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“Never stay at Cairo Center Hotel !!” 1 of 5 stars
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Cairo Center Hotel
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   20 Adly street, Cairo 12421, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #33 of 47 Cairo B&B and Inns
Ankara, Turkey
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30 hotel reviews
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“Never stay at Cairo Center Hotel !!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

I can't understand good review about this hotel. All staff is extremely rude, hotel is extremely dirty, and have old furniture, Every room is different. Don't believe whatever they says: all interest is your money.

Summary: Never stay there !!

Many hostel better than this hotel.

Only good things is free internet

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

I normally stay at hotels that cost around $100/night - but after reading reviews of Cairo hotels, most of which were rather unenthusiastic, my choices were a 5 star far from the center, a really expensive hotel in town- or this. So I took a chance and booked this one.

I stayed for 8 days - 4 days at the start of my trip, in a room with two beds ($25), and 4 nights in a room with one bed ($20). Both were air conditioned and had windows - they tried to give me a windowless room at first.

The guys who run it are sweet, the free breakfast is nothing special but you can have a hard boiled egg, toast and tea, which is all you need, it is clean enough and it is well located. Free WiFi. Like all hotels in Egypt (and beyond), anything booked through the hotel will be more expensive than you can get it for on your own.

If all you want is a clean, centrally located place to stay, this is fine. But do remember that it needs to be measured against hotels in its price range.

Some cons: mosquitoes (few places in Egypt have screens), sometimes the housekeeping is a bit lacking but the guys respond to prodding,

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

Ok...this is a budget Cairo downtown hotel. We didn't expect too much. But the staff of the hotel, was so helpful that when we'll come back in Cairo, we'll go there for sure. Very nice atmosphere, everybody very kind, very big rooms with nice decorating. Nice breakfast, free internet PC. Much better from many other more expensive hotels!!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

The hotel is hard to find as there is nothing outside the building with the hotel name .
The elevator to reach the hotel ( on the 3 rd floor) is very old .
when you enter the " hotel " , ou realize it is nothing like what you can see on pictures . VERY small reception / breakfast area and lounge . The room we had was big but not very clean and the bathroom was very basic . Difficult to take a shower as the shower is EXTREMELY small .
Breakfast is VERY basic and dont wake up after 8 am if you want to have some choices ( it is basically only cookies and boiled eggs anyways ) .
When you ask for a taxi to go to back to airport , they charge you 70 egyptian pounds and it turns out to be a private car ( looks like they called their friends )
They dont take credits cards to check out ,
So , this hotel is not to advice at all .

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Roma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

good: easy to find, in the middle of the city, clean, shuttle airport(ONLY ONE WAY, unlike was written in they're web site)
bad: bare, mosquitos, very poor breakfast(if you wake up late you'll find only tea and biscuits).
They can arrange city tour but be careful: their driver will bring you to places where he can get a tip. We've done the Giza tour and choose camels out of the site: we couldn't go downt to sphinx 'cause we didn't have the official ticket.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

I can consider Cairo Center Hotel as one of the best economical hotels in entire Egypt...It may not be as glamorous as the prominent 5 star chains of hotels but definitely you can have your most unforgettable stay in Cairo for the value of this hotel...This hotel is really a must to be choosen by practical travellers and backpackers for these reasons:
- best value for 26 USD per night with free bfast
- it's in the city center of Cairo; accessible to all public transportations and fastfoods
- hotel attendants are so helpful and always available for assistance
- free wi-fi and there's also free desktop usage at the lobby for those who don't have
laptops
It may have some shortcomings...but those are expected for budget hotels...
Cairo Center is worth trying! I really like it!

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Jessica Prado
Philippines

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

this hotel is very nice, i realy like it very much, and i say to any traveler to stay ther, it is the most clean hotel in down town cairo, i have been to other hotel and they are very bad

poala

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20 Adly street, Cairo 12421, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cairo Center Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new Air Conditioning Units in All of the Rooms - Same low prices!!Warm, clean, and affordable, Cairo Center Hotel is an excellent place to stay at while in Cairo. Cathedral ceilings, high French windows, wooden floors, and sun-light filled rooms provide a quiet escape from the bustling streets of Cairo.But, the best feature of this hostel is the helpful and friendly staff. ... more   less 
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