Travel Blogs from Cairo
I finally made it to Egypt. I have been talking about this
trip for years, even looked at trying to get a job there, but the pay is very
low. On arrival I was picked up by the Hotel’s driver and taken to the hotel in
Zamalek – the island suburb of Cairo on the River Nile. How many times have you heard about the …
One could possibly predict if there will be a Swine Flu outbreak on our campus simply by looking at the master calendar to see when the next visiting author is scheduled to appear. In Michele Serros case she did fare better than Tom Palmer in that she at least had a handful of students in the audience, as to say her presentation was intimate. …
Stayed in Cairo for 5 days at the President Hotel
I have really been slacking. So much has happened that it is both impossible and necessary to write about it. I have been putting it off for so long, after a well-enforced habit of continuous writing, that the words are getting clogged up in the back of my brain, all trying to get out at once with the stopper on. I have a lot to record. It's been …
I have been avoiding writing because, for one thing, I haven't had time in a few days, and more primarily, because so much has been happening that I'm afraid it's going to be quite a chore to document it all. But I don't want to forget a single detail. This week we had to move our Saturday tour to Thursday to make room for Sinai, and so after class …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews President Hotel Cairo
I stayed in this hotel which is situated in the calm and leafy area called Zamalek.
From the reviews I had seen on Trip Advisor, I questioned our travel agent re this hotel.
I stayed 5 nights during November 2005. I requested a non-smoking room and they said they could provide one. I don't believe they actaully have "non-smoking" rooms. Mine certainly was not. The room walls and carpet were dirty.
Was transferred to this hotel the last night of my stay (had been in town for a workshop nearby, at the very nice Flamenco Hotel) and was not impressed. The walls and floor were dirty (did not want to take my shoes off), the room smelled like kerosene, there were holes in the walls, and the sliding doors to the balcony would not close fully so while it was nice to have outdoor space and a view, there was always the possibility that anyone from the neighboring room (whose balcony connected) could access my room at any time. The door to the room did not lock properly, and the TV remote did not work. The only good things I can say about the room was that the sheets were clean (although the bed covering was dirty like everything else in the room), and the bathroom was clean (although the toilet did not flush correctly). The staff were nice, but that is pretty much the norm in Cairo, as far as I could tell.
My wife and I went to Cairo for our 3rd wedding anniversary. We booked the hotel online as it was a 'recommended' hotel on the website in question.
Perfectly fine hotel
I took my son to Cairo for his 18th birthday and we stayed here. The staff were friendly and efficient, the room was large and clean, the restaurant was no Michelin establishment but the food was good. We were introduced by the hall porter to a taxi driver - Mr Mohamed Ali - who was a joy. He was polite, spoke good English and made sure that my son saw all the sights and had a holiday to remember "---" if you are looking for a driver who parks right outside the President).
No hesitation at all in recommending the President to anyone who needs somewhere inexpensive to stay while exploring Cairo.
The President Hotel is in a small part of Cairo called Zamalek, its meant to be an island but you cant exactly tell, its called an island because its separted by the Nile. We could not see the river from our hotel.
Hotel President is located in an island in the middle of the Nile River. Its situated in the quiet area of Zamalek, surrounded by embassies and consulates.
Not fancy but recommended
we stayed at the president hotel in may 2005.the hotel is located in the quiet neighborhood of zamalek,a short cab drive away from downtown cairo .we were a bit disappointed with the room at first-it looked nothing like the picture on the internet ! we then moved to a
' renovated room ' which had just been repainted and was larger.we also had a large terrasse overlooking the city.
the breakfast buffet was O.K. if you don't mind drinking nescafe !
but the reason,we would definitely recommend that hotel is that the staff was very friendly and accomodating,they even allowed us to keep the room till 7 p.m. at no extra charge.
Was great place to stay
This hotel is one of the best hotels I have stayed in, a small family owned business, economy hotel located on a tree-lined street of villas and apartment houses in Zamalek, very clean friendly staff and clean air-condition rooms with bathroom inside, satallite TV & phone line. Close to all amenties and good location. Highly recommended for a 2 star hotel in Cairo.