Luxury Gay-Friendly Accommodations
• The Four Seasons Cairo First Residence, 2 nights
A gracious sanctuary of Four Seasons hospitality and service, with impressive views of the Great Pyramids over the old-growth canopy of Cairo’s ancient Zoological and Botanical Gardens. The Hotel is at the center of the First Residence apartments and shops on the west bank of the Nile.
Within a 20-storey tower, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence offers 269 guest rooms. Among the most spacious in the city, the comfortable Accommodations take full advantage of the setting, overlooking a range of lovely vistas from the pyramids and the Nile to the pool, the Botanical Gardens and captivating city views.
The soothing interiors feature soft gold, red and green tones and gilded, empire-style furnishings. Advanced in-room technology includes wired or wireless Internet access, dual-line telephones with voice mail and satellite television. Signature Four Seasons marble bathrooms include a deep soaking tub, large granite-topped vanity and separate glass-enclosed shower.
ON THE NILE
• M.S. Nile Adventurer, 5 Star, 3 nights
Imagine sailing down the Nile, in chic Accommodations, passing by lush fields, small villages, and famous ruins.
The newly renovated, elegant Sanctuary M.S. Nile Adventurer has just 32 cabins, offering an intimate and relaxed cruising experience on the epic Nile River. Decorated in a modern, comfortable lounge style and providing gourmet cuisine and superb sightseeing experiences with the country’s most experienced Egyptologists, the Adventurer is a taste of genuine 5-star luxury on this timeless and beautiful river.
The public areas are fitted with luxurious furniture and oriental ornaments that beautifully reflect Egypt’s perfect mix of East and West. The sun deck, with its bamboo seats and teak floors, is the perfect place for sipping on a cocktail while floating past the beauty and serenity of Upper Egypt’s timeless landscapes. The vibrant, contrasting colours of the lounge are a great backdrop for lively evening conversation and afternoon gatherings. To cruise the Nile in style, in a modern, yet Egyptian atmosphere, the Sanctuary M.S. Nile Adventurer is the perfect choice.
See the very best of Upper Egypt while cruising in uncompromising luxury.
BACK IN CAIRO
• The Oberoi Mena House, 5 star hotel, 2 nights.
This palatial hotel in the shadow of the Great Pyramids in Cairo has enchanted guests since 1869. Located in forty acres of jasmine scented gardens, Mena House Oberoi has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities.
The beginning with Mena House Hotel was in the 1860s, when the Ismail Pasha wanted to build a rest house for himself and his family on the pyramids hill, not because he just liked to see the pyramids and the Sphinx, but he wanted to build a resting place during his hunting trips in the desert. He built a palace on an area of 40 acres, surrounded by gardens and a wonderful oasis in the heart of the desert.
Its royal history is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture and rich textiles. A variety of international as well as Egyptian cuisine is on offer at the excellent restaurants and bars in the hotel. This is the perfect place to end your explorations of Cairo.
The swimming pool is open from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. The single depth, 33.3 meter lap pool is set in landscaped gardens. The Cesare Restaurant serves snacks and light refreshments all day.
The brand new fitness center just opened to guests in July, 2010.
The Concierge will be delighted to arrange a horseback or camel back ride to the Pyramids. The most romantic way to visit the Pyramids.
Ranked in the Top Ten of the Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2009