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This island is located in the Nile River between downtown Cairo and Giza, and is characterized by upscale hotels, restaurants and pleasant gardens.
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the pleasure of staying in Zamalek on this visit and it's a wonderful place filled with wonderful places to eat and drink (don't miss SELF on 26th of July!). The only part that can get frustrating is a lot of our drivers seemed...More

Thank Emily Grace S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing place by river nile too many places on the nile to go to with variety of foods and cafes highly recommended

Thank shaimaatarek3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to travel to Cairo than choose your hotel in Zamalek area. It's tourist friendly area. Little costly compare to other areas like Maadi, etc but you will find all thing near by... Like Cairo Museum, downtown shopping center, Giza Pyramid, Nile river,...More

Thank Rajbothra
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The Island is right at the heart of the city, it has relatively a lot of green and some nice spots to sit and watch the Nile or rent a boat to go on the river. We didn’t find the Island that special, it does...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

All people speak ebaut there but there was not very good just nil was okay and for walk okay there was not amazing

Thank Deniz B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Zamalek is very lively and colorful island surrounded by the Nile river. Lot of embassies are settled down there, many interesting trees, the place is full of art galleries, craft shops etc. It is a favorite place for foreigners, there are few nice pubs ;)

Thank Nada P
Reviewed 14 April 2018

This is an attractive part of the City Center but it is still center city so dont expect it to be all touristy, it is not.

Thank imdarkside
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The best thing in this area is so quite and nice and kind of fancy. It look like a classy place and have too many shops and restaurants and coffee , it nice if u look for a walk and drink or eat something. Special...More

Thank Ayman91
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Zamalek is my favorite Cairo neighborhood. It's has a great balance of a quiet, residential atmosphere with proximity to the hustle and bustle of downtown Cairo. You get a respite from the craziness of Tahrir without being as far removed as Maadi or, of course,...More

Thank ohk321
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Don't think you might enjoy walking round this island. You probably wont! As for walking round it -that's a joke amidst fat moving maniac car and scooter drivers and non existent pavements. Its full of very busy streets in a very polluted city. If you...More

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Kevin J
6 January 2018|
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Response from minanabil77 | Reviewed this property |
there are so many cafes and restaurants don't worry