I would not stay here again, even if I had the slightest inclination of going back to Cairo. It was generally a bad experience- no taxi driver can find the place, the air-conditioning is stuck on one temperature, the light in the bathroom was broken, I could feel the springs of the mattresse, the bathroom drain stank, people were shouting outside of the room in the middle of the night and the breakfast was abominable (REALLY bad). Also, the hotel sold us a boat trip down the Nile- with dinner....even if you do decide to stay here, DON'T fall for this- I felt like I was at a budget wedding (lasers, cheesy live music, belly dancer etc) in the 60's, the food was old-age home Sunday roast standard- don't waste your money.
I was also stuck without water in the middle of my shower in the morning...apparently the whole street was dry, but it was the cherry on top of a mountain of disappointment!
Pros: a bed, cheap and good wi-fi...and the location if you want the local downtown slum vibe.
Females, unfortunately I recommend covering up, unless you want to get oggled at the whole time.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arabian Nights Hotel Cairo