Mar 6, 2020 - Mar 7, 2020
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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I visit Egypt every month and spend fantastic times in each visit; there is no way else having funny and lovely spirit such as Cairo. If you love diving want the most beautiful beaches you can go to Sharm Alsheikh, Alexandria, North coast, Hurghada. In addition the magnificent Pharaonic antiquities
The most hostile, crowded, unsafe, dirty, women danger zone in the world in my opinion.
I’d recommend spending time with locals, it’s a very diverse city so chose the destination wisely depending on what you’re searching for. E.g; adventure & history, food, interaction with locals or maybe classic tourism. You can find it all there!!
Best thing about Cairo is how budget friendly it is. Visit the pyramids, take a boat cruise, the souqs and so on. Lots to do at affordable prices.