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Talisman Hotel de Charme

39 Talat Harb Street, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #40 of 133 Hotels in Cairo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This Hotel is very tastefully decorated and has an amazing charm to it. The staff is very helpful and warm. The hotel is centrally located in downtown cairo and a short cab ride to the khan market. The drawback is that for a mid range hotel - this one is a wee bit expensive. Also for the price we paid... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I happened to be the only one staying in the hotel the time I was there..... I loved the decor and old world feel of the hotel, and you really feel like stepping back in time. The staff were friendly and tried their best to help out. Hamdi, the in-house tour operator was also very flexible in coming up with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Interesting hotel interior and friendly staff. Located near tharir square and museum. Breakfast is simple. A lot eateries and restaurants nearby so the daily meals will have no issues. Hotel good value for money. Rooms are almost sound proof from outside noise.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I stay in this hotel a couple of years back, everything was good as described by other visitors, when I've arrived they insisted to put everything valuable on the safe inside my room or other ways they would not be responsible for any losses... Well guess what, on the last day, they stole some of my valuables but smartly not... More 

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Trento, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I just went to Cairo by myself and stayed for a few days, and loved it. I think Talisman Hotel is the best choice to visit Cairo: the location is perfect, you can go walking to Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum and it's two minutes walking from Talaat Harb Square. Even though Talaat Harb street is very noisy, once... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

we really liked the great style of the rooms and the common areas! You might find it normal but its rare in Egypt. So this is why we recommend it for style lovers!! Its also very clean! We had given best ratings if the breakfast would not be so super simple. Even there is a lot of staff running around... More 

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Rotterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Downtown Cairo is a bustling place. Lovely to find a quiet hotel in the middle of it to return to in the evening. Everyone's right about the entrance, but once you're inside it's perfectly fine. Lovingly decorated, a far cry from all the bland hotel rooms you normally get. Friendly staff, gave us good tips on restaurants etc. And most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had booked this hotel several times over the past few years, only to have to cancel due to the unstable political situation. This time we were wary, but went ahead with our plans--and were glad that we did! The highlight of our stay at the Talisman Hotel besides the lovely decor, soundproof rooms with balcony, and personalized service, was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed here 2 nights. Pros: The location is fantastic for sightseeing in Downtown, Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo. Hotel is clean, beautifully decorated and well soundproofed. Staff are very friendly. Free internet. Breakfast was fine 50% of the time (see Cons). Cons: Breakfast is supposedly served until 11am. When we arrived at 9am on our second morning there was virtually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The talisman was a nice find if you are searching for a cozy hotel in the heart of Cairo. The staff was very helpful and friendly. A short walk to the Nile, but be careful not to get run over crossing the street...

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