Location of the hotel and excursions proposed by the hotel.
The manager, Mohammed, was a nice guy, who sat down with us on the night we came to plan and arrange our trip through Egypt. He did not push things and I think the price we paid for the trip was reasonable, although several times the itinerary he gave us was not completely accurate. There was a normal Egyptian breakfast with bread, jam, cheese, bananas, eggs and tea or coffee. The toilets were working properly and the showers had warm water. We booked for two nights, at the first sight of the room, we liked to turn around and find another hotel, but in the end we ended up staying 4 nights.
The night we arrived we were put in a twin room (instead of a double room), which had childish bedsheets (one sheet per bed to sleep on, so only a blanket to sleep under). The room had been painted recently, but very unprofessionally and the bathroom did not look like it was was created by professionals either, but I guess this is the case in many Egyptian hotels/houses. However, the next day we got a better room, with enough bedsheets and the day after that we finally got a room with a real double bed, which looked a lot better than the first room too. Except from Mohammed himself, the staff was quite uninterested, sometimes a bit lazy.
Ala-arvoinen, ei omaa kylpyhuonetta vaikka piti olla ja yhteinenkään wc ei edes toiminut. Ei voi kutsua hotelliksi!
it was nice weather
The cozy feeling of staying at someone's home - few rooms, few guests, personal service and communication. Genuine smiles. Also importantly, the welcoming e-mail after booking.com sent its confirmation, was a nice touch and shed our fears if the hotel would be informed of us. Bathroom spacious and so so sweet. Jacuzzi bathroom also indeed exists! Breakfast regular for that level but always with fresh bread, and they serve local Al-Arosa tea! Could practice cooking American/German type of coffee though, also ;). Though there are delivery services, so you can order a delivery of cappuccino or latte, if want. Location simply heavenly if want to experience Cairo city - everything is somewhere near. Khan el Khalili 2 min and 5LE by taxi.
Dust under beds when we moved them - so human, though! :) And mattresses have slippery covers so sheets were continuously "running" under us. Use cover sheets or larger sheets? Water heater was not switched on and we did not realise it was not... until bath time. Staff is obviously untrained but perhaps some daily procedures could be written out for them. These are all small things of course, I only mention them so the hotel can become even better.
Egyptiläinen museo ja Koptilainen museo sijaitsevat 10 minuutin ajomatkan päässä. Käytössäsi on limusiinipalvelu, ilmaiset sanomalehdet aulassa ja kuivapesulapalvelu. Hyödynnä maksulliset lentokenttäkuljetukset (menopaluu) (saatavilla ympäri vuorokauden) ja kuljetuspalvelu rautatieasemalta.
Käytännöt vaihtelevat huonetyypin ja palveluntarjoajan mukaan.