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Windsor Hotel Cairo

3.0 of 5
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19 Alfi Bey Street, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #20 of 133 Hotels in Cairo
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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent only one day in the Windsor Hotel but wish it had been a longer stay. This place has a most interesting history and this is reflected in many old photographs and newspaper articles located in the foyer, the bar area and the rooms. During the First World War, it served as a British Officers Club, and much of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look out for Samir, the tour guide operator, he is honest, fair and has a good knowledge of the area. He like most of the staff are Copts (Christian), like Erian the receptionist who is also very helpful. Ask at the desk for Samir, they do fair priced tours of Alexandria, The Pyramids and other things at request. Also make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel has lots of charm, and being Downtown is convenient for the Antiquities Museum, plenty of good restaurants close by and Khan el-Khalili only 20 minutes walk away, but like other guests what impressed us most was the hospitality and helpfulness of everyone working at the hotel. The WiFi in the rooms works fine, we didn't need to use... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

'Faded elegance', 'charm of an earlier romantic era' are two accurate descriptors of the WINDSOR HOTEL in downtown Cairo. You don't get glitter and swish; you don't get all the modern conveniences of a flash 5-star international hotel. What you do get is royal treatment from all staff - housekeeping, lift operators, restaurant and bar personnel, and honest personal attention... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A great welcome to Egypt provided by the staff at the Windsor Hotel,if you are in need of any assistance in traveling about Egypt,please contact Samir Fayek at the front desk.Samir provided us with a great all inclusive tour of upper Egypt at the last second,round trip airfare to Aswan/Luxor,2 nights hotel,3 days and nights on a 5*cruise along with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have stayed in a number of the luxury hotels in Cairo, and although all of them have been more luxurious & had more facilities, I would never stay anywhere else in Cairo! The rooms are comfortable & clean, the staff all friendly & welcoming. Don't get me wrong the hotel does look a little worn, and it is probably... More 

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Andorra, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The staff are charming and the hotel is a real gem that I hope will never change, what a pleasure it was to stay in such a wonderful iconic hotel in the very centre of downtown Cairo. If you want real luxury, with a spa and a swimming pool then The Windsor Hotel is not for you, but if you... More 

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I liked the Windsor Hotel very much. The staff went above and beyond what I thought they would do. I needed a outlet plug adapter so they had someone run out and get me one! One of the front desk guys Samir Fayek, set my friend and I up with a 5 star three day cruise along the Nile. This... More 

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Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Windsor Hotel is, as most guests attest here, not your average hotel. The building is unique, the rooms are stuffed with vintage/antique furniture, including a relic from its former neighbour, Shepheard's Hotel. The staff are unique too, with personality and character in spades. The owners, the Doss-Suters, are interesting and interested in their guests making this less of a... More 

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This hotel gets 5 stars from me not because it is a great hotel , it gets them because it is a wonderful hotel . It is an old establishment full of memories of the past . Not everything functions well and it could be considered a bit decrepid even , but it is fun , friendly and willing .... More 

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