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Nile Houseboat B&B

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Known as "awamas" the 30 or so houseboats of Kit Kat are akin to oases in the Arab world's largest city, known after one of the more infamous cabarets from the colonial period, the Kit Kat Club. Egypt's last King Farouk frequented the club until it was torn down and replaced by a mosque. During World War II, Hekmet Fahmy,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Staying at the Nile Houseboat was a lot of fun! The owner Dan is very relatable and knowledgeable about places to visit and food to try in Cairo. Dan has really some great stories to tell! The house is located in a very convenient location for taxis or for walking around Zamalek (easy 10 minute walk to Brazil Street). We... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place is great. We intended to stay at the Hotel Longchamps but it was full, so we took a chance on the houseboat and loved it. Booked 2 rooms. We spent our time on the shared balcony staring out at the Nile. It was lovely, an oasis. While the rest of Cairo was smogged out, we breathed fresh air.... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

A visit on the houseboat on the Nile offers you a unique experience. The over all feeling is cosy living , warmth and elegance combined with a great view over the nile as well as walking distance to the center of the town (if you don't mind a walk!) For the more comfortable guest the taxis stop right outside the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed here for 17 nights while reporting on the events in Cairo. The houseboat was my place of peace and calm after hectic days in Tahrir square. It was a real treat to get back and relax with a beer on the balcony overlooking the Nile. The crazy traffic and intense mood of Cairo felt very far away, even... More 

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Imagine waking up in Cairo on a houseboat and having breakfast on your balcony overlooking the great river Nile! We can offer you a unique accommodation while you are staying in Cairo, whether you are in town for business or pleasure. Nile Houseboat B&B is centrally located, just minutes from downtown Cairo. Your hosts - Dan Hallett and Mia Grondahl - have stayed twelve years on the houseboat and have decades of experience from living in the Middle East. They are ready to share their knowledge to make your stay in Egypt most memorable ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nile Houseboat B&B

Address: 56 Midan Kit Kat | Cornish El Nile, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Price Range: $45 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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