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City View Hotel

1 El Bostan St. Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Situated on the 5th floor of an old art deco building at the celebrated Medan Tahrir and opposite the Nile Ritz Carlton, the hotel makes you feel welcome as a friend. The famous Egyptian Museum is just across the road and there are many small eateries around that are open till late night. The tourist sites like Islamic Cairo and... More 

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brisbane australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Thank you Carlos and Marco and all the team at the City View for making my visit to Cairo so memorable,-- the guys organised tours,cruises,camels,pyramids and a cold beer during my stay --all with big friendly smiles. The hotel is across from the Egyptian museum and surrounded by restaurants, cafes and small stores for water,snacks and soft drinks. It is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We booked to stay at this hotel for 7 nights, but they helped us to plan a more rounded trip and booked us in at a hotel in Luxor for 2 nights. They also helped us to book several sight seeing tours with helpful guides for a very reasonable price. The hotel itself is based on the 5th floor of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Myself and my partner stayed in City View on 28/03 and 10/04. When first arriving I was a little uneasy due to the appearance. However I now use the phrase 'Never judge a book by its cover'. The decoration is dated and needs updating, however everywhere is spotlessly clean and tidy - no problems at all. The staff are amazing,... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Spent 2 nights in this hotel, everything worked fine - from airport transfer to wifi - nice breakfast. Great to sit on the balcony in the evening and watch the sunset over the Egyptian Museum. Very helpfull staff..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

After booking online through expedia,we instantantly received confirmation and a follow up email from the front desk officer-marco,confirming our one night stay. We were offered oick up from the airport at $12,which we gladly accepted rather than going through the hassle of looking for a taxi. We arrived safely and the driver was bang on time. We reached the hotel... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We booked a City View Hotel for our 3 night stay in Cairo after reading very positive reviews on Trip Advisor. What a mistake! I wish we had never stayed there. There's nothing I could recommend about this hotel to anybody, except maybe location. City View Hotel is certainly not a three star property. The hotel is nothing as advertised.... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

OVERALL: The hotel should be described as a 2 star property: it is not exactly dirty but it is not well kept nor duly maintained. LOCATION: It is located in the 5th floor of a city center building. The building itself is in a very poor condition, located in an extremely noisy area of Cairo (the city itself is quite... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights following an Egypt tour. Staff was very responsive to emails and even arranged a free airport pickup. Hotel was basic but comfortable (mostly) and centrally located to Tahrir square and Egyptian History Museum. My only issue was lack of heat- I understand this is normal for most hotels in Egypt but room was very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed here before when visiting Cairo three years ago. The hotel is wonderfully located to let you explore many city sites easily on foot. The staff is helpful, and they go out of their way to make you feel as though you are a special guest. We found it convenient that it has a restaurant on site, with a... More 

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