Aswan by Felucca
Sail the Nile by felucca passing through sights such as Agha Khan Mausoleum, Kitchener's Island and ending at Elephantine Island, where you will enjoy afternoon tea with a view.
You will head to Sakkara, the ancient burial ground, as well as the Pyramid of Djoser. You will go inside the Unas Pyramid, which is among the finest in the area and we will make a visit to a secret tomb.
Sound & Light Show at the Giza Pyramids
The Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza is an hour-long show taking you back to the days of the Pharaohs in one of the most iconic locations in the world.
Temple of Philae
The Temple of Philae is a superb temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis.
Take in the impressively gigantic Unfinished Obelisk.
Location & directions
The Four Seasons First Residence is located in Giza, a historic Cairo suburb on the West bank of the Nile. The Hotel is in the heart of the financial district in downtown Cairo.
How to get there
Cairo International Airport serves 52 airlines and is 25 kilometres (16 miles) northeast of the centre of Cairo. Transportation to and from the airport is available using the limousine services provided by the Hotel.
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