I just cannot imagine why some tourists complain about Windsor hotel in Cairo, Egypt. Being a fussy and very demanding person I truly confess I was enchanted by the hotel and its facilities. We occupied a de luxe room (there are six of them in the hotel), larger than the standatd double room but only several dollars more expensive. Stylish furniture, old elevator, famous bar/restaurant with very good Egyptioan cuisine add to the charm of the building itself. I could not help taking photos in our room (by the way,- number 26) and in the hotel bar having such attractions as the Pyramids at hand. Being accomodated within a walking distance from the Egyptian museum and the Khan -El Khalili Souk/Bazaar was so convenient. Even if you take a taxi to some of the close attractions (cemetery, Cairo Tower, museum) you pay only 10 Egyptian Pounds and it takes you mere 5 minutes drive. (By the way, d you know that over 2 million people live in the Cairo cemetery?)
I would never change this hotel to a four/five star modern one located 10 kilometres from the centre. The Windsor hotel has its history, its soul, its unique character. And the staff! All professional and polite. The reception men: Arwan, who helped me find rare music by Om Kulthom; Samir, who prompted how to negotiate with taxi drivers and Mohammed, who welcomed us warmly on the night we arrived. Wagdi - the best waiter/barman in the world. In his late sixties, with the experience of being a sailor, he speaks all languages of the world. And last bit not the least, Maisy, the hotel co-owner, living part time in Egypt, part time in New York and part time in Switzerland. How pleasant and interesting it was to chat with her in the evenings in the hotel restaurant. Windsor hotel, we thank you for a marvellous week in Cairo. You go highly recommended!
Paweł&Asia, Kraków, Poland
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