We had booked this hotel to stay on the last leg of our travels in Egypt and I am truly glad we made the right decision! After "roughing" it out at budget accomodations in the various Egyptian cities (in fact, there was one which was billed as a 5-star locally operated hotel but looked and felt more like a 2-star budget hotel!! I might review this hotel in tripadvisor), Hotel Talisman can really be viewed as icing on the cake! It is a small boutique hotel in Cairo but their rates will definitely not bust your budget. If I remember correctly, we paid about 70euros for a double room with breakfast, which i think is good value for this class of hotel.
The Talisman is located just off the main thoroughfare but yet within walking distance to many eateries and the Cairo Musuem. I would say this is a big advantage as hotels situated along or close to the main streets are extremely noisy! Egyptian traffic is unbelieveably chaotic and loud with drivers honking all the time, so if you want some peace and quiet to sleep at night, don't stay at a hotel near the main street!
The decor at Talisman is tastefully done with a typical middle eastern/Egyptian theme. The staff speak English and are generally helpful. Breakfast was also good. One thing to take note is that they accept only cash, at least that's the payment mode when we stayed there in March last year.
Definitely a gem if you ask me!
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