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This island is located in the Nile River between downtown Cairo and Giza, and is characterized by upscale hotels, restaurants and pleasant gardens.
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever in Cairo I always stay at the Marriot (old palace) in Zamalek. Close to the US embassy, close to the Pasha, and not too far from Four Points restaurants. Much less crowded than Heliopolis.

1  Thank Randy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So Zamalek has a bunch of different places to check out. Nice restaurants, clubs, bars, and the famous Cairo tower. The streets are good enough to walk on and just explore. Most of the foreign embassies are here so you’ll see a lot of foreigners....More

1  Thank Kareem K
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Xamalek my best place to walk it is traveler friend zone and many western people you can find many cafe shops and restaurant also Cairo marriot hotel is good place to stay

1  Thank fary
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This well-to-do district is the best place to come for European-style comforts. There is a great mixture of restaurant/coffee/bars options. One of Zamalek's landmark is the twin towers of the Cairo Marriott Hotel.

Thank AdventureDiva
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Zamalek is on one side of the Nile river. There are many restaurants (on stationary boats) on the Zamalek side of the river bank. Each level of the boat serves different types of food, so you have to decide which you want to eat at....More

Thank mcorbin560
Reviewed August 2, 2018

I really enjoyed walking around Zamalek. It's very peaceful, quiet and scenic and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Thank Huda A
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We had the pleasure of staying in Zamalek on this visit and it's a wonderful place filled with wonderful places to eat and drink (don't miss SELF on 26th of July!). The only part that can get frustrating is a lot of our drivers seemed...More

Thank Emily Grace S
Reviewed June 22, 2018

amazing place by river nile too many places on the nile to go to with variety of foods and cafes highly recommended

Thank shaimaatarek3
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

If you want to travel to Cairo than choose your hotel in Zamalek area. It's tourist friendly area. Little costly compare to other areas like Maadi, etc but you will find all thing near by... Like Cairo Museum, downtown shopping center, Giza Pyramid, Nile river,...More

1  Thank Rajbothra
Reviewed May 27, 2018

The Island is right at the heart of the city, it has relatively a lot of green and some nice spots to sit and watch the Nile or rent a boat to go on the river. We didn’t find the Island that special, it does...More

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Kevin J
January 6, 2018|
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Response from minanabil77 | Reviewed this property |
there are so many cafes and restaurants don't worry