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Cairo's 2 Four Seasons: Thoughts?

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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by BOStonTravels View Post
I know about the heated indoor pool within the spa complex of the NP but I believe they forbid children (seems silly not to have a family swim for even a couple hours per day as I have hardly ever seen this pool used by anyone). Are the outdoor pools at either property heated or even used during these next few months?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 5:40 am
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Originally Posted by m0hamed View Post
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Thanks a lot @m0hamed, as always you are so helpful! I hope you have a great trip to Egypt and am also eager for your possible feedback from the people at the First Residence about some of the things mentioned in this thread.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 5:43 am
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The hotel advertises the pools as heated - including the children's pool. I only ever use the indoor pool so I can't tell you if that statement should be treated with a pinch of salt. The whirlpool in the indoor area is heavenly and big enough to float in after a swim in the main pool. Decent gym too.
Yes, NP has a very decent gym and the pools are lovely. My problem is that they dont (as far as I understand) have any swim times in the indoor pool for families/children. I think this is a big blight as what would a couple hours a day set times be an issue given the seeming underutilization of the indoor pool and their very strong ability to police it (as I have witnessed). It also stands in contrast to the family friendly pools at most other 4S properties I know. Sad!
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Old Jan 11, 19, 7:39 am
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Four Seasons NP is child friendly

The indoor pool is open to children from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, which were the perfect times for our family.

Also, its worth it to schedule a private guided tour because all the groups arrive at the same time, and when using a guide you can easily visit the places in reverse order. All of the monuments we visited were not busy in the afternoons. The earlier in the morning we went, the busier the monument.

The Four Seasons guides might be the best but we were very happy with the guide we found on Tripadvisor and via American Express. We paid $120 for a 5 hour private guide found via Tripadvisor and $340 for a 3 hour guide found via Four Seasons. Both excellent.

I highly recommend visiting Egypt and can only recommend the Four Seasons Nile Plaza.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 7:48 am
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The indoor pool is open to children from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, which were the perfect times for our family.

Also, its worth it to schedule a private guided tour because all the groups arrive at the same time, and when using a guide you can easily visit the places in reverse order. All of the monuments we visited were not busy in the afternoons. The earlier in the morning we went, the busier the monument.

The Four Seasons guides might be the best but we were very happy with the guide we found on Tripadvisor and via American Express. We paid $120 for a 5 hour private guide found via Tripadvisor and $340 for a 3 hour guide found via Four Seasons. Both excellent.

I highly recommend visiting Egypt and can only recommend the Four Seasons Nile Plaza.
Did the Four Seasons guide have a different certification to make up the price differential, or was it just Four Seasons markup?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by Goodmorning2U View Post
The indoor pool is open to children from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, which were the perfect times for our family.

Also, its worth it to schedule a private guided tour because all the groups arrive at the same time, and when using a guide you can easily visit the places in reverse order. All of the monuments we visited were not busy in the afternoons. The earlier in the morning we went, the busier the monument.

The Four Seasons guides might be the best but we were very happy with the guide we found on Tripadvisor and via American Express. We paid $120 for a 5 hour private guide found via Tripadvisor and $340 for a 3 hour guide found via Four Seasons. Both excellent.

I highly recommend visiting Egypt and can only recommend the Four Seasons Nile Plaza.
Wow fabulous (yet concerning) news. Was a real service misfire that we were told our grandchildren could not swim with us especially considering they are so anxious they barely speak (unfortunately) and certainly dont run around joyfully like other young ones their age
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:10 am
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Curious about any updates you have re: pool in winter and any mention of the concerns discussed in this thread with management? We never heard back from the regional VP but did have very friendly if conciliatory conversation with rooms manager who offered compensation which we weren't seeking vs any talk about really addressing problems at FR mentioned in this thread.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 1:59 pm
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Old Jan 28, 19, 11:29 pm
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I just published my review here of the FS FR Exceptional, Personalised Luxury

Apologies but I didn't get a chance to raise the above issues with management.
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