Flying Alitalia from Toronto via Rome to Cairo, I spent one night at this airport hotel (Nov 18) on a transit basis, to catch a flight the next day to Larnaca, my final destination. Arriving at Cairo airport after a strenuous journey, I was shocked that my suitcase didn't arrive! First issue: I expected to find a shuttle bus service from airport to hotel as stated on their website. The Cairo airport helpdesk said "you must call the hotel to send the shuttle", but "we don't have their new phone numbers"!! To cut a long story short, I finally made it to the hotel, around 9pm local time. While checking in I explained to the receptionist on duty my predicament, that I hadn't slept for 48 hours and if they could be so kindd to contact the Alitalia office on my behalf to check the status of my suitcase. The response was, "you can call them from your room"!
The "room" was shocking; very small, dark, and no ventilation. I switched on the "air conditioning" unit and it sounded like a runaway train, temperaure and fan controls did not work. When I finallly figured out how to switch on the TV, the picture was so blurred I decided to switch it off. Eventually I crashed, and early next morning I hit the shower/bathtub; while showering I realized that the bathtub was clogged and water was filling up fast so I cut it short. After an unimpressive buffet breakfast I finally left this hellhole vowing never to return!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Touch down in 4-star comfort at Novotel Cairo Airport hotel, a 5-minute ride from the terminals on the free 24-hour shuttle. Relax under the palms in the courtyard, or re-energise with a dip in the pool. All-day dining means you won't fly hungry. Your modern soundproofed room lets you stretch out and enjoy a restful night at Novotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel Cairo
- Accor Cairo Airport
- Cairo Novotel