There's lots of cheap hostels around Cairo where you can find a bed for under $20US. If you want to "splurge" a little, try the "Windsor Hotel."
The hotel is right in downtown Cairo, walking distance from the Egyptian museum and the Talaat Harb shopping district. The Nasser Metro stop is also walking distance (20minutes) and can get you to old Coptic Cairo for 1LEP.
The Windsor is lots of old world charm: think dark wood paneling, cool antique elevator with bowtied bellhops. The lounge bar feels like a cross between jumangi and titanic. Very convenient to have free wifi internet in the lounge, which makes a great respite from the bustle of downtown Cairo.
Samir and the reception staff were all very helpful when we had questions about transportation and our stay in Cairo. Samir even gave us free postcards on checking out.
Cons: the beds are not luxury comfortable, and the pillows were lumpy and hard. The rooms are generally clean, but you should be prepared to compromise on what you expect from a chain hotel. The complementary breakfast is simple (bread, jam, fresh mango juice) but good. If you order extra breakfast, we recommend the regular omelette over the cheese. There are lots of cheap local restaurants to eat in the area, but you might need to speak a little arabic and be brave.
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- Also Known As:
- Cairo Windsor Hotel