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To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Cairo, step out and explore nearby areas such as Cairo, Giza, and Al Barajil.
You’ll find plenty of interesting cultural highlights in and around Bashtil. Spend part of the day admiring the exhibits at Egyptian Museum and Coptic Museum. Enjoy the fascinating displays at the Museum of Islamic Art. See a few of the spectacular theater, dance and music performances at the Cairo Opera House.
When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of Cairo, plan a trip to the nearby outdoor areas. Spend a morning in one of the parks and gardens, which include the Aquarium Grotto Garden and the Orman Botanical Gardens.
To really get a feel for the area, visit some of the local sights such as Tahrir Square and Cairo Tower. These are much-loved by locals and tourists alike. Whatever your faith, serenity and calm awaits at Bashtil’s holy places like the Midan Hussein Mosque. For those who enjoy history, the area’s past comes vividly back to life at Abdin Palace.
If you love to find a great deal, explore Khan el-Khalili and the First Mall Cairo.
Sports fans who are into soccer will feel right at home at Arab Contracters Stadium, home of the Arab Contractors Sporting Club and the popular Telecom Egypt Football Club. After the game, follow the stream of local fans to a nearby pub or bar to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.
Finding somewhere comfortable to base yourself around the Bashtil area is a breeze. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks be sure to check out the Fairmont Nile City Cairo, the Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo, and the Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis.
Located on the banks of the Nile River at the southern tip of quiet El Gezirah island, this 27-story Cairo luxury hotel is within easy reach of the Opera House, Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, and Cairo Tower.
Located in Downtown Cairo, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Taba Heights Golf Resort, Egyptian Museum, and Museum of Islamic Art. Coptic Museum and Cairo Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This family-friendly Cairo hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ethnological Museum, Egyptian Museum, and Cairo Tower. Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Art are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This family-friendly Giza hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Giza Plateau and Pyramids at Giza. Great Sphinx of Giza is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
Set amid lush tropical gardens in Cairo city center, this palatial hotel is on an island in the Nile within 15 km of Giza's pyramids.
Set in Cairo, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Protestant Church, Egyptian Textile Museum, and Qasr al-Baron. City Stars and Sayyed Zeinab Cultural Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Set in Cairo, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Egyptian Textile Museum, City Stars, and Sayyed Zeinab Cultural Park. International Park and Agricultural Museum are also within 9 mi (15 km).