For the independent traveler Cairo is probably one of the world’s most intimidating cities, but its seething streets and chaotic diversity that seems to blend medieval and modern soon grow on the visitor. A visit to Cairo is a vital part of any Egyptian holiday itinerary, not only for the experience of the megalopolis itself,more
Cairo is amazing - Sherif Atef. Date of travel: Oct 2008
Cairo is one of the world's oldest cities. If you know where to go in Cairo, you will love it. Here are things that you must do/see in Cairo: - Take a felucca (sailing boat) in the Nile at sunset. - have dinner at one of the nice places on the Nile like Grand Cafe, Nile City, Blue Nile, Al Pasha, Seqouia, BoraBora, ...etc - visit the pyramids in winter. Summer is too hot. - Go to clubs and discotheques at night. e.g. Moon deck, Sangeria, Absolute, Ritmo, - Visit khan el kahleely - visit the Egyptian museum - visit castle and Mohamed Ali mosque. Stay at either 4 or 5 stars hotels. I stayed at Grand Hyatt and it was wonderful.
Cairo is lovely - Engilous. Date of travel: Sep 2008
Cairo is awesome for for going out at night and in the morning there are a lot of restaurants right on the Nile.
Cairo - George W Bushy. Date of travel: Aug 2008
I don't think people should go to Cairo thinking that there going to see a beautiful country be dazzled by lots of stuff to do. I think it would be great to see the historical sites and the pyramids look tired because they are freaking 3000 years old you idiots. This would be a great city to visit as it has a lot of meaning and is one 7 wonders of the world.
Cairo fascinating - Barbara Foreman. Date of travel: Apr 2008
Thoroughly enjoy Cairo, fascinating city - the River is central and beautiful, bazaars wonderful.
Cairo - Juliana. Date of travel: Feb 2008
Oh my goodness, not a single good report? Cairo is hectic, but I loved it! The pyrmids look old and tired? They are old, more than 3000 years, it is not Luxor, Las Vegas afterall! I fell absolutely in love with Egypt, and after reading the other reports here just had to say that, while it may not be for everyone. I thought it was totally amazing. Dont be put off by other's negative comments you must go and judge for yourself.
Cairo is not a nice place - Amanda Dawson. Date of travel: Oct 2007
The traffic in Cairo is horrific and the drive shockingly - I cannot count how many times I thought I was going to be in an accident! The taxis are something that you wouldn't even let your teenage kid learn to drive in - they are dangerous, old and in poor condition. So much for Cairo being an amazing place to visit, all I seen was filth and terrible traffic.
Cairo - N Gordon. Date of travel: Mar 2006
We stayed in a hotel near the Cairo museum. The traffic is chaotic to say the least. The local Fel Fela restaurant and take away are good value for money if you want to taste the local cuisine.
Cecile Vervier. Date of travel: Feb 2004
The pyramids were very disappointing to me - I arrived in Cairo always wanting to see the great pyramids I have always heard about, but they were just like crumbling heaps of stone. Maybe I was just annoyed because of all the touts following me and distracting me from the history, but I was offered camel rides, horseback rides and donkey rides to see the area - really it is not that big and why can't a person be left in peace to walk in her own time?! The most interesting thing about the pyramids was being able to walk inside them in the underground rooms - from the outside they look quite sad and old.
Michael. Date of travel: Jan 2004
Cairo is a very busy, noisy city that was quite difficult to get around. I had to keep asking for directions but this was a challenge as I was often sent in the wrong direction or led to a shop owned by the family as a detour. You must have lots of patience. Crossing the roads is also a challenge as traffic is chaotic - I just copied the locals and went when they did which means taking one lane at a time and keeping the stomach and bottom tucked in! Unfortunately I was there at the same time as Egyptian holidays so all the museums, hotels and sites were taken over by noisy people paying much less than the tourists but leaving all the litter and putting graffitti on ancient sites (there are not too many tourists called Mohammed or Ahmed around!) And how the Egyptian people love NOISE!
Hotels in Cairo User Rating
5-Star Hotels
Mena House Oberoi Hotel | * * * * * |
Helnan Shepheard | * * * * * |
Pyramids Park Intercontinental | * * * * * |
Cataract Pyramids Resort Hotel | * * * * * |
Sheraton Royal Gardens | * * * * * |
Concorde El Salam Hotel | * * * * * |
Conrad Cairo Hotel | * * * * * |
Four Seasons At Nile Plaza | * * * * * |
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4-Star Hotels
Flamenco Hotel | * * * * * |
Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel | * * * * * |
Oasis Hotel | * * * * * |
President Hotel | * * * * * |
Siag Pyramids | * * * * * |
Sofitel Maadi Towers & Casino Hotel | * * * * * |
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3-Star Hotels
Pharaohs Doki Hotel | * * * * * |
Pharaoh Egypt Hotel | * * * * * |
Concorde Dokki | * * * * * |
Europa Hotel | * * * * * |
Havana Hotel | * * * * * |
Kaoud Delta Hotel | * * * * * |
Victoria Hotel | * * * * * |
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