Best hotels and hostels in Suez Canal

  • Lodging in Port Said

    New Continental

    The friendly management makes this typical Egyptian cheapie stand out from the crowd. Light-filled rooms have teensy balconies and come in a range of sizes, so ask to see a few. All come with TV and an astounding clutter of furniture. We particularly love the hilarious gold palm-tree decor in the hallways. Management staff speak a little English and are helpful and friendly.

  • Lodging in Port Said

    Holiday Hotel

    The Holiday is a wee step up from Port Said's cheapies, with modern tile-floored rooms decked out in shades of beige and boasting Ikea-style furniture and decent bathrooms. Plenty of company employees from the ships stay here, so the staff is used to foreigners. It loses points for the wi-fi not being free.

  • Lodging in Port Said

    Hotel de la Poste

    This faded classic still manages to maintain a tiny smidgen of its original colonial charm, though to get a sense of its long-gone hey-day in the clean but basic rooms you'll need to put your imagination-hat on. You want a room at the front for a balcony. The restaurant on the ground floor is decent.

  • Lodging in Port Said

    Resta Port Said Hotel

    Not as posh as it likes to think it is and ridiculously overpriced, but the Resta is as snazzy as Port Said gets. The pool area has views out to the canal, while the business-style rooms are well sized and comfortable enough. Make sure you ask for a room overlooking the canal.