Best hotels & accommodations in Cairo

We list the best hotels in Cairo as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.


Best budget hotel in Cairo: Jimmy Pyramids View Inn

Best boutique hotel in Cairo: Steigenberger El Tahrir

Best luxury hotel in Cairo: Four Seasons Nile Plaza

Best hostel in Cairo: Holy Sheet Hostel

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  • 4.3 Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

    Four Seasons Hotel Nile Plaza, Cairo


    “The moment you set foot in Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, you’ll be captivated by its lush surroundings and elegant vibes. The fusion of modern-age luxury and panoramic Nile views of the ancient city is a once-in-a-lifetime ambiance worth waking up to.”

  • 4.3 Marriott Mena House

    The Marriott Mena House, Cairo

    Lonely Planet

    “Built in 1869 as Khedive Ismail’s hunting lodge, Mena House dazzles with intricate gold decoration and air that perpetually smells of jasmine. The grandest palace-wing rooms are borderline-kitschy Arabian Nights style, but the view of the Great Pyramid filling your window is a treat.”

  • 4.5 Steigenberger El Tahrir

    Steigenberger El Tahir Hotel, Cairo

    Lonely Planet

    “This sophisticated customer has been shaking up the Downtown hotel scene since it opened in early 2017. From the vast, modern minimalist lobby with casual bar to the spacious, contemporary styled rooms, the Steigenberger is a soothing oasis right in the heart of the city.”

  • 4.0 Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

    Sofitel Nile El Gezirah, Cairo


    “The circular tower has been gracing the Cairo skyline for well over two decades, but the interiors here have been brought up to date, and the hotel has reemerged as a must-visit place among expats and visitors for its bars and restaurants. Contemporary luxury and understated style are the watchwords for the public areas. Rooms are decorated with cool neutral shades and pale pastels.”

  • 4.1 Fairmont Nile City Cairo

    Fairmont Nile City, Cairo


    “Standing between two towering office blocks overlooking the Nile, this luxury hotel will appeal to both business and leisure travelers. The interior design looks to the early 20th century for its inspiration; to balance the yin and yang, there are two different color schemes for the rooms—a rich black and gold, contrasting with cool ivories and natural tones.”

  • 4.3 Le Riad de Charme Hotel

    Le Riad Hotel de Charme, Cairo


    “The interior design is influenced by the great Islamic art and architecture in the surrounding historical streets and makes a wonderful homey oasis in which to envelope yourself after a dusty day’s sightseeing. Suites are very well equipped, including a laptop for your use during your stay.”

  • 4.3 The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo

    The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo


    “An elegant blend of classic-meets-contemporary, The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo gives you an Egyptian experience in the land of the pharaohs. The lobby’s modern décor with a traditional twist — from ancient Egyptian touches to Islamic arabesque details — sets the stage for an authentic, luxurious stay.”


What are the best areas to stay in Cairo?

The best areas to stay in Cairo are: Downtown, Giza, Zamalek, New Cairo or El Gamaleya. Please read our extensive guide about where to stay in Cairo. It offers a great overview about each area, including the museums, attractions and other things, as well as the best place to stay in each area.

What is the best cheap hotel in Cairo?

If you are on the hunt for an affordable hotel, then you should consider reserving Jimmy Pyramids View Inn. It is a great option for those on a budget, as it provides good value for your money. Additionally, the hotel is in a great location, and professional travelers have given it their approval. Guests who have stayed at the hotel have also shared positive reviews. Need more tips? Check our shortlist of the best budget hotels in Cairo.

What is the best boutique hotel in Cairo?

If you fancy a bit of extravagance but prefer to stay away from the well-known chain hotels, then the Steigenberger El Tahrir in Cairo is an excellent option for you. This hotel has been very well-reviewed by travelers and experts alike. For more information on other cool hotels, take a look at our list of the best boutique hotels in Cairo.

What is the best 5-star hotel in Cairo?

If cost is not an issue, Four Seasons Nile Plaza is a great option for those seeking a luxurious hotel in Cairo. This establishment offers magnificent customer service, is situated in an ideal location, and has garnered high reviews from customers and travel experts alike. To discover more 5-star hotels, take a look at our selection of the top luxury hotels in Cairo.

What is the best hostel in Cairo?

If you're searching for a well-priced private room or comfy dorm in Cairo, Holy Sheet Hostel is worth a look. The hostel has been highly praised by backpackers. Additionally, we have compiled a shortlist of the finest hostels in Cairo based on thousands of reviews from backpackers.

How much does it cost to stay in a Cairo hotel?

For 3-star hotels, the average rate is around $70 per night. If you're looking for a 4-star hotel, then the rates are around $130 per night. The average rate for a 5-star hotel in Cairo is around $300 per night.

Which hotel in Cairo serves great breakfast?

Try Pyramids Planet Hotel if you’re looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Cairo. It has excellent guest review ratings for its breakfast.

What is the most romantic hotel in Cairo?

When it comes to planning a romantic getaway, there is nothing more important than choosing a cozy hotel. We recommend Kemet Boutique Hotel if you want to make your stay in Cairo truly memorable.

What are the best things to do in Cairo?

There are a lot of things to do in Cairo and the surrounding areas, including day trips, attractions, museums, sightseeing tours and many other activities. Here’s our list of 3 things you should definitely do when you’re in Cairo:

Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment
Enjoy a relaxing night out as you cruise down the Nile River while savoring an open buffet dinner. Watch belly dancers as they perform to classic Arabic songs along with a Tanoura show. Price: $30. More info.

Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour
Discover some of Egypt's greatest antiquities on a private or shared tour of Giza Pyramids and Sphinx from Cairo. Explore the less-visited pyramids of Saqqara and Memphis with an Egyptologist guide. Price: $53. More info.

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour
Journey through Alexandria city and walk along the Egyptian pathways. Make your way to the Roman theater of Kom El-Deka, the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Roman triclinium, and the Pompey's Pillar with this full-day tour from Cairo. Price: $73. More info.

More things to do in Cairo

About Cairo

Cairo, the enchanting capital of Egypt, attracts many people to its lively city filled with Middle-Eastern culture and ancient mysteries. As one of the largest cities in the world, ranking at number 19 with a total population in excess of 16 million people, Cairo is known for its bustling business districts as well as its famous historical monuments and past.

Home to one of the Seventh Wonders of the Ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Giza, are located just outside the city of Cairo. Here many visitors travel to see the impressive Pyramid of Khufu, which is the oldest Egyptian pyramid, and the famous Great Sphinx, which are actually located in the city of Giza. However, as Cairo is so close to these dramatic world heritage sites, many people flock to Cairo as their base to witness these stunning monuments.

The Giza Pyramids are a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site and are just one of the many impressive ancient sites you can explore during your visit to Cairo. The Old Town, also referred to as Islamic Cairo, is another area of Cairo that also has UNESCO World Heritage status. This area is a wonder of narrow winding streets and eclectic bazaars. It is also home to the Coptic Cairo, an area of great Christian value and interest with some of the earliest Christian churches as well as the Babylon Fortress and the Coptic Museum.

Cairo is also home to many impressive historical museums and is a valuable hub for Egyptian culture. The Egyptian Museum, located in downtown Cairo, is a remarkable museum that is home to one of the most important collections of ancient Egyptian artifacts and information. Whereas, the Museum of Islamic Art, located in Islamic Cairo, is a carefully curated museum, which holds an extensive collection of fine Islamic art.

Away from the popular ancient historical sites, Cairo is a modern city located on the banks of the River Nile and one of the most important Islamic cities in the Middle East. Cairo is a city known for its excellent technology and many people travel to this city for business and trade purposes. Cairo has an excellent metro system and the downtown area is monopolized by sprawling skyscrapers and 5-star luxury hotels.

Among the luxurious hotels, such as the Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons Nile Plaza, which dominate the riverside area, many exclusive boutique restaurants, bars, and rooftop lounges can be found with beautiful views over the river.

There are also plenty of interesting and wonderful places to explore within Cairo city, including many beautiful parks and gardens. For those looking to escape the urban sprawl and reconnect with nature the stunning Al Azhar Park is the largest in Cairo and is known for its beautiful grounds. The Aquarium Grotto Garden is also very impressive, and its attractive architectural formations provide a serene break from the city.

The iconic city of Cairo is an invigorating place where the mysteries of the past combine with the cosmopolitan buzz of the modern world, a truly exciting city for any traveler to visit. Get to know the city even better by reading our guide about the best areas stay in Cairo.

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