When we travel we look for something different. We thought that TALISMAN was the right thing. What a mistake. This is not a hotel but at best be a Hostel for back packers although at $90+ a night kind of expensive for them. The establishment is actually an apartment located on the 5th floor of a dilapidated run down building. The elevator does not work (we got stuck in it) Decades of Egyptian desert dust has accumulated everywhere, it has not been cleaned since Cleopatra. The center court yard is littered with garbage, window panes are broken or missing, the alley way leading to the building is dark and dirty. Our taxi driver could not even find the place NO signs. It may have been "Boutique Like" a long long time ago bit not anymore. The carpets, bed spread, curtains have seen better days and of course covered in dust. Despite the hardship at the last minute to have to look for another hotel in Cairo we decided we could not stay there. We did not have a TALISMAN to act as a CHARM to avert evil and bring good fortune. We really needed one to produce a magical or miraculous effect.
By the way EXPEDIA nor the hotel reimbursed us but that is okay we don't regret our decision. By the way and apart from this establishment we enjoyed our stay in Cairo fascinating place. More
- Free Wifi