I initially was quite taken by this place. The location is excellent in terms of convenience and facilities, albeit somewhat noisy. The decor was charming and my accommodation was okay. Not great, but fine.
However, one day I got a look at the on-site kitchen where the breakfast is prepared. I saw a family of cockroaches happily crawling on the wall right above and close to where the food was being prepared. I am not talking one...I am talking about 8 cockroaches!
Now, I know that most people will say "but this is Cairo, it's hot, it's nature", etc. All true. However, seeing that this is a KITCHEN that is serving breakfast to their guests every day, ALL should be done to keep the problem under control. It was quite obvious that the person in the kitchen did not care all that much, as it was ignored, and they went about their business as if nothing were there. Which tells me that this is a common issue that is tolerated....GROSS!
So, up to the traveller, of course, but if hygiene and the simple 'ick' factor are important to you, I would NOT stay here!
- Also Known As:
- Pension Roma Hotel Cairo
- Pension Roma Cairo