We were looking for cheap and cheerful and instead we found a gem of an almost five star hotel in central Cairo, but at two star prices!
The entrance to the hotel is via a shabby old lift in an old building in Taalat Harb Square. The hotel is actually on the 6th floor and the lift opens directly in reception.
All rooms have high ceilings and are air conditioned with private bathrooms; televisions will be in every room but not all rooms are finished yet. It was a joy to see the natural wood floors and bathroom fittings which are all new and actually work!
Mohamed and his team go the extra mile to ensure that your stay will be enjoyable. Breakfast was included with fresh eggs or omelets, bread rolls, cheese & preserves. An Italian restaurant is planned but for the moment the staff will order take away food from any of the nearby restaurants. Fresh flowers in each room was a really nice touch.
We were not on holiday so we chose the hotel for its central location close to Tahrir Square and the Cairo museum. There are some great shops nearby.
When everything is completed this will be a real gem of a boutique hotel in Downtown Cairo!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Grand Royal is located in Cairo City Centre. Rooms are decorated with white colours and wooden furniture. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned with wooden flooring. Facilities include TV and bathroom with a bathtub. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking the city. Fresh flowers are sent to the rooms every day. Guests can enjoy the wide variety of restaurants located outside the hotel. Choice of food ranges from Egyptian to western dishes. The restaurant at Grand Royal is also open to guests, and room service is available as well. Guests can take a walk by the Nile River or visit the Egyptian Museum, all within 15 minutes' walking distance. The hotel is within 20 minutes' drive to Pyramids of Giza. Cairo International Airport is located within 35 minutes' driving distance. ... more less
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