Egyptian night hotel is a pansion type experience (but urban) - in someone's home - a b&b if you like? but i didn't think those existed like this anymore - because the last time i went travelling (around turkey) was 1981, (i hitch-hiked from london with a girlfriend and we stayed in 'pensions').
it is an 'old-school' experience - not a commercial experience which most tourists expect. So, this hotel is more for travellers, voyagers, who want something real, rather than macdonald's and luis vuitton - which you can find anywhere !
I am an architect, so it was perfect for me, bang opposite the museum. Clean, friendly but above all, the highly intelligent and kind staff, suss you out p.d.q., and take very, very good care of you, for your own safety. in that respect the service is 6 star. the building is what it says - 2 star. It is not, shall we say, in the modern style? It has rather crumbling splendour, an animated neo-baroque facade (typical of older european cities), and i detected distinctly french detailing - inward opening balcony windows with flush espagnolette bolts, etc. (don't look too long at the other floors: ground to fourth on the way up in the lift, shut your eyes even), but once inside the fifth floor, is like a 19th century Parisian salon.
My twin room was clean, bed comfortable, with a clean shower/wc and good hot water. + tv - c'est tout. je n'ai pas eu besoin d'aucune autre chose ! i think there are sharing dorm rooms for the shoe-string archaeology student traveller - perfect for that.
Take their trips to the antiquites but beware, giza is massive and your derrière needs to be ready for a long hard day in a saddle (+ extra cost for the animal). i preferred saqqara which is the beginning of civilization as we know it. better than stonehenge, rome and athens put all together !
The breakfast - i dunno? (i smoked my own !).
Enjoy the river first and chill out - cities with big rivers make people happier i think.
The hilton across the road i liked best for a g & t (nicer than intercon or marriot).
Shukrans, plus en plus, M. Mustafa et vos colleagues - i'm coming back next month, inshala!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Egyptian Night Hotel is located across the street from the Egyptian Museum in the famous area of Downtown, Cairo , the area that was built in the 60'S of the 19th century by one of the most remarkable Kins of Egypt (Khedive Ismail) as he intended to build it to be architecturally similar to the famous Cities in Europe back then and he did it. Here we have all of our rooms Air conditioned with inside bathrooms, 24 hot water, Mini bar, Flat screen TV, Safe & our service contains multi lingual staff speaking (English, Spanish, French, Portugese & Chinese) who will be glad to help you 24 hours. We have also Free airport pick up if you are staying more thank 3 nights and our travel desk are glad to help you set your tours, transportation, restaurant reservations and ready with recommendations based on our experience and guests feed backs. Egyptian night hotel. Where expectations meet reality. Note : all rooms includes breakfast. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, HostelWorld and Booking.com so you can book your Egyptian Night Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.