We did a nine day tour of Egypt and the hotels were booked for us as part of that tour, so we didn't know what to expect. I'd heard stories from friends about the standard of accommodation we might find so I was a bit apprehensive, particularity as this was a basic, budget backpacking tour with no frills accommodation. Our flight arrived in the early hours and we'd arranged a pick up to take us to the hotel. This was a good move as navigating our way through Cairo was not something I wanted to face at 2am. We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel. It had a light and spacious lobby and a large bar/restaurant where breakfast was also served. The décor was somewhat kitsch with gold pharaoh heads and hieroglyphics everywhere, but that added to the charm. The room was a really good size, and the bizarre décor style continued throughout, but the bed was really comfy and there was air conditioning, and we were able to get a good night's sleep. The bathroom was clean and the shower was pretty good – which was welcome given the temperature was in the upper 30s. In terms of location, it overlooks a small park and is a couple of streets away from the major traffic, so it feels relatively peaceful. We stayed a couple of nights before our tour, then again at the end. The area felt safe to walk around and there is a garage nearby selling drinks, snacks and other essentials, as well as places to eat (both local cuisine and McDonalds, Costa Coffee etc). The food in the hotel was fine, a bit of a random menu, but we had pizzas and they were ok. You can also get beer and water etc from the bar. The breakfast was also pretty good. I don't know how good a location this is if you want to explore Cairo independently. It seemed to be a huge, sprawling place, but we were going everywhere with our group so we didn't have to navigate ourselves around, something which normally wouldn't appeal to me as I like to travel independently but I have to say in Egypt it was great to have all the hassle taken away.
I would recommend this hotel for first time visitors to Cairo. The staff were friendly and helpful and I'm sure would be able to advise those traveling independently, but it would be worth researching the location if you have to make your own way around. However, Cairo is so huge and the sites are quite spread out, so it's hard to imagine that there's anywhere you could stay that is convenient for all the main sights.
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