We were set up in Le Passage as our flight was cancelled leaving Cairo. This was all arranged by Egypt Air, and although we appreciated the offer of hotel and dinner, I really regret not using my insurance and staying at a nicer hotel.
The lobby was very nice, and I had high hopes of the rest of the hotel. When being taken to our room, it was as if we were going into the basement. The smell in the hallway was terrible. Smelt if smoke and bad personal hygiene. The room was just as bad. Very dirty with stains all over the floor. I actually wore my shoes in the room!
There was only 1 towel for 2 people, how that made sense to them, I have no idea.
I did not feel clean sleeping in the beds and I couldn't wait to leave the hotel early the next morning.
The buffet was terrible. I just stuck to the bread and vegetables.
If you can avoid this hotel, do it.
If you are in my situation and Egypt Air has arranged this hotel for you, call your travel insurance company. Chances are they will cover you to stay somewhere nicer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino is located in Heliopolis, an elegant business and residential district in Cairo and it is considered one of the safest area in town. The hotel is only five minutes from Cairo International Airport and ten minutes from the Cairo International Convention Centre and Fair Grounds, with free shuttle bus service, free wifi and free internet. Great design is the key to this urban, cosmopolitan business and leisure base, providing a sophisticated and stylish environment in the throbbing heart of Egypt and the Middle East. Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino celebrates individuality with a wide range of accommodation choices from well appointed rooms and suites with exquisite views to the Executive Club floor which is ideal for business travelers, short breaks, family holidays or those special occasions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Passage Heliopolis Hotel Cairo
- Iberotel Cairo Hotel
- Iberotel Hotel Cairo
- Cairo Heliopolis Hotel