My friend and I stayed at the hotel back in august 2011.
we had a long transit time ( more than 24 hours), so we decided to book ahead our stay at this hotel.We arrived at the airport early in the morning (around 4 or 5 am), so we decided to stay there for a couple of hours (grab our breakfast) before check in at the hotel. At around 10 am in the morning, we searched for the hotel's shuttle bus outside the terminal's building (terminal 3). There were no such bus seen outside. So, we decide to phone the hotel itself. The staff told us that he will arrange the bus to pick us up at the airport. Not more than 6 or 7 minutes later, the bus arrived to pick us up. I don't know if it was only my imagination, but the driver was quite rude to us (we are young traveller, student) so he treated us unwillingly . I'm not trying to be racist here but it seems there were some discrimination towards us compared to some Arabs, together with us at that time, (though we pay the same amount as them!)
Enough of that, we arrived safely at the hotel. I found the rooms to be quite good although it seems outdated. The price for one night is quite expensive (although the breakfast is included). We can get a better hotel downtown cairo but we chose to stay here because of its location (near the airport). The next day, we ride the shuttle bus which runs every 30 minutes and there was a tv screen showing the time for the next shuttle bus.
To conclude, this hotel is only worth the money because of it's location and the complimentary airport transfer. I'll definitely won't ever thought of booking this hotel if we didn't have a long transit time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Touch down in 4-star comfort at Novotel Cairo Airport hotel, a 5-minute ride from the terminals on the free 24-hour shuttle. Relax under the palms in the courtyard, or re-energise with a dip in the pool. All-day dining means you won't fly hungry. Your modern soundproofed room lets you stretch out and enjoy a restful night at Novotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel Cairo
- Accor Cairo Airport
- Cairo Novotel