Rated 4 out of 5 by Hotspur Very comfortable
I spent 7 nights at this hotel on business having been relocated away from central Cairo because of the troubles there. I was pleasantly surprised by the Meridien where the staff were friendly and the spacious room were well appointed with free internet. The only negatives were the noise of the outside traffic, as the hotel is located on a main artery road out of the city to the airport, and the St. Germain restaurant had a slightly limited menu for a 7 night stay.
December 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bazza68 Business in Cairo - A good place to stay
Cairo is a busy city 24/7 and for the most part experiences traffic congestion and the exhaust fumes which go with that. Nevertheless it is possible to get away from the hurly burly of a congested but great city. There is range of small to medium and large hotels. I stayed at the Le Meridien Heliopolis on Orouba Street, which is a fifteen minute ride from the airport and convenient for visiting places and exploring- the airport welcome and hotel shuttle bus makes transfers very easy. There is a good range of shops near by and the centre of Heliopolis is about ten minutes away on foot, where there are many restaurants well used by locals and the local shops provide a complete range of goods and services.
I came to stay at the Le Meridien by chance but have found it welcoming and the service good. It has a number of restaurants and the rooms are a good size and well furnished. The staff are helpful and attentive.
Its location makes it a good choice to explore Cairo from and the local taxis an inexpensive form of travel, if a little challenging at times.
July 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hartmut Absolutely unexcaptable
Even though we had a E-Mail-message 2 days before our arrival - at the reception we were "wellcomed" with the unfriendly answer, that there is no reservation and no room for us. Only after a very long discussion we could check in.
I never had such an experience in my whole life (and I´m 57 years old). The stuff was so unfriendly - this was also a new expierence at Starwood-Hotels for me and I hope that this will be the first and last one.
November 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by monielettra2011 reception is fine
you must take care about cleaning, that is important especially common parts not only rooms.
Bathrooms should be really cleaned, change the towels and carpets does not mean cleaning
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by May14 This hotel has seen better days, but has impoved the past 2 years
The service at breakfast has improved over the past 3 years I have used this hotel. I choose it for its proximity to the airport and the area (near Korba) of Cairo that I know well. The rooms are clean, but the airconditioning is excessively cold. The food in the restaurants is Ok but not good value for money - as in all hotels worldwide near airports. The staff are friendly.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by roregina this hotel has everything
we were surprised to see the quality of the services, the nice stuff, clean, safe..
July 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by businessTravel75 Very expensive and not for business tourist
Stayed for a few nights on a business trip to Cairo. Reception was not very focused at my arrival and was talking to some other customers while looking after my reservation.
Room were nice and clean however the overall experience failed to add the WOW factor. The swimming pool was only open from 9am to 6pm, excluding usage to a professional traveller. WIFI network in the room was somehow very weak and had to go to business room in order to get a somehow stable connection. I had two dinners at the hotel, while the one around the swimming pool was ok, the one inside the hotel MarcoPolo I think was dreadful, nothing that was served matched the menu and moreover it was very expensive considering that we were in Cairo. Last challenge was at departure where my instructions were completely ignored by the guy doing check out..
Not a hotel I will be willing to stay at in the future.
June 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andy05 This hotel is
From arrival and being met at the airport, through checkin to checkout and transfer back to the airport, hotel service was very efficient, leaving me to concentrate on the purpose of my visit without any unnecessary distractions.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by aa1972 This is a hotel I like but.....!
I stay at this hotel since many years and appreciate all the services offered. However, there are things that never improved , for example:
- Reception staff never recognize me as a regular guest ( bellman, HK and restaurant staff do recognize and greet! ... even the shop keepers do)
- upon check in I have always a new profile with no address or other details and have to ask them to use my updated one and it takes always time!
- in general there is a need to improve the attitude and skills of the reception staff!
- telephone operators gave me twice wrong information on opening times of the hair dresser and did not have information on railway connection to Alexandria when I asked. And did not offer to search and help me get the information I need!
- breakfast quality needs some improvement !
In general, I think I will come back to this hotel but hopefully things will improve!
January 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FC33 Excellent Service
I stay regularly at Le Meridien Heliopolis and can say the service and features of the hotel are very good. Airport transfers and flexibility with early check-ins and late check-outs are also features I enjoy very much as a business traveller, and the hotel staff has been very helpful in this sense.
My only remark is that the hotel should consider implementing wireless wi-fi in the rooms as well.
May 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Firat87 A very nice and comfortable hotel
The hotel met my needs during my 5 day accomodation. Staffs are friendly, services are adequate, breakfast and menus of different restaurant in the hotel are quite generous. My only problem which could not solved is the temperature of my room and my inability to change it through warmer because heating feature is not working in February when it was 25 degree outside but not inside my room.
February 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IMANYY What you need is what you get in this hotel
I have a lot to say with this hotel experience.
The staff gave me warm welcome and hospitality.
The food was great.
The room is big and clean.
Bathroom is comfort.
Very close to mid town.
very close to airport and shuttle is availble to pick me up and drop me from and to the airport.
Had an opportunity to watch wedding ceremony in egyptian culture inside the hotel during my stay.
February 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MB125 This hotel is acceptable if you know what to expect.
Great location and close to the airport. Forget the 5 star rating as it is nowhere near!
A double bed means 2 single beds, a single coffee mug in the room for 2 people, faulty kettle didn't switch off and spilled water and became dangerously hot. Tea and coffee provided but no milk.
However, the breakfast buffet was excellent.
Staff are friendly and polite but poorly trained !
September 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tiberio Complete upgrade of guest rooms, halls and kitchen.
Convinient regarding location.
Service staff is promptly available and courteous, but in the restaurant they need to learn to leave some private space to guests.
I used Internet booking which did not request if I am an Egyptian national to take advantage of the special rates. I paid full rate. I asked front disk to bring the issue to the Hotel Manager, but they did not follow through and ignored me.
I asked in three occasions the front disk to send a repairman to repair the safe in the room - I was ignored for the six night stay.
Restaurants need to be refurbished and cleaned.
Disappointing food selection, lacking healthy food selection (too much greasy, salty, weird taste, poor selection of ingredients).
Traditional Egyptian food poorly prepared and presented. There are many middle eastern traditional food that can be prepared to meet health needs (ask international chefs who proudly show it to the rest of the world).
August 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Binyat99 Excellent hotel in good location
I enjoyed my brief stay at this quiet, comfortable and clean hotel
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neri7 A very welcoming hotel
All of the staff were efficient, courteous, friendly and helpful. It was great to be met at the airport even though the flight was delayed by several hours.
My room was spacious, modern and comfortable. It was good to have a number of options of where to eat and the breakfast offered an excellent selection of European and Egyptian food.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AAMohsen This hotel is amazing
Always I enjoy my cairo stays in Le Meridien Helopolis .. even if my business was in the other side of great Cairo. The room is facilitated and comfortable, I feel myself between my family with the perfect staff, I enjoy the music at night, they are know how to make every little detail perfect.
Thanks to Le Meridien team, wish you all the best
May 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chadi Needs Improvement
The staff are very welcoming. However, the hotel surely needs renovation. In addition, the discotheque is reserved for private parties only and the animation at the bar is not everyday. Preferably to move the band performing in the lobby to be in Bar 51 or even the Discotheque. NB: nothing is mentioned about the discotheque on the website.
December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KB777 Out standing customer care
Was on a business trip and stayed there over a week.
Out standing client and customer care shown by all the staff and employees. Great stay, will recommend to business colleagues.
You could feel that the effort of the management paid off, staff well trained and up to the responsibility.
Thank you Méridien Heliopolis.
See you soon.
March 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pwbrewer Seamless
Extremely good service with the meet and greet at the airport. Exceeded all my expectations. If you are coming to Cairo, this is a must. The hotel is also very nice and is only 10 minutes away. Breakfast was wonderful. I could have used a bit more of the middle eastern salads, but, otherwise, great.
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Francis Goog enough
The hotel is good enough to stay. The room is comfortable and quite enough to relax the busy day. Just need to have variety of food.
June 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by salma Room made me feel am sleeping in the corridor
The doors of the rooms are very bad and anybody speaking in the corridors feels like he is in the room. with you. The hotel staff call eaqch other from one end of the corridor to the other and shout with no respect to people sleeping. Although the room was clean and nice, this negative thing was a deal breaker.
December 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Riyaz VALUE FOR MONEY
It was a very good experience staying here, beside there are NO ELECTRICAL PLUG's to charge your gadgets. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO THE MANAGEMENT TO DO NEEDFUL AT EARLIEST.
Breakfast was awesome and the restaurant staff was very friendly.
In short this hotel is value for money to stay near airport area.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mony77 An excellent choice nearby Heliopolis and Cairo airport
I travel a lot and tried many hotels nearby the airport..I keep coming back to le Meridien Hotel...nice, clean, well aerated and not isolated within the airport facilities..if you want an hotel in Heliopolis (Masr Algedeeda) or an hotel nearby the airport..Le Meridien is an excellent choice..
January 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Qusai One night
I spent on night in cairo for a meeting , hotel was close to the airport 15 min and close to Naser city where I had my meeting . Great option for quick vist. Weather was cold and heating was not working . This was the only problem I had. I did not have any meal there so I can not judge food.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GEORGE THIS HOTEL IS THE ONLY HOTEL I COULD STAY IN CAIRO.
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT HOTEL, I HAVE BEEN STAYING IN THIS HOTEL EVERY TIME I VISIT CAIRO FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS, THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY AND ALWAYS RUN TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MEET YOUR EXCEPECTATION. I WOULD RECOMEND THIS HOTEL FOR ANYBODY LOOKING FOR COMFORT, AND CLEAN HOTEL.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emmzo Fantastic Get away when i dont feel like driving
it was an amazing idea to take the kids during a very long weekend and rather thatn travelling out of Cairo i went to Le Merdian Helioplis, where its 5 mnts drive, yet inside we got the feeling of being on the beach. great idea if you dont feel like drivigng long distance.
August 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Franca Best hotel near city and airport
We visited this hotel already many times. We like it very much, especially because of the very friendly staff, the nice rooms and the SPG-club. It is not far away from the airport but not on the airport. We also love to see all the wedding and engagement parties.
May 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 No a good hotel at all !!
The hotel was way below expectation.
Although the location is very close to the airport, yet the service is way to low and the staff is not friendly or helpful at all.
The food quality and variety is also a major issue at this hotel.
Not recommended at all.
January 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by OneWorld Good location close to the airport but service is lacking
The hotel is centrally located with easy access to the airport, downtown Cairo and not too far from the pyramids (during non rush hour). However, the decor is dated and the staff and services are greatly lacking. The food is also not up to par.
November 8, 2012