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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence

35 Giza Street, Giza
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
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Located in the heart of Giza, this family-friendly hotel is steps away from First Mall Cairo and The First Mall. Cairo Tower and Egyptian Museum are also within ...

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Safir Hotel Cairo

Safir Hotel Cairo

Orman, El Missaha Square, Giza
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
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Located in Al Duqqi, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cairo University, Cairo Tower, and Egyptian Museum. Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Art are ...

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Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino - Cairo

Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino - Cairo

3 El Tayaran Street, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
78 others viewing this property now

Located in Heliopolis, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Serapium and Cairo International Stadium. Cairo International Conference Center and Cairo ...

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Pyramids Valley

Pyramids Valley

25 Abo AlHool Elseiahy Street, Giza
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
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Situated in Giza, this hotel is close to Great Sphinx of Giza, Pyramids at Giza and The Grand Egyptian Museum. Area attractions also include Hanging Church and ...

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Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino

Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino

Cairo Intl Airport Rd, 2741 El Horreya, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago
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Set in Cairo, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Serapium, City Stars and Virgin Mary's Tree. Ain Shams University and Cairo International ...

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3 Pyramids View Inn

3 Pyramids View Inn

Pyramids Nazlet El Samman , Giza
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago
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Situated near the airport, in Giza, this guesthouse is close to Great Sphinx of Giza, Pyramids at Giza and The Grand Egyptian Museum. Area attractions also include ...

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Grand Nile Tower

Grand Nile Tower

Corniche El Nil, Garden City, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
2 others viewing this property now

This family-friendly hotel is located in the city centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tahrir Square and Egyptian Museum. Coptic Museum and Cairo Tower are also within ...

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Concorde El Salam Hotel

Concorde El Salam Hotel

65 Abdel Hamid Badawi St, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
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Located in Cairo, this family-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Virgin Mary's Tree, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Serapium and Egyptian Presidential Palace. ...

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Windsor

Windsor

19 Alfi Bey Steet, Cairo
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
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Located in Downtown Cairo, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Taba Heights Golf Resort, Khan el-Khalili and Egyptian Museum. Museum of Islamic Art and Coptic ...

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Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Alexandria Road, Giza
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
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Situated in Giza, this luxury hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of The Grand Egyptian Museum, Pyramids at Giza and Great Sphinx of Giza. Taha Hussein Museum and ...

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Pocket Guide: Citadel Citadel Hotels

Explore the Citadel from a Cairo Hotel

The magnificent Medieval fortress known as Salah El Din Al Ayouby Citadel, or just the Citadel for short, in the heart of the landmark-heavy district of Islamic Cairo, a Medieval quarter of the city, is a popular spot on any itinerary when visiting Cairo. Accommodation near the Citadel is minimal, so you’d be better to travel north of Islamic Cairo for a wider range of hotels away from the constant bustle of this busy area.

Cairo is a great city for shoestring-budget travellers, and you can find cheap hotels on most of the streets in the maze of downtown. Smart rooms at low rates place you right in the heart of the city. If you’re looking for a more lavish stay in Cairo, all-inclusive, elegant hotels line the banks of the Nile.

Citadel: the Home of Egypt’s Rulers

The sprawling fortress of the Citadel was, for hundreds of years, the home of Egypt’s leaders. Built in 1176, it has been expanded and revitalised down the centuries, so if you visit today, you’ll see original features of the Citadel as well as additions from the Ottoman era and the 19th century.

From a distance, marvel at the fortress that dominates the skyline of Cairo from its position on a limestone outcrop. Then when you enter the Citadel, wander around its expansive fortifications. There is a number of buildings to explore within the site, including the Gawharah Palace, from 1811, and the Suleyman Pasha Mosque, built in 1528.

Muhammad Ali Mosque

One of the most distinctive features of the Citadel is the Muhammad Ali Mosque, a 19th-century structure decorated with multiple domes and minarets. Step inside to admire the building, which is carved from alabaster. Head out into the courtyard for unbeatable views of the Pyramids of Giza in the distance.

The Citadel has so many features that it can take multiple visits to appreciate this huge attraction. Find a hotel that suits your needs in Cairo’s centre then take trips to visit the museums, mosques and palaces of this historic fortress. Don’t forget to take your camera for photos of the iconic landmark.