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The Windsor Hotel

  • 19 Shar'a Alfi Bay Map It
  • Downtown
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Pros

  • Wonderful period history—the atmosphere is palpable
  • Your fellow guests will be a cosmopolitan and interesting crowd of all ages

Cons

  • Rooms are in need of some TLC
  • Communal landings don't have modern soundproofing

Published 02/23/2016

Fodor's Review

Built in 1893 as part of the royal baths, the Windsor served as a British officers' club during Wordl War I, was converted to a hotel in the 1930s and oozes atmosphere. The original fixtures all having been carefully preserved, including an antique elevator that's believed to be among the world's oldest manually-operated wooden elevators. Rooms are comfortably fitted with heavy wooden period-style furniture that gives the place the breezy, slightly creaky feel of a Somerset Maugham story about life in the colonies. Each room is different, so ask to see a couple before you settle on one you like. Ten of the rooms have showers only. It's a quick walk to the Egyptian Museum and the metro.

Hotel Information

Address:

19 Shar'a Alfi Bay, Cairo, Cairo, 11111, Egypt

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Phone:

02-2591–5810

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 55 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 02/23/2016

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