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President Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Taha Hussein Str | Zamalek District, Cairo, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #65 of 131 Hotels in Cairo
Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Shabby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Aside for a very kind staff and its location, it is not very much worth the cost. The rooms are dark and run-down, the bathrooms do not look clean at all and the carpets are in need of substitution (or at least a decent clean up). Breakfast is included in the room rate but it is nothing extraordinary. For the price they ask, you can find better accommodations. Nonetheless, the beds are very comfortable and, as previously mentioned, the staff is very welcoming and available.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This hotel is ok but definitely not worth the price due to the rooms. Rooms are big and spacious but outdated. Carpets are worn and shoddy. Empty fridge in rooms so no mini bar. No kettle etc
Hotel staff are very nice however and moved myself and baby to another room when requested due to the faulty a/c. Breakfast is good.
Overall just not worth the price but ok if you don't mind staying in an outdated hotel

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This hotel is very well located and has a very nice restaurant with nice views of the city. The rooms are avarage, the food is avarage and it is over all a bit old. Colours a dim and furniture is old. The service is very good and the employees are very kind. I travleled there in Feb 2011.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The hotel had a nice foyer but after seeing our room we were unhappy, the air con was so noisy you couldn't sleep we only had a small window with view for the hotel next door..understandable in Cairo the bathroom was recently refurbished. The breakfast was very ordinary because it was so hot the pastries dried out very quickly. The lift was very scary only fit 2 persons at a time very hard with luggage the bar area was nice good view on a clear day. A very safe area lots of armed guards one sits out side the entrance. The room was clean but very tatty..the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kelowna, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights in November.

Pros:
Great location in Zamalek. Easy walking to 26th street. Cafes and shops within very easy walking (you're in Cairo...not a lot of street lights and sidewalks with holes). Great helpful friendly staff. Breakfast included. Free wifi in reception and restaurant areas (slow which isn't uncommon in Cairo). Our room was very quiet. Bathroom was fairly spacious, upgraded. Shower was very good. Air conditioning worked very well.

Reminders you're in a 3 star in Cairo:
Room decor was extremely old. Smelled of old smoke so we kept the balcony open to freshen the air as much as possible. Was getting good by the third day. Pillows a bit flat. Bed was okay (firm but comfortable enough). Basic breakfast which didn't change (beans, cheese, bread, hard boiled eggs, coffee (which was very good).

Would stay here again. Honestly for us the only downside was the smokey ashtray smelling room. But smoking is everywhere in Egypt. Can't beat the low price for location in Cairo. If you plan on spending more time in your room and at hotel you may want to pay more for luxury. For us it was fine was we were out from breakfast to bed time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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13 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

It's not in the main downtown area of Cairo but in a nice quiet area. Breakfast was reasonable (in 2010) and staff was helpful. The beds weren't particularly comfortable but we managed. Internet was only in the main lobby but there was seating area there so it was easy to use.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Since 2009 i have been staying at this hotel, you get for what you pay. Basic, in terms of location is good. Rooms are very basic, I would check the room. Some occasions I had to changed rooms.

It is close to resturants, very quite, view is good. food is also basic. I would pefer it to another hotel that is also in Zamalek too expensive and worse than presedint although is closer to nile. I stayed there and regereted it called Flamenco oh my god keep away from it is doulble the prize and horrible.

I would still book with president mainly because of lacation!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 22 Taha Hussein Str | Zamalek District, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 131 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — President Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central Hotel occupying the first & top 4 floors of an apartment building in residential area near embassies. ... more   less 
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