Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

Egypt, Africa

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    Opulent palace on the banks of the Nile

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    Opulent palace on the banks of the Nile

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    Opulent palace on the banks of the Nile

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    Opulent palace on the banks of the Nile

Why we choose Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

Grab an expansive suite, and spend the rest of your stay marveling at views that include a world wonder

  • Highly personalized, almost one-on-one service
  • A dedicated tea lounge for the ultimate afternoon tea
  • The phenomenal Royal Suite occupies the 19th and 20th floors

This hotel is, hands down, the most exclusive and opulent in Cairo. Four Seasons Cairo at First Residence prides itself on providing a residential experience, with the kicker that the “residence” in question is more like a European palace. Low-key, this place is not. Posh? Most definitely.

What you need to know about the hotel

This decadent boutique hotel caters to your every whim with service and amenities fit for the dignitaries and stars who stay there

  • Three levels of upscale shopping, restaurants, bars and a casino within the First Residence complex
  • Indulge in a romantic dinner by the open-air pool, with hot and cold mezze, honeyed baklava and traditional shisha pipe
  • Recover from your travels with spa treatments in your room, followed by a soak in your marble bathtub

Cairo is better known for its sights than its stellar hotels, but the Four Seasons fits the bill for travelers who have high standards of luxury and want service fit for royalty. The rooms are among the largest in the city, with spa suites that overlook the legendary Nile and a classic French Empire feel throughout.

In terms of amenities, the hotel goes all out. We were delighted by First Mall, which offers dozens of high-end stores and surprises like the chic brasserie where you can surreptitiously scout for celebs. The pool and spa are sublime places to relax, and the five dining and lounge options offer everything from sushi to Syrian food. We particularly recommend the Friday Jazz Brunch.

Where is it and what's nearby

A perfect sanctuary in bustling Cairo, the hotel is a serene time out from the hectic city

  • Less than an hour’s drive are the Pyramids at Giza—your chance to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Sail the Nile like pharaohs of old, except today’s cruises include an open buffet, outdoor bar and belly dancing
  • Step back in time at the medieval Khan el-Khalili market in Islamic Cairo, where you can barter for hand-crafted treasures

Four Seasons Cairo at First Residence is actually located in Giza, a suburb of Cairo on the Nile’s West Bank. This prime location offers up a little bit of everything, scenery-wise: The setting is undeniably urban, but it includes views of ancient pyramids. Plus, next door is a botanical garden with something truly unique—lush greenery!

You can’t come to the Cairo area without visiting the Sphinx and the pyramids and wandering through the archeological marvels at the Egyptian Museum. But with all of that “old,” don’t forget to throw in some modern adventures—like cosmopolitan lounges and restaurants and surprisingly haute shopping. 

How to enjoy Egypt

If you are lucky, your Cairo hotel will offer you views of the pyramids from your room. There is nothing quite like pulling open the drapes in the morning to be greeted by the last remaining ancient wonder of the world, blushing in the pink dawn light

  • Explore Cairo’s largest and centuries old bazaar, Khan el-Khalili. Great buys include silk slippers and high thread-count cotton
  • Visit Luxor Temple when lit at night. Already magical, it reaches another level of wonder and will make a stunning photo
  • You’ll need to bend double to get in and climb up steeply to reach the Great Pyramid’s central tomb, but wow what a feeling when you arrive

Cairo is quite unlike any other city on earth. It is huge (7 million inhabitants or so), dusty, smelly and captivatingly beautiful. Giza’s pyramids and enigmatic Sphinx help with the sense of allure, of course, but it is more than that. It is the haunting muezzin calls to prayer from tall minarets at dusk. It is the labyrinth of bustling lanes in the Medieval quarter, punctuated with Coptic churches, tiled gates and bazaars bursting with the mundane, odd and truly wonderful.

Cairo has more than enough to keep you occupied for many days. But if you fancied exploring further afield, travel down the Nile in style aboard a luxury boat or fly to Luxor and then Abu Simbel. At Luxor and nearby Karnak see the giant columns of stunning and vast ancient temples. Visit the site of Tutankamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. And at Abu Simbel, near the Aswan Dam, visit the massive rock temples graced by the giant seated statues of Rameses II.

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    When to visit Egypt

    Time your trip to see the Abu Simbel Festival on February 22 and October 22 every year. At this time of year, shafts of sunlight enter the temple and illuminate the statues of the two sun gods, Re-Horakhte and Amen-Re, to which Ramses II dedicated the temple. Locals celebrate with dance, music, food and a feel-good factor all round.

  • A word from the hotel

    Try Aura restaurant at the hotel for some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine in town.
    Erwan Laurenceau, Executive Chef

  • We say

    This is a hotel favored by heads of state because of its privacy and security.

  • A word from the hotel

    Check out our First Place complex, home to 59 high-end boutiques, restaurants, Cairo’s coolest nightspot and a casino.
    Wael Hassan, Guest Services


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