We are in the middle of 3 nights at Le Riad. We are from Canada and it's our first time to Egypt. Overall, Egypt has been an amazing experience so far, and we have barely started exploring the rest of the country. The people are very friendly, welcoming, and helpful in every way possible everywhere we have been so far. Le Riad is in the heart of the old Islamic part of Cairo; parts of the city walls are still standing just a couple blocks from the hotel. There is a bizaar/market only a few blocks away as well. The market is busy and interesting, but be prepared to have people "helping" you, even when you don't want it!
As other posts mention, the hotel itself is beautifully decorated; each room is unique. The best part has been the kindness and helpfullness of the staff, who have run out to get us things if we need it and answered all of our questions about life in Cairo/Egypt.
There are a number of mosques in the immediate vicinity which you can see from the rooftop terrace and hear the calls-to-prayer, which is very interesting.
There are not many tourists here at all on the streets! From what I've been told, this area in particular would have hundreds or thousands of tourists on the street each day. In the two days we've been here, I'd say I've seen maybe a dozen! If you don't want to be around tons of tourists, this is the place to be... and with that being said, Egypt has been a great place to visit. It has been safe in the areas we've been and they need people to come as the economy seems to be struggling a lot with the decreased number of tourists in the last couple of years. Overall an amazing trip so far and I'd recommend coming to Egypt!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique and exclusive charming hotel in the heart of Islamic Cairo. 30 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes walking distance from the souks of Khan el Khalili. Only 17 suites inspirated by the cultural heritage of Egypt and decorated with different styles and colors. Le Riad with its comfortable lounge and amazing roof garden provides you all the luxury of a five stars hotel and all the privacy of a second home. ... more less
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