The hotel itself is a budget hotel and good as a base to explore Cairo. The rooms were actually much nicer than I thought they would be. our room had massive windows with a lovely view of the city! There is a cafe/bar roofrop area which was quite nice with a view of the Nile. The breakfast was quite nice, there was juice, tea/coffee, cake/croissants and some type of falafel/chickpea fritters.
The hotel lobby was an ansolute mess. I'm not sure if it's always like that or if there was renovation work going on! Theres also loads of stairs before you can even use a lift to go up to your room! Thank god the workers helped us carry our luggage up because we could not have done it ourselves! The lift was also broken for two of the days that we were there so we had to use another lift that took us down to the apartments next door.
All the workers were lovely though and were very helpful.
If you want to book any trips/ excursions, then go across the road to a shop just around the corner from the money exchange shop. The shop is actually a perfume shop but if you ask they will sort out trips at a much cheaper price! We booked the Nile Cruise and a trip to the Giza pyramids for 7 of us for for a much better price than the hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EL Tonsy Hotel is newly renovated. The hotel is located right in the center of Cairo 10 minutes walk to the Egyptian museum, 2 minutes to the River Nile, 15 minutes drive to the Giza Pyramids, 10 minutes drive to Khan El Khalili Market. The hotel has 25 rooms with A/C, Bathroom, Satellite TV, telephone, and some of which overlook the river Nile. Food is freshly prepared by or chefs. Relax in the bar or on the roof terrace with stunning views of the city and the river Nile. Free airport pick up. ... more less
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