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Windsor Hotel Cairo

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Alfi Bey Street, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #23 of 131 Hotels in Cairo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those hotels that's genuine colonial in design and screams agatha Christie! The elevator lift passing each floor. The suspicious looking but safe staff add to the charm of this hotel. I will always stay here if I return! It's in the heart if the Cairo! I lived it here. Close to the local cafes markets and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Windsor Hotel is a beautiful old building that calls back to a different time Ive only seen in movies. The staff were kind and helpful, we got a tour from Philip Anis who was great and knowledgable. We also got very affordable rides to and from the airport from Samir Fayek who also offers inclusive tours throughout the city... More

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After a very hot day at the Pyramids, I had my guide drop me at the Windsor. I immediately made my way to the Barrel Bar and was served up one of the coldest Stella beers I was to see in my three weeks in Egypt. I moved from my hotel the next day to check in at the Windsor.... More

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Fortuna, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I stayed here because I had seen "An Idiot Abroad" and it just looked too cool to pass up. The room was clean, the air conditioning worked well, and the staff was generally very helpful and considerate. The kitchen turned out decent food, and the lounge was a fantastic place to unwind with a cold Stella. The various concierges at... More

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

one of the rare old Egypt hotels in downtown Cairo; the old British officers club, dusty but friendly, grand decor, the old piano bar upstairs is a piece of mahogany history, where nostalgic Armenians and Greeks gather for a discreet beer away from the hectic street. efficiently run by a Coptic family and some Muslim staff, they deserve respect for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

When you enter Windsor Hotel in Downtown, Cairo, it is like entering a time warp. The experience is amazing and unique. The first thing you meet in the lobby (despite a happy smile from the receptionist) is the old wooden Schindler elevator. It is said to be one of the oldest manually-operated elevators in the world. Have the operator of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I always go to the Windsor Hotel when I'm in Cairo. It is in a really nice neighbourhood, books ( Ezbekiah Gardens) and newspapers ( Sharia 26th July) close by, and also Tahrir Square (West) and Islamic Cairo (East). Hotel itself beautiful with dark wood everywhere, I've seen all the rooms, but the best thing for me is of course... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

While the city of Cairo has no shortage of charms, I have to confess that I would visit even if only for a brief stay at the Windsor. The Windsor is perhaps the only hotel from the era of "Grand Hotels" in Egypt that hasn't been eaten by an international chain and rather than refurbishing their facilities with marble and... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It was my 3rd visit to Cairo & I always stay at the Windsor as it is my home in Cairo. The staff is very helpful, the rooms are big, comfortable and clean. Breakfast is ok. I like the way Windsor is kept as it is full of history and I feel I am living in the past among family... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Location is hard to find. Extremely noisy all hours of day and night. Hotel needs urgent and long overdue renovation. The bed mattress is hard as a rock, it's as if you were sleeping on the wood floor. The air conditioner while on does not cool the room. When taking a shower, you need to turn the water on for... More

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Address: 19 Alfi Bey Street, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Windsor Hotel Cairo 3*
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