I chose the hotel for the convenience to where I was going to be working. The hotel is in a very nice part of Cairo, hard to reconcile the lushness here with the normal Egyptian scenery of sand dunes and camels. There are various embassies and institutes nearby and a big police presence which was reassuring
The hotel itself is a colonial residence and quaint. Certainly, very different from the chains. The ambience within is that of a boutique hotel with friendly and helpful staff. I was very happy with my room and the amenities. My only quibble was the wi-fi and not particularly comfortable work conditions
The outside seating area is lovely to sit out the sunset. The pool is small but nice, but is in the dining area, and so you have limited access if you are working, so I had to make sure to return early to make use of it.
Many of the reviews mention the food.
Out of necessity I are there all 3 nights I stayed. I found the food to be mediocre. I later stayed in other hotels nearby and found some brilliant places to eat and regret I was not more adventurous when I stayed at the Belle Epoque
If I was being a tourist and not working, I would certainly recommend this hotelMore
- Free Wifi