I stayed at this hotel at the beginning and end of an Imaginative Traveller tour of Egypt. Let me go through this 1 step at a time, I’ll cover location, entrance, room, restaurant, bar and staff; if you don’t have much time the short version is DON’T STAY HERE.
Location, the hotel is in the back streets of Cairo, I would not recommend a woman on her own going out into the streets around this hotel, I’m not saying you will get assaulted but expect hassle, staring and shouting.
Entrance, the hotel has a nice entrance and reasonable reception; the people on reception are friendly but have limited English. Do not exchange currency in the hotel the exchange rate was 40% worse than most banks.
Room, its shabby and when I mentioned being bitten the tour guide immediately got the room sprayed, this may suggest the hotel has a problem with fleas. The bathrooms vary in size but are in a poor state of repair. The beds, pillows and sheets should be replaced. If I had booked this tour, after seeing this room I would have upgraded straight away.
Restaurant, expect cheap and nasty the food in here may not give you food poisoning but it isn’t nice.
Bar, this is about 10m square, no natural light, but it is cheap.
Staff, the staff are friendly enough but their English is very limited so don’t expect to get any problems understood or resolved.
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