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“Comfortable” 3 of 5 stars
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Mayfair Hotel
9 Al Aziz Osman | Zamelek, Cairo 11511, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #28 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Comfortable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I like this hotel. It is simple, clean and good value. Most of the rooms are in good condition, and the older ones will hopefully be renovated soon. Still, the staff are happy to move me to another room if there is one free so its no problem.
My tip would be to improve the breakfast; Stale rolls, processed cheese and jam are for the cheaper downtown hostels, the Mayfair should offer fresh higher quality bread, fresh cheese and foule / falafel at least; not costly and would keep the Mayfair well ahead of the others.
Thanks for the stay, I like it here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My friend and I shared a double room for four nights - 170 euros total. Awesome! Nothing to write home about though. The staff were friendly and always recognized us, and our beds were made and towels were replaced every day (it's winter and they weren't drying on their own). Like most of Cairo, there is no heating in winter, but we did have an AC unit in the room. The breakfast is complimentary, but only bread, eggs, and tea (would have liked some fruit, but we bought some on the street). Shower was very small and took a while to get hot. There wasn't a safe in the room. Really though, very good value: the room was quiet and dark and I slept well.

Room Tip: Room 108 was so quiet!!! All the 100s are on the side street; the rest are facing the main road.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Stayed at Mayfair Hotel for 4 nights at the beginning of our 2 week trip through Egypt.
The hotel is idealy located in the island of Zamalek close to the bridge 15th May. Tahir square and the Egyptian Museam are within walkng distance. Along 26th July Street and north you do have a verry god choise of restaurants and shops.

The hotel is located in the first floor of the bulding.

Our room has had a fair size and WC and shower was working. Room was cleaned (swept) and beds were made on a daily basis. Hover you could see that for example a wet sweep of doors, etc was not done in the near past.

Breakfast, which was not good at all and verry spartanic, was consisting of sweet egyptian bread, an egg, one sort of jam and some cookies. As we are loving to have a good breakfast, this was a bit frustrating for us. Better breakfast can be taken at the main road.

Breakfast is served (actually it is akind of a mini buffet and you have to serve yurself) on the balcony (no inside breakfast room). As this balcony is showing to the west there is no sun on the balcony during breakfast time. This was ok for us during October and can be welcome during summer, on the other hand it may be too chilly during December to February.

The Hotel arranged a day trip to the Pyramids for us, which in the end was totally overpriced (EGP 240) and the driver did want to sell to us the use of a horse carriedge and other services
at Gizeh. When he realized that wer are not going to take these services he just dropped us at the side entrance to the Pyramids and told us the when can meet him at a specific coffee house when we do want to return. A simple tax to/from the Pyramids woud have saved us at least 50%.

Summary for us, we better would have spend a little more in a better hotel to meet our requirements.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The May Fair is a solid, though not great, option on Zamelek. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff was nice. Our main qualm was that they recommended a driver for us (Hosni) who was very bad. We paid him for the whole day, but he showed up an hour late to pick us and up and then not at all to take us to the train station.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Westford, MA United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

A perfect location. Feeling is more of a hostel. We enjoyed our stay with family, It was very easy to get to eating places and since the area has consulates it is very suited for international tourists.

Place feels very safe, specially if you are traveling with family. It is located on a very quite street.
We liked this more after we did a tour of the city and Gaza.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The Mayfair Hotel in the Zamalek district of Cairo, Egypt has been one of those rare flawless experiences. The staff is friendly and helpful, the showers are always hot and the bed is comfy. What more could you ask for? Be warned that this is not a party hotel so it is very peaceful and quiet.

I recommend the Mayfair Hotel very highly. I hope you come here and enjoy your stay as much as I did mine.

Room Tip: Since the street in front of the hotel has very little traffic day or night any of the rooms are goo...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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48 hotel reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Located in the leafy and quiet expat/elite district of Zamalek, this is an excellent base from which to explore Cairo. Our friend (a Cairo native) had recommended we stay here at the end of a long holiday through Jordan and Upper Egypt, and we were not disappointed during our two-night stay. The staff were helpful in arranging trips to the pyramids and other tourist spots, and when we returned one afternoon to find our room semi-flooded from a leaky A/C unit, we were upgraded to a better non-leaky room.

There were no safes in the rooms, but we had no security problems (but then again, we have a habit bourne of years of traveling in hostels, of securing our belongings with our own locks). After we cleared out of the room, we still had some time for lunch before heading to the airport. Reception held our bags as we popped down the street to Cairo Kitchen a cute and delicious (and apparently very trendy) new restaurant. Upon our return, reception staff stopped me and asked me if I'd left anything in the room by mistake. Turns out I'd forgotten my Kindle in the bed-- luckily, they'd immediately cleaned the room and reunited me with my Kindle before we left for the airport.

Overall a lovely experience at the Mayfair and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9 Al Aziz Osman | Zamelek, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
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