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Sofitel Gezirah, Cairo, Egypt

Located in a secluded spot on the southern tip of Gezirah Island, between the Downtown and Giza areas of Cairo, the Sofitel is a quiet haven away from the noise and pollution of the main roads. Rooms have a subtle décor and smart, compact bathrooms. Virtually surrounded on all sides by the Nile, the hotel also boasts fantastic views out to the Muqattam Hills, while the Giza Pyramids are visible on clear days. Inside, the range of facilities is impressive, with a Middle Eastern restaurant (El-Kebabgy) and, as one would expect from the Sofitel chain, a French restaurant (Vendome), amongst other dining options. There is a branch of the Buddha Bar within the hotel, or drinks can be taken on the floating Le Deck bar, with the Nile on one side and the towering main building of the hotel on the other.

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