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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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Alaa Shaheen
Alaa Shaheen

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

Julia V
Julia V

The most hostile, crowded, unsafe, dirty, women danger zone in the world in my opinion.

Sara Ali
Sara Ali

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!!

Fatma Ibrahim
Fatma Ibrahim

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.


The least expensive month is August, with an average of AED 185 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Cairo is April, with an average price of AED 237 per night.
The average price of a hotel in February last year was AED 203 per night. This is the same as the average nightly price seen over the previous 12 months.
In Cairo, the expected average temperature in February is 14.7°C/58.4°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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