I'm an American student and was visiting Egypt in early May with two friends from my language program in Jordan. We booked the Arabian Nights Hotel looking for a decent place to stay on a budget, which is exactly what it is.
The management arranged a taxi driver from the airport to the hotel at a reasonable price, and we were welcomed and shown to our room. The bathroom was a bit small and simple, so my friends requested me to ask for a larger room. The management had no problem with giving us an upgraded room free of charge.
The room was comfortable, and the staff are helpful. Breakfast was simple but satisfactory. They arranged taxi transport for us to the Pyramids at a good price. Wifi was a bit iffy...it worked on my friend's iPhone but not on my laptop.
The hotel is located in Islamic Cairo, close to Khan al-Khalili (which is over-rated, btw). It is a poor but safe neighborhood.
Overall, it is exactly what we expected for a budget hotel. If you want 5 star accommodations, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a clean, quiet place to base your stay in Cairo, the Arabian Nights Hotel is a good choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are proud to have won the TripAdvisor 2012 Award of Excellence. Come let our friendly, energetic staff help you discover the true charm of Cairo. Enjoy our clean, comfortable rooms, free breakfast, free wifi and complimentary hot drinks anytime on our gorgeous rooftop. We have thirty air-con rooms available with private bath and satellite TV. We also offer shared facilities. Members of our highly trained staff are fluent in both English and French. They are ready to facilitate your every need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arabian Nights Hotel Cairo