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“Good hotel with vintage character.”
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Santana Hotel
Ranked #99 of 137 Hotels in Cairo
Spring City, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good hotel with vintage character.”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed here with a group on a pilgrimage that was meant to give us an experience that included cultural contact. Our room was nice, beds comfortable. The food was average. We did experience some noise from the street below during the night, but we are sound sleepers so it was not a big issue. The shops in the lobby were very interesting. I took several different perfume oils home as souvenirs. The location seemed to be pretty close to the points we visited like the Museum of Cairo and a restaurant on the Nile. A minibus drove our group from place to place. No westerner should ever plan to drive in Cairo. It is crazy! I mean REALLY insane. It was definately the most excitement I've ever experienced simply driving around town.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2012

We stayed here as part of G Adventures. It is in a nice location, within walking location to many services and restaurants. The room we stayed in were large and clean. Wifi was available for a fee, but the cafe next door has free wifi.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ghent
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

The hotel looks like it was a fancy hotel. It has a spacious lobby, reception desk, staircase which give it a fancy look. Yet, it's missing character.
The rooms are also quite big, with comfortable beds for a perfect sleep. The bathrooms could use a renovation in certain rooms... check if you have hot water! In my first room, the bath tub could not be filled (leaking plug) and the window could not be closed.

The breakfast is a nice, regular buffet.

It's located 20 minutes on foot from Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum. All you need is within walking distance.

If you are looking for a short stay and a good bed, this could be the place you look for. I have no complaints about the attitude of the staff.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 31, 2011

The hotel was clean, and the people there were kind. It is located in a calm area, and there are a lot of embassies around it. It is near to metro station, and there is a lot of supermarkets and fast-food restaurants around. The room were we stayed was spacious and very clean. It also has a balcony with nice view. The breakfast was good.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2011

I had to stay in this hotel out of necessity during the January Revolution. I could not get to my original hotel the first night. It was in a very quiet area (normally) and provided a sense of safety considering the sounds of the revolution not far away. Not the hotels fault.

I only stayed one evening and was not expecting much based on the lobby. I was pleasantly surprised with the room that looked much better than the pictures on their website. It' was clean, well maintained, quiet and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was nothing to speak of yet the staff was friendly.

I would not recommend staying there again as there are many other hotels offering better value for money.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2011

The hotel is decntly located, but has pathetic room service and food for breakfast. Even the hotel staff is very rigid and not friendly. the hotel made us wait in the louge for close to 6 hours as we arrived earlier and never considered giving the room even though it was available.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 13, 2010

We stayed two nights in this hotel as part of tour package. I read negative review from previous guests here so we didn't expect too much. But we were pleased with the room. It's clean, well maintained, quiet and the bed was quite comfortable. But that's all. Other part of the hotel were just forgettable. The breakfast was awful, people at the reception had no concept of customer service, the lobby was messy. The location is not bad and there is a metro station close to the hotel.

So overall, I wouldn't stay there if I had to pay for the price they published on their website. There should be a lot of hotel with better value for money.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Santana Hotel
Address: 7 Ahmed El Melhy St. Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
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Ranked #99 of 137 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Santana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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