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“Service and location is great”
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City View Hotel
Ranked #23 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Yeppoon, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Service and location is great”
Reviewed 28 January 2013

From when Marco and driver picked us up from airport at 3am until we left (6 days spread over 3 weeks) the service was as good as we had in 6 months in Africa. Salam and Tiger organized some tours for us which worked pretty well. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We could also get a beer here which was difficult in some areas.There were some riots in Tahir Square while we were there but more of a sight than a hindrance. Just dont go walking in that direction.
Rooms were comfortable and roomy. Good shopping and restaurants just around the corner

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

It was a really quaint little place on the 5th floor. Staff very friendly. Neat , clean near Taahir Square. Love the breakfast , everyone very accommodative , allowing us to have our dinner in their dinning area (every night).The only thing we had to get use to was all the tipping! But overall we had a fantastic time. We were seven and two rooms as the kids , myself and my husband shared , it was an experience. The Rykliff's , South Africa .

  • Stayed January 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

big rooms, bath, fridge, breakfast really good with tasty coffee :) staff are SO nice and helpful. we arrived from a bad experience after a train derailed and we were stuck somwhere the whole day so arrived in a bad mood and the staff offered us drinks and were so sweet haha. nice evening views of the museum

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

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.

Room Tip: Ask for one as far away from reception as possible!
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Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Armidale, Australia
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

City view lived up to our expectations with plenty of friendly obliging staff. It was exceedingly well organised with ample breakfasts. We took several tours organised by the efficient Salam with Alfie, a very competent and erudite guide. The drivers were skilled at navigating Cairo's gridlock traffic. The hotel overlooks Tahrir Square on one side and the Egyptian Museum on the other, very good for watching the locals plus there are plenty of restaurants and ATMs close by. We can thoroughly recommend this hotel as good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Surat
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

I stayed here for a night while on a long layover. It was easy to arrange pick-up at the airport, and the hotel is very well located in the center of Cairo. Great views of Tahir Square and the museum. The rooms very extremely neat and nicely decorated. They also helped me arrange a quick tour to Giza. I would 100% come back here, and would strongly recommend this place!

Room Tip: The rooms on the square are a bit noisier, but then you do get the view of Tahir Square/the museum...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Surat, India
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

We chose / booked a triple room by emails and used free taxi pick-up (since tourists avoid Tahrir Square area these days). Room was comfortable and big enough but bathroom was just perfect. A small tidy hotel at heart of the downtown Cairo. Everything is just a short walk away. And they provide tour / taxi services for far but important places like Giza (others too) at reasonable prices. Note that, its quite noisy (Usually Egyptians speak very loudly) & a little unsafe all day and night, especially because of ongoing protests at Tahrir Square. Breakfast was really fulfilling and even could substitute lunch also. Staff is also caring and attentive 24 hours. Now what I didn't like that everyone tries to make extra bucks in hotel, directly or indirectly. Their first preference is to get extra income from additional services and for that even they can convince you smartly. They fixed me to buy a SIM for 30 EGP without any talk-time credit in that. Its call charges cost me just like international Roaming. Anyway rest of the things were satisfactory. I think its a good place to stay if you wanna explore Cairo closely and independently.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Property: 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 #23 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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