This is a good solid hotel in a good area, adjacent to much of the action in Cairo. The hotel itself is relatively new and is well appointed, with good sized rooms which have large beds, TV and ensuite bathroom. They were clean and well maintained. The hotel has a restaurant and two "bar" areas, but they do not serve alcohol - common enough in a Muslim country such as Egypt. Nevertheless the rooftop bar is well worth a visit for the views over Cairo. There is a nice swimming pool with showers and changing rooms.
Staff were helpful especially Mr Khaled on the front desk. Cleaning staff did a good job each day. However the Travel Agency left a lot to be desired, but I understand that this is perhaps a franchise with a concession in the hotel rather than direct employees.
The location is excellent with the Cornich El Nil in front of the hotel and Cairo Tower to the rear. The Egyptian Museum is walking distance. The hotel is about 25 minutes by taxi from the Airport. Taxis are always available outside the door, just be aware that ALL taxi drivers in Cairo will try to cheat you - always agree a price for the trip before you get into the taxi. As a general rule, the correct price will be about one third of whatever their first quote is. Walking away will cause prices to drop quickly!
This was my third time in Cairo and I would certainly recommend this hotel for anyone staying in the city.
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