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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo Nile Plaza

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo Nile Plaza

1089 Corniche El Nile, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
5 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (54 reviews)

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 ...

£167

£167
Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

12 Ahmed Ragheb Street, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (350 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairo hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tahrir Square, Egyptian Museum and Cairo Tower. Coptic Museum and Museum ...

£87

£87
Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 hours ago
4.3 out of 5 (423 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairo hotel is located on the riverfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairo Opera House, Cairo Tower and Egyptian Museum. Coptic Museum and Museum ...

£103

£103
Fairmont Towers

Fairmont Towers

Uruba Street, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago
4.5 out of 5 (128 reviews)

Located in Heliopolis, this luxury resort is within 6 miles (10 km) of City Stars, Cairo International Stadium and Cairo International Convention Centre. Virgin ...

£110

£110
Fairmont Heliopolis

Fairmont Heliopolis

Uruba Street, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
142 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (189 reviews)

Located near the airport, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cairo International Stadium, Virgin Mary's Tree, and Egyptian Presidential Palace. ...

£91

£91
Sufi House

Sufi House

43 Sherif Basha, Al Fawalah, Cairo
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Cairo, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tahrir Square, Egyptian Museum and Coptic Museum. Museum of Islamic Art and Khan el-Khalili ...

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Novotel Cairo El Borg

Novotel Cairo El Borg

3 Saraya El Gezira street, Cairo
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (379 reviews)

Located in Zamalek, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cairo Tower and Egyptian Museum. Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Art are also within 2 miles ...

£61

£61
Mena House Hotel

Mena House Hotel

Pyramids Road, Giza
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 16 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (207 reviews)

Located in the heart of Giza, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Pyramids at Giza and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Great Sphinx of Giza. The Grand Egyptian Museum ...

£87

£87
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: 11 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (71 reviews)

Located in the centre of Giza, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Mall Cairo and Giza Zoo. Cairo Tower and Egyptian Museum are also ...

£173

£173
Concorde El Salam Hotel

Concorde El Salam Hotel

65 Abdel Hamid Badawi St, Cairo
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
124 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (413 reviews)

Located in Cairo, this family-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Virgin Mary's Tree, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Khan el-Khalili and City Stars. Ain Shams ...

£65

£65

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.