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Golden Tulip Flamenco
Ranked #44 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
Reviewed July 20, 2012

I stayed at the Flamenco with some colleagues on a weekend in Cairo. The rooms were small, but adequate. It is definitely a little dated and worn and there was nothing special about the amenities, but it was a decent bed for the price. We were disappointed that the promised wifi connection did not work in our rooms, but we were able to access it in common areas. We were pleased that the hotel bar served alcohol, even on a Friday, and we enjoyed the meal that we ate in the restaurant. The hotel is situated in Zemalak, which is a great location. The neighborhood is fairly calm for Cairo, but there is still plenty going on. You are a block away from the Nile, which has a nice walkway along it. There is both a pharmacy and a Metro grocery store across the street. This is a great place to get snacks and treats, though I would recommend getting water one of the smaller convenience stores since it is cheaper there. Another benefit to this hotel's location is that it is close to Giza, so if you are planning to see the pyramids during your stay in Cairo, as we did, it is a convenient jumping off point. As I mentioned, this is a good place to stay for the price, but just know what to expect when you arrive.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

I've been to Cairo a few times, stayed here once for a week, when I was doing research. It was a very comfortable stay, normal rooms, A/C, clean showers, the works. Also, it's in az-zamalek...a diplomatic area, safe, good food around, so it's definitely worth it- a cab ride away from the city. There is also a bar, gift shop, and restaurant located in the hotel. The breakfast is amazing! We had to utilize the conference area quite a bit - it was big, tables and chairs were always set up the way we needed it, the view was great!

I've stayed at really shabby areas of Cairo- so this was definitely a thousand steps up!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

In May my tour group spent 9 nights at the Flamenco Hotel, part of the Golden Tulip Chain. My room was in the older part of hotel. Yes, my room was "shopworn" as was the bathroom. But still it was a comfortable stay and I would return. If you want a more upscale experience, you can rent one of the newly rennovated "Nile view" rooms. The buffet breakfast is adequate with good variety. The ooffee is Nescafe (typical in Cairo) and it can be difficult to get a 2nd cup if you go to the buffet before 7 AM. There is a 24 hour grocery store, internet cafe, dry cleaners, money exchange, and numerous restaurants (both Egyptian and American fast food) within a few steps of the hotel. My biggest complaint is most of the staff including the front desk only spoke limited English.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

If you are the kind of person that sleeps early and wakes up early and you are not planning to have any guests in your room, then it is a good hotel.

the morning team are very friendly, the night team are horrible and i have been to this hotel twice this year on business trips.

the conference space is ok , the food is mediocre and too expensive for what it is.

however the hotel is well located, but definitely not recommended if you are young and planning a fun trip to Egypt.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and we were rather disappointed with the overall quality of the stay.
The breakfast was fine, although things like butter or rolls ran out from time to time and it was often hard to get a second coffee. Fortunately I knew the Arabic for butter, and spotted the chef, or I may have had to do with dry bread.
It was hard to get a smile from the waiters and waitresses, which is so unlike my experience of the rest of Cairo and Egypt, that one wonders why it should be so.
Our room was a bit dark and very, very drab. The bathroom and linen were clean, but the carpet and the furniture were very grimey.
We were glad not to be staying longer, but having said that, the location was good and I did find the reception staff friendly and helpful when I had questions.
Be aware that the upstairs restaurant has closed permanently, but food can be found if you are desperate to eat at the hotel.
Around the hotel there are a number of good coffee bars and places to eat not too far away, so good to try these out and get some really friendly responses too.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

We visited Cairo in November 2011, Tahrir Square was up in flames then but though we could sense some suppressed tension, Zamalek seemed peaceful. The hotel first tried to put us in a room lower than the category (these rooms are small and run down, though the price difference between standard and superior rooms was not much) we had booked ourselves but changed readily when we pointed out their mistake. This room was big -- it was actually a suite -- with a view of the city and Nile from the balcony. The rooms are slightly old, musty but comfortable. The breakfast is standard. Wireless was free and fast. The hotel is in a nice area, taxis are easily available, there are a quite a few restaurants around. The American University of Cairo bookstore is a 10 min walk from the hotel and is a nice, small and cosy bookstore.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in this hotel, presented as 4 egyptian stars...
Let's start with the pro: the location, in zamalec, very central and quiet area
The cons:bedrooms horrible and very dated, carpet filthy and stained, window not closing knowing it was 14 degres outside (february)
Bathroom full of mould, bottom of the bathroom door roten with the humudity, toilet paper rolls black on the side...
Staff: except 1 man at the reception desk, everybody was looking like not happy to work here.
Breakfast now: it was the worst: coffee just disgusting, buffet horrible including the juices, service incredibly unfriendly.
I'm smoker but having people smoking like firemen next to you at 7am, when you tried to swallow something , it was too much
Honnestly, unless your other option is too sleep in the street, don't go there

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Golden Tulip Flamenco

Address: 2 El Gazira el Wosta Street | Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Cairo
Price Range: $77 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Flamenco 4*
Number of rooms: 157
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