Positives: This was a good hotel, in a nice safe area of Cairo. The staff are lovely, and the bed was comfortably firm. Bathroom was of a comparable standard to other Cairo hotels - not luxurious, but not basic. The Nile View was spectacular (paid extra).
Neutral: Breakfast was standard fare, and you will need a taxi to get to the sights (such as Cairo Museum).
Negative: There are no facilities such as banks/money changing in the building (the nearest exchange is all the way over at the Marriott) or extra shops on site.
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.
Payments accepted on expedia.co.uk include American Express, Diner's Club International, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron and PayPal.
Flight-inclusive holiday packages and Flight-Plus arrangements created on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (under Expedia, Inc.'s ATOL number 5788). But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then your booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our general terms and conditions for further details on ATOL or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
For the sale of travel insurance Expedia Inc. is an Appointed Representative of Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited trading as Allianz Global Assistance which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited's FCA registration number is 311909. FCA authorisation can be checked at the Financial Services register at www.fsa.gov.uk/register/
Expedia, Inc., is not responsible for content on external Web sites.