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Where to stay in Cairo

Nothing quite prepares you for that first experience of the sprawling mass that is Cairo – from the majesty of the pyramids and the Great Sphinx at Giza to the twinkling lights of the boats cruising on the Nile, it’s a breathtaking spectacle of a city that is home to around 20 million people.

The center of the city revolves around Midan Tahrir, which is home to a collection of luxury hotels, the famous Egyptian Museum and Liberation Square itself, the site of the emotional political protests in 2011. If discovering pyramids is on the agenda, then consider staying in Giza where luxury hotels provide a stark contrast to the centuries old monuments. Whether it’s tombs and temples or the cultural splash of color of the city center, you’ll never want for adventure in the African Continent’s largest city. Check out our guide to the 8 things everyone should see and do in Cairo.

Cairo has its own affordable metro system offering three lines across the Greater Cairo area, while taxis are widespread and inexpensive – but be aware that traffic can be an issue. Meters are used but it’s often better to negotiate with the driver when traveling a long distance.

Cairo City Center Hotels

1. The Nile Ritz-Carlton

Perfectly located in the heart of the city’s downtown district, the Nile Ritz-Carlton is a modern, five-star choice found between the banks of the Nile and the bustle of Tahrir Square. The choice of Hollywood legends since opening its opulent doors in the 1950s, the hotel offers everything associated with the Ritz-Carlton brand.

2. Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir

This four-star hotel is in an excellent location with the Opera House and the Egyptian Museum within easy walking distance of the front doors. As well as the historic attractions – the pyramids are within 20 km of the hotel – the area is also home to many restaurants, and nightlife venues.

3. Cosmopolitan

A lesser-priced, three-star hotel located in Cairo's inner-city shopping and banking district, the Cosmopolitan offers quirky rooms and balconies that open up on to the city outside.

Cairo Giza (Pyramids) Hotels

1. Mena House Hotel, Giza

A true reflection of the heritage and history of its surroundings, this classic hotel was established in the 1860s and its location in the shadow of the famous pyramids and near to transport links making it a popular choice for those opting to stay in Giza.

2. Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

Bright and airy rooms offer a perfect up-scale choice of accommodation just a short distance from the magnificence of the pyramids, while guests can also enjoy the hotel’s on-site health, spa and fitness facilities.

3. Grand Pyramids Hotel

A less expensive choice in this historic setting, the Grand Pyramids Hotel has rooms with both pyramid and city views, a wide choice of restaurants and spa and fitness facilities.

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JessicaMexico City, Mexico

Our family had a fantastic experience in Cairo. We visited all highlights and must see including Giza and Saqqara Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo and the Citadel of Saladin. We had also dinner cruise on the Nile.Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, fluent in English and spanish and really friendly. Our representative and drivers were very gentle and polite. We were staying in Oasis hotel , a very nice hotel by the pyramids. All these were organized by Tour Egypt for less. Randa and her team did really a great job. Indeed a great experience we will never forget. Egypt has a lot to offer. Thank you all for your great efforts.

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Mohamed SelimDahab

The city that never sleeps, great food from half dollar meal to hundred dollar, crowded, noisy but same time it's unique and got its own flavor

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Eliveth SáenzPuebla, Mexico

Cairo is a city filled with lots of history! Not only is it very inexpensive, Cairo is one of those cities you get a bang for your buck and then some. Must visit!

Matthias Hagemann
Matthias HagemannStuttgart, Germany

buisy capital of egypt, realy a lot too see, you can spend some days without getting bored, lots of great restaurants and bars


The least expensive month is May, with an average of AED 159 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Cairo is September, with an average price of AED 233 per night.
The average price of a hotel in May last year was AED 177 per night. This is 17% less than the average nightly price of AED 208 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Cairo, the expected average temperature in May is 24.5°C/76.1°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 35.9°C/96.6°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 8.3°C/46.9°F.
The nearest airport to Cairo is Cairo (CAI) (19.45km).

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