Windsor Hotel - Cairo

19, El Alfi St., Downtown, Cairo, Egypt, 11121show map
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Overview

Windsor Hotel provides guests with charming accommodation in Dokki district overlooking the River Nile. It contains 55 air-conditioned rooms that strike a perfect balance between comfort and style.

Location

The venue is set 20 minutes’ walk from Bayt Al-Suhaymi. The vicinity of a tube station let you explore Mosque of Ibn Tulun with no difficulty. St Simon the Tanner Monastery is a couple minutes walk from the hotel.

The property is walking distance from M. Neguib underground station and El Giza train station.

Rooms

For comfort, all rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a writing desk and a stereo system. The rooms include en suite bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in restaurant. The venue comprises a gastronomic restaurant and a lounge bar. The café Elhaty Wust Elbalad can be reached within a 5-minute walk.

Leisure

The hotel also features free self-parking, currency exchange and a safe deposit box.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   55.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Laundry
Meeting facilities

Business centre

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Computer connection

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club

Room features

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 3. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Single Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Deluxe Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
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Deluxe Single Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Shared Bathroom Single Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Al-Azhar MosqueAl-Azhar Mosque970 mAzhar St. (القاهرة الفاطمية)
Bab Al-FotuhBab Al-Fotuh480 m154 Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi 154 \u0627\u0644\u0645\u0639\u0632 \u0644\u062F\u064A\u0646 \u0627\u0644\u0644\u0647 \u0627\u0644\u0641\u0627\u0637\u0645\u064A
Abu Sir PyramidsAbu Sir Pyramids480 mOutside of Cairo
Tombs of the NoblesTombs of the Nobles480 mThebes
Mastaba of KagemniMastaba of Kagemni480 mBeside Step Pyramid Saqqara
Gibel SilsilaGibel Silsila480 m
St Simon the Tanner MonasterySt Simon the Tanner Monastery480 mMokattam Hills
Oum El Dounia GalleryOum El Dounia Gallery480 mRd 23 off El Nadi st
GadGad250 mSharia Abdel Khalek Sarwat
McDonald'sMcDonald's470 m42 Talaat Harb St. Downtown
El AbdEl Abd480 mcnr Sharia 26th of July & Sherif
Jared's BagelsJared's Bagels480 mNo. 5 13 Rd. 233
ArabiataArabiata480 m10 Ibrahim St. El Korba Sq. Beside Starbucks Cafe
El Prince RestaurantEl Prince Restaurant480 m2 A Elwey St. Off Kasar El Nil St.
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Getting around
Airports
Cairo International (CAI)17.4 km
Train
El Giza Train Station6.2 km
Underground
Ataba200 m
Orabi600 m
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
Reviews
6.4
Nicebased on 127 reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Beautiful old building with a lot of caracter. Friendly and helpful staff. Bar with a nice atmosphere. Centrally located. Wi Fi connection.

    The room was dark, hot and noisy- the airconditioning was even more noisy so we prefered the heat. The beds were uncofortable- probably overused. Room and bathroom could use a general make over. The price reflects the impressive history of the place, rather than its current state.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Fabulous location in downtown Cairo and within walking distance to the Museum. Genuine, helpful and happy staff. Made our stay memorable especially the lovely lady who supervises the breakfast! The rooms and the hotel are faded grandeur. A great place for a good nights comfortable sleep. Recommended! Good value for the money.

  • 8.2
    Great

    original, unpretentious, centrally located, helpful staff

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Historic setting, attentive and enthusiastic staff, great downtown Cairo location, charming and true to its "faded grandeur British Colonial" description which added to the enjoyable ambiance, owners were approachable and gracefully accommodated our room change request. Great value for our money. Ate most of our meals at the restaurant, never got sick. Made our first visit to Cairo very memorable.

    Smoking allowed in the famous Barrel Bar, but that's Cairo.

  • 8.2
    Great

    The price was right, free internet, two blocks from Attaba Metro station, breakfast was simple (tea with a few pieces of toast and jam/cheese), lounge was comfortable and quiet. Other guests were primarily international tourists.

    The street noise from nearby cafes could bother some, but it was drowned out by the regular hum of the AC. The shared bath in the hall might bother some, so spend the extra $10/night and go for the private room with shower.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The hotel is well located within walking distance of most major attractions.

    The floor in my room had not seen a vacuum cleaner in months!

  • 7.8
    Very good

    All staff in the hotel were very, very kind and helpful! In the Windsor hotel you can feel spirit of past colonial days. The location is great - very near to 2 metro station (metro is very cheap 1LE) or you can take a walk to the main square, heart of Cairo : Midan Tahrir (Square of Liberation).

  • 8.8
    Great

    the people is very nice, all the time, they will try to bring the best service. The hotel is near to the Cairo Museum.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    The location was convenient and the area had a better 'Cairo' feeling than the hotel area near the museum and the Cairo Tower.

    I didn't like the 20 or 30 spider bites I took home with me.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    frankly, nothig

  • 8.2
    Great

    The hotel makes up in charm and atmosphere what it lacks in modernisation. Yes a little rough around the edges, but wonderfully friendly staff and it is exactly what it claims on the tin: a historical hotel rather akin to an officers mess of yesteryear with bags of character. Loved it.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    1) The guy on Reception supporting me in dismissing the lying, cheating taxi driver who claimed to have been given the wrong address by the hotel when calling earlier. This is a well-known ploy to extort money. 2) The food was tasty. 3) The staff were helpful. 4) The hotel is very well located for the main (Ramses) train station - easily walkable.

    1) The inclusive breakfast is meagre. Extras such as eggs have to be paid for. 2) There is a rooftop terrace? We were told there wasn't. Maybe we misunderstood.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The great location, very central in Cairo, nearly everything is in walking distance. The staff are very friendly & helpful. The bar is a beatifull old bar with a great atmosphere and good food.

    The accommodation rooms are very tired, a big clean/ scrub, new carpet and paint job would make it a great hotel.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    My stay at the Windsor was very enjoyable. The staff was terrific, always graciously ready to help and friendly with a smile. The location was great with an easy walk to the Metro, interesting though slightly longer walks to other downtown locations like Tahrir Square, and within walking distance of historic Islamic Cairo. There were many smaller restaurants nearby to grab a quick but yummy and inexpensive meal, or other mid-range options too.The spacious and comfortable lounge (with food and drinks) of the hotel was a real bonus, and the ready access there and in my room to the wireless internet service was welcome. They also helped me arrange a tour to the pyramids and other sites through their tour operator, Samir Fayek, which worked out super. The English guide Mina was well-spoken and very knowledgeable about the monuments, plus other tips for tourists to keep us from spending too much money. As a solo traveler, I was very comfortable here as well.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    The drabness of some of the hotel was more than made up by the very friendly and helpful staff. Samir Fayek in particular was brilliant in arranging guided tours to the attractipons that I wanted to see and I intend to return there as soon as I can, in order to visit the other areas that my short stay did not allow me to visit this time.

    The bar was good, Food and drink were reasonably priced and like much else within the hotel, it was like stepping back in time.

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FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The property is located 20 km from Cairo International airport.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 14:00.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 12:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is 2 km away from the hotel.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers laundry.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Peking, Elhaty Wust Elbalad and Gad located about 100 metres away.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a single room and a standard room.
Is there any public transport in vicinity?
Yes, there is Attaba tube station within 400 metres of the hotel.
Highlights
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
read all 691 verified reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
25of 186 hotels in Cairo
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 3. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Cairo International (CAI)17.4 km
Train
El Giza Train Station6.2 km
Underground
Ataba200 m
Orabi600 m
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