The rooftop pool at the Kempinski Hotel in Garden City has a spectacular view over the Nile and the southern part of the Zamalek island. Despite being one of the smallest pools you will find in Cairo the price (185LE) for a day-pass gives you good value for money since the price include access to the beautiful indoor spa area with jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Keep in mind that the spa areas are separated into a men's and a women's department, which makes it a bit lonely if you decide to bring a friend from the opposite sex.
The nice spa area and the fact that the rooftop pool is heated makes Kempinski the perfect spot for a relaxing winter day with a (same sex) friend.
Sweet Cairo haven't had food by the pool, but we assume that you can have the same as they serve at their 'Chocolate Lounge' in the lobby. We tried their killer Steak Sandwich with mushrooms (90LE) and a California Salad with caramelised onions (70LE). They also serve dishes like burger, shawarma, and mezzehs. At the pool you can get juice beers, wine and cocktails from the pool bar. We had a bottle of sparkling rose wine for around 250LE.
Day-pass: 185LE incl. access to indoor spa area with jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath
Opening Hours: 6am-6:30pm
Address: Kempinski Nile Hotel, Ahmed Ragheb Street 12, 11519 Cairo