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Victoria Hotel
Ranked #88 of 141 Hotels in Cairo
Reviewed 22 April 2010

We checked-in in the early morning after taking the sleeping train from Luxor to Cairo. Victoria Hotel is within the walking distance to 2 Metro stations and the Ramses Train Station. Room is big and with clean bathroom. Staff is ok. Generally it is a safe choice and price is very reasonable with what the hotel provides.

Only few complaints:

- We couldn't adjust the temperature of the air-conditioner (can just turn on or off)
- Pressure of the shower is extremely weak!
- Very limited choices for breakfast (not suggest to have meal in hotel restaurant)

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

Very friendly and helpful staff, albeit at their own pace. Clean and comfortable room. The shower was a bit unpredictable - water pressure sometimes low, and shower holder in such a position you had to hold the head to shower properly. Single glazing allowed background street noise through - but I actually quite enjoyed the constant reminder we were in a vibrant, in-your-face city. Amenities fairly basic, but included internet cafe and bar. Although not immediately next to key tourist areas, it is well situated to get to them all within a 5 minute taxi ride.

The friendliness of the staff and cleanliness of the rooms were the best features. Shower was definitely the worst. Given the price, I thought this was a great value way of feeling closer to the city without exposure to the chaos and frenzy that is downtown Cairo. In the Marriotts/Hiltons/Four Seasons not only do you pay a whack more, you also are hermetically sealed from the world outside.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 April 2010

I can only conclude that other recent reviewers were lucky. Faded glory is a gross exaggeration and misrepresentation of this nightmare place. The rooms are smelly, whereas mine didn't have toilet paper, or hot water! Many of the staff are rude and think only of one thing, to scam you and get as much 'bakshish' (tips) out of you that they can. It is an insult that they even dare to charge for the rubbish they call a breakfast. In general, the food offered by the 'restaurant' is inedible and should come with a health warning. The internet facility is a joke. When you check out, double-check the bill, since you'll invariably end up paying for services you didn't use and be prepared for some lengthy negotiation. In short, do not stay there!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Thank Bertie33
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Reviewed 15 March 2010

We stayed at the Victoria for the second time in three years. The rooms a very Egyptian and good value. Staff are very friendly and helpful. However I would not recommend eating in the restaurant. My wife waited over 30 mins for a simple meal before walking out in disgust. Food was cold and late. and not very appertising. I would recommend that you choose any of the many eating places within short distance. The two elderly door men are really helpful and deserve tipping. Ask the reception staff for the directions to the famous Koshary restaurant , well worth a visit.
In addition to the usual tourist sites take some time to wander the nearby streets to get a real flavour for Cairo.
Be careful of un official guides who will accost you in the street. Firmly and politely say NO.
In general me and my family enjoyed staying here and would recommend the Victoria , just have your wits about you.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Thank alexmurphy
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Reviewed 9 March 2010

paid £40 a night for a large twin room via Internet. Looked in on this place while staying at the dreary Windsor down the road and decided to swap as the Victoria is superior in every way-cleaner, brighter, cosier public sitting areas and more staff on duty. Rooms also more comfortable however ,garden patio and shop bit neglected. Lift wasn't very reliable so you could end up with a long walk to rooms. Check your room phone is connected too before relying on an early morning call. Handy for station but a 10 min walk to cafes , restaurants. Be warned-downtown Cairo very dirty and run down. Walking the streets is not for the faint hearted!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Cardiardaith
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Reviewed 4 March 2010

the reception was allways very good
to/from airport 80 E£ by taxi 1 hour drive.
To Egypt museum or Halil Shuk 10 E£ by taxi .
Near attaba metro station and 26 July street.
Eat your hot meals outside, the hotel is in a Technical shop area. City map you have to buy.
You must do everything by internet at HOME !! Museums not allways open !! We where out dayly from 9.00 to 20.00 .

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank ilanHolland
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Reviewed 11 February 2010

The Victoria was great-clean rooms, wonderful staff, and a historic atmosphere. Rooms were beautiful with antiques, hotel was quiet. We had been staying at budget hotels, and splurged here our last couple nights in Cairo and we fell in love with the hotel. They also have a fabulous breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 66 Al Gumhuriyya, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
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Ranked #88 of 141 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range: £14 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Victoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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