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Windsor Hotel Cairo

#20 of 134 Hotels in Cairo
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3.0 of 5
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19 Alfi Bey Street, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #20 of 134 Hotels in Cairo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We showed up here at 3 in the morning as our plane was late... We traveled with the help shuttle as all the taxies had gone home... when we got there the night clerk was on duty and wanted our pasports to check us into EGYPT which my buddie said no way was giving up his... We reached an agreement... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great old hotel, reasonably priced, clean and in a convenient location. The hotel owner and managers are super friendly and helpful, especially Marylise. The barrel bar is a classic old bar and there was a film being shot while we were there. The bar staff are exceptional and the food was really really good. Cons were the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Although the outside is nothing much to look at, the Windsor is a very cool hotel. The bar is old school and as cool as they come. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The room was very nice with great old furniture, but unfortunately only twin beds. The only issue was the air conditioning did not work well and it... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There are so many things I like about the Windsor. First, the location: you can hardly find a better located hotel, as most of the decent ones (meaning other than the backpacking places) are usually found at best on busy highways along the Nile or in Zamalek. On the contrary the Windsor Hotel is at the heart of Cairo, which... More 

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wafs, Owner at Windsor Hotel Cairo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you at our hotel. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

When all is said and done you don't stay at this hotel for five star services. You stay at this hotel because you want to understand some of the history and feel of the old Cairo. If you talk to many people they would live Cairo be restored to its former glories that this hotel was a part of. The... More 

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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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 March 31, 2015

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 March 26, 2015

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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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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