Among the not-so-clean setting of downtown Cairo, Safir Hotel was an oasis for a traveler accustomed to more US-type hospitality. During my tour of Egypt, we stayed at many hotels - most of which were decent (albeit not so clean, questionable shower products, etc). Safir was by far the nicest. The rooms were spacious and clean and their bath products were really nice and smelled really good (they provide hair conditioner - yay!). I admit I took some home with me! The lobby has wi-fi! A luxury among hotels in the area. The breakfast and dinner buffets was very good. While many restaurants cater to visitors and provide non-local foods, Safir provided a huge variety of foods ranging from comfortable non-local foods (chicken, fish, mashed potatoes) to actual local tastes (falafel, hummus, and other things I can't remember how to spell).
The only issue I have is that the hotel tried to charge many people in our group for taking food from their mini bar which we did not. I am guessing they have sensors and if anything was moved at all, it counts as a charge. It is easy to dispute but be sure to check your bill before you depart.More
- Free Wifi