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“Excellent stay”
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Hotel Grand Royal
Ranked #42 of 137 Hotels in Cairo
Melbourne
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14 reviews
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“Excellent stay”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Don't be put off by the building entrance and the elevator, as soon as you step into reception you are pretty much treated like family! Excellent staff, really friendly and welcoming. The rooms are lovely and spacious with modern bathrooms and big beds, and a great view overlooking the square. It is also a great location, a two minute walk to Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum. Breakfast is great and is served when you are ready (within the alloted time of course), and all the staff we came across were really helpful and friendly and helped to organise tours to the pyramids in Giza and anything else you could possibly imagine. We only stayed one night but all the staff ensured that it was a great start to our short trip to Cairo. Definitely recommended! :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Grand Royal Hotel is definetly one of the best options to stay in Downtown Cairo...it's not as cheap as some of the hostels around, but therefore it is very clean, has good service and a reliable wifi connection. It's located 2 minutes from Tahrir Square at Talaat Harb Square, close to the metro, too.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I recently visited Cairo for two weeks from beginning to mid-August, and stayed at Hotel Grand Royal. Before my stay, I made sure to read any reviews that I could find about this hotel, as I would any other, and every review was relatively positive. After my stay there, I was more than happy to discover that these reviews were not only accurate, but exceeded my expectations.

The location is at the heart of downtown Cairo, and within walking distance to fantastic sites, including the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square, and the Nile. The hotel itself is quaint, clean, and nice. The rooms are very spacious and clean, as they are cleaned daily. My room overlooked the square, which I really liked. Of course it is in downtown Cairo, so sometimes it can be a bit noisy but for me I didn't mind at all. There is also the option of having a room that doesn't face the street directly for those who are more sensitive to "city sounds". Breakfast was also included and was a great way to start off every day.

The hotel also organizes various tours, for a reasonable price. I booked all of my tours (the pyramids, old Cairo, day trip to Alexandria, dinner cruise on the Nile) through the hotel. They organized absolutely everything, which was a relief and the tours were all lovely, as well as the drivers working with the hotel.

As a single female traveller, even though I am Muslim, veil, speak decent Arabic and wear modest clothing, it can be difficult even getting to the simplest of places without being harassed in some way. The hotel staff were more than accommodating when it came to anything I needed or any place that I needed to go. Someone always accompanied me if I needed to step out or if I needed to get something and was unsure of where to find it or how to get it. Because of them, I was even able to visit areas that most tourists would never get to visit and for me, I felt that I was able to see the "real" Egypt. They were all incredibly friendly, helpful, and genuinely caring. The environment felt much more like family, and I was very comfortable to sit and talk with them in the lobby for hours. They really went above and beyond to ensure my experience in Egypt was a good one. I'd especially like to extend a special thank-you to Ahmed and Hussein, who really went out of their way to help me.

Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel, especially for those traveling alone. The good rates, spacious rooms, great location, and wonderful staff really made the trip very memorable.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Rosario, Argentina
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I stayed at Grand Royal with my mother and our stay there was perfect. The hotel is really nice and clean and the rooms are exactly how you see them on the pictures. Our room was very spacious and cosy and they even let us choose one! Air conditioning worked very well, which was very important for us since it was extremely hot outside. The location is perfect, there are many shops around and important streets too. The highlight of this hotel is definitely the staff, they are very polite and kind and always willing to help you with everything you need, they really make you feel at home. As we stayed there during Ramadan, one day they invited us to share Iftar with them (Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims break theif fast). We will never forget it! If I ever go back to Cairo I'd definitley stay at Grand Royal! It's the best value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed there in the hardiest time when Cairo and still have politic problem . Safe place and the location is just awesome near from every where . Specially if you do paper work . Dico is awesome guy work there . Ask about,

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

It is a really good hotel,good area,city center,you can arrage a trip near here,good staff,helping us organise all of the trip in Cario and Aswan ,good service,good advice for travelling in Egypt!I really appreciate it

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Hotel Grand Royal
Address: 1 Talaat Harb Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 137 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Grand Royal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Grand Royal is located in Cairo City Centre. Rooms are decorated with white colours and wooden furniture. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned with wooden flooring. Facilities include TV and bathroom with a bathtub. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking the city. Fresh flowers are sent to the rooms every day. Guests can enjoy the wide variety of restaurants located outside the hotel. Choice of food ranges from Egyptian to western dishes. The restaurant at Grand Royal is also open to guests, and room service is available as well. Guests can take a walk by the Nile River or visit the Egyptian Museum, all within 15 minutes' walking distance. The hotel is within 20 minutes' drive to Pyramids of Giza. Cairo International Airport is located within 35 minutes' driving distance. ... more   less 
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