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“Good location”
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City View Hotel
Ranked #23 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
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Brighton, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good location”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights when we first arrived in Cairo. They picked us up from the airport which was nice, because I do not think we would have been able to find the hotel had they not. The room was large and clean enough, they also had a decent breakfast. You can either use their free wifi or they have to PCs which you can pay a few USDs for. The staff was overall friendly, and they did help us arrange transportation to different sites. The location was ideal, which was probably the best thing the hotel has going for it. I still think it was a bit overpriced for a more hostel type atmosphere. People on here have also posted that they were able to change rooms without a problem, but we were put in a room that was very noisy due to the constant talking of the men in the lobby and the view was of a dark street. The people at the hotel said that they usually do not let people change rooms, so we were stuck in that room. Also, the air conditioner was leaking while we were sleeping and just happened to land right on my blackberry and ruined my phone...

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed here twice within one week before and after our Nile cruise. The hotel arranged airport pickups and drop offs that were near flawless and very affordable (about $9 US plus tip). The rooms were a bit outdated but clean and well furnished. The service from all employees was great. They have a 24 hour snack bar and restaurant with a solid selection of snacks, as well as beer, water and soft drinks. The included breakfast was great the first morning, but sub par the second (we ate much later on the 2nd morning so that could have been a factor).

  • Stayed April 2012
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stayed 1 night in the City View Hotel in Cairo on 28th February. Our primary reason to choose this place was price and location - hence our expectations were low to begin with. We were arriving at midnight on 28th from Luxor by air (City View offered a pickup for USD10 and the triple-room for USD60) and leaving at 2PM next day for Alexandria. Since the Ramses station was barely 15 minutes by taxi from there, we chose City View.
The room was just that - a room to sleep in . The en-suite toilet/shower was similar - just that - small, cramped and barely adquate for its function. So nothing to write and comment about. The reception area was always occupied by 5 - 6 men hanging around, conversing, eating and smoking - even when we arrived at midnight. The chap who picked us up from the airport was constantly on the cellphone and driving at 100kmph!! Finally, I had to tell him not to risk our lives by talking while driving at such speeds. To his credit, the chap apologized and did not use the phone after that.

Breakfast (included in room cost) was okay - some fruits, eggs, toast, cheeses/jam etc. Juices/tea/coffee were all there. Again nothing to write home about.

Yes, the location is great - walking distance to Tahrir Square (nothing to see there when we were there), the Museum, the downtown, restaurants etc. all around. But I would stay here again only if I need a cheap place to sleep for 1 night.

Room Tip: Nothing much to choose. Use this place only if you want a cheap, city-centre place to sleep. Familie...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

I love that this hotel is very close to Tahrir square and the museum ... it's a good budget choice ... breakfast is fine - nothing fancy - rooms is adequately clean (but adequately is relative) ... bathroom is modern and clean as well ... laundry is the cheapest ever ...
It's very important that you choose a good room ... mine was literally in the lobby so it was very noisy ... the staff were very polite and nice - except for the receptionsit - this man just was a bit rude and at checkout tried to rob me (he denied that i paid part of my stay) but things then got settled ... all and all my experience in the hotel was a good one ... i especially enjoyed my morning coffee in the tiny balcony overlooking cairo .. that was special ... if you are used to budget hotels then this one would be what you are looking for ... but if you were looking for comfort then skip it all together ...

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about City View Hotel

Property: City View Hotel
Address: 1 El Bostan St. Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,440 - ₹ 4,045
Hotel Class:3 star — City View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City View Hotel is located in the heart of the City within walking distance to the marvelous Egyptian Museum and the hotel offers its hospitality to both business and vacation ravelers for our facilities and services have been designed to meet the expectations of our discerning guest. City View Hotel is located in Tahrir Square (Revolution Square) exactly in the shadow of the magnificent Egyptian Museum and it offers you a complete range of services that will help make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. The unique location of City View Hotel is helping you to find easily a variety of restaurants, banks, embassies and metro are all within walking distance. ... more   less 
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