Windsor Hotel

19 Alfi Bei Street, Cairo, Egypt
#14 of 174 hotels in Cairo
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Even before I realised a Python had stayed there..

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 23, 2007

I actually didn't end up staying at the Hotel Windsor while I was there, for some reason the mossies were still lurking about but the lobby and the small eating area of the restaurant were relatively clean and tidy so I ate a meal there... Things have obviously been cleaned up alot since Michael Palin mentioned in his trip "Around the World in 80 days" because there was nothing overly spectular about this establishment while I was there except of course the plaque out the front of the Hotel with Michael's name mentioned and when he came to stay in the Hotel... The food was typically Egyptian and I remember grazing on bread, torshi (pickles) and cheese and some chickpea dish which I can not remember.. It was very simple but satisfying and we went there every now and again for a meal. As we were only staying not far from this Hotel, we did consider checking in here after the sounds of the mosque started to get a bit too much in the morning at the Victoria.. but we decided to stick it out and ended up at a similar hotel to this (I cannot remember it's name now) when the Victoria was overbooked for a few nights. This place was booked out too and was quite simply decorated compared to the Victoria Hotel that we had been accustomed to.

Character and Characters

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 31, 2006

The Windsor Hotel is a 5-storey period piece, built in 1899 originally as a Turkish Bath, converted into a hotel in the 1920s and used as a British army officers club during the second world war; replete with character and characters and ancient wiring and plumbing.

Refurbishment is proceeding from the top floors downward (down to the third floor as of 01.07)

For more information and links, check my website:
http://www.cairotour.org/windsor.htm

Directions: Downtown

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Faded Colonial Grandeur

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 24, 2003

This hotel (built at the turn of the century) was long used as a British Colonial Officers Club and has preserved much of the atmosphere. The rooms are OK, the staff is very friendly and the breakfast (tea and toast) is exactly that little what you can eat after the unavoidable digestion upsets have hit you.

Unique Quality: The remarkable charactereistics of this place are its very central location (one Metro stop away from the Railway station and two Metro stops from the Egyptian Museum.

A hidden gem is the very stylish bar, one of the rather rare opportunities to have a beer in Cairo..

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"Faded colonial grandeur" says it all!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 22, 2002

Well-worn furnishings and decorations and elevator...well, they just add to the ambience and charm...yeah, that's it, ambience and charm!

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Address: 19 Alfi Bei Street, Cairo, Egypt

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Pets Allowed

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