Do not be put off by the building, which is a bit forbidding from the lobby. The hotel is well kept and clean, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Many of the rooms have balconies with very lovely views of the city. Close to the Egyptian Museum and the Townhouse gallery. The breakfast was poor when I was there, but there are bakeries nearby and I got a discount on the room as I bought my own breakfast. A nice place to stay with accommodating staff. I always felt safe and welcome there.