De Lesseps’ House
The residence of the one-time French consul to Egypt used to be open to the public. These days you can see the interior only if you’re a...
Garden of the Stelae
Just southwest of the Ismailia Museum is a garden containing a rather forlorn little sphinx from the time of Ramses II (1279–1213 BC)....
There are several beaches around Lake Timsah, on the southeastern edge of town. The better ones are owned by the various clubs dotting...
A fabulous shady verandah cafe where the old-timers of town go to gossip, drink coffee and watch the world go by while smoking a sheesha...
This dinky place, with walls covered in quirky decorations (everything from Chinese posters to papyrus) has a tasty menu serving up...
Lonely Planet review
An Ismailia classic, George’s has been around since 1950 and serves up seafood dishes amid a cosy British-pub-style ambience.