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Concord Hotel
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Reviewed 23 August 2009

This is an hotel for the adventurer , for the person who wants to do more than see, I only used the hotel to sleep and bathe and it suited me just great, its safe, clean and great value for money. The cleaners/ porters/ manager are all freindly and helpful. The room, sheets and toiletries are changed everyday.

some negatives include an dated claustaphobic lift that creeks , however this adds to the experience and at no time did i feel the lift was unsafe.
The breakfast is not particularly appealing and the same buffet is served day after day.
Rooms are not very big with dated furniture and few toiletries (does add to the experience)
My freind who spent time interacting with the hotel regarding phone calls , was less then satisfied with the services.
i did not eat at the hotel restaurant , but its boring with no views , however their are many great eating places just minutes away.

Overall i do not reccomend this hotel to families, children, delicate men & women, I do however recommend this hotel to young adventurous men, who crave all the excitement, thrills and experiences living in the heart of cairo has to offer, if you are going to stay in your hotel and moan & groan this is not for you, if you want to savour the true taste of Cairo and come back to a nice shower and comfortable bed this is CERTAINLY the hotel for you.

Word of warning , a few shops to your left is a shop called ROSETTA and is run by EMAD, stay clear they will pull you in and feed you lies, they are touts and will take you to expensive shops claiming to be papyrus/perfume factories only to get their own commission, their tours are overpriced and they are very cunning people who manipulate tourists , their exursions were very unejoyable with old fashioned cars and dangerous drivers , emad also expressed his views on how he dislikes western culture which i found offensive, STAY WELL CLEAR OF ROSETTA they are DANGEROUS and will employ wicked ways to make you part with your money such as pressuring you to buying and showing video clips, they also spread lies regarding Khan-ekalili-bazaar on the corner , but they are all LIES

the khan-ekalili - bazaar located on the corner from the hotel , is a wonderful shop where i purchased many souvenirs at the same price you can find at the market but without the hassle and pressure, they also arrange tours and exursions at very good prices much ceaper then the hotel and greater qaulity, and are very trust worthy genuine people , Do go and visit and STAY WELL CLEAR OF EMAD AND ROSETTA!!!

the hotel is well situated and only 10-15mins from GIZA PYRAMIDS, souk markets, islamic cairo , quad biking, al-ghouri etc also the sheraton is across the road, the nile 2 mins away and a KFC , TSB and internet cafe with PS3 only minutes away. It is also peaceful, quite and safe with a police guard at the door at all times.

Overall a good hotel for value of money for the young adventurers but not good for families and children

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Rafai786
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

This hotel is fine if all you want to do is sleep in it. Minimal contact, if any, is advised as far as the lobby desk is concerned. The level of personal service will be nowhere near as good what you expect for your money. This is the place for dishonesty and a frown. For honesty and a smile find another hotel.

The lobby desk is manned by about 5 different people. Depending on who is at the desk you will be charged varying rates to make international calls. I made about five different calls to two different numbers in the UK. But was charged rates from EP5 per minute to EP10 per minute. It would be worthwhile to buy a phonecard and work out how to make a call for yourself. (The official rate for calls from the Concorde is EP7.5 per minute 8am-8pm and EP5 per minute 8pm-8am)

The check-in is billed as 24-hour but don't be surprised to come back late a night and find staff, including the policeman, slouched in sofas deep asleep in the lobby.

The breakfast is mediocre and nothing is particularly appetising. The restaurant serves below-standard food at upscale prices. And the bar is dark and dreary. As if varying rates for phone calls wasn't bad enough I was charged EP3 for mint tea one day and EP6 the next day.

Three of the waiters I was in contact with reminded me of the grumpy old men from the Muppets. They have no issues in showing their displeasure at minor faux pas you may inadvertently make. And I don't recall ever seeing them smile.

The porters and the cleaners are friendly, polite and funny. They are the only people in the hotel who you will see genuinely smiling. I regret not tipping them more.

Taking advice from elsewhere on the internet I never once asked for the laundry service at the hotel. Instead I walked two shops to the right as you leave the hotel to a laundry in a small alley-way. This laundry opens at 10 in the morning and closes late at night. In that time the laundrette can be seen behind his ironing board whenever you walk past. I always paid well above what I was billed and told the laundrette on my last day that he was the best man in all of Cairo. I met touts, shopkeepers and hotel staff who would do anything to get as much from you as is reasonably possible, but this man was almost chained to his ironing board night and day. Hardworking, reliable and honest - you don't meet many people like that as a tourist in Cairo.

In fact, my friend was charged EP12 to have his Pakistani salwar kameez ironed. The laundrette outside would have charged EP7 to wash and iron. Safe to say, as we were asked to pay this EP12 when we checked out, this gave me the excuse to give them a piece of my mind.

The hotel offers internet access but it is heavily inflated. I overheard someone being told by the lobby staff that it was EP20 per hour. In fact you can get internet access much cheaper at a net cafe in a mall near Alpha Supermarket, the Community Care KFC and HSBC bank. Although this net cafe is not 24-hour as advertised it charges a minimum of EP5 per hour. It is worth taking a stroll down. Especially as you won't want to miss out on the quality service and food at the Community Care KFC opposite. The net caf also has two Playstations.

The KFC, the net cafe and the laundrette were genuinely good places. To be near them next time I would pay a little extra and book the Sheriton - even if it does costs a little more. And there I suspect air-conditioned cars will be running on tap.

IMPORTANT TO BEAR IN MIND: There is an office called Rosetta Tours two shops to the left as you leave the hotel. It is run by three brothers who are touts just like any others. They take cuts from what you spend at the shops they take you to and any services that you purchase. They will reel you in, like they did me and my friends, with video testimonials from Brits, Yanks, and Aussies who were befriended by them and who left Cairo blissfully unaware that they had been duped. If you want to spend two days in Cairo, be driven around in nice cars, have good conversations and pay over the normal price then Rosetta is fine. But don't believe the talk about these people being the most honest people in Egypt - they are not. They are touts like any other.

They will also tell you not to visit the souvenir shop on the corner called Khan el-Khalili. This is not the real Khan el-Khalili of course, but it also runs a tout service to take you to the pyramids etc and take a 50% cut of you overspend (or whatever it is) on papyrus and perfumes.

Both Rosetta and this Khan el-Kahlili are as bad as each other and should be avoided. As you walk out of the hotel the nearest tourist attractions in Cairo are to your left. But you have to avoid being ensnared by Rosetta and Khan el-Khalili first.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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3  Thank irfghan
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Reviewed 18 July 2009

This hotel is good enough for people in an age group from 20 to 30 years old. People who doesn't stay at the hotel for long during the day, and don't mind their sorroundings other than cleanliness and quiet during the night.

Positive first: The hotel is cheap. You get maybe more than you "deserve" for paying so little. The rooms are not much bothered by the traffic and the endless honking from the cars at the very busy Tahrir street close by. Location is great for anything. Close to the biggest attractions, and nice area for a stroll. Descent restaurants nearby. The hotel restaurant is good enough to order anything, but it's a limited menu and it's a bit more expencive than the sorrounding restaurants. Al-Arabya is a fantastic arabian restuaurant just 5 minutes in taxi from the hotel.

So to the things that were not so good abaout the hotel: It is shabby. Dark colours and a claustrophobic elevator that takes forever. Most of the staff is nice and anonymus, but there is some that won't even look at you even fif you wish them a good morning. Beds are not comfortable at all. Prepare for some backpain if you are not used to sleeping on the floor! The claim that every room has a balcony is a lie. The view was strait into another building...

The best thing about the hotel is that it is only 10 yards away from the best tourguides I have ever come across. The Rosetta Papyrus is their name and it is run by 3 brothers. They will maybe try to grab you outside the hotel, and the hotel said to us that we should not trust anyone. Instead, do not trust the hotel and go strait to your left and talk to these people. They can offer you tours at a cheaper price than those you probably where fooled into meeting at the airport. The Rosetta papyrus people will give you recomendations to restaurants, fix you tours to anywhere you wish to go and they are very nice people who won't try to push you into anything. They fixed us up with a good hotel in Alexandria for a three day trip we took. USE THESE PEOPLE! Take a left from the hotel and they will probably be sitting outside in a couple of chairs.

20 yards past them is a shop called Khan el-Khalili Shop. PLEASE AVOID.
If you go in you won't get out without buying something. Don't even look at him if you walk past. Deaf and dumb like the Rosetta-boys will say:)

All in all. Good enough hotel for a stay if you are not to caring about the comfort. A stay in a week should be fine. We stayed for 14 days, and it was maybe a bit long.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank vaucouleur
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Reviewed 11 June 2009

I had never been to Egypt before, so i was prepared for the worst. If you are traveling on a budget, the Concorde is a good place to stay. The rooms were pretty large and bathrooms were clean and seemed new. The elevator is tiny (you have to close the door yourself) and took forever because i was in such a big group. We couldn't take the stairs because there are apartments between the lobby floor and the restaurant and the hotel's rooms. So when they say you are on floor 4 you are actually on floor 10. While waiting for the elevator one day, i saw a huge gray and yellow spider which creeped me out even though i saw no bugs in my room.
The breakfast was okay. It has toast and fruit. The juice was a little strange. But every breakfast i had in Egypt had strange juice.
The location of the hotel was very good and so was the service. There was a computer there with quick internet for 20 egyptian pounds per half hour, which is an okay price.
BOTTOM LINE: If you can afford it, stay in another hotel like the Sheraton. Cairo is a dirty city and it would have been better to come back to a cleaner nicer hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2009
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Reviewed 15 May 2009

The hotel is a good base from which to explore Cairo and Giza. It all depends on what you are looking for. My wife and I don't spend a great deal of time in the room so we tend to choose a hotel such as this. The staff were friendly and helpful, but do avoid using their tours, restaurant, or laundry services. Next door on the right, exiting the hotel, there is a laundy. Exiting on the left, there is a place called Rosetta Papayrus (which is right next to the kodak shop) operated by two brothers. These guys made the trip much more enjoyable for us. They offered taxi services anywhere, cheap, and provided great advice on how to experience Cairo. They can also provide you with quality souvenires if you want (no pressure). AVOID THE KHAN AL KHALILI SHOP ON THE CORNER OF THIS STREET !!!!!! This place is high pressure with a bad reputation.(won't let you out unless you buy, suggesting you could pay in "other ways")
The breakfast wasn't the best but it was convenient. There is a Sheraton across the street with several restaurants. It is about a 10 min walk to the metro which we used for Coptic Cairo.( Two stops to Sadat, then transfer to Mar Girgis.)
About a 20 min walk to the Museum or use the metro to Midan Tarir and walk about 5 min from there. The pyramids were about a 15 min cab ride( for 40 egyptian pounds thru the brothers! 15 min in good traffic, about 30 in bad) We took the metro to the stop we figured closest to Islamic Cairo and hailed a cab from there to experience the market. I felt safe due to the fact that there are always police within eye or earshot. The first room we were offered was not clean. They switched us to a bigger, cleaner one. No bed bugs, no roaches, no scorpions in either. Also, use the ATM at the Sheraton as the exchange is better there. There is a good silver shop about 2 min out the Concorde exiting to the right. We had cartouches made by them.(Good quality!) If you want greater comfort or are looking for leisure rather than really experiencing Cairo, you should probably look for a 4 star (for 4 times the price). One last thing, there is a safety deposit box . ( Contrary to what is says at the bottom, we were there for culture and sightseeing.)

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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