Novotel Cairo El Borg

Novotel Cairo El Borg 4 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.7/5 188 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Fitness centre and outdoor pool

  • Jacuzzi and wellbeing spa facilities

  • Rooftop terrace overlooking the Nile

  • 10-minute walk to Cairo Tower and Egyptian Museum

  • 30-minute drive from Cairo Airport

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Hotel location

Novotel Cairo El Borg

3 Saraya El Gezira street, Zamalek
11211 CAIRO

  • By plane

    CAIRO INTL AIRPORT At 20km / 12 miles

  • By train

    RAMSIS STATION At 3km / 1 miles

GPS:30.04441, 31.22604

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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
Near the property
  • Car park

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ALL Rating  4.7/5  188 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  1,408 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2022

Excellent choice for downtown Cairo

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Ioannis B TripAdvisor review

I've been staying at Novotel El Borg for the last 2 years and I do not intend to change it. The friendliness, professionalism and help of the staff is outstanding. Beautiful and spacious rooms with all the amenities and always clean. A very big selection for breakfast and the amazing view and food from the roof top terrace needs to be mentioned as well.

Dear Mr. Loannis, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Novotel Cairo El Borg. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our team members, we will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. We are also very pleased to serving you again when in Novotel Cairo El Borg Sincerely, Abdellatif Gebril General Manager

Perfect location

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

hamzar882 Business - TripAdvisor review

Premium location is walking distance to everywhere in Downtown i can see Nile and Egyptian Museum from my room staff very friendly and smile 😊 room is modern the restaurant at the roof is awesome food and view is perfect This is the place u have to stay at Cairo ❤️

Dear Hamza, Thank you for the time you spent to share your feedback on your recent stay at Novotel Cairo El Borg, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics. we also appreciate your kind words for our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being undoubtedly one of our hotel's main assets we will definitely congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst staying among us. We are very pleased to read that you did like the room we accommodated you in and that you found it to be clean and comfortable at all times. Again, we thank you for this very kind review of our hotel and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Abdellatif GEBRIL General Manager

Well located

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Lizzy D. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

We enjoyed our 4 night stay at Novatel El borg. Great location and within close walking distance to Cairo tower which has an observation deck. The hotel has great facilities like the rooftop restaurant, swimming pool and concierge tours in the hotel. The breakfast was outstanding with many different dishes available.

Dear Liezel D., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Cairo El Borg. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Abdellatif Gebril General Manager.

Poor First Impression Made - Great Redemption Thereafter!

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

mohamed_keeka TripAdvisor review

We, 2 families, arrived at the Novotel El Borg hotel at 8am, after an 8 hour flight from Johannesburg (Sat, 25/06/2022). We specifically booked this hotel based on the reviews of the hotel itself and location on TripAdvisor and Instagram. Our reservation for the group included 2 family rooms. Upon arrival at the hotel, we proceeded with the check-in formalities. However, we were advised that the rooms would be ready in an hour (by the polite male staff member (sorry, I did not get his name)). We decided to wait an hour in the small reception area. After an hour, we engaged with the female staff who seemed perturbed that we are requesting rooms at that time, as check in is only at 2pm. We found this a little unsettling as we were advised that our rooms would be ready at an early time - we did not create this situation ourselves! Noting that we would need to return later, we requested water, to which her abrupt response was that we could purchase water from the bar, and if we find the price high, we can purchase from elsewhere outside the hotel. We also felt that the hotel staff members, and the tour kiosk staff member, were annoyed with us for being seated in the little reception area. THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT GOOD HOSPITALITY FROM MEMBERS OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY! We received 2 rooms as booked. 1 of the rooms was not clean ie. it did not appear that the linen was changed from the previous guests as there was hair on the linen, and the shampoos were used. Mohammed (Housekeeping Manager) immediately attended to this situation personally by changing the room and ensuring that the cleanliness was of the highest standard. The 2nd room had no issues. We were allocated rooms on the 1st floor. However, note, the 1st floor of this hotel seems to be located above a few floors of hat seemed to be residential (or other) floors, hence was quite high with a perfect view of the Nile (if river facing). Breakfast was an excellent spread, catering for all palates. We thoroughly enjoyed the daily breakfasts. As per our booking request, we were celebrating 2 birthdays during our stay. The hotel arranged for 2 large cakes, at no cost, at the rooftop terrace restaurant. The service an hospitality during this evening was simply outstanding. The cakes were equally delicious, which we shared with all patrons who were at the restaurant at that time. The view from the terrace was amazing. It really is worth the time and effort to visit the terrace, even for just the view! The location of the hotel is another drawcard. It is perfect for e-hailing and standard taxis to pick-up and drop-off passengers. The reason I mention this is due to us becoming aware of another well known hotel in Cairo where the location requires passengers to walk a distance away from the hotel to meet their taxis. This is not the case with the Novotel. The Opera metro station is approximately 200m away from the hotel as well. Noting other comments on TripAdvisor, we expected the river view rooms to be noisy from the music emanating from the boats on the Nile. This is exactly as expected as Cairo itself is a noisy and busy city, with car hooters running through the night - this is what gives Cairo its magical character! Unfortunately, we did not have sufficient time to use the pool or fitness facility at the hotel. Whilst the overall stay was excellent, first impressions do last, hence my 'average' rating. Also, as a suggestion which would've simply given Novotel El Borg a full 5 stars is if breakfast could have been offered to us as we arrived at the hotel after a long flight whilst breakfast was being served in the hotel. It's a small gesture that would have gone a long way, yet seemed to be totally off the radar at Novotel El Borg!

Dear Mr. Mohamed Thank you for your insights following your recent visit. We always look for ways to improve and your comments are crucial to our future success. We lament hearing that the service provided at reception fell short of your expectations as the entire team put a lot of effort to maintain the highest standards of service for our guests to fully enjoy their experience among us. We were most concerned to read your remarks on the service you experienced whilst staying among us, mostly because your comments do not reflect the usual standard of service we strive to ensure for our guests, nevertheless please rest assured that your review will be shared with our head of departments for information and further revision. We are sincerely sorry to read your dissatisfaction with the cleaning of your room, at Novotel we strive to provide total confidence in this area being fully aware that hygiene and Cleanliness are aspects of major importance for our guests to feel 100% comfortable in our hotels, for a future occasion please do not hesitate to contact our reception desk to point out any service imperfection, the team will be swift in addressing the issue and correct any situation that is not in accordance with our established standards. Thank you again for choosing our hotel on this occasion and for the courtesy of your time, even though we understand that this was not the best fit for your travel party, therefore we strongly encourage you for a future occasion to go on our Website from where our agents will be able to give you all the relevant information to make sure that you book the Accor hotel that can make all your holiday wishes come true. Abdellatif GEBRIL General Manager

Nice Stay, but neighborhood too loud

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

716Mohammad TripAdvisor review

Spacious room with pleasant view by the Nile. Quiet and calming accommodation. However, the Cruise ships disturb the mood with the loud noise up to well after midnight. Would've liked the Swimming Pool to be bigger.

Dear Mohammad, I was pleased to read that you had enjoyed your stay and I will certainly pass on your comments to my team. I know that they will be delighted to learn that their efforts have been appreciated and remembered. Thank you for your compliment on our staff as they do provide a very friendly and genuine hospitality and are always willing to assist when called upon and I will make sure to share your note to Housekeeping team . Again, thank you for choosing us and we look forward to serving you again when in Novotel Cairo El Borg Sincerely, Abdellatif Gebril General Manager

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