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“Fire and fumes”
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Residence Hotel
Ranked #28 of 59 Cairo B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed for nearly a month at this hotel for my work since it was the best situated apartment hotel in Maadi Degla, Cairo near the office and school. What was best was the attitutde of staff and service. However, that did not compensate for the very poor conditions. The apartment itself was adequate. However, during our stay there were frequent power outages and the electrical wiring in the apartment itself was old and outdated. Whenever we turned on the water boiler or microwave, more than not the fuses popped. The air conditioning system was very old and loud, too. It was more like being close to an airport -- as a consequence we rarely used it.

Perhaps the worst experience was the fire that happened in the room below ours during the night. No one alerted us and only the smell of smoke indicated something bad had happened. As it turned out, the management contained the fire but didn't see the need to alert the tenants. We have three small children. So it undermined our trust in the facility and the management's judgement. The smell of smoke lingered for a week and the hotel offerred no compensation.

For purely safety reasons, I do not recommend anyone stay at the hotel until it is upgraded -- particularly in regards to the electrical wiring. The location is good but the risks and inconveniences are just too much.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Residence Hotel

Address: 18 11 Road | Maadi, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #28 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Cairo
Price Range: $134 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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