Encouraged by the favourable reviews and non-extortionate prices, my girlfriend and I booked an executive room at the Longchamps for our first trip to Cairo (and indeed, Egypt) earlier this month.
After days off enjoying the the sights and sounds of a insanely busy (but also safe, so fear not) city, the Longchamps provided a welcome respite of tranquility. The room was large and provided everything we needed - an empty fridge for stocking up on drinks or food to consume in between meals, a safe, a comfortable bed, and most importantly, a decent shower. The veranda area of the hotel was also a welcome touch, and a nice place to relax with a cold beer after a long day.
Buffet breakfast was good (if not outstanding - not a fan of the filter coffee on offer), with a wide range of options available to suit different tastes.
Thanks to the proprietress Hebba, who often checked in with us to find out how we were getting on, and who was happy to provide us with invaluable ad-hoc tips and advice about the city whenever we had questions about anything. She runs a tight ship at the Longchamps, with friendly staff who clearly have customer service at the forefront of their minds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear Guests , You have the choice of three category of rooms : Standard Superior Executive . Free Nestle Mineral Water is available in alone standing dispencers in both lobbies. Please note hot Water might take some time to reach your rooms, as I have three Solar System Pannels on my Roof top. I hope to meet up with your expectations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Longchamps Hotel Cairo