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Windsor Hotel Cairo

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19 Alfi Bey Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt
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#29 of 196 hotels in Cairo
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Windsor Hotel Cairo is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Cairo, offering a historic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, and Windsor Hotel Cairo makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. In addition, guests can enjoy breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Mosque of Al-Azhar (0.6 mi) and Cairo Tower (1.4 mi), guests of Windsor Hotel Cairo can easily experience some of Cairo's most well known attractions.

While visiting Cairo, you may want to try some falafel at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Felfela, Naguib Mahfouz Cafe, or Abou el-Sid.

Cairo is also home to Bab Zuweila, a popular castle that is not too far from Windsor Hotel Cairo.

Enjoy your stay in Cairo!

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Historic Hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic
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Cameron McC wrote a review Jan. 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Many other reviews have expressed the same sentient, which is that this charming hotel is like stepping back in time. Those reviews are all correct. The grandeur may be somewhat faded, but it is grandeur nonetheless. The cavernous old building is filled with shadows and mystery. The rooms are lovely and interestingly furnished, but come with suitable air con. They're not particularly luxurious, but comfortable. The hotel bar is otherworldly. Easily one of the greatest drinking establishments in existence, it's like a time capsule of the 1920s. The atmosphere is almst overpowering. The staff were unfailingly lovely and helpful. We met the owner who always said hello when we passed and this was indicative of the friendly atmosphere of the whole place. Be warned, it is a old building which has seen better days. There can be a slightly chaotic air occasionally. This is not a Hilton or any other American chain. It is a rustic, authentic glorious, creaky, masterpiece.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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mtbiker_mc wrote a review Nov. 2019
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The telephone switch board, the elevator, the furniture and even the venerable attendant on our the hotel floor, they all breathed the untarnished air of a long past era. You will not find 21st century european standard, rather you have a bath room, which might be contemporary scene to an Agatha Christie novel You sip your beer in a bar, where you expect some colonial officers to enter at any moment. In short, is it a place to indulge in memories and imaginations. But this is what I consider the real luxury.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Peter Coombes wrote a review Sep. 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom63 contributions75 helpful votes
So this old pile is the place, I am sure, described by Roald Dahl in 'Madame Rosette' a lightly raunchy tale about young men in WWII. Or it its the setting for one of the encounters in Durrell's Balthazar, or both. I first came here forty years ago and it really hasn't changed at all. As we head toward 2020 yes, it looks backwards with fondness and poignance. There is a certain dark comedy about the cranky lift and the bakelite telephone exchange. But . . . the staff have this outrageous languid 'seen it all' confidence. Nobody is bothered. So yes, it is a wreck, but you have to love it to bits because its your grandmother's house. The doors and walls have seen stuff, heard stuff... Do expect: things to go slowly, a limited range of things for breakfast, creaky floorboards, noisy streets outside, cranky plumbing. Do expect: a slightly odd taste in decor that blends Swiss chalet with British country pub, all laid on encaustic tiles to die for. Dark hallways. Ghosts. Nice ones. Don't expect: slick computers, slick people, the generic blandness of any chain hotel. Do expect: the sweetest kindest funniest staff. All of them. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Book an expensive room - because the Windsor version of 'expensive' isn't.
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artgeorge wrote a review Aug. 2019
Sebastopol, California47 contributions33 helpful votes
A piece of history, unchanged in decades, but lovingly preserved. In no way is it modern, and it is extremely unusual, but it is a taste of a grand past that you can sample now. Beautiful old woodwork wainscoating and armoire. Samir and Erian on front desk very helpful and TRUSTWORTHY for such as train tickets, tour arrangements, taxi to/from hotel. Eman gracious breakfast server, Wael a very helpful waiter at dinner. Your courtesy and modest tips will be generously repaid in service. It is not the Hilton but it is one of the most unique experiences you will find.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Madeleine H wrote a review Aug. 2019
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Entering the Windsor Hotel is like stepping back in time. From the manual switchboard in reception to the brass handle on the lift-control that takes you to your spacious rooms, there are hundreds of charming details.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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USD 36 - USD 70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Windsor Hotel Cairo
Which popular attractions are close to Windsor Hotel Cairo?
Nearby attractions include Assawi Wheel (0.3 km), Atef Wassef Silver (0.3 km), and Qasr El Nil Bridge (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Windsor Hotel Cairo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Windsor Hotel Cairo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Windsor Hotel Cairo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eish & Malh, Abdel Rehim Koueider, and Akram Gad.
Does Windsor Hotel Cairo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Windsor Hotel Cairo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Windsor Hotel Cairo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Cairo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Windsor Hotel Cairo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Windsor Hotel Cairo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Windsor Hotel Cairo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) (2.8 km), Mosque of Ibn Tulun (2.8 km), and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan (2.6 km).