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Bayt Al-Suhaymi

Haret Al Darb al Asfar, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Living Historical house

One of the finest examples of historical Islamic houses. The house is situated in a small alley... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
Stepping back into old Egyptian life

Old house full of character and memories like something straight out of 1001 nights! We were lucky... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
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Haret Al Darb al Asfar, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

One of the finest examples of historical Islamic houses. The house is situated in a small alley near Muiz street, the house is famous for its wooden balconies (Mashrabiya). Many classical rooms with arabic calligraphy and wooden panels. Must visit if you are interested in...More

Thank MahAshraf
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Old house full of character and memories like something straight out of 1001 nights! We were lucky to go there with an Egyptian tour guide who told us all the history of the building.

Thank Subrella
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Worth visiting as an example of houses of rich people in Islamic Cairo. The house has been restored and is open to tourists. It gives a good idea of the lifestyle at that time. The most impressive room in the house is the Haramlek, and...More

2  Thank Hatem R
Reviewed 12 October 2014

While having a walk in Sharia or street of Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, one of the oldest venues in the world, take a short visit to Bayt Al-Suhaymi or House of Al-Suhaymi in old Cairo, it is a model for old style Arabian houses, they...More

4  Thank RFaroukEGY
Reviewed 29 September 2014

i really enjoy going trough the house its facinating i like the ancient culture of this house and saw how the sultan's lived

2  Thank annie w
Reviewed 10 July 2014

best example of Arabian houses with many levels and several rooms for the owner,harems and servants as well.it offers the privacy for women in the best stylish way.luxury can`t be missing with the beautiful central open area and fountain and furnishings..mashrabias and window design are...More

1  Thank Mohamedegy
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

When u are in Egypt u have to go to this place,its worth it :) you will really like it ,,,its so nice to be there,,

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I visited that place but didn't enjoy it very much. Maybe because I didn’t have a tour guide! That's why I highly recommend that you hire a guide or just go in a guided tour.

Thank Amir B
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Great place to visit, you can take great photos there which can look as if you were living this old times . Not good for elder people, so many uncomfortable stairs.

1  Thank rania m
Reviewed 1 October 2013

must visit more than once each room tell a story :D something like a poet called "Bordet El Bosari " wrote on the walls of the house :) take a lot of picture ana enjoy the arabsque work there

1  Thank TasneemAli
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Doha C
9 July 2016|
Response from Habeeba | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe it's open all days from 9 AM till 3 PM. Just try to avoid Fridays, if possible, for i'm not 100% sure it's open at the same hours. You pay a ticket of 2-3 pounds for Egyptians.