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Gresham Hotel
1.5 of 5 Inn   |   20 Talat Harb, Cairo 11511, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #34 of 47 Cairo B&B and Inns
2 reviews
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“Stay somewhere else”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

The common area as you arrive looks nice, don't be fooled! The rooms are filthy (floors etc had not been cleaned in years, there were layers of dust and dirt, the water back up in the drain in the shower) and dangerous (power points without covers, open sewerage drains etc). Our first room had no hot water but we were told it should have and a plumber would come and fix it. This was a LIE! Then after two days we were told we could move to a more expensive room and this had hot water. It did have hot water but the water went off every 2 mins and you had to turn the water off completely, wait a few minutes, then turn it on again and the water would eventually start running again!! When we went out at night, the creepy man at reception who kept asking me to have a photo taken with him locked us out of the hotel and then raided our room stealing my mobile phone. He then started to text my female friends in the UK using my phone. CREEPY...don't stay here, especially if you are a single female (you don't know who will turn up in your room at night?!?!?) If you must stay here (only if you are DESPERATE), if you turn up at the door the cost of this hotel is half of what it's advertised on here.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

A friend and I stayed at the Gresham for four nights. For two people, it was the same price as some of the Hostels in the area and for privacy, air conditioning, and an excellent staff it was very enjoyable. Anyone staying in Cairo on a budget, the Gresham is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20 Talat Harb, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #34 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Gresham Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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