The hotel is great. Great location. Great view of the Nile. Great staff. The issue is the quality of the bathroom. It's not cleaned well so the shower floor looks bad. The toilet paper dispenser was rusty in some parts and the hair dryer was covered with some sort of oil as if it was egg yolk. Attention to detail is needed. The furniture looks all modern but it's all mass produced and very cheap like IKEA. The breakfast is great but the waiters lack remembering to bring coffee for example otherwise the food is great. I think the hotel is a bit expensive for the quality. The rooftop restaurant has a obligatory minimum charge of 100 Egyptian pounds per person which is ridiculous if you just want to have an afternoon tea. This isn't just here at this hotel but at most higher-end places. Egypt Tourism Ministry...get your act together or this beautiful country will keep staying behind thinking its already too posh and fancy for everyone who can't afford an obligatory minimum charge.
My stay at May Fair hotel was very convenient and relaxing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is great. There is a nice and big grocery store at your foot steps which is open 7:00 am to 3:00 am. If you have a car, parking is available for a very reasonable fees that is cheaper than the average of the area.
Overall, great choice if you're looking fit shirt stay in Cairo for vacation or business.
I booked and did not notice it said the money would be collected by the hotel, but ok. I took care of that and then the hotel told me that not all the rooms had wi-fi and whilst later I saw the main page said free wi-fi in public spaces, the booking pages of expedia say 'ALL ROOMS INCLUDE FREE BREAKFAST AND FREE WIRELESS INTERNET', which I showed the staff.
I said the room smelt of cigarettes and they said they'd send someone - they never did. Later, I bought water and drinks and noticed the fridge did not work as as you may know, in Egypt you should not drink the water, I called and they never sent anyone even though they said they would.
THIS HAVING BEEN SAID, PLEASE NOTE: I believe the hotel is fine for the price and I think the staff was sweet and nice and they definitely helped with keeping my bags today.
Traveller from Costa Rica
Modern hotel set on the green island of Zamalek between two branches of the River Nile, 10 kilometres from Coptic Cairo …More
An island on the Nile River, Zamalek is known for its gardens, embassies, and ambassador homes. Egypt’s longest concrete building, the Cairo Tower, is in Zamalek, as is the only Opera House in the country. Zamalek also has many waterfront restaurants and casinos. Three bridges connect the island to other areas of Cairo.
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