We pre-booked a transfer (via Cairo Airport Shuttle) which charged E£130 - about $15USD much cheaper than the hotel car and very good. The hotel itself is very imposing, a huge 30 story brutalist concrete behemoth. I love it. Security is very tight, taxis are checked and you have to go through an airport style security check to get into the lobby but the staff are extremely friendly.
The interior of the hotel could probably be described as 'faded grandeur' glitzy gold and marble abound. Check in staff were extremely friendly (as is the Egyptian way) and we were given room 2513 (I think) it was a spacious room on the executive floor with an astounding view of the Nile, Pyramids in the far distance, the Egyptian Museum and Tahir Square. Everything was clean and worked perfectly. The constant beeping of traffic died down at night and added to the Cairo experience, with the balcony doors closed the noise was barely noticeable at all.
Breakfast was good, a large selection and attentive staff, the pastries are really amazing and it's the first breakfast buffet I've been to that features a chocolate fountain!
The hotel is well located, we walked a lot but taxis were readily available outside the gates. Overall a very positive experience. You can kind of tell that this place is getting on, my understanding is that it was due a refurb that was delayed because of the political instability but it was an excellent base to explore Cairo and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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