We arrived at the Bella Luna in the dead of night, while the hotel slept and we wanted too. It is a shock experiencing Cairo traffic for the first time, and we were broken in gently by experiencing it first at 3am, even though it is still very busy.
We stayed in Bella Luna for our first two nights in Egypt, and then one more night before we flew home, it has a great central location to experience the 'real' Cairo, and is in walking distance to the museum.
From the street outside you would barely know there was a hotel there, as you enter down a small alleyway and up a rickety (but brilliantly unique) old elevator. As soon as you cross the threshold though the hotel is lovely, decorated with quiet pastel colours and old iron furniture. The rooms are large, clean and the air conditioning works perfectly. The ensuite bathrooms are clean, and although the water takes a while to heat up, when the showers get going they are great and powerful.
Breakfast was simple, but nice, and perfectly filling for a day out horse and camel riding around the pyramids!
Hany, the travel agent in the hotel, is great, he sat with us for ages and described all of the various trips and excursions available and various prices to match. He even booked us flights to Luxor (which he found cheaper than the train), hotel in Luxor (which was great, ive reviewed that too) and 4 days worth of tours and airport transfers. And, all for a brilliant price. If you go there definately talk to him, he can make your holiday!!
The hotel will also arrange drivers/guides for where ever you want to go, all i can say is ask for Hatem, we had him for the entire week, he was funny and knowledgable and a first class driver on this manic roads. He even stopped and bought us coffee at his local coffee shop!
One thing the hotel offered which we were so grateful for was after our last day out seeing the city, they let us use a room to shower and change before our night flight home, for free, a nice touch we thought!
Oh and there is free and fast WiFi available, which is a nice added bonus!
A great hotel, cheap, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. Will definately use again when we go back!
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