Bayt Al-Suhaymi

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jsthouston
Houston, TX6,145 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Of the houses and palaces we visited in Cairo this was our favorite. A maze of rooms, what it must have been like to grow up as a child in a place where one could no doubt disappear and not be easily found. The wood work is amazing and the interior courtyards peaceful and relatively cool. Only maybe 20 to 25 of the rooms are open but that is enough to convey how the rice in Cairo lived 300 and more years ago. A Wonderful place for anyone interested in architecture to visit. We spent a bit over an hour taking in the marvelous ceilings, doors while going up and down and all around.
Written 1 May 2021
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Catherine S
Bolton, UK7,336 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Fascinating insight into life in an Islamic family home.
We were wandering and admiring the workmanship when one of the workers started to describe the use of the rooms, he took us all round the upper floor and wow with his description everything came to life.
My husband who frankly was bored as he’s grown up with these structures just being there and can’t understand my fascination, woke up and really enjoyed the visit when we had more understanding of what we were seeing.
It has been renovated but still feels rather neglected, much more could be made of the place to enhance the visit.
Written 22 November 2019
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Bishoy Fayez
Hurghada, Egypt137 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I visited it with my friends we saw beit al suhaymi it was good we had lovely pictures there we had a lunch also it was good
Written 8 October 2019
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8SAB8
Amman, Jordan878 contributions
Jul 2019
While the house is certainly well maintained and preserved, I was not that impressed with the attraction itself. I mean it is not that highly rated or a must-see, you can finish your "tour" in less than an hour. There are some nice details for sure, but I don't believe it is really a tourist attraction. If you happen to be passing by Khan Al-Khalili as a tourist then sure you can swing by here for some quick photos.
Written 23 August 2019
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Stephen T
London, UK19 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Very beautiful, traditional merchant's house from the 17th/18th century with secluded courtyard. Relatively cool on a hot day. Includes superb examples of 'mashrabiya' - wooden window screens, tiles, stained glass windows. A quiet haven from the busy streets. Even at busy times, it's not very crowded.
An interesting contrast to the more spectacular public buildings- mosques, mausoleums etc- nearby.
Written 4 February 2019
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,714 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Inside Islamic Cairo is the house of a rich Ottoman rich joint family, Bayt El Suhaymi. It was fascinating wandering through all the rooms, seeing all the different passages and even the bath house with the obligatory massage room. You can look through in 30-45 minutes. I recommend a visit!

This was included in a Mara House 9-day group tour (HIGHLY recommended!) with 16 others.
Written 18 October 2018
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,658 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
One house was built in the early 1600s and the other in the late 1700s which was joined to create a structure of local traditional design. Check out the courtyard where you can see the filtered sunlight and quiet space. The reception room located on the ground floor will allow you to see intricate paintwork and a marble fountain set into the floor.
Written 24 September 2018
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Neveen Z
East Ham, UK5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
basically tried to add over 150% on top of the bill. refused to give us an itemised bill until we made a fuss.. and even after we proved on their system that they are cheating us, they were still arguing for the higher charge.. will not be going back and definitely would not recommend to any tourists... As an Egyptian I am appalled that this is an operating business. This place gives a bad name to the entire country..
Written 25 August 2018
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Mohd Youssef
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia87 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
It is incredible to have a tour inside Bayt Alsuhaymi that is 2000 sq.m. the tour guide was helpful and friendly.
Written 4 August 2018
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Amr77
Alexandria, Egypt651 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
It’s a very well refurbished home, for a family from the earlier last century. Very well kept & organized. I was very impressed & happy to visit.
Written 11 February 2018
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