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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

Cairo, Egypt

With views across the Cairo skyline, the Nile, the Botanical Gardens and out to the Giza Pyramids on a clear day, the Four Seasons at the First Residence is a grand and sophisticated hotel. As part of the prestigious First Residence complex, the hotel has direct access to upmarket haute couture boutiques and galleries and a casino, yet the ancient history and culture of the city are just minutes away. The property offers a haven amongst the hustle and bustle of Cairo and its hectic traffic. Service at the hotel is excellent and the friendly staff will go out of their way to make sure your every need is attended to. The Four Seasons at the First Residence boasts first class facilities including a large, open air swimming pool on the fourth floor overlooking the Nile, the First Boat which contains six restaurants and is moored next to the hotel, and an excellent spa and wellness centre offering a range of treatments. The spacious guest rooms and suites are some of the largest in the city, designed in a French colonial style with panoramic city or Nile views.


The Four Seasons at the First Residence is one of our favourite hotels in Cairo for its sophistication, location and exemplary service. Rooms are among the largest in the city and elegantly designed.


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The Four Seasons at the First Residence boasts a large number of guest rooms and suites, which are some of the largest in the city and have been designed with elegance in mind. Set across 20 floors, rooms are light and airy with panoramic floor to ceiling windows featuring views of the zoological gardens, or the Nile. Rooms have been designed in a French, classical style with ornate interiors and a hint of Egyptian panache. Each has a private bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower, and is equipped with air-conditioning, minibar, flat-screen tv, BOSE entertainment system, and free Wi-Fi.


Situated on the Nile’s west bank, the Four Seasons at the First Residence is an oasis amongst the downtown hecticness. Located a 15-minute drive from the Egyptian Museum and 45 minutes from the Giza Pyramids, it is a great place to base yourselves. The hotel is also adjoined to the First Mall complex which boasts high end boutique shops and eateries.

Food and drink

  • First Nile boat is moored adjacent to the hotel and contains six restaurants all serving different cuisines:
  • Xodo restaurant is a Brazilian steakhouse serving lunch and dinner on a daily basis.
  • Nairu Lounge specialises in Asian cuisine, in particular Cantonese, Indian, Thai and Japanese, and is open for lunch and dinner.
  • Riva is an open air restaurant and bar specialising in oven-baked pizzas, Italian cuisine, and cocktails.
  • On the First Nile boat’s upper deck you will find Zoé, an all day dining restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and seafood.
  • You could also opt for a two hour, interactive and immersive, digital dining experience run by ‘Le Petit Chef,’ a great option for groups of friends, or families.

Facilities and activities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • First Place Complex consisting of more than 50 high-end boutique shops across three floors
  • Fitness centre
  • Children’s pool
  • Hair salon
  • Steam room and sauna
  • 24-hour in room dining
  • 24-hour laundry and dry cleaning
  • In-house florist
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Family rooms
  • Babysitting

Tour ideas in Cairo

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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