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Friendly, clean and spacious in great location

Review of Berlin Hotel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Apr 2013
We spent three nights in Hotel Berlin and really enjoyed the warm welcome, spacious and atmospheric rooms and the excellent central location. The manager was very helpful - in English and German - throughout our stay and the tour organized through the hotel was good value and exactly what had been promised.
Date of stay: April 2013
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

My partner and I spent two days in Cairo in late December 2012 and chose to stay at Berlin Hotel given its favourable reviews on this site and positive comments from Lonely Planet. Our expectations were definitely met and even exceeded by the wonderful service the owner Mr Hisham Yousef, his manager and the other staff provided. Hisham arranged a transfer from the airport for us for a fair price. Once we arrived at the hotel, Hisham spent time advising us on how best to travel around Cairo and avoid some of the common pitfalls faced by tourists. Our room was clean and very big and the shared bathrooms, of which there were many, were also spotlessly clean. The hotel is in a great central location, just a few blocks from the Egyptian Museum and various metro stations.

On our request, Hisham arranged a day tour, with one of his drivers, to see the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur. Our driver was great; he even helped us purchase delicious and very cheap street food during our busy day. We had plans to take the night train to Aswan, visit Abel Simbel and cruise/sail down the Nile to Luxor and asked Hisham if he could arrange a tour for us. He very helpfully arranged for a recommended tour operator in Aswan to call us at the hotel. The tour operator did so very promptly and within 45 minutes we had a brilliant and very affordable five day tour organised. We are so grateful to Hisham for his assistance. It’s always nice to feel that the owner and staff of a hotel are on your side and happy to help you in any way.
Matt & Tessa

Date of stay: December 2012
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10  Thank MattF381
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

the location is very strategic. in the center of down town five minutes from the Egyptian museum. The hotel is located on the fourth floor in place fairly quiet during the night. the resistors are very spacious and clean although they year. manager is the friendliest at any time (any) and can help to every need. the price is very reasonable. I recommend it for the location, cleanliness and service taxi from the airport needed.
do not get scared of the lift ....

Date of stay: December 2012
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11  Thank paolotv
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

If in Cairo for a few days this hotel is perfect with no frills and cheap. Great location but high up so no noise, knowledgable owner who is always on the other end of a phone and great service. Guides organised through hotel are great, English speaking and help you avoid hassle.

Date of stay: September 2012
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7  Thank Nihar S
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

I stayed at the Berlin Hotel for one week in Sept 2012.. I agree with the thrust of other reviewers. It is in a building shared with other companies and the ground floor is dark and can be off-putting. But don't be put off! Once up on the 4th floor (and the stairs are gentle!) it is bright, clean and very friendly. The bed was comfortable and the room spacious. The breakfast was good! I went to Giza, Saqqara and Darshur and Memphis with one of the drivers who work with the hotel: it was an excellent trip with a helpful and friendly driver and very good value. The driver does not guide you around the sites but there are plenty of people who will do that if you want. The hotel managers were efficient and friendly and concerned to be helpfu;. I did not find it too noisy - an advantage of the 4th floor - (but my hearing is not good).

Room tip: I think they all have balconies: If you are concerened about noise ask for a room away from the main road.
Date of stay: September 2012
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7  Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

I spent 3 nights there in May. The hotel is located very close to Tahrir square, therefore downtown sightseeings are easy to be reached by walk. The room was pretty large and it also contained a nice balcony. The manager and the staff are excellent in service and friendly, I was contacted prior arrival to ask if there is any service I need. The manager (Hisham) was really trying his best to make my stay as comfortable as possible. Overall I can highly recommend this place to anyone.

Date of stay: May 2012
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