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Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower

5 Sikkit Abu Al-Fida | El Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower
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Ranked #61 of 134 Hotels in Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015
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Sevilla La Nueva, Spain
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I stayed at Om Kolthoom for a month and I adore the staff there. Especially Simo at the front desk. He helped me when I was in tears, frustrated because I couldn't call out to the US and take care of a lot of issues with my car ins, credit card, etc. he calmed me down and helped me resolve... More 

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London
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The hotel at present is actually under refurbishment (this did not have any adverse affects though) We stayed here in the Zamalek area of Cairo whilst visiting the Pyramids: Om Kolthoom hotel has a variety of outlets such as 'Angham' restaurant & 'Awtar Coffee shop' facing the River Nile: serves quality food & soft drinks, shisha pipes: We watched the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This obviously, is not the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. However, what it is lacking in amenities and decor, it is more than made u for in charm, hospitality and location. The hotel has been remodeled since I first visited and I am looking forward to visiting Cairo again soon, and making this hotel my base camp.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

+ excellent central location one beautiful island in the middle of Cairo in the Nile + helpful staff + secure + well priced + next to nice coffee shops and shisha cafes + nice views + clean + traditional decor - aged building - no inclusive breakfast - hotel car was a rip off - low water pressure in bathroom

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Alexandria, Egypt
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I stayed there several times.really good and clean hotel with an amazing view of river Nile. breakfast is accepted.rooms are clean and the management is friendly. the location is +++ yes i enjoed staying there and i recommend it to everybody

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Hotel stays on very good location at the main road on Island Zamalek, . Its very clean part of Cairo and everything is very near. In front of hotel are 3 cafes. In hotel is very friendly and helpfull stuff. Rooms are big and I had beautiful view on Nile and main road. Just pillows are bad. Room was clean,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Different people have different expectations. What we wanted was a clean room with its own bathroom and a breakfast- we came to Cairo to see the city and its sights, not to spend a lot of time in a hotel. In the end, this hotel prooved not to be a bad decision. The hotel was nice in its peak years,... More 

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London
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Sadly I have to agree with several of the other reviews - the entrance to this hotel gives the impression of 4* hotel but the room had seen better days, it smelled of stale tobacco, the bathroom had seen far better days (all the pipes leaked so the floor flooded, the bath was black from years of scrubbing it, the... More 

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