Stay here if you want the 'true' Cairo experience. Egyptian standards of 'clean' and 'quiet' differ greatly from Western expectations.
This hotel is actually one floor of a very old building that overlooks Tahrir Square. All rooms are off the reception area, and because of that, it's impossible to leave your room without staff asking what you are doing, where you are going, etc. There were men (who I don't think were employees) hanging around the reception area all day; as a female traveller this was a bit unnerving.
That said, staff were nice and very helpful. Of course they will try to sell you tours etc., but they definitely aren't as forceful as most Egyptians.
- 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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