Staybridge Suites Cairo-Citystars
Travel Blogs from Cairo
... city of the dead, the citadel and an unfinished museum.
Romans had a fortress and defeated the Byzantines in 641. This had been an important commercial area. The Pharonic Canal from the Red Sea to the the Nile ended here until the 8th century century AD. It was called the Candle Fortress or Babylon Fortress.
It is believed that St Mark's family hosted the last supper. During 60-68 AD St Mark became the first patriarch and founder of the Egyptian church. ...
... it used to be full and sometimes he would have to wait 30 minutes. Unreal! Before we left, three other couples showed up. The roasted chicken meal was very good. The mezze platters were amazing - baba ganoush, garlic tahini, lamb kefta, ect. It was a lovely place to rest and recharge!
After lunch we had a long drive to Memphis. It is a small, largely outdoor museum. The main attraction is a large granite statue of King Rameses II that is approximately 10 ...
... plate of pasta and lentils and crispy onions and an array of sauce —perfect travel food. Since the revolution tourism has been down across Egypt, but we have still been really surprised by the lack of Western tourists. We are the only people staying at our hotel and even the pyramids felt almost deserted. It makes for short lines and it has driven the prices down, so we’re loving it.
On our second day in Cairo we spent the morning walking around the ...
... there in 1869. The hotel is ranked #2 among Giza’s 42 hotels. Upon arrival, our new A&K friends see to our registration and luggage. We never raise a finger. We are offered a golf cart to transport us to our room but choose to walk. We need to stretch our legs after hours of sitting on aircraft. Our bellman good naturedly walks with us. Our room is clean and comfortable but small. Our balcony has a partial view of the Giza pyramids but the majority ...
... were busy in the other room. Dinner was served on the floor of the dining room. No family members joined us. What happened to dinner with the family?
Dave and I discussed if we wanted to end this couchsurfing experience and go back to Cairo on our own. But we could not think of a diplomatic way out. Plus Rami proposed a trip to a Sufi Dance performance; we would need to pay 40 each for the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility