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“Heaven in Cairo”
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Hotel Longchamps
Ranked #21 of 137 Hotels in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Netherlands
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44 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Heaven in Cairo”
Reviewed April 5, 2010

I spent one night in this hotel with my niece, to round off another wonderful trip to Egypt and to do some last-minute revisiting of several sites.
The hotel is quietly located in a lovely part of Cairo, not too far from the museum (7 mins by taxi). The hotel is not very well known with the local taxi drivers (I mean the black-and-white cabs) so it might be a good idea to have a card from the hotel with you at all times! Lots of little shops and beautiful houses in the neighbourhood.
The elevator is rickety and the entrance to the building slightly bare. But once you’re on the floor of the hotel, you’re in lovely surroundings. Plenty of little alcoves and balconies to be explored, giving you a little insight in local life.
The pc is available 24/7 and breakfast was VERY nice. The rooms are one flight up (there might be rooms downstairs as well, I don’t really know) and fitted with AC, a coffee-and-tea maker, tv and a lovely bathroom.
It’s not a 5 star premises, but a sweet and comfortable boutiquestyle hotel. I’d definitely stay there again and I would recommend it to all who like something other than a boring Hilton….

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Durham, NC
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Reviewed April 4, 2010

We stayed here for three nights in March 2010 and enjoyed the place very much. The hotel is located centrally in Cairo, in a relatively quiet and upscale area of Zamalek. The rooms are spacious, clean, and well decorated. We found the staff to be very friendly, and would also recommend the airport transfers that are offered.

I give small deductions because the breakfast buffet was not well stocked anymore when we got off to a late start at 8:30 once; and the location is central, but can suffer badly from traffic jams, especially when headed for the airport.

Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Greece
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Reviewed April 3, 2010

We just returned from Cairo having spent 6 nights in hotel Longchamps. This hotel is a true oasis in the hectic and busy Cairo. One can feel really relaxed there after a long day of walking and sightseeing in Cairo. The hotel is situated in Zamalek, which is probably the best and most peaceful area in Cairo. The room was very clean and the breakfast was good, offering a wide variety that can cover almost every taste. The staff is great and very helpful, showing real interest in our experiences there and providing helpful tips of do's and don'ts in Cairo. What was really important for us and one of the criteria we based our hotel choice on, was the Internet connection, as we had to keep updated with our jobs. Wifi was great! So, we would highly recommend this hotel and we look forward to returning there one day!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed April 2, 2010

We spent a total of 4 nights at the Longchamps on our recent visit to the MIddle East -- 2 nights on each end of a Nile cruise. We loved almost everything about the hotel -- excellent service, good breakfasts, wonderful location, funky atmosphere, etc. Our only problem was getting some sleep. We were at the back of the hotel the first two nights and the room was relatively quiet; on the second night, however, the smoke detector started beeping every few minutes from about 2:00 a.m. on. In our opinion, it is unforgiveable for a hotel not to have its smoke detector batteries replaced on a routine basis before they ruin a night's sleep. We were in the front of the hotel the next two nights and the noise was so excessive, even with all of the windows closed, that restful sleep was next to impossible. By all means stay at the Longchamps Hotel -- it's got a lot going for it. But insist on a room at the back or bring your ear plugs.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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Reviewed April 1, 2010

This is an affordable accommodation option in Zamalek, Cairo. It used to be even better value, but prices have recently one up. The rooms are large and each has its own character. The layout and dcorations in the rest of the hotel give it h a homely charm that distinguishes it from the rather sterile hotel chains. The staff are friendly and helpful. Gabi at the front desk speaks excellent English and German. Catching a taxi to the pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Al Khalil from here is easy and cheap - just ensure that you get a white metered taxi to avoid being ripped off or spending half a day bargaining with the driver, There are plenty of nice restaurants near the hotel. We weren't very impressed with the Longchamps' dinner options, but included breakfasts are good and will keep you going until lunch time.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed March 25, 2010

ignore first impression of ground floor , breakfast very good , we used hotel car and driver and were fully satisfied with the service.if possible book an executive double .

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

We arrived to an unseasonally hot and dusty Cairo in March. Our pick up was at the airport waiting for us and it wasn't too bad traffic to get to Hotel Longchamps.

After being upgraded to a larger room, we settled in.
The hotel is in a very nice part of town, leafy with boutiques, art shops, restaurants and cafes. I definitely really liked the location.
The hotel, also was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. The terrace and restaurant was really nice and it was really charming.
The rooms was large and is had good amenities.

I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Longchamps
Address: 21 Ismail Muhammad | Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cairo
#8 Best Value Hotel in Cairo
#11 Business Hotel in Cairo
#17 Family Hotel in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Longchamps 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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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