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Egypt, Cairo: Safir Hotel Cairo

Dokki, Giza
www.safirhotels.com

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Reviewed by: JoanneH from CA, review #3011

When: October 2010

This is a nice hotel on what our Egyptian friends considered the wrong side of town. Located in an area of schools, embassies and private homes.

Located in an area of schools, embassies and private homes - both villas and hovels - I found it clean. While it was out of the way cabs are so cheap it did not matter to me.

Typical 3 or 4 star hotel with all the usual goodies - mini bar, etc. Three restaurants; two that I thought were costly, one tucked in the back was reasonable.

Wi-Fi was poor and didn't work 24/7 - was also costly. In-hotel bank was great as no trucking around to exchange funds (rate is fixed and the same everywhere).

It appeared this hotel mainly catered to tour groups. For those in need: pharmacy across the street, McDonald's, Pizza Hut around the corner near school, as well as coffee shop similar to Starbucks, and wonderful Egyptian bakery a block away.

Egyptian Museum is approximately a 20 minute ride, Giza a good 1/2 hour, shopping center the same. However, I found wandering around the area a delight and when I wanted to go to the above, taxi cost 30-40 Egypt pounds which is US$7.00 - $10 with tip. Room rate: $120 per night with very generous breakfast.

I would stay here again. Super clean, offered bottle water daily, and had pleasant staff.

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