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“Convenient hotel with great staff”
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City View Hotel
Ranked #25 of 141 Hotels in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 October 2012

From the outside the hotel doesn't look like much, but don't let that put you off. It's a small hotel in an older building, but it is comfortable and very convenient, being next to the Egyptian museum and close to the Nile. You could pay a lot more to stay in one of the massive international hotels, but if you just want a pleasant place to stay in a perfect Cairo location this hotel will do very nicely. The multilingual staff are friendly and really helpful -- it's like having a vistor's information centre right there in the hotel! There's good wifi service too, something you can't take for granted in Egyptian hotels.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

This hotel were horrible it doesn't look like anything as on the pictures it's not clean, it had bugs and such, I checked in at 2 am and left at 10 cause it was just too much!

Although the staff we're brilliant but that's about it.
Recommended if you only wanna stay for a few hours or even 2 days.

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+ Great Staff
+ Great WiFi
+ Good accessability to town and such

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- Privacy as in you could hear the staff walking & talking all the time even at nights.
- They tried to charge more for the night but then realised I noticed it and came to apologize.
- One of the staff used my bin to throw his chewing gum ?..
- I keept my wallet under my pillow just incase and you shouldn't have such fear in a hotel!

Overall I dont recommend it if you are travelling as a couple or family, just for shortstay :)

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

It was a wonderful place to stay. They treated us like kings in a tale of a thousand and one nights. The customer service is excellent as the staff speak many different languages (French, English, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew), they offer first class attention to every particular detail and they go above and beyond to ensure that their guests enjoy the best experience of comfort.
I have returned at City View Hotel two times and I will always return there as the food was excellent, the rooms are neat and clean, there is WiFi, laundry service, a private elevator, a safe locker and a storage room, there is a feel of being at home and secure.
The place is strategic, it has a wonderful view of Tahrir square and is close to all amenities, it is at the center of Cairo and Egypt.
I recommend you this hotel as the quality and value is the best that I have seen. It feels also secure as we left all our valuable stuff inside the rooms without any worries. I recommend also their restaurant as they have a wonderful chef.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Marcus M
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Reviewed 29 September 2012 via mobile

Great location just across from the Egyptian Museum. Rooms are clean and it has all the basic amenities. Best thing about the hotel is the friendly and welcoming staff, the service during our stay was terrific.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

We spent three nights at the City View Hotel just off Tahrir Square. After the preliminary shock of entering a rather grotty building with a hardly noticeable hotel sign we found a very basic but perfectly adequate hotel with the three super plus points of very helpful and friendly staff, a fast and free wi-fi internet connection and the superb location. No frills here but really very good value for money and you leave with a slight fuzzy feeling of having been genuinely well looked after. If you don't need luxuries then I would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Cairo!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

The hotel is situation in Tahrir Square with a splendid view over the square. The rooms are tidy, cleaned everyday with access to wireless, room service and meals 24/7. Ahmed, Mohamed Sayid and all the rest of the staff made our stay very enjoyable. The prices are also very affordable. The service at the hotel is really one of the best we've ever seen in Cairo given we are regular visitors.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

The location of this small hotel puts you right in the centre of things - literally across the road from the Egyptian Museum. However, this is accompanied by the soundtrack of Cairo - constant hooting of horns! So if you are looking for a peaceful hideaway you won't be happy here, but if you want to be in the heart of this amazing city with easy access to key sights and interesting districts I think it would be hard to do better.
The main bonus though is the staff - so helpful, considerate, charming. Offered very helpful advice for getting around on our own -inc mobile phone numbers in case of difficulty - and also organised a good trip out to Giza and Sakhara.
Breakfasts Ok with different choices, rooms simple but comfortable.
Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Additional Information about City View Hotel

Address: 1 El Bostan St. Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 141 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range: £24 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City View Hotel is located in the heart of the City within walking distance to the marvelous Egyptian Museum and the hotel offers its hospitality to both business and vacation ravelers for our facilities and services have been designed to meet the expectations of our discerning guest. City View Hotel is located in Tahrir Square (Revolution Square) exactly in the shadow of the magnificent Egyptian Museum and it offers you a complete range of services that will help make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. The unique location of City View Hotel is helping you to find easily a variety of restaurants, banks, embassies and metro are all within walking distance. ... more   less 
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