Conrad Cairo has great views of the river and delicious food. Here’s how to enjoy your stay – and the best places to eat.
With its facade jutting out from the rows of skyscrapers along the corniche, the Conrad Cairo is a downtown landmark.
Past the front doors, there’s a twirly fountain, indoor palm trees and a swirling staircase in the spacious reception area. The clerks do check-ins from a counter lined with paintings of the Nile River.
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Many rooms overlook the Nile River on the left, with its waterfront villas and restaurants lining the riverbank.
On the right are skyscrapers and the bustling streets and mechanic shops of the working-class neighborhood of Boulaq.
These balcony views are perfect to enjoy the cool evening breeze with a coffee.
The Conrad has earned good reviews for its panoramic Nile views. And the shimmering river is visible from most rooms and from the breakfast buffet.
Conrad Cairo restaurants
There are six different restaurants and lounges at the Conrad.
Kamala is a cozy South-East Asian eatery with a dark wood decor and pops of fuchsia. It has an elegant yet intimate feel and serves up Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian dishes.
The Vietnamese rice paper rolls are fresh with subtle flavors and a hint of spice. The Malaysian classic salmon sambal (salmon wrapped in banana leaves) is brilliant with bursts of ginger, tomatoes and enough heat to tease the tongue.
Solana Restaurant serves the hotel’s breakfast buffet: a delectable smorgasbord of American classics like pancakes and oriental favourites like hummus. There are plenty of sunny views of the Nile outside the tall windows.
The Oak Grill Restaurant is an elegant option for dinner.
The tiger prawn ravioli, with roasted red bell pepper and rocket leaf coulis, are creamy and rich. The main of sea bream fillet is juicy and flavorful. For dessert, the creme brulee is nicely done with forest berries on the side.
Jayda Nile Terrace is a shisha lounge in the evening. The crowd is into their water pipes and the place is a cozy spot to take in more Nile views.
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Stage One draws a sleekly-dressed party crowd for cocktails and pounding music with the Nile waters sparkling outside.
The Stage One Martini is the bartender’s specialty: a sweet and spicy concoction of vodka with hibiscus, cranberry juice, sparkling wine and cinnamon infusion.
The swimming pool
The swimming pool at the Conrad is filled with greenery and sweeping Nile views.
Children take swim lessons and families relax in lounge chairs. It’s quiet and laid-back, even if you can still hear the surrounding bustling neighborhood.
Ramadan at the Conrad
The Conrad is a great spot to spend leisurely summer Ramadan nights.
There’s an iftar buffet complete with all the classics and an array of traditional Ramadan drinks.
Shisha and live music make it a comfortable lounge to spend an unhurried evening.
Cooks serve up favorite street food classics like grilled corn – just for the holidays.