First of all, the location of the hotel cannot be described as Cairo, it is located way beyond the city, about 45 minutes drive from the airport, assuming that the Cairo traffic doesn't live up to its reputation. I had business in the relatively nearby Smart Village technology campus and stayed here as the hotel there is not yet complete. On request, the hotel was able to organise safe and punctual transport there, in fact every request I had of the front desk staff and concierge was met and I felt they were happy to help. The entire staff were very friendly and I really felt welcome at the hotel.
Given the price of the hotel, the facilities exceeded expectations, the hotel is set in a nice ground with BBQ facilities and a great looking swimming pool. Despite the early time of year, I was tempted to take a dip! I was also happy to find an ATM and a shop which sold essentials along with much tourist tat.
The restaurant was also excellent, with a varied menu. Room service is offered too, and I found service took maximum 30 minutes call to door. The room price included breakfast, which was consisted of a wide variety of cooked food, including a Chef who would cook eggs to your desire, and a wide selection of pastries and breads.
Room was also suitable given the price, by no means luxurious but has all the basics including room safe and shower but not bath.
The only points of criticism was a bed that was a little too firm for my liking, curtains that did not close all the way along the window, and internet access that was expensive, 155 egp per day and absolutely appallingly slow. I was annoyed to pay for something that was not suitable to achieve what I wanted.
All in all, would definately recommend the Novotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Cairo 6th Of October is a 4 star hotel located in 6th of October City, 25 km from the centre of Cairo. Ideal for a business trip with its prime location in the centre of the business district and 680 sqm of conference rooms, the hotel is alsoan excellent base for holidaymakers with an outdoor swimming pool and easy access to all major points of interest. Enjoy our bar and restaurant and the convenience of onsite parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Cairo 6th Of October Hotel Cairo
- Cairo Novotel