This contemporary, stylish hotel raises 27 floors from Gezira Island in the middle of the River Nile. Each of its 433 rooms and suites features a private balcony offering sweeping views of the ancient waterway as well as of the modern horizon of city skyscrapers. A French air of sophistication together with all new room amenities free Wi-Fi internet connection, cable LCD TV, 2 direct dial telephone lines, and mini-bar, will allow a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cairo. Facilities include a casino, conference halls, spa, and several dining venues including Le Deck, Buddha Bar, Sunny Bar, and Window on the Nile. Ideally located, Sofitel is one mile away from downtown Cairo and many major sights including the Cairo Opera House and Egyptian Museum, the city’s main shopping district, major government ministries and the city’s business center.