Osiris Hotel

49 Nubar, Bab el Louk, Cairo, Egypt
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Perfect Location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 27, 2007

It was ranked number 2 by travelocity when I booked but I notice today that it has leaped into first place. In this case it would be wise to book early. This guesthouse is predominantly francophone which means mosts guests are french with most of the remainder being european. The location is great, very close to the museum and the nile. The staff are super freindly and a welcome change to the indifferent service that you find in many hotels in Egypt. Breakfast is served on the terrace and its more than enough. Rooms are on the basic side but they are functional and spotlessly clean.

The rate is resonable and is around the same as a regular 3 star hotel. Travellers looking for a youth hostel type guest house will find it expensive so it kind of suited to a middle aged group who values location, service and quality above price and nightlife. All in all its difficult to find faults and I would recomend the Osiris to any independent traveller.

Unique Quality: Francophone, great location.

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Probably Cairo's best budget option

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 14, 2007

I discovered Hotel Osiris through Tripadvisor - it was listed as the best hotel among 81 listings for Cairo (across all categories). I'm usually cautious about so-called 'independent' customer reviews, but for this one, I thought I'd give it a try. It's not easy to search for the hotel's website (and I never found it prior to my trip), but luckily, reservations could be made through travellerspoint.

This was probably one of the best decisions I've made for this trip. Not only is the hotel centrally-located (about a 10-minute walk from Midan Tahrir, close to American University in Cairo (AUC)), but the rooms were clean, although a bit smallish (hey, this is a budget accommodation). I got a single room with T&B and paid US$ 25/night, inclusive of standard breakfast of toast, jam, coffee and crepe (the French twist to an otherwise boring breakfast). The best part? I loved their crisp linens, comfortable bed, and yes, pristine towels - comparable to those of the Hiltons and Sheratons.

What's more, the couple (Nabil and his French wife Josiane) who owns and runs the hotel go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. They could also arrange transportation service for you if you want to see the sights within and around Cairo - at very reasonable cost. I asked them to arrange a taxi for me to go to Saqqara, Dashur and Giza, and I paid EGP 120 (~USD 21) for the entire day's trip.

Unique Quality: While a budget hotel, the crisp linens, comfortable bed and pristine towels are 5-star. Level of service is also outstanding. Highly recommended.

Directions: From Mohamad Mahmoud St (where AUC is located), turn right at Nobar St. The hotel is on the 12th floor of the same building as City Mall (a department store) at the corner of Nobar and Mohamad Mahmoud.

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Nice ho(s)tel in central Cairo

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 4, 2007

I stay in Osiris before moving to Sheraton for seminar. The place is not bad at all but the room are simple. I initially ask for a double with a balcony but they were all full.
To be honest, I was a little disappointed with my triple room. The Double with baclony are much better, so beware. Also, there is no TV in the room and internet is available at the hotel.
If I remember well, I paid 30 Euros per night including a decent breakfast on the nice terrace.
The location is great and the owner very helpful in arranging some of your trips.
Only for that, I would recommend Osiris. They can also organise your airport transfer for 10 Euros or smth approaching (dont really remember if it was 10 euros or 100 EGP).

Unique Quality: Location
Breakfast on the terrace
Staff

Directions: At the top floor of a builing opposit the German Institute. All very close to AUC.

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oriental charm, french managment

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 21, 2005

Hotel Osiris is a great hotel located only a few minutes away from Tahrir Sqaure, in downtown Cairo. It's managed by a French woman named Josiane and her Egyptian husband Nabeel.

It's central and, because it's located on the 12th floor, it's fairly quiet. you won't hear the traffic too much. The staff is lovely - really helpful, and they all speak excellent English.

Unique Quality: Great spacious nice clean rooms with en-suite bathroom. They are simply decorated in Oriental style.

We paid 30 euros, and it included a huge breakfast, with orange juice, falafel, yoghurt, cereals, reak-butter-jam, a boiled egg and tea/coffee/hot chocolate.

Directions: in a taxi, ask for bab el louk, sharia nobar, city mall building. The hotel is on the 12th floor.

well located and helpful

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 23, 2004

We booked the hotel off the internet a few days before arrival.We had arranged an airport pickup for a 2300 flight from luxor which was late.Even though we got in 2 hours late our driver was there to pick us up.The owner Nabil was very helpful in arranging a car and driver to the pyramids as well as a guide for the museum at a reasonable cost.The owner speaks french,English and arabic. i would highly recommend this place

Unique Quality: The hotel takes up the 12th floor of an office building.It has just been opened 4 months so everything is clean and fresh looking.The beds are comfortable and the pillows are soft. The breakfast is substantial with eggs,fresh squeezed oj and homemade muffins.A terrace overlooks the city An internet cafe is on site

Directions: 10 minute walk to Cairo Museum

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Address: 49 Nubar, Bab el Louk, Cairo, Egypt

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