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Very good



based on 89 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 4.7
  • Location 8.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Service 7.1
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 6.6

Cameron M. from Canada
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014
good backpacker option in the heart of cairo
central, friendly staff, cleanish
A nice little budget hotel run by some very friendly guys in a busy low-end cafe district behind the central bank - well positioned if you plan to spend time exploring downtown Cairo. They've made a valiant effort, and the rooms are half decent with a cupboard, wood floors, and a separate glassed-in bathroom cubicle. Poor finishing work, so lots of cracks, broken panels, misaligned doors, etc. Wifi works fine. The usual unsatisfying breakfast (crappy fino bread with jam & cheese triangle, omelet, yogurt, Lipton tea of coffee), served in your room if you like as there is not really a common area. The room came with free airport pickup, and the contracted driver - a very nice chap- was there on time and smiling. Lots of cafe noise at night, plus the incessant motor of a water pump, but the former dies down around 11 and it's quiet in the mornings. Like other budget hotels, the Hotel Royal has struggled due to the tourism slump since 2011. Their sister hotel is busier and priced accordingly.
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Ross B. from Canada
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014
Great stay, friendly, helpful staff
Attentive staff, great pool, great value
Excellent, friendly staff, comfortable room, I felt at home
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Wade R. from United States
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in January 2014
Great Street Scene In Front of Hotel
Great location close to Tahir Square, Friendly staff, Nice fellow hotelers
Convenient location. Room was OK but bathroom needs cleaning. Mold growing around edges, leaking shower into room. No towels provided until asked and then I got a wash cloth sized towel
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Christian S. from United Kingdom
Couples
Stayed 3 nights in March 2013
Amazing for the Price, will stay again
Great Price, big clean room, high ceilings, big window
They could charge more and it would still be good value. As it is it is amazing value. The room was big, clean, comfortable, AC, big window, high ceilings. The staff were great, helpful and not pushy for their tours and services. Would stay again.
Reviewed January 05, 2014

Dieter K. from Indonesia
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
very friendly service of staff. International staf
staff bed location
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Kingsley C. from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013
The staff were the icing on the cake!
Staff, comfort of rooms, location
Just what I needed. Very spacious room, extremely comfortable bed, excellent shower, fast internet, great location but more importantly the staff were amazing - doing 18hr shifts too!!!
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Sun-You K. from Canada
Couples
Stayed one night in January 2013
conveniently located in the central Cairo.
location, spacious room, kind staff
value for money. good location, friendly staff. spacious room with high ceiling with balcony. noisy in the nite very next to nite entertainment district.
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Fadhel Y. from Bahrain
Business travelers
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013
This is my 2nd stay in it is worth the mony i pay.
clean, location and price
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Vinh D. from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in April 2013
Very basic, you get what you pay for
Helpful staff, clean rooms, central location
The hotel is a bit difficult to find, your driver will have to ask around. Friendly staff who gave me an orientation session and taught me a few basic Arabic words upon arrival and settling in.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Jacob M. from United States
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in April 2013
Won't be going back
Large size room, good breakfast, and friendly staff
The only true good thing about this hotel was the staff. They were nice and friendly. The first room's hot water did not work, so they moved me to another room. Unfortunately, that room's A/C did not work well. Luckily the night was cool, so I didn't have trouble sleeping. There was a mouse in the room in the morning and a couple of mosquitoes flew about because the window did not have a screen. There are better options out there for the money, stay away from this one.
Reviewed April 08, 2013