The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo

Luxury on the banks of the Nile

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.

Its perch in the heart of downtown Cairo and overlooking the famed Nile River gives an edge to this regal retreat. The hotel’s prime location offers not just easy access to the Egyptian capital’s iconic sites, but also a closer look at everyday life.

If you’re fond of ancient Egyptian history, a fan of arts and culture or just looking to explore the city’s oldest streets, a stay at The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo delivers.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Ancient Egyptian history buffs will love browsing the mesmerizing pharaonic tablets embedded in The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo’s design. Look for examples built into in the lobby’s floor, near the elevators and an authentic Karnak temple artifact next to reception depicting the festival of the king.
  • The luxury hotel houses the largest swimming pool in downtown Cairo. Cool off after a day in the desert sun with a swim or quick bites and frozen cocktails at adjacent Aqua restaurant.
  • Channel your inner Cleopatra with a visit to The Nile Ritz-Carlton Spa, where treatments like a soothing milk foot bath, sea salt exfoliation and a mineral-rich mud cocoon will leave you looking like royalty.
  • Whether you’re craving a Cuban cigar, Middle Eastern mezze or rustic Italian cuisine, you can sate your hunger at the Cairo hotel’s nine dining venues. Highlights include Friday brunch at all-day dining room Culina, evening entertainment and shisha at rooftop Bar El-Sharq and Sunday afternoon tea in Lobby Lounge.
  • The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo makes the most of its location along the ancient waterway. Be sure to book a river-facing room for the best views, but you can also soak up gorgeous vistas from the rooftop Bar El-Sharq lounge, the pool or with a stroll among the property’s verdant gardens.

Things to Know

  • For a unique souvenir, get your hands on the signature scent of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo at the spa boutique. The candle is a sensual fusion of fresh orchids and natural jojoba oil, adding a pleasant floral aroma to your home.
  • While river-facing vistas are the most coveted, those who prefer a quieter stay away from the hustle and bustle of the Cairene Corniche will find city-view accommodations more to their liking.
  • If you need to exchange money, the downtown Cairo hotel has a branch of Egyptian bank Banque Misr onsite, facilitating transactions 22 hours a day.

The Rooms

  • To wake up to a breathtaking river vista, request a stay in a Deluxe Nile View Room or Executive Suite. You can’t go wrong with a city-view room, either — Cairo’s elite Zamalek neighborhood sits on the opposite bank, where you can easily see iconic Cairo Tower.
  • Deluxe City and Museum View Rooms and Junior Suites both overlook the city center, affording vistas of the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square and Saladin Citadel (from higher floors).
  • For the best of both worlds, choose to stay in The Ritz-Carlton Suite. The special upgrade offers you an aerial perspective of both the Nile and the city, thanks to its L-shaped balcony and corner location.

Nearby Attractions

  • Just across the street from the hotel’s main entrance is the legendary Nile River. A morning jog along this historic waterway is one more thing to check off your bucket list.
  • The Cairo hotel’s back entrance and the famed Egyptian Museum are only a few feet apart. No visit to Egypt’s capital is complete without gawking at the riches found in Kind Tut’s tomb.
  • A five-minute drive will take you Zamalek, one of Cairo’s chicest neighborhoods, where you can visit the iconic Cairo Tower and the Cairo Opera House.

24-hour room service
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
1113 Corniche El Nil, Ismailia Qasr an Nile Cairo Governorate, 11221 Egypt
CAI (24-45 min)  
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