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“Best value for your money in Cairo” 5 of 5 stars
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Golden Hotel
13, Talaat Harb Street, Cairo 00000, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #29 of 131 hotels in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best value for your money in Cairo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I've been coming to Cairo for 20 years and this hotel is perfectly located, a few blocks from Tahrir Square, right next to some of Cairo's most important restaurants and bars. For $35, clean room, very good wifi, very nice staff, cheap taxi to and from airport through hotel. It's perfect for single person, couple, or even family that doesn't need amenities but wants location and a great room for the money.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mansoura, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I've had many experiences with hotels in Cairo. I never found one that good for that price value.
The old door of the building almost got me to think twice. It was the middle of the night, so I thought I should just give a try. When I got up to the hotel, I was actually glad I haven't left.
The rooms are always nice, clean, cozy and comfortable. AC is included in all rooms. The place has a no-smoking-in-rooms rule, which makes the air inside the rooms always nice.
The staff is really hospitable as well as helpful. It has a unique location suitable for the purpose of your visit since it's in the middle of the capital. If you are here for work, you can go anywhere easily. If you are in Egypt for tourism, they offer incredible tour packages. I'd surely recommend this place for a nice stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yerevan, Armenia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a clean & nice hotel in the heart of Cairo just 5 minutes walk from the Sadat metro station in Tahrir square and 10 minutes walk from the Cairo Museum. The rooms are clean, the staff is very kind & helpful & the breakfast is nice & tasty. They kept our luggage for one day. And when we came back in the midnight, Ali (night shift receptionist) agreed to carry them up to our bus station & even did not wanted money, which is very strange for Egyptian people, as they demand baksheesh even when you salute them :) Thank you very much Ali for everything you did for us during our stay and thanks to all staff!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Venice, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed three nights at this hotel which is just a block from Tahrir Sq in the heart of Cairo, which makes it walking distance to the Egyptian Museum and the efficient subway. It's a nice hotel, clean with improvements in progress. There's dirt around the edges, but we didn't mind. The staff was helpful and nice enough to hold our luggage on our last day. I can't really fault the hotel for the mosquitos, right?
The neighborhood as a nice number of cheap eats, but no groceries. Cabs are easy enough to get. Cairo is crazy. The hotel was not. And that's a good thing!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Don't let the scary street level entrance, dark stairs or rickety elevator discourage you. Wait until you get up to the 3rd floor lobby and enter this great little B&B in the heart of Cairo before you make up your mind. I think you will be pleasantly rewarded with a great stay. This small hotel with 17 rooms split on the 3rd and 4th floor of an older building is located just 500 meters from Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum. Rooms vary in size from small singles to larger triples/family rooms, but most of the rooms are of the double variety. I stayed in here twice during my trip to Egypt, once in a small single (#409) and once in a double (#305). The small single is, well, small, but OK for one night. The bathroom in this room was very small, with my knees touching the opposite wall when I sat on the toilet. The double is large and comfortable enough for a stay of several days. The bathroom are beautifully decorated in bright blue tiles with European style fixtures. Hot water supply is very good. Beds are very comfortable with nice sheets and bedding. There is also a small TV, refrigerator and AC in the rooms. Breakfast is served in small area next to the lobby entrance. Breakfast is simple, but substantial, consisting of eggs, toast, juice/milk/tea/coffee and yogurt. Hotel has good wi-fi, but no PC available. Hotel sits in a largely commercial area, with a lot of shops. There is a bank (with ATM) and convenience store across the street. There is a lack of good restaurants in the area. Street noise is a bit of a problem, so choose your room carefully (see my other notes in this review). Sophie, the manager, is an excellent resource for tips on visiting Cairo or arranging taxis. They take credit cards, but add a 3% service fee to do so. They are currently developing a 5th floor patio area that will replace the current 3rd floor breakfast room. This should be a nice addition to this already great hotel. Overall, a great option in the heart of Cairo.

Pros: location to Tahrir Square, Cairo Metro, Nile and Egyptian Museum; service and quality of rooms for value; comfortable rooms and bathrooms

Cons: street noise; lack of good restaurants in area

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We arrived at 3 am - and goit great rooms! Newly renovated, very clean. Very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent - but the main "attraction" is really Sophie's information, comments, recommendations... And her helpfulness - even before you get there (and pay). Plus: the hotel is ideally located in the heart of modern Cairo, right where it all happens. You couldn't be "closer"!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Hotel is in a great location a minute from the Museum. The rooms have proper beds with proper duvets and pillows. Everything is extremely clean. There are filling breakfasts and the owner & staff are very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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goldenhotelegypt, Owner at Golden Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thanks a lot for your kind support. Your review helps us a lot. It was real plesure to have you as our guests. I wish you good time Sophia
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Address: 13, Talaat Harb Street, Cairo 00000, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 131 hotels in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Hotel has a new egyptian - french - swiss management since August 2011. It's located just a fiew minutes walk from the Egyptian Museum, the Nile and the Saddat Metro Station, in down town Cairo. The hotel is fully equiped with air conditioning, offers free wifi access, fresh renovated, high ceiling rooms with flat screen TV, fridges and en suite bathrooms. Towels are provided and changed daily. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast, and we provid room service. At the tour desk we organize for you any tour in Cairo or trips around Egypt. ... more   less 
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