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Lotus Hotel

12, Talat Harb, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #43 of 134 Hotels in Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had such a wonderful time at the Lotus hotel. Emad and the other crew who run the place are absolutely lovely and honest people. As a sole female budget long traveller, this was a great place to stay. It was clean, met all my needs, and I always felt safe and at home here. Also, I loved how the Art... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I returned to the Lotus Hotel for a 3-night stay while attending an archaeology conference in Zamalek. The Lotus will never be my first choice of accommodation in Cairo, I think that there are many other places at the same price range offering better accommodation. However what you get in here is a taste from the past and this time... More 

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Upper Mt Gravatt, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I don't completely hate this place. There are pluses; it's cheap. It's central. It's near the visa office so if this is something you need to do it's only a 5 min walk. It's clean. Lift does not go to all floors so mobility is a problem. The better rooms are on the floor below reception but no lift access.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I have some trouble finding the hotel but we called and the receptionist greatly help. He was polite and nice. Our first impression, it was good. Quite cosy for us. And the room is nice too. We thought it offer all we can expect from a EGP155 room. Except for the hot shower. We waited till 730am... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Near the metro, near Egyptian museum, in front of the hotel is excellent and cheap breakfast place. Don't miss this hotel. Luxury You won't find here, but clean, comfortable and friendly staff!! They respect all travelers, they don't judge You according Your passport, unlike some other hostels in the area. Would definitely go back!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I stayed at the Lotus with some colleagues for one night on two occasions in September. Location: on the 6th to 9th floors of a building close to Talat-Harb Square, opposite Cafe Riche in Downtown Cairo. It is a 10 min walk to the Egyptian Museum, a 10 min taxi ride from Ramses Train station. Hotel: art deco style, some... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I had a fabulous stay in this great little hotel. Set in a quiet side street very close to the cairo museum the tahrir square , it was a perfect base from which to explore the city. It was comfortable, clean and quiet and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, they really treat you as guests ,especially the sttaf... More 

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I know this hotel for years and years, and I expected that the management would improve the quality of the service....but still they stay at the same level (low). Just as an example: they do not provide hot water before 8:00 am and after 11:00 am. This si not very comfortable for the customers. The management is very sympathetic and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Lotus is something of an institution in Cairo. Polished, first of all, it is most certainly not. It's very dark, strategically atmospheric, and crumbling in a rather decorous sort of a way. English is sporadically spoken, the decor is pure 1880-1950 and there's a good chance of spotting an impoverished archaeologist or two (probably me) when you are there.... More 

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Very nice and romantic place situated in the heart of Cairo. the staff is really caring and ready to help you. Cheap fares. Thanks for the amazing experience! It will be my must to go place for the next trip to Cairo

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