If you are an experienced world traveler, who is not put off by developing world standards, and not overly fussy, this works fine. I am hesitant to criticise the place much because of the very affordable price, and I felt I got fair value for my money. The photo on Agoda is not anywhere close to what you will get, but I was happy and slept well, and the staff was very nice to me and didn't try to sell me anything.
Are the photos the same hotel?”
Unfortunately, the picture of the fresh white bed and open window has nothing, zero, in common with the room we were given. Our windows opened onto filthy ventilation shafts filled with the trash of 100 years. The sheets and towels were ragged, the mattresses, pillows etc. grubby. The walls needed a clean and/or repaint. Smoke drifted in from reception. The bathroom mirror was attached to the wall with sticky tape. Damp and leaks threatened to bring down the bathroom ceiling. The entry to the hotel was filthy, strewn with litter and in an area that was closed to traffic for security reasons. Shops are nearby, it's possible to walk to the Nile and Egyptian museum. Not far from old Cairo. We had a much better experience staying in Giza. Fine for a cheap 1 night stay ( we were waiting for a train) otherwise, avoid. Wifi was just about OK. We didn't use the bath, it had chips cracks and holes. Breakfast was 1 mug of coffee, 2 bread rolls, 1 cheese triangle and a plastic pot of jam. Staff were sullen. Not the best. Such a shame. If they just cleaned up the entrance way, swept and washed the pavement outside, washed down the walls, tidied up the bed linen and welcomed guests with a little enthusiasm, this place would be fine and have a lot of old world character. I'm a professional traveller and travel blogger, I don't give bad reviews lightly.
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Decent budget hotel”
The Hotel Royal is a good choice if you're looking for a budget hotel in downtown Cairo that is central to major attractions. Don't expect luxury and don't look too closely into the corners. Although the general areas are clean, the corners are grime- and dirt-filled. The wifi is slow and erratic. The basic breakfast is ok for one or two mornings. The friendly and helpful staff help make up for the hotel's shortcomings.
Downtown short stay”
Very basic room and does not look like the pictures. Not a place to fall in love with. The staff is helpful though.
4 days in the hotel”
it is not suitable or recommended
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First, The location is good. It's in a good part of town near metros and some good dining and cafes. It's walkable to Tahrir SQ and the Egyptian Museum and Nile River. If you're brave enough, you can walk to Khan-el-Khalili and the Islamic Quarter as well. These points are the only reasons I would recommend this place to anyone.
Second, The price is fine.
Third, The staff. The lady who served us breakfast in the mornings was nice and kind. She is both of the stars given to the "Staff" category (2/5).
Fourth, Cleanliness. Bugs: flies, gnats, mosquitoes whatever, we were bitten by them. Cigarette burned bedding. "why did you stay? or not complain?" you may ask; well, Cairo is a pretty awful city and we just decided to keep our heads down until our flight left so as not to have to run the gauntlet of scams and thieves in town while finding another accommodation/cancel our current one.
Pro-tips: do not take part in the tour packages offered from the hotel, they're WILDLY overpriced and just unnecessary, you can do better on your own, and we did. $60 USD for 2 people for round trip to the pyramids via the hotel, or $20 by taxi?
Final comments: Don't come to Cairo, but if you must, stay somewhere better.