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“Clean, well-priced, family-owned, charming hotel in old Cairo”
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Arabian Nights
Ranked #10 of 61 Cairo B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 27, 2012

In historic Darassa, where you can enjoy old Islamic Cairo, this family-run hotel was a pleasure. I had stayed at a 'five-star' hotel Mena House in Giza, and it did not have the personal charm of this place. Breezy shaded area on the roof to read and relax, hospitable owner Mohammed and his family..a welcome one night respite at the end of a journey. Wish I'd heard about it on the front end of the trip....you can walk from the hotel to Alzar park, the Islamic art museum, several famous mosques...

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

After visiting many times Cairo my favorite hotel remain "Arabian Nignts"! welcoming staff, clean room, about 12 euros for one single room! absolutly rare for a hotel in the historic area, close from all activities, amazing monuments, markets n restaurant at really good price. The area is really lifefull and the room are quite at night. I simply highly recommend the hotel for his great familly atmospher, also Ibrahim the owner speaks french, english, arabic..a pleasure to share around a good tea (free anytime). I thanks the staff for there help during my stay n the beautifull surprise u done for my birthday! unforgatable!

Room Tip: Chic and not expensive!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

My sis and I stay in Arabian nights hotel for several days, it is safe, and seem like a calm oasis in the middle of chaotic Cairo. It is clean, hot water 24 hours, with free wifi and reasonably priced. The staff are very informative, efficient, and helpful. Though the hotel is in the back street, but mention it is behind Cinema Kwuekib, off sharia Mansouri, many people could tell you the way, and it is located near the Khan khalili, Azhar Mosque, and the Hussein mosque square, it's a very convenient base to explore the Islamic Cairo area. If I return to Cairo again, this will be the place I want to stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Arabian Nights is located close to the Khalil Mosque, in the arab quarter, a little bit far from Downtown but in a very charming suburb. Staff is nice and very helpful, rooms are clean and quiet, you can book good tours directly at the reception. Breakfast is poor, but the hotel is surrounded by the best street food choice in Cairo...Finally I think Arabian Nights is a very good value: is cheap, quiet, and clean, something not so easy to find in Cairo...

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

I stayed twice at the Arabian nights for a couple of nights. The hotel is a budget hotel which means reasonable prices but it has none of the typical bugbears of a budget place. Facilities are good for the price ( wi-fi/desktop in the lobby, a decent local break-fast meal, basic but clean rooms that have a tv , ac and heated water.). Most of all Muhammed who runs the hotel is a extremely warm and accommodating guy and so is the rest of his extended family who always have a story or 2 to exchange with guests.

Some tips if you stay here:
1) It is located in Islamic Cairo in one of the side streets off the main road and not extremely easy to find. Suggest you book a pick up from the hotel . Taxi's at the airport have to be bargained with ( if you find one) . If tried a few times and each time the lowest bargain price I got was about the same or just marginally lower ( a couple of $) lower than the hotel pick up price.
2) It's located close to Kahn el Khalili where they have the free sufi dance performance. Not to be missed - so make the most of your location.
3) The hotel arranged private taxi for a tour of the city and pyramids is a definitely a great deal. Again I tried my own luck the 1st time ( flagging down a back taxi and bargaining on the tour rate) and then just decided to use the hotel guy the 2nd time. Advantage is that you have a familiar face, the rate is reasonable, the driver is also a licensed guide and also is usually the same guy who will pick up or drop you to the airport.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

I booked a trip to Egypt and made a reservation with Arabian Nights Hotel. I recieved an email from them stating that they would pick me up from the airport so I responsed to the email and their was someone from the hotel waiting for me at the airport. The people their are wonderful people and treat you as if you are a V.I.P. Free breakfast, tea and coffee served all day VERY friendly and knowledgable staff, clean rooms. they treat you like you are a member of their own family. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

Arabian Nights is THE best accommodation for any tourist. it has everything you can ask for when visiting Egypt. The rooms have AC which are very vital when you go to a humid country like Egypt. You have your own private bathroom and the hotel is located in islamic cairo. It is not near the tourist area so you will not have much trouble from the locals doing your heading. It is close by Khan alKhalili, which is the oldest market in all of Africa so that alone is something definately worth seeing. The whole experience is just magical, it's like being at home but NOT being at home except you don't have any chores to do as the staff at Arabian Nights are so friendly and helpful.

I will definately recommend Arabian Nights to anyone visiting Egypt. It is an expeience out of this world!

Room Tip: All rooms are equally as good as each other.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Arabian Nights

Address: 10 Al Aded St off of Mansouria Street | Darassa, Islamic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Cairo
Price Range: $11 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Arabian Nights 1*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are proud to have won the TripAdvisor 2012 Award of Excellence. Come let our friendly, energetic staff help you discover the true charm of Cairo. Enjoy our clean, comfortable rooms, free breakfast, free wifi and complimentary hot drinks anytime on our gorgeous rooftop. We have thirty air-con rooms available with private bath and satellite TV. We also offer shared facilities. Members of our highly trained staff are fluent in both English and French. They are ready to facilitate your every need. ... more   less 
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