Sitting by the window during breakfast one has a splendid view of people rushing to and fro, catching mini buses and generally going about their business. The breakfast was great, too. The hotel staff couldn't be more helpful. The throb throb of the pop music blaring out from the party boats can be blocked out by ear plugs, if necessary. There's a small shopping mall opposite the main entrance with a friendly Italian/Lebanese restaurant on the first upper floor (good mix of mezze, scrumptions taboulé) and umpteen small shops, many selling the most intriguing, pyramid-shaped, zip-up picnic containers with loops for vacuum flasks and cutlery. A fun souvenir.
It's about 5-10 minutes walk from the hotel to the Egyptian Museum, depending on your technique in crossing the ultra-busy Corniche. The hotel may be 'opposite the museum', but in practice there's a multi-lane elevated road between the two. Your best bet is to cross the Corniche (look the drivers in the eye and just walk unhestitatingly across the road), then walk upstream a couple of hundred metres and cross the Corniche again. Walk up the narrow side street and you're there.
On a Thursday and Friday, we massively enjoyed the atmosphere along the Corniche as families were strolling along, taking photos of each other and generally being happy together.
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