I stayed in this hotel November 2012 - for the price I paid I didn't expect much. I requested that because I was staying for two weeks and bringing quite a bit of luggage that I could have a larger room.
The view from the larger rooms is spectacular - I arrived during the very early hours of the morning so couldn't see anything, but once it was light I could see one of the pyramids of Giza straight out of my window. Absolutely breath-taking!
The room itself was fine for what I wanted - a place to sleep and store my things! It was relatively clean and had air conditioning. Not the snazziest or most recently decorated. The bathroom was functional (apart from when the water was cut off, which affected most of Cairo rather than just our hotel). There was a fridge in my room, as well as a TV, drawers and wardrobe. There's also a small living area in the larger rooms where you have sofas and a second TV.
Unfortunately (and this is a problem with a lot of the hotels in Cairo that are close to any tourist attractions/busy roads) it was rather noisy all day from the traffic outside. Ear plugs are advised for light sleepers - luckily I was kept busy enough during the day to sleep soundly at night.
There is a breakfast buffet included with your room - it's not half bad! There's usually a selection of bread, meat and vegetables available as well as a variety of drinks. Not a very UK style breakfast, so for those of you wanting a full English you may need to look elsewhere.
The staff were always helpful and polite - they arranged transfers to the airport for my return trip with a really nice company. The first few days I was very cautious about leaving valuables in the room (as it was my first trip to Egypt) and so padlocked my bags, however by the end of my two week stay I happily left my bags unlocked and valuables tucked out of sight in the room.
The only real problem I had was internet access - the WiFi connection for the fourth floor was broken, and so I sat downstairs most nights on the laptop. All in all that wasn't such a bad deal - the hotel manager made up for it by getting me a cup of tea every time he saw me downstairs on my computer.
Overall, not a bad stay. I was really on a budget so had no great expectations, however this hotel was pretty much what I needed. Although TripAdvisor asks about a swimming pool and fitness room, I was told once there that they had neither - again, that didn't really bother me, but a good note for anyone wanting to know!
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