Cairo Windsor Hotel
19 Alfi Bey
Located in the heart of Cairo's shopping, business and theater districts, the hotel is within walking distance of some of the city's most celebrated attractions. The Egyptian Museum, Opera Square, Khan Khalili Bazaar, Abdine Palace, the River Nile and the Main Rail way station are just steps away and the Cairo Metro (subway) is easily accessible for points further afar.
The Windsor Hotel is an oasis of tranquillity amid the bustle of downtown Cairo. The Windsor is also a venerable Cairo institution and boasts a rich history and warm hospitality.
Built at the turn of the century as the baths of the Egyptian royal family, the Windsor served for many years as a colonial British officers club before being purchased by a Swiss hotelier as an annex of the legendary Shepherds Hotel and converted into the 'Hotel Windsor-Maison Suisse.' Today, the Windsor's guestrooms retain an ambiance of faded grandeur and the hotel's famous Barrel Bar remains a popular Cairo rendezvous.
More recently, the Hotel has been featured in a number of Egyptian and Hollywood films.
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We stayed five days in a modernly designed room at fifth floor. Furnitures were slightly run-down. It was a basic room, but large and clean. And it was isolated from the outside noise. Rooms in other floors were decorated with antique furnitures, they were more interesting. But those rooms were moist, and somewhat dark. Also rooms in low floors were noisy. Mosquitos were important problems, but you may say the officers to use spray after cleaning the room, and that will fix your problem unless you open the window. Elevator was interesting. There was free internet in the lounge, which was an important advantage. The hotel is very near to the Attaba metro station. It is in the heart of the city, but a crowded place.. Breakfast was very basic: a butter, an apricot jam, a triangle cheese, bread, tea or coffee, and juice. The hotel is near to Alfi Bek restourant and the Halawani Al-Abd which is the famous sweet shop in Cairo.
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