Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

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Why we like it

  • The hotel is superbly situated on the west bank of the Nile, and attached to a mall comprising shops, bars and restaurants
  • Among the most spacious in the city, the rooms and suites overlook the pyramids and the Nile, the Botanical Gardens and the bustling streets of Cairo
  • Dining options include Italian fare in Seasons, authentic Thai cuisine in Lai Thai and contemporary Lebanese dishes in Aura
  • The Spa and Wellness Centre offer a range of treatments based on an holistic Egyptian philosophy
  • An open-air pool surrounded by loungers and tented shade is located on the fourth floor
  • Other facilities include a well equipped fitness centre, the Tea Lounge and the Library Bar. Excursions and sports, including golf and tennis can be arranged with the Concierge
  • The hotel has a children's swimming pool
  • We recommend Deluxe and Premier rooms located on the higher floors

A&K FavouriteExclusive to A&K clients

  • 25% discount on spa treatments
  • Room upgrade at check-in, subject to availability
  • Complimentary item of laundry
  • Personal greeting by hotel manager

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Guest Testimonial

Sunboat IV was like being at home again! The crew are outstanding, nothing is too much trouble, they really seemed happy to see me again! Housekeeping is excellent, the food as always delcious, the service on the entire boat is exemplary, and I cannot wait to get back on it again!

- CB, London

With impressive views of the Great Pyramids above the canopy of Cairo's ancient Zoological and Botanical Gardens, this hotel stands at the centre of the First Residence apartments and shops overlooking the Nile River. It is an opulent, classic hotel with a homely feel despite a grand architectural scheme. 

The 269 guest rooms are richly appointed in French Empire style. The soothing interiors feature soft gold, red and green tones and gilded, empire furnishings.

Useful info

Egypt with Abercrombie & Kent

Best time to be there

Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.

Fly to

Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)

Flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

Time difference

GMT +2 hours


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Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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