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“Cheap yes but not the best” 3 of 5 bubbles
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City View Hotel
Ranked #21 of 139 Hotels in Cairo
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Cheap yes but not the best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

If cheap is what you going for then yes stay here! But the one main thing that annoyed me here was the staff are quite intimidating! Always lots of men sitting in reception and they are forever trying to sell you trips. They are friendly enough but in a out for themselves kind of way! Had a man at reception ask us which bed choice we wanted when we told him he kept saying no single, he became very agressive which is a shame because this was our first conversation with anyone from this hotel. we are a married couple and we understand the culture of egypt but this man was very rude!!!
The breakfast was average and rooms were fine but average as well!

On a positive:
The resturant staff were lovely and so were the door men. Marco was great to deal with it was more the reception and trip staff we had problems with.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sarah-hubble
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

My friends and I are very much satisfied by this hotel.Price and value are in good connection.
The rooms, the toilets ,the beds were very clean.The staff was very very friendly, the breakfast was very good concerning the daily price of the room.We also felt very safe, and the location of the hotel was marvelous, just in the heart of the city. It was also convenient to pick us up from the airport.
I would only like to advise the management to take care a little more the cleanness of the door and stairs of the building ( the hotel is in the 5th floor ) as well its decoration which is old fashioned.The dinning room has also to change a bit, in order this hotel to be perfect.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MARINA P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a great price for what service they give. Very clean throughout the hotel especially the rooms. There is air con and they have newish bathrooms. breakfast was always served with a smile and the layout was great. It's got a good location with public transport very close by.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

The staff was extremely friendly, the food great and the room extremely clean. If you do not mind squeezing into a small room, you will be more than compensated by the extremely low price and location right across the Metro subway and Museum of Antiquity.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank local1781
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Yeppoon, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

From when Marco and driver picked us up from airport at 3am until we left (6 days spread over 3 weeks) the service was as good as we had in 6 months in Africa. Salam and Tiger organized some tours for us which worked pretty well. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We could also get a beer here which was difficult in some areas.There were some riots in Tahir Square while we were there but more of a sight than a hindrance. Just dont go walking in that direction.
Rooms were comfortable and roomy. Good shopping and restaurants just around the corner

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ando8Yeppoon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

It was a really quaint little place on the 5th floor. Staff very friendly. Neat , clean near Taahir Square. Love the breakfast , everyone very accommodative , allowing us to have our dinner in their dinning area (every night).The only thing we had to get use to was all the tipping! But overall we had a fantastic time. We were seven and two rooms as the kids , myself and my husband shared , it was an experience. The Rykliff's , South Africa .

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fajriha
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Bilbao, Spain
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32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

big rooms, bath, fridge, breakfast really good with tasty coffee :) staff are SO nice and helpful. we arrived from a bad experience after a train derailed and we were stuck somwhere the whole day so arrived in a bad mood and the staff offered us drinks and were so sweet haha. nice evening views of the museum

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about City View Hotel

Property: City View Hotel
Address: 1 El Bostan St. Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 139 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — City View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City View Hotel is located in the heart of the City within walking distance to the marvelous Egyptian Museum and the hotel offers its hospitality to both business and vacation ravelers for our facilities and services have been designed to meet the expectations of our discerning guest. City View Hotel is located in Tahrir Square (Revolution Square) exactly in the shadow of the magnificent Egyptian Museum and it offers you a complete range of services that will help make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. The unique location of City View Hotel is helping you to find easily a variety of restaurants, banks, embassies and metro are all within walking distance. ... more   less 
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