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Traditional Merchant's House

Very beautiful, traditional merchant's house from the 17th/18th century with secluded courtyard... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
Stephen T
London, United Kingdom
Wonderful Visit to Bayt El Suhaymi

Inside Islamic Cairo is the house of a rich Ottoman rich joint family, Bayt El Suhaymi. It was... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
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Feb 4, 2019
“Traditional Merchant's House”
Oct 17, 2018
“Wonderful Visit to Bayt El Suhaymi”
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Haret Al Darb al Asfar, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Very beautiful, traditional merchant's house from the 17th/18th century with secluded courtyard. Relatively cool on a hot day. Includes superb examples of 'mashrabiya' - wooden window screens, tiles, stained glass windows. A quiet haven from the busy streets. Even at busy times, it's not very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Inside Islamic Cairo is the house of a rich Ottoman rich joint family, Bayt El Suhaymi. It was fascinating wandering through all the rooms, seeing all the different passages and even the bath house with the obligatory massage room. You can look through in 30-45...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EileenMtShasta
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

One house was built in the early 1600s and the other in the late 1700s which was joined to create a structure of local traditional design. Check out the courtyard where you can see the filtered sunlight and quiet space. The reception room located on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

basically tried to add over 150% on top of the bill. refused to give us an itemised bill until we made a fuss.. and even after we proved on their system that they are cheating us, they were still arguing for the higher charge.. will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank neveenz2015
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

It is incredible to have a tour inside Bayt Alsuhaymi that is 2000 sq.m. the tour guide was helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s a very well refurbished home, for a family from the earlier last century. Very well kept & organized. I was very impressed & happy to visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

It was my second time in 10 years going there. It is a nice place to stop by and have tea or coffee. One thing i didnt like about it, it is overpriced.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

We went there with our friends, it was amazing atmosphere with Arabian theme. You will have the best shisha and drinks with perfect service. Not advised for kids cause of the smoke and the band is good not perfect.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Eng_mmohsen
Reviewed February 13, 2017

a bit difficult to lacte this place. its only for history / architecture enthusiast. no crowd, we were alone when we visited this place. didn't find its very interesting. Just ok.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank bcoziamalive
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

This house dating back to the Ottoman rule in Egypt was built in the mid seventeenth century and yet so well preserved. Amazing marble floors and unbelievable wood work! The design of the house is so different from houses today, which is because of the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Amin A
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Doha C
July 9, 2016|
Response from Habeeba | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe it's open all days from 9 AM till 3 PM. Just try to avoid Fridays, if possible, for i'm not 100% sure it's open at the same hours. You pay a ticket of 2-3 pounds for Egyptians.