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“INEXPENSIVE, DECENT, GOOD-LOCATED AND SAFETY HOTEL” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Havana Hotel
Ranked #48 of 139 Hotels in Cairo
Belgrade, Serbia
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“INEXPENSIVE, DECENT, GOOD-LOCATED AND SAFETY HOTEL”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2010

I spent two days and two nights in hotel Havana in Cairo, and I am very satisfied with provided services.
Rooms are comfortable, clean and very quite. These are very important features if we know that is very difficult to find inexpensive but a decent hotel in Egyptian capital.
I payed 100$ for two nights with breakfast, that is relative affordable prices.
The hotel is located in a quiet and fairly clean part of town, which reminded me of my beloved Belgrade.
On my arrival, in the morning, I was greeted at the airport by hotel driver who transported me to the hotel. A very friendly young man, Michael, was not only a good driver, but an excellent travel guide. He pointed me to the major city areas and important facilities along the road from the airport to the hotel. It was mine pleasure not only as the person who first time came to this city but also as a journalist who learn very useful things about this city.
The important fact is safety of hotel.
Hotel is located in a very safe place and I truly recommend evening walks to nearby cafes and confectioners. You need taxi to the downtown but it is not far away. The best taxi is „white taxi”, which is a novelty in Cairo, and includes payments based on mileage. On this way, you saving yourselves of the bargaining with the drivers and tricks about returning the change. At the entrance to the hotel there is a security scanner and very
discreet security personnel of the hotel so you can be completely relaxed, if your head is full of Western political stories about terrorism and the dangers for tourists. Personally I felt very safe. Nothing less than in own country.
What particularly impressed me was the fact that the hotel made up of multinational personnels: Muslims and the Orthodox Christians. Regardless of religion the staff is very friendly.
In the rooms there is a Wi-Fi Internet and immediately upon entering the room you will get the code for a free 24-hour internet access. It is very important considering that even in the most of luxury Cairo hotels the Interent must be additionally paid. In the hotel lobby there is multi-lingual mini-library where you can rent a book for reading in the room. I especially like this because of my job and because of frequently using the Skype for phoning around the world.
Several Japanese tourists have been accommodated in room next to mine.
Since I had a very early flight I informed the official on reception about the time of my departure so immediately before the leaving the hotel it waited me the breakfast-package previously calculated in price of accomodation.
If I ever back to Cairo, I will for sure again be here.
I recommend this hotel from all my heart.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank journalist92
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2010

Nice hotel clean and comfotable except for the beds. If you have a bad back you might want to make another choice. The Tours we're great with very knowlegable tour guides.
If you choose the Luxor overnight tour, please insist on a sleeper train. This is along train ride for a chair.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travelfree527
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2010

We stayed at the Havana Hotel for 4 nights, and I mainly chose this hotel for its tours and availabilty to arrange them whenever is better for you, they can call a driver and you can choose where you want to go or visit. On the other hand its located in a good area with a close supermarket, restaurants and shops, you can go walking. The staff is very helpfull and friendlyl, I had a nice time and stay and I deffinetly would recommend it or come back!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Huana
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Minneapolis, MN
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2010

Havana hotel was a very friendly and neat hotel situated in the middle of Mohandeseen. We had no problems with the room and were quite pleased. We had a 3 bed-room and we were all comfortable. The bathroom was large and there were no problems with hot water. The free breakfast is very fine. There's free Wi-Fi but only worked well for us down in the lobby.
The area is a more upper-middle class area and feels quite safe. Not a lot to do in the immediate vicinity as far as eating or sightseeing, but was definitely a good base. Just a few stores down from the hotel is a nice supermarket to get amenities.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank shokod
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
227 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2010

The Havana was in a great location, close to shops and restaurants in downtown Cairo. The rooms were huge, had free wireless, and they were cleaned daily. The staff was polite and we payed next to nothing for our three nights there. The breakfast was just ok and we weren't too thrilled with the room service pizza (we both felt sick the next day), but overall we feel it was the best hotel compared to the others we saw online!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank christie584
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Surrey United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2009

Its not the cheapest of the cheap in Cairo but a great value. The staff are very friendly and helpful particularly the restaurant staff, just stay clear of the bellhop. I was picked up as promised at the airport by the hotel driver Baseem ( a very pleasant fellow) and returned for about 3£. Convienient to central Cairo in a nice area, only a few steps from an English speaking supermarket.

The tours are ok but you will be shuffled around to various 'friend's' shops. If you have little experience in the region the tours take the stress off sorting things out from transportation to dealing with the entry procedures to various sites. However if you are more competent it would be much cheaper just to arrange things for yourself.

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  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank john803
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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2009

Location is not perfect in the quieter el-Mohandeseen area but it has some good shopping and restaurants in the neighbourhood, however its cheap and quick to go downtown. Rooms are OK, clean and roomy. The service is excellent, the staff is constantly on their toes. Small hotel, small prices, great value. Thanks for a great time, I'm definately coming back!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bulletproof1
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Additional Information about Havana Hotel

Property: Havana Hotel
Address: 26 Syria St | Mohandseen, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 139 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Havana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 star hotel in the heart of Cairo Egypt, 30 min to the pyramids. 25 air conditioned rooms with power shower in private bathroom. Restaurant, bar, coffee are available 24 hours, laundry, free wireless internet and conference room. Free airport pick up. ... more   less 
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