Fairmont Towers

Cairo, Egypt

At a Glance

  • Located only ten minutes from the airport, Fairmont Towers is ideal for late or early flights

  • As Fairmont Towers is connected to Fairmont Heliopolis, there is a very wide range of dining options, from sushi to Lebanese to Indian cuisine

  • The hotel's Signature Rooms entitle guests to lounge access, a separate check-in and butler service

  • Having the largest hotel lobby in Cairo gives the main area a bright and buzzy atmosphere

  • Fairmont Towers is newer than Fairmont Heliopolis with more spacious rooms, which is why we recommend it over the older hotel

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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 vacation. Islam, however, is the prevailing force here, and the month of Ramadan is one of the most pronounced Islamic vacations. 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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Insider's View

The Fuze Bar is open 24 hours a day so no matter how late your flight gets in, there is always a drink available!

With the huge range of dining options, including Mexican, sushi and Indian, there is something for everyone

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Fairmont Towers or take a look at our itineraries to Cairo

Description

Fairmont Towers is a smart city hotel with contemporary design and a large light-filled lobby located in the neighborhood of Heliopolis, close to Cairo Airport, making it the ideal location to stop over between an international and a domestic flight.

Fairmont Towers is located in Heliopolis, known as New Cairo in Arabic, the neighborhood close to the airport with a large number of embassies and diplomats living in the area making it cosmopolitan and upscale. There is a number of high-end shops and cinemas nearby, as well as the architecturally interesting Baron's Palace.

Fairmont Towers was opened in 2008 to join the Fairmont Heliopolis, which used to be a Sheraton. The two hotels are joined through the lobby making it an enormous space with a good atmosphere and between the two properties there are 15 dining options, while the lobby's bar is open 24 hours. The atrium is furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding it with light, and has a circle of palm trees in the middle giving it a modern twist.

The Fairmont consists of five floors, three of which contain Deluxe Rooms which are contemporary in design and very spacious at 50sq.meters. The top two floors of Fairmont Towers contain the more exclusive Signature Rooms. These are more traditional in style, yet they are the same size as the Deluxe Rooms however, they have a separate check-in desk, access to the Signature Lounge and butler service. Butler service is available 24 hours a day and offers highly personalized service.

The hotel has good facilities and shares those of the Fairmont Heliopolis next door meaning that there is a total of four swimming pools including one for children, three clay tennis courts with an instructor, two air-conditioned squash courts with an instructor, a volleyball court and a fully-equipped fitness center with a sauna and a steam room.

Fairmont Towers has a wide range of dining options, offering a total of 15 outlets to cater to every taste. The selection includes Thai, Indian and Lebanese, as well as the Egyptian Night restaurant which is outside offering traditional and local food, as well as a belly dancer. Every restaurant has a chef from the country of the cuisine's origin making it as authentic as possible.

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Accommodation

The hotel is contemporary in style with five floors of accommodation, and rooms overlook either the light-filled atrium or the garden. Bathrooms contain both a bath and a stand-alone shower.

The first three floors consist of Deluxe Rooms which are more modern, while the top two floors contain the Signature Rooms.

The Signature Rooms are quite classical in style with polished wood and traditional artwork, yet they are still very sleek. They entitle guests to lounge access where drinks and refreshments are served throughout the day and happy hour runs from 5pm to 9pm. Guests staying in these rooms also have butler service and a separate check-in for a more exclusive experience.

The Suites have spacious bedrooms and separate sitting rooms and are separated into three categories: Fairmont Suites, Tower Suites and Presidential Suites.

Deluxe Room

Contemporary in design with splashes of bright color, the Fairmont Deluxe Rooms are spacious at 50 sq.meters and are available with both king and twin beds.

Signature Room

Located on the fourth and fifth floors of the hotel, the Signature Rooms offer guests a more exclusive experience with a separate check-in desk, lounge access and butler service. They are more traditional in style yet elegant. The rooms are spacious at 50sq.meters in size.

Childcare

There is a kids club for children from the age of 5 to 12 years, and also an open-air playground for children from age 4 to 12 years. The hotel has interconnecting rooms. Babysitting is available and needs to be booked at least 24 hours in advance through the concierge. There is a Friday Family Brunch which includes face painting, arts and crafts, and Playstation. Children aged 5 years and under eat for free from the children's menu and children aged 6 to 11 years eat for half price from the regular menu.

Services

Complimentary wifi throughout the hotel.

Butler service available for Signature Rooms. Signature Lounge for Signature Rooms serving breakfast in the morning, drinks and snacks throughout the day, and happy hour running from 5pm to 8pm.

Facilities

As Fairmont Towers is joined to Fairmont Heliopolis, there is a wide range of dining options totalling 15 outlets. Guests can sample Lebanese, Egyptian, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Indian cuisines, as well as pizza or sushi. Fuze Bar is open in the lobby 24 hours a day, and there is also the Oriental Cafe which offers shisha next to the pool. The main restaurant, Aqua e Luce, has an open kitchen so guests can see their food being prepared.

Facilities include three clay tennis courts and two air-conditioned squash courts at both of which an instructor is available if booked in advance. There is also a volleyball court. Fairmont Towers has one swimming pool and Fairmont Heliopolis has three swimming pools, one of which is for children. There is also a health and fitness center Jacuzzis, saunas and a state-of-the-art gym.

Activities

Tennis, squash and a gym are available. The hotel is within easy reach of Downtown Cairo and the Egyptian Museum, and Old Cairo where the Khan el Khalili bazaar is located, as well as some of the oldest mosques and most fascinating churches. It is also within reach of the Pyramids of Giza.

Reviews

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Clare Monro (Staff)

The Fairmont Towers in Heliopolis was a very pleasant surprise! For what is essentially an airport hotel, it is very smart and sleek. I actually preferred the decor of the Deluxe Rooms to that of the Signature Rooms, but of course with the Signature Rooms you get the extras like the lounge, separate check-in and butler service. I was also gobsmacked by the number of restaurants and bars, so there is literally something for everyone! Also being next door to the Fairmont Heliopolis (definitely not as nice in terms of accommodation but great facilities) means that you have access to more pools and the health club.

Experiences

  • 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: Past & Present

    Built by Alexander the great in 331BC, Alexandria is one of the most significant cities of the ancient world. Today, it's known as 'The Pearl of Mediterranean' with charming sights including Citadel of Qaitbay, Abu El Abbas Mosque and Pompey's Pillar.

  • Aswan Tour with Felucca Experience

    Sail the Nile by felucca to Agha Khan Mausoleum, Elephantine Island, where you will enjoy afternoon tea with a view. Also enjoy an exploration of the Temple of Philae.

  • Coffee in Khan El Khalili

    Take the weight off your feet amongst shopkeepers and pedlars at Khan El Khalili with a Turkish coffee. Small, thick and very strong this hot drink is certainly an acquired taste but will give you an authentic feel for Egypt and a definite buzz.

  • Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo

    The Egyptian Museum is home to a plethora of ancient treasures exhibiting the very best of Egyptian antiquities. Wander through the streets of Coptic Cairo, visiting key highlights such as The Hanging Church and Abu Serga.

  • Egyptian Museum without the Crowd

    An exclusive private visit to see the relics of Egyptian Museum before the museum opens to the public.

  • Exclusive Visit to Grand Egyptian Museum

    Today, visit the Grand Egyptian Museum. Expected to open in 2019, our exclusive experience allows you a peek into Egypt’s largest museum and world's largest archaeological museum.

  • Islamic Cairo & Khan El Khalili

    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. Feel the vibrant Khan-el-Khalili bazaar with its labryinth-like souks.

  • Memphis, Sakkara and the Pyramids

    Visit Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, before heading to Sakkara, the ancient burial ground. Continue to Giza to visit the 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.

  • Pyramids, Sphinx & Memphis

    Visit Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, before heading to Sakkara, the ancient burial ground, as well as the Pyramid of Djoser. Continue to Giza to visit the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza. Conclude the day with a sound and light show.

  • Temple of Philae

    The Temple of Philae is a superb temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Vacation Ideas

  • Luxury Adventure in Egypt's Western Desert

    Cairo, Siwa & Great Sand Sea

    from $3700 pp 7 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Original Egypt

    Cairo & MS Mayfair Cruise

    from $1700 pp 8 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Slowly Down the Nile on the Oberoi Zahra

    Cairo & Oberoi Zahra Cruise

    from $4500 pp 11 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Cairo, Egypt

Fairmont Towers is located on Orouba Road in Cairo, just ten minutes from Cairo Airport in the neighborhood of Heliopolis. Depending on traffic, it would take about an hour and a quarter to reach the Pyramids of Giza, half an hour to Downtown Cairo and the Egyptian Museum, and 45 minutes to Old Cairo and the Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

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