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“dirty, noisy and fun!”
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El Hussein Hotel
Ranked #91 of 137 Hotels in Cairo
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2 reviews
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“dirty, noisy and fun!”
Reviewed 20 August 2005

Okay it's not clean and the noise from the market below is so incessant that's it's hard to get any sleep, but this place is wonderful. There isn't a better positioned hotel in all of Cairo. Positioned right in the middle of the medieval Khan Al-Khalili market the nubian drummers play all night in the square outside and wails of surrounding (and stunning i might add) mosques wake you in the morning. The staff are friendly but don't expect them to speak English. They were a little shocked that I, a young woman, was there alone and went out of their way to make me welcome. My bathroom was filthy but it was there. My room was huge and had a balcony which overlooked the square and surrounding mosques. Entry to this hotel is from one of the many wonderful alleys which make up the market. This place is right in the hub of everything that's great about Cairo. I found the big tourist hotels sterile and removed from the culture and bustling reality of this city. Busloads or tourists are dropped off near El Hussein's. They do a circuit of the market and get back in their bus and move on to their next destination. This is a great place for backpackers or anyone who really wants to enjoy Cairo at more than a glance.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Property: El Hussein Hotel
Address: Taha Hussein | Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
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Ranked #91 of 137 Hotels in Cairo
Number of rooms: 56

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