As many people have stated on Trip Advisor. You can easily miss this hotel as it is located down a side street inside an old building. But what charm you'd be missing. The entrance hall has small businesses located inside a marbled floored entrance. There are genuine 1920 or 1930s lifts. The kind where you pull open the gate before entering a wooden lift and a welcoming smile from the hotel staff.
The staff all speak excellent English if you are having trouble with Arabic and can offer advice on local restaurants and cafe's for food and drinks. The rooms are well decorated and comfortable with a very Islamic feel. There is a wonderful breakfast room and lounge. There is also a library and internet terminal. The rooms are surprisingly quiet considering how noisy the main street is.
If you love getting away from the chain hotels then this is definitely worth a night or two in down-town Cairo. Within walking distance of the museum and American University it is also handy for Islamic Cairo and the souks. All within walking distance if you are prepared to get out there.
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- Also Known As:
- Talisman Hotel Cairo