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“I would not go back to cairo” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Bostan Hotel
Ranked #116 of 139 Hotels in Cairo
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14 reviews
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“I would not go back to cairo”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

The number i got to call for taxi was not in service. Had to use other to get there. My flight was late in the evening and upon arrival was told that there would be lucky if there was a room for me. The room i got at $120-130 per night was not up to standard; the shower curtain was badly mildwed and between the tiles black with mildew.
The next devastating experience,was that i was robbed the second night across the street from hotel ,after coming back from dinner. Everything was taken..with my purse. Money,cheques,Jewellery,passport, credit cards, driver's license, IDs. Rx glasses,digital camera and other important and personal things.,even my house keys.
People never seemed to have a heart. The need for their money was more important. I was very disappointed with cairo. The crazy driving,panhandling on the streets by beggars who don't know that "NO" = "NO". The constant honking of the horns,wasjust total madness.
The taxi-drivers who doubled the fares, those merchants who speaks of 'tourist prize' and egyptian prices. The sadness of little children begging and selling on the streets late at nights.
It's very appauling to know that a place that protrays such wholeness has so much corruptidness and dihonesty.. Double cheek kissing,hugging then in a moment weapons of war and destruction. I still have not come to grips and is still having night-mares over this ordeal. I could not leave cairo before my 27 days were up as I had no money for changing fares, and luckily it was e- tickets or i would have no form of purchase proof.
My friend took me to Luxor and that gave me a few days with a sense of relief. People seemed more caring and not the same total caious as cairo. But the lots of young childrren begging and selling on the streets at nights,really squeezed my heart hard..

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Catharines, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2010

Downtown Cairo close to Egyptian museum, Metro
Rooms very small, poor quality, cheap bedclothes, more like a hostel
Breakfast included, does have shower and own toilet
Tours arranged but they do not include entrance fees and they do include high pressure sales trips to perfume factory and papyrus store.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2010

This is the second time I have stayed at the Bostan Hotel, every time the staff have been very welcoming and helpful. The rooms are slightly dated but very clean, and have A/C if needed. The restaurant on the top floor serves fantastic food in the evening, although I can only comment on the vegetarian food, but the chef is very accommodating to all needs. I am especially grateful to the Bostan Hotel for organising Jeep hire for a few days to go to the Fayoum. They organised the vehicle, an excellent driver and accommodation. Overall, a good base in Cairo!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

I stayed at Pension Roma, recommended by Rough Guide & Lonely Planet as a taste of old Cairo. That it was -- no air conditioning and a mosque across the street blasting the Koran through the screen door. So the next morning I staggered down the street & fell into the Bostan because it looked air conditioned. (This was an August heat wave of 46C or more.) They were air conditioned, quiet & even had a fridge in the room. Later their travel agency organized a tour south for me. The price was good & everything worked out. Well, their contacts in Luxor were hard to reach by cell, but that may have been because of Ramadan. In Aswan, I was taken by a car down a road along the Nile that was under construction, as the car chased by cell a felucca I was supposed to be on. The ship eventually came to shore at a random spot, no dock, and I had to drag my bag through the construction to get on board. But that was sort of a fun adventure. An American woman who was in the car with me, booked on the same felucca, was a little alarmed, though.

Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

this hotel is in the hard of down town. If you really want to experience kairo and not just see the pyramids - then the bosten hotel will be the right choice for you. one step out of the door and you are in the middle of cairo s life. And in the coffeshop at the 6th floor you will have a good overwiev of down town cairo. the service is good, people nice and internetconnection is also there.

but be aware - if you are a female dont weare miniskyrts or something like that, when you leave the hotel!! people will be more courious about you then you probebly like.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Khartoum, Sudan
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2010

gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood hotel an good service soft rooms

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nizarmum
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Buenos Aires
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2010

I've been at Bostan 2 times, for my arrival to Egypt and my departure of it. They manage a very good price which includes breakfast, and the attention from everyone there was very welcoming and personalized. Very respectful above all.
The rooms were very clean and the cleaning ladies left everyday decorative towel details on the bed. Nice swans! Rooms have different sizes, im sure if you have any small inconvenience with it, they will give you a new room in a blink.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Cairo, which is excellent cause mainly you are a couple of blocks away from the Museum. They help you plan and decide about the excursions you can make during the time of your visit.
The restaurant is in the highest floor, very cosy, and it has an opened view to the city. The elevator you go up with is very peculiar and artistic too!!!
I loved Cairo and i loved were we stayed. For sure im going back, i hope soon.
Saludos desde Argentina!!!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bostan Hotel
Address: 94 Mohamd Farid St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #116 of 139 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Bostan Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bostan hotel is ideally located in the heart of Cairo also it is located within walking distance to the Egyptian museum, subway and the big market (khan el khalily bazaar). ... more   less 
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