Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights, wish I had stayed at the Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah.
This hotel is more 2/3 Star by international standards similar to a Travelodge or Premier Inn in the UK.
I emailed the hotel in advance with some questions regarding airport transfers & tour information. I received no reply to my email. It’s a shame as the hotel have a Tour Agency in reception. We used a private tour company called Rameses Tours for both Cairo and Luxor
Price wise it’s a pretty cheap hotel. Location wise it’s very central. Cabbies know about it and if you feel like walking both the Egyptian Museum and Tahir Square are within a comfortable distance. Just avoid all the hustlers on your way. Cab drivers regularly try to extort money, if you are traveling from the hotel take a blue & white taxi metered ideally and if it’s un-metered do not pay more than agreed.
The Novotel was a very noisy hotel. If you get a room facing the Nile you´ll "enjoy" the music blasting from the Nile cruises that go on well across midnight. Rooms facing the other way will be immersed in the nightly wedding ceremonies that also happen late in the restaurant below. The center of Cairo is a noisy place so nothing too unusual.
We complained about our bathroom shower, which was not working properly at reception however nothing was done about it. The hotel is a dry hotel - no alcohol is served.
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