Lotus Hotel

12, Talat Harb, Cairo, Egypt
#36 of 347 hotels in Cairo
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Happy and welcoming

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 29, 2006

Just 50 metres down from Midan Talat Haarb (Talat Haarb Square) is a friendly hotel tuked away on the 7th floor (with elevator, thank heavens). All the staff greet you as they pass, and a general air of settled happiness pervades this place. They also remember you, and would greet you with a "welcome back" after your excursion out of town for a few days. It's the small things that matter.

Has a bar (nothing to write home about as very limited choice fo drinks).

Breakfast is pleasant, and the staff are very helpful here as well.

I would definitely return here on my next trip to Cairo.

Unique Quality: HUGE and in, HUGE private balconies (you can do a cartwheel if you are so inclined). Not all rooms have a balcony, however.

Provides towels (hip hip!) and tissue (hurray!) and strong, functioning air conditioning.

clean,central,personal service

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 26, 2005

This hotel is located a few short blocks from the nile as well as the museums. The staff were all very helpful and friendly going out of thier way to make my stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel itself is located in a building that has other uses and you must be able to get used to thinking that you are not going into a hotel as the entrance is somewhat hidden. This should not be a problem because they will pick you up at the airport and the driver will show you where to go and take your bags in for you. The rooms are all differing in style and furnishings all of which are very old. most rooms have a balcony/terrace that is a nice touch. Even though the place is "well used" it is clean and security of the guest seems to be a high priority to the staff. The front desk will arrange private guided tours at a very reasonable cost,pyramids etc. Laundry service is provided at a minimal cost. Airconditioning in most rooms. Special requests are handled right away. I would recomend this hotel to the traveler that does not want to spend a lot of cash but still would like to be treated well.

Unique Quality: There is a resteraunt of sorts and the included breakfast is good but eat out for lunch/diner. Bar/lounge on site but just if you want to have a beer in your room as it kind of smells weird in there. The desk will let you look at the room so by all means do so and make sure to set on the bed so you will know if you will be ok with it. The hotel itself is on floors 8 to 11 of the building and the balconys are very relaxing so choose a room with one you like.

Directions: # 12 Talaat harb street,Cairo

Cheap and dull but clean....and cheap.

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 26, 2004

80LE a night for a water-stained sink, shower and loo, creaky bed, wardrobe on the diagonal and a view of a wall, with a continental breakfast.
It sounds bad, doesn't it? But it's not. In fact, the Lotus is fine if you're coming to Cairo to see Cairo, and not to hide in the hotel. It's upperscale backpacker - and sister hotel to the one Michael Palin stayed in in one of his 'around the world in four series' shows. The Lotus is similar to his place.
The Lotus is 5 minutes from the museum. It's position seems to be in a disused office block set back from the main street. It's on one of the top floors, but the lift works.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who isn't bothered where they stay, but wants to avoid food-poisoning and cockroaches. The rooms, though old, are clean, the staff helpful and friendly. For a short stay it's fine.
They have room to fit one table on the terrace outside the dining room where a very good meal can be served while you stare over the rooftops and shout hello to the family living in a lean-to on the roof opposite. The view is far from pastoral. but at least you're higher than the dust - and the fumes mean you don't need a cigarette (actually, if you tried to light one the lighter would explode). But it's Cairo, isn't it, so it's fine.

Unique Quality: The outside view doesn't look anything like the picture on the website, while they've used a wide angle lens for the rest of the pics!

Directions: Set in a small 'alcove' in an office building. Quite hard to spot if you're walking, but a taxi from the train station only takes about ten minutes if the traffic's bad.

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