Must see hotels in Cairo

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    Hotel Longchamps

    Hotel Longchamps is a favourite of returning visitors to Cairo. The comfortable, stylish rooms are spacious, well maintained and come with full mod-cons…

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    Pension Roma

    Run by a French-Egyptian woman with impeccable standards, the Roma brings dignity, even elegance, to the budget-travel scene. The towering ceilings, fresh…

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    Golden Hotel

    A serious step-up in room quality for Downtown, Golden's fresh, modern rooms are tiny but come with blue-tiled contemporary bathrooms and good facilities:…

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    Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir

    This sophisticated customer has been shaking up the Downtown hotel scene since it opened in early 2017. From the vast, modern minimalist lobby with casual…

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    Bella Luna Hotel

    Modern, backpacker-friendly Bella Luna offers great value for money with bright and large simply furnished rooms, all with bathrooms that come with piping…

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    King Hotel

    This modern mid-rise does a lot right; one of the reasons it's used by many tour groups. Staff here are charming and on the ball, and while the large…

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    Mena House Hotel

    Built in 1869 as Khedive Ismail’s hunting lodge, Mena House dazzles with intricate gold decoration and air that perpetually smells of jasmine. The…

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    Horus House Hotel

    The newly renovated rooms at this homely option are a great option – all large and classically styled with kettles, brand new mattresses on the beds, and…

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    Berlin Hotel

    The high-ceilinged, colour-saturated rooms at this old-school hostel are exceedingly simple but brim with old-fashioned character. All share toilets but…

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    Windsor Hotel

    Ride the hand-cranked elevator up to rooms that ooze old-timer charm, with dark furniture and scuffed-wood floors (room 25 is our favourite). The air-con…

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    Hotel Osiris

    On the top floor of a commercial building, the Osiris enjoys great city views. In the spotless rooms, colourful appliqué bedspreads and palm-frond shelves…

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    Cairo Marriott Hotel

    Historical atmosphere is thick in the lobby and public areas, which all occupy a 19th-century palace. The rooms, though, are all in two modern towers;…

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    Museum House Hotel

    With only nine rooms, this is an intimate choice in a prime position just off Midan Tahrir. There's a cheery blue-and-white theme running throughout with…

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    Sheraton Cairo

    After a very swish head-to-tail refurbishment, Cairo's Nileside Sheraton reopened in mid-2017 and is now home to some of the city's chicest rooms…

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    Travelers House Hotel

    With only five rooms (three with private bathroom), this place is a cosy choice. All rooms are large, high-ceilinged, very simple and clean. There's a…

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    Four Seasons at Nile Plaza

    Of the two Four Seasons in Cairo (the other is in Giza), this one has a more modern vibe (check out the cool Omar Nagdi painting behind reception), and a…

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    Sofitel El Gezirah

    Tired from long travels? Rest up here in a room with superb views and let the staff look after you. This hotel, on the tip of Gezira island, is…

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    City View Hotel

    Just a step from the madness of Midan Tahrir, City View is a well-run place with friendly, helpful management and views across to the Egyptian Museum…

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    Arabian Nights

    Distinctly out of the tourist fray. Some rooms are quite dark, but standards are generally good and the place is kept shipshape and clean. The challenge…

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    Victoria Hotel

    Not far from Ramses Station, the Victoria is a grand old palace where the simple but decently clean rooms run off long halls lined with clouded mirrors…