The low budget "hotel" occupies part of a floor in a multipurpose building. Clearly, there are no building codes in Cairo because it seems someone bought part of a building to make into rooms. There is no common area so eating is done in the rooms. They are spacious. There are small balconies--ours did not have furniture on it and the beds were blocking the sliding door. The private bathroom was dirty as it looked like it had water/mildew damage. There was no separate shower area. The bathroom walls did not reach the top--look at the pics included on this site. You get what you pay for.
While the sheets had been washed, for some reason the top sheet was only about 3 feet across. I don't know when the blankets were last washed. The people working there were kind. You can use the microwave and stove to heat food. It is in Garden City which has some embassies. This is not like most embassy areas around the world. You still have the pollution, trash, and broken sidewalks of Cairo. Just a bit less noise and traffic since it is on a side road. There were no places to get food so the hostel can order food for you. While it is a mostly quiet stay--versus other parts of downtown, there isn't anything to do in the area. The professional photos on their website are very good. Check out the pics on this site.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cheap property hotel guesthouse in Cairo Egypt for Backpackers, families, Students or CouplesNewly opened in June 2008, Juliana Hotel is located in one of Cairo's high class areas (Garden City) beside embassies of Canada, USA, Italy, Belgium and England.In the same building, you'll find Western Union for money transfer, the Arab-African Bank, National Bank of Egypt and the Department of American University in Cairo.All rooms are clean and comfortable with '' Balcony - AC - TV with cable - cupboard - with and without bathroom - WI Fi ( wireless internet )''. ... more less
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